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Superintendent Announcement
Dear Avonworth School District Stakeholders,

We are thrilled to announce that the Avonworth School Board unanimously approved the hiring of Dr. Jeff Hadley as the next Avonworth Superintendent of Schools, effective Monday, September 13th.

One of the first steps in the superintendent search process was the community focus groups which included representatives from all stakeholder groups.  The community groups wanted a person in this position who understood, valued, and appreciated the district’s culture.  They desired the next Avonworth Superintendent to be an active-listener, humble, accessible, personable, student centered, forward-thinking, and well-rounded just to name a few!  Dr. Jeff Hadley is an inspirational leader, who cares deeply about all students and our district and he demonstrates so many of these qualities, as those who know him can attest to!

Dr. Hadley’s education includes a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a Masters of Elementary Education, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Pittsburgh.  He maintains strong active relationships in regional, national and global educational leader groups like the League of Innovative Schools, AASA’s Learning 2025 initiative, Remake Learning, Digital Promise, and the A.W. Beattie Career Center Advisory Board.  Dr. Hadley actively networks to bring innovative ideas back to Avonworth that ultimately strengthen our schools.

Dr. Hadley’s vast experience in K-12 education also matched our stakeholder input. He brings 21 years of K-12 experience as an instructional leader.  Jeff spent ten years in the classroom as a 5th grade teacher in the Fox Chapel School District, and eight years in administrative roles as an Assistant High School Principal, Elementary Principal, and Assistant Superintendent in the Riverview and Plum School Districts.  He joined the Avonworth administrative team as Assistant Superintendent in March 2018.  His leadership over the last three years has strengthened our curriculum, transformed Avonworth communications, and advanced key areas of our current Strategic Plan such as efforts in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

During the Superintendent Search this summer, the school board interviewed many candidates from different school districts both inside and outside our local region.  Dr. Hadley emerged as the strongest candidate with the best fit for our district.  We are proud to announce Dr. Jeff Hadley as Superintendent of the Avonworth School District.

We have attached Dr. Jeff Hadley’s educational philosophy to this message for you to gain an appreciation for our new superintendent.  Please join us in congratulating Jeff in his new role as Superintendent of Avonworth Schools.


The Avonworth Board of School Directors
Vicki Carlson, President
Beau Blaser, Vice President
Danielle White, Treasurer
Sandra Bolain
John Brandt
Yu-Ling Cheng
Kate Monti
Pat Stewart
Kristin Thompson

Dr. Jeff Hadley


Dr. Jeff Hadley Educational Philosophy Statement.pdf