Lindsay Klousnitzer

Lindsay Klousnitzer is the new principal at Streams Elementary School in Upper St. Clair.

Upper St. Clair School Board has approved a new principal for Streams Elementary School.

Lindsay Klousnitzer took over the position Nov. 2, succeeding Claire Miller, who retired in September after 16 years at Streams.

Klousnitzer previously was at Brentwood Borough School District, working in several positions during her 14-year tenure.

She began as an English language arts teacher and ascended through the administrative ranks, holding the positions of assistant middle/high school principal, elementary principal and federal programs coordinator.

She had served as director of curriculum, instruction and professional development since 2013.

“Mrs. Klousnitzer is a highly regarded educator in the region who will make an excellent addition to the Upper St. Clair School District,” Superintendent John Rozzo said. “Throughout the past year, she completed an internship in Upper St. Clair – giving us a first-hand view of her skills, knowledge and character.”

A doctoral candidate at the University of Pittsburgh, Klousnitzer will complete her degree in school leadership in the spring. She earned her master’s degree and administrative certifications from Pitt and her undergraduate degree in English-secondary education from Westminster College.

Klousnitzer will spend the first few weeks working alongside Judy Bulazo, interim Streams principal and director of curriculum and professional development, to ensure a smooth transition.

Streams Elementary School, which serves more than 450 students in kindergarten through grade four, is an authorized International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program school. PYP is a student-centered and future-focused approach to education that begins with the premise that students are agents of their own learning and partners in the learning process.