Welcome to Building Grounds and Security
P: 724-452-6040, ext. 1629
Mr. Robert Cook
Director of Buildings, Grounds and Security
A graduate of Triangle Technical Institute with an associate’s degree in Architecture, Mr. Robert K. Cook has been in the K-12 construction industry as a construction coordinator for more than 23 years. Mr. Cook gained his practical experience in all phases of construction while working for Foreman Architects and Engineers and then Burt Hill Architects. Mr. Cook holds a Class III Asbestos Inspectors License and is A Leed Accredited Professional.
In his role as buildings, grounds and security director, Mr. Cook is in charge of the nine facilities that make up the Seneca Valley School District. This includes snow removal, general upkeep and maintenance of all 141 acres of grounds and fields on the secondary campus, sustaining buildings and equipment in safe conditions, and recommending any building modifications to improve existing facilities. He is also responsible for building safety and security which comprises of captured entrances and a buzz-in system, as well as camera security which consists of the use and maintenance of 150 cameras that are located both internally and externally at every school campus.
Mr. Jack McDermott, Supervisor of Buildings, Grounds and Security
724-452-6040, ext. 1630
Jack McDermott, a life-long resident of the Pittsburgh area, joined Seneca Valley School District as the Supervisor of Buildings, Grounds and Security in 2014. Mr. McDermott was previously employed for more than 32 years in warehouse operations with O.K. Grocery Company, Inc. Though his primary position included equipment operation, he also served as a liaison between the company and the employees to develop mutually acceptable labor standards and was respected by both sides at the bargaining table during contract negotiations. Additionally, Mr. McDermott acquired construction and roofing experience through private enterprise.
Ms. Anna Capone, Administrative Assistant
724-452-6040, ext. 1616