Principal's Message

Principals Message

Welcome to the ExCEL (Expanded Choices for e-Learners) Virtual Learning Academy for the 2022-2023 school year!  I am excited you are here and look forward to working with you to ensure your child is successful this school year.  For those who I have not already had the opportunity to meet, my name is Chris Konieczny and I am the principal of the West Shore School District’s ExCEL Virtual Learning Academy.  I have been a part of West Shore since 2005 and have experience as an administrator at both the elementary and middle school level, as well as running our Distance Learning program from its inception.  On a personal level, I am the proud parents of two children – a boy and a girl – who are both active in sports and keep me very busy. I am a HUGE sports fan (all Pittsburgh sports and the Lakers) and love being outdoors as much as I can, especially doing things like kayaking or golfing.


Similar to the other schools in the District, the ExCEL Virtual Learning Academy has its own designated website, a Twitter account, and an Instagram feed.  We will keep these sites up to date and post important information on them throughout the school year.  Please be sure to follow us.


If you should have any questions regarding ExCEL, please do not hesitate to reach out.  My contact information can be found below. Thank you in advance for your participation and partnership.  


Chris Konieczny


ExCEL Virtual Learning Academy

[email protected]

Twitter: @ExCEL_VLA

Instagram: @ExCEL_VLA

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