About Sandy Run Middle School

Mr. Dan Ortiz, Principal
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Mr. Ortiz is a graduate of Upper Dublin High School and, after earning his Bachelor’s Degree in History from Ursinus College in 2006, he became a member of the UDHS Social Studies faculty.  He was a coach and advisor for several sports and activities.  Beyond the classroom, his administrative experiences include serving as an Assistant Principal at William Tennent High School in the Centennial School District as well as an Assistant Principal at the high school level in the School District of Springfield Township.  For the last two years, he has served as one of the Upper Dublin High School Assistant Principals.  

Mr. Steve Pickford, Assistant Principal
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Mr. Pickford is a 1985 graduate of Archbishop Wood High School and received his bachelor’s degree from Temple University and master’s degree & principal’s certification from Gwynedd-Mercy University. His professional experience includes serving as an elementary school teacher in third and fourth grade at Jarrettown, Maple Glen, & Thomas Fitzwater.  Mr. Pickford has been the Assistant Principal & Athletic Director at Sandy Run Middle School since 2003.

Mr. Rob Albert, Assistant Principal
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Mr. Albert is a graduate of Upper Moreland High School and Ursinus College (’03) and earned his Masters of Education Leadership through Delaware Valley College (now University).  Mr. Albert has been part of the Upper Dublin teaching staff since 2004 as a German teacher.  In addition to teaching, Mr. Albert has coached baseball at Upper Dublin High School for the past 13 years and is currently the World Language Coordinator (6-12).