Dr. Michael P. Lucas
Phone: 724.223.2000 ext. 7113
Dr. Michael Lucas is proud to be a part of the long-standing tradition of pride and excellence at Trinity Area School District.
Serving as the Assistant Superintendent since 2011, and appointed Superintendent effective July 1, 2014, his primary goal is to provide every student at Trinity Area with the best education possible and eliminate barriers to academic achievement.
Early in Dr. Lucas' career as an educator he taught grades two, four, five, and seven. He was also a reading specialist, social studies teacher, and a football coach before being promoted to an assistant principal role at Moon Area High School. Following his tenure at Moon Area, Lucas served as the K-12 Principal at Cornell School District and a part-time faculty member at Robert Morris University.
Prior to joining Trinity Area, Dr. Lucas' teachers and students earned the prestigious National Blue Ribbon School Award (2010). At the award ceremony, Dr. Lucas was one of ten principals in the nation to receive the US Department of Education's Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership. In addition, Michael was honored with a Citation Award from the PA House of Representatives for his leadership.
Dr. Lucas earned his Elementary Education Degree from Duquesne University. He holds a Master's and Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Pittsburgh where he received their Early Career Award (2011). In addition to his Superintendent's Letter of Eligibility, he holds PA certifications in Reading, Elementary Education, Curriculum Supervision, and Principal K-12.
Lucas' personal interests include spending time with his wife and two children, reading, gardening, and exercising. He is also the co-director of PACE (Pennsylvania Administrators' Council on Education). This nonprofit organization partners with various school districts and universities in Western Pennsylvania to improve instruction and learning.
Mr. Donald L. Snoke
Phone: 724-223-2000 ext. 7111
Mr. Snoke graduated from Trinity High School in 1978 and served 15 years as high school principal.
Mr. Snoke was appointed to the position of Assistant Superintendent of Schools December 4, 2014.
Prior to becoming an administrator at Trinity, Mr. Snoke taught at Washington High School for 10 years. While at Washington Mr. Snoke coached Football, Wrestling and Track. Mr. Snoke also served on the SAP Team, Middle States Evaluation and as served seven years as the senior class advisor.
Mr. Snoke earned a B.A in Sociology and a Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate at Washington and Jefferson. Following graduation from W+J Mr. Snoke worked for seven years in the carpentry industry. Mr. Snoke earned his Masters of Science Degree in Education, Pennsylvania Principal’s Certification 7-12 and his Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility K-12, from California University of Pennsylvania. Currently Mr. Snoke is pursuing his doctorate at Capella University.
Mr. Snoke lives in Washington with his wife, Diane. He has two daughters, Amanda and Jennifer, and two grandsons, Parker and Carter.
Mr. Snoke’s goal as the Assistant Superintendent of Schools in conjunction with Dr. Lucas and the Trinity Area Board of School Directors is to provide educational excellence to our students and to do what is necessary to ensure all students succeed.
231 Park Avenue
Washington, PA 15301
Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm