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Mr. Barta


Mr. Barta

Grade Level(s):

6th - 8th Grades

Courses Taught:

Middle School Principal /                  Director of Curriculum



Phone Number:

(724) 478-6000  Ext: 2000

Room Number:

Middle School Office


  • B.S. in Elementary Education from THE Pennsylvania State University (2002)
  • M.S. in Educational Leadership from California University of Pennsylvania (2006)


This is my 20th year in education.  I started my teaching career in the Somerset Area School District where I taught 4th grade for 2 years.  I subsequently moved to Latrobe and taught 5th grade for 3 years in the Greater Latrobe School District.  In 2007, I was hired as the Elementary Assistant Principal in the Apollo-Ridge School District and have held various different administrative roles here in the district.  I currently serve as the proud Middle School Principal and Director of Curriculum.  I have a wife, a son (Benjamin), and 2 lovely Weimaraners.  I also enjoy officiating high school and collegiate football.