Sarah Ann (Leahey) Palazzi of Duncansville graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in April with a doctorate in education.

Sarah is a 2005 graduate of Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School, a 2009 graduate of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education and a 2013 graduate of Saint Francis University, Loretto, with a master of science degree in elementary education.

She completed her reading specialist certificate at Saint Francis University in 2015 and completed her instructional coach certificate at the University of Pennsylvania through Intermediate Unit 8 in Duncansville in 2016. She is employed by the Hollidaysburg Area School District as a Title 1 reading specialist and instructional coach.

She is married to AJ Palazzi and is the daughter of Brady and Jodi Leahey of Hollidaysburg.

Articles for doctorates can be emailed to community@altoonamirror.com. For more information, call Brenda Carberry, community news coordinator, at 946-7459.


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