Otto-Eldred
School District

Our Administration and Staff

Our district administrators work tirelessly to ensure our students, faculty, and staff have the resources they need to succeed at each of our schools. We welcome your questions and comments, and encourage you to contact the members of our administrative team with your concerns. We look forward to speaking with you!

Administration

Matt Splain
Superintendent
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About Matt Splain

Mr. Splain received his bachelor's degree in 1997 and began his teaching career in the Coudersport School District. He finished his master's coursework in curriculum and instruction at Gannon University and qualified for his principal's certification in 2001. In March 2005, Mr. Splain became the high school principal at Otto-Eldred where he served for five years. During that time, Mr. Splain completed additional coursework at St. Bonaventure University and received his superintendent’s letter in 2010. He became the superintendent of schools for the Otto-Eldred School District in April 2011.

Mr. Splain currently serves as a member of the executive board of the Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools (PARSS), is on the advisory board of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, the PIAA District IX Committee, is a board member for McKean County CASA, and is a member of the Leadership McKean Class of 2014. He also enjoys volunteering his time as a youth sports coach for numerous local organizations and serves on the Parish Finance Council for St. Raphael’s Church in Eldred.

Mr. Splain currently lives in Duke Center with his wife, Melanie, and their four sons, Maxton, Manning, Macaibe, and Maddon.

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Harley Ramsey
Middle and High School Principal
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About Harley Ramsey

Mr. Ramsey has served as the principal in the Otto-Eldred School District since 2011. Prior to his post at Otto-Eldred, he was an assistant principal with Susquenita School District and taught for both Williamsburg Community and Eastern York School Districts. Mr. Ramsey earned his bachelor's degree in agricultural education from Penn State and his master's degree from Edinboro University. He also received his principal's certification and superintendent's letter of eligibility from Edinboro.

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Lindsay Burns
Principal of Elementary and Special Education
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About Lindsay Burns

Mrs. Burns serves as Otto-Eldred's assistant principal for both our elementary and secondary schools. She also coordinates our special education and online learning programs. Mrs. Burns earned her bachelor's degree from St. Bonaventure University and her master's from Edinboro. She holds certification for Supervisor of Special Education and K-12 Administration. Mrs. Burns enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering in the community, and cheering for the Pittsburgh Pirates. She lives in Bradford with her husband, Corey, and their two children.


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Melissa Merry
Director of Curriculum & Instruction
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About Melissa Merry

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District Staff

Brenda Long
Business Manager
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About Brenda Long

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Iva Housler
Confidential Secretary to the Superintendent
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About Iva Housler

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Suzanne Strait
District Secretary for Student Accounting
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About Suzanne Strait

  • District secretary for student accounting
  • District secretary of special education
  • District registrar
  • 11 years at Otto-Eldred Elementary School
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Christine Krott
Food Services
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Jodi Flexman
Assistant Business Manager
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Carl Templin
Maintenance Supervisor
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About Carl Templin

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Julie Cochran
Technology Facilitator
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Jim McDonald
Technology Specialist
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About Jim McDonald

Mr. McDonald graduated from Colorado Technical University with a bachelor's in information technology. He has since earned certifications in CompTIA A+, and Microsoft's Window Server, and worked for companies such as ComputerLand, Seneca Highland Career Center, and Mountain View Technologies. We're happy to welcome him (and his expertise) to the Otto-Eldred family!

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