Former Ambridge Area School District Superintendent Cynthia Zurchin alleges she was forced to resign her position after a “pattern of retaliation and creation of a hostile work environment” caused her to develop, among other health issues, “strokelike symptoms,” according to a federal complaint filed June 23.

The complaint names the school district, a number of school board members and former Assistant Superintendent Megan Mealie. The lawsuit alleges Zurchin was forced out of her position after she received nine threats of physical violence that “put her in fear for her personal safety.”
The district strongly denies these allegations and looks forward to its opportunity to correct the record.”