• Alert:

    If you are a resident of the Woodland Hills School District, this message contains important information. Until bus transportation is restored, Woodland Hills School District is offering you one of two options: 

    1. They will provide a Pittsburgh Regional Transit Connect Card

    2. They will provide mileage reimbursement to parents

    If you are driving your scholar and want mileage reimbursement, you MUST complete this form and mail it to the Woodland Hills Administration Building, 531 Jones Avenue, North Braddock, PA 15104. You are required to complete a daily log with mileage in order to be reimbursed. Woodland Hills School District will check attendance with your Propel School for each scholar that a parent is submitting reimbursement for. The reimbursement rate is the IRS mileage rate, which is 62.5 cents per mile for the remainder of 2022. Please note that Woodland Hills SD’ policy is that a scholar cannot have more than one form of transportation, meaning they cannot have a Connect Card, a school bus, and parent mileage reimbursement. 

    This update only pertains to residents of the Woodland Hills School District.


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Meet Our Principal

Last Updated: 2/1/2021 3:19 PM

Bethany Thomas

Principal, Propel East

Hometown: Pittsburgh

Years with Propel: 14


I began my career teaching grade 5 ELA at EAst. I looped with my scholars and ended up teaching 6, 7, 8 grade ELA. Next, I became the ELA Coach at East; I remained in this role for two years before moving on to open Propel Hazelwood as acting Assistant Principal and Instructional Coach. I obtained my principal certification and became Principal at Propel East in the Fall of 2016.

I am #PropelProud because…

Propel believes in allowing us to do “whatever it takes” to meet the needs of our scholars, families, and community. I believe in the mission and am where I belong with Propel Schools.

When I am not working I enjoy…

anything outdoors (running, hiking, kayaking) and reading.

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What is your favorite book?

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen.