Faith earns certification

Published Apr 21, 2014 at 9:12 am (Updated Apr 21, 2014 at 9:12 am)

Vincent Paul Faith, teacher and faculty manager at Canonsburg Middle School, has been recognized as a Certified Athletic Administrator by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA).

“Mr. Faith had been a loyal, conscientious and valued member of our athletic staff here at Canon-McMillan, and I am extremely proud of him for attaining this level of professionalism,” said Guy Montecalvo, Canon-McMillan School District athletic director.

Faith has taught eighth-grade social studies at Canonsburg Middle School for the past 11 years, and has served as the faculty manager for the past five years. In addition to teaching a full schedule, his daily duties as faculty manager include scheduling including changes for games, buses and referees for all 12 middle school sports, covering 18 teams. He also handles the communication between the administration and coaches including academic eligibility and practice facility availability. He also attends all home middle school events to manage the game site.

To earn this new distinction, Faith has demonstrated the highest level of knowledge and expertise in the field of interscholastic athletic administration. The voluntary certification process included a thorough evaluation of the candidate’s educational background, experience and professional contributions, as well as a rigorous, comprehensive written examination.

Faith is one of an elite group of interscholastic athletic administrators nationwide to attain this level of professionalism.

The NIAAA is a national, professional organization consisting of all 50 state athletic administrator associations and more than 7,600 individual members. It is dedicated to promoting the professional growth of high school athletic administrators and preserving the educational nature of interscholastic athletics and the place of these programs in the secondary school curriculum.

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