• 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 currently serves as the Superintendent of the North Allegheny School District. Located twelve miles north of the city of Pittsburgh, North Allegheny educates over 8,400 students each day from Bradford Woods, Franklin Park, Marshall and McCandless. Over 1,000 staff members support students across seven elementary schools, three middle schools, and two high schools. North Allegheny is consistently recognized as one of the top school districts in the United States, and according to the most recent Niche K-12 rankings, is the #1 school district in Western Pennsylvania, #3 in Pennsylvania, and the 15th best school district in America.

    Dr. Scherrer first joined the District in 2013 as the Assistant Superintendent of K-12 Education, later became the Acting Superintendent, and was named Superintendent in 2016. During his tenure, his efforts have focused on the development and implementation of the Measuring Success Framework, a more holistic way of framing school success beyond traditional test scores and rankings. This Framework focuses on Achievement and Growth, Future Preparation, School Climate, and Student and Staff Wellness.

    Prior to his time at North Allegheny, Dr. Scherrer served as an administrator 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. He also served as an administrator in the Peters Township and Woodland Hills School Districts, and began his career as a teacher at Baldwin High School where he won the Pennsylvania Business Educator of the Year Award and developed an award-winning entrepreneurship program.

    Dr. Scherrer received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education, a Master of Education in Business Education, and his Principal’s Certification from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He earned his Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility and Doctorate of Education in Administrative and Policy Studies from the University of Pittsburgh, where his 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 and recognitions during his career. Dr. Scherrer and his wife currently reside in Wexford and are the proud parents of a 2018 NA graduate, Olivia, and a current NA Tiger, Max.