Cochran retires after 29 years

Posted on July 6, 2015, in Lancer Life


There’s definitely something missing this week within General McLane School District.

After 29 years of service to the District, administrative assistant to the special education supervisor and central registrar Jane Cochran retired last week.

“Jane Cochran’s service to the district has been invaluable,” said Superintendent Richard Scaletta. “She has served in so many ways, most recently, by dealing with the state’s insatiable appetite for data. She knows and understands the Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS) better than they do in Harrisburg. Jane will be sorely missed. She has touched us all in so many ways.”

Cochran started as a clerical aide for the District in 1986. She then served as a building secretary at Edinboro Elementary School for 10 years before moving to receptionist / administrative assistant to the curriculum coordinator and, lastly, the District registrar and administrative assistant to the special education supervisor.

Her duties for the District included serving as the district’s data coordinator for PIMS and the district student information system, special education software, Power School and related information demographic software systems and registrar for the district.

The St. Francis College graduate worked in Pittsburgh and Greensburg before coming to General McLane School District. She is a member of the Our Lady of the Lake parish.

Congratulations to Jane on her retirement! She will be missed greatly!