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Dr. Lucas

Dr. Michael P. Lucas


Phone: 724.223.2000 ext. 7113

Dr. Michael P. Lucas is proud and honored to be part of the long-standing tradition of pride and excellence at the Trinity Area School District.

Dr. Michael P. Lucas, who served as the TASD's Assistant Superintendent since 2011, was appointed Superintendent on July 1, 2014.  Since joining the Hiller family, his primary goal has been to provide every Trinity student with the best education possible by eliminating barriers to academic achievement. He has considered 21st Century students' learning needs and developed programs to support them at every age of their academic career.  Among his greatest accomplishments to date are: leading large-scale construction and renovation projects to maximize space for learning; bolstering therapeutic, mental health support services for K-12 students so they remain well-rounded socially and emotionally; and creating a career and technical school within Trinity High School that promotes nine CIP programs.  Due to Dr. Lucas's efforts, numerous Trinity students, as well as students from neighboring school districts, have embarked upon one of nine career pathways bridging school and life.  "To know that our students are ready to enter the workforce as an option immediately upon graduating from high school motivates me to continue offering meaningful learning experiences in realistic contexts, "Dr. Lucas explains.

Dr. Lucas's comprehensive vision of practical, authentic teaching and learning stems largely from his previous work as an educator.  Early in his career, he taught reading and social studies to elementary and middle schoolers, worked as a reading specialist, and coached football before being promoted to an assistant principal role at Moon Area High School.  Following his tenure at Moon, he served as the K-12 principal at Cornell School District while teaching at Robert Morris University.  Teaching and leading at all levels, including the post-secondary level, have allowed him to identify the connection between schooling and real life.

Unsurprisingly, Dr. Lucas's former teachers and students earned the prestigious National Blue Ribbon School Award in 2010.  At the awards ceremony, he was chosen as one of 10 principals in America to receive the US Department of Education's Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding Leadership. Additionally, he was honored with a Citation Award from the PA House of Representatives for his school leadership and contributions to his community.

Dr. Lucas earned his Bachelor's Degree in elementary education 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 in 2011.  In addition to holding a Superintendent's Letter of Eligibility, he holds certifications in reading specialization, elementary education, curriculum supervision, and school administration, K-12.  Currently, he is an active member of the University of Pittsburgh's Superintendents' Forum and an executive committee member of the Tri-State Study Council.  He is also the co-director of the Pennsylvania Administrators' Council on Education, a nonprofit organization that partners with school districts and post-secondary institutions in Western PA with the goal to improve teaching and learning.

Dr. Lucas is married to his wonderful wife, Michelle.  Together, they proudly parent their two children, MJ and Cadence.  In his spare time, he enjoys reading, exercising, gardening and cheering his children to victory at their sporting events.


Dr. Donald Snoke

Dr. Donald L. Snoke

Assistant Superintendent

Phone: 724-223-2000 ext. 7111

Dr. Snoke graduated from Trinity High School in 1978 and served 15 years as high school principal.

He was appointed to the position of Assistant Superintendent of Schools December 4, 2014. 

Prior to becoming an administrator at Trinity, Dr. Snoke taught at Washington High School for 10 years. While at Washington Dr. Snoke coached Football, Wrestling and Track. Dr. Snoke also served on the SAP Team, Middle States Evaluation and as served seven years as the senior class advisor.

Dr. Snoke earned a B.A in Sociology and a Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate at Washington and Jefferson. Following graduation from W+J Dr. Snoke worked for seven years in the carpentry industry. Dr. 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. Dr. Snoke completed his doctorate at Capella University.

Dr. Snoke lives in Washington with his wife, Diane. He has two daughters, Amanda and Jennifer, and two grandsons, Parker and Carter.

Dr. 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.


Connie DeMore Savine

Dr. Constance DeMore-Savine

Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Phone:  724-223-2000  ext. 7124

Dr. Constance DeMore-Savine began her work as Trinity Area’s Director of Curriculum and Instruction on August 18, 2021. In this role, her first priority is to ensure that each student engages in a curriculum that meets educational standards, and that teachers feel prepared to plan for and facilitate rigorous, purposeful instruction to improve their students’ achievement. 

Since 1996, Dr. DeMore has proudly served as an educator in the public school system. She had worked diligently for 19 years as a middle school social studies teacher at the Norwin School District before being hired in 2015 to design, implement, and manage the district’s secondary gifted education program. Additionally, Dr. DeMore has worked as an adjunct professor at Saint Vincent College and the University of Pittsburgh, where, in 2011, she earned a Doctoral Degree in Administration and Policy Studies in Education and a certificate to supervise curriculum and instruction. Prior, she earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and a Principal’s Certificate from St. Francis University. With a passion for teaching and learning, she continues to consult for school districts in Western PA, research, and publish. 

Dr. DeMore hails from North Huntingdon, PA, where, in 2018, she was named one of the community’s Distinguished Alumni. Her personal interests include spending time with her husband, two stepsons, and dogs, and reading, painting and cooking.


Central Administration
Trinity Hall
231 Park Avenue
Washington, PA 15301
Phone: 724-223-2000 
Fax: 724-228-2640
Regular Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Summer Office Hours:  7:00am - 4:00pm
Mrs. Tara Krieger
Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
724-223-2000 ext. 7112
Mrs. Bonnie Oller
Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Superintendent
724-223-2000 ext. 7116