• Superintendent of Schools

    Robert J. Scherrer, Ed.D.

    Robert J. Scherrer, Ed.D.

    Contact Information

    Robert J. Scherrer, Ed.D.
    Superintendent of Schools
    Email: rscherrer@northallegheny.org

    Sally Scherling
    Executive Assistant to the Superintendent
    Phone: 412-369-5419
    Email: sscherling@northallegheny.org


    Dr. Scherrer serves the North Allegheny School District as the Superintendent of Schools. In 1996, he began his career in education as a teacher at Baldwin High School in the Baldwin-Whitehall School District. During his tenure as a classroom teacher he won the Pennsylvania Business Educator of the Year Award and developed an award-winning entrepreneurship program. In 2002, Dr. Scherrer became the Assistant Principal of Woodland Hills East Junior High School in the Woodland Hills School District and in 2003 he was named the Assistant Principal of Peters Township High School in the Peters Township School District. In 2004, he returned to the Woodland Hills School District and became the Co-Principal of Curriculum and Instruction at Woodland Hills High School. From 2007-2013 Dr. Scherrer served as a Principal in the Pittsburgh Public School District; first as the Principal of Allderdice High School and then as the founding Principal of the Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy, a grades 6-12 magnet school focusing on STEM education. Dr. Scherrer was appointed as the Assistant Superintendent of K-12 Education for the North Allegheny School District in August of 2013. His current position involves overseeing all aspects of the District’s two high schools, three middle schools and seven elementary schools.

    Dr. Scherrer received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education (1996) and Master of Education in Business Education (1999) from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He completed his Secondary Principal’s Certification from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2001, his Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility from the University of Pittsburgh in 2007 and his Doctorate of Education in Administrative and Policy Studies from the University of Pittsburgh in 2009. Dr. Scherrer’s dissertation focused on teacher evaluation.

    Over the years Dr. Scherrer has been an active member of numerous professional organizations and associations and has presented at a number of national, state and regional conferences. He has also received a number of professional awards including the J. Kaye Cupples Award for administrators who exemplify outstanding inclusive practices, IUP Young Alumni Achievement Award, and a Pennsylvania PTSA Honorary Life Membership Award.