Dr. Joseph Pasquerilla is the newly appointed Superintendent of Schools. Pasquerilla was hired at the School Board Meeting held on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. Pasquerilla previously worked in the Ambridge School District as the Assistant to the Superintendent and The Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment from 2009-2012.
Before returning to Ambridge, Pasquerilla served as the Superintendent of Schools for the Bethel Park School District, a position he has held since July 2016. Prior to that appointment, he worked as the Superintendent of the Northgate School District for 4 years.
He began his teaching career in the West Middlesex Area School District in 2003, where he taught High School Social Studies until 2008. Following, he was appointed Principal of Northway Elementary School in the North Hills School District.
Dr. Pasquerilla also served as an Adjunct Instructor of Government at Butler County Community College from 2006-2008.
He earned his Bachelor of Science in Education in 2002 from Youngstown State University; his Master of Science in Education in 2005 from Youngstown State University; and his Doctor of Education in April 2008 from the University of Pittsburgh. He earned his Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility from Westminster College. He is currently a member of the Forum for Western Pennsylvania School Superintendents.
“Serving as the Superintendent of Ambridge Area School District is an honor and privilege. I sincerely look forward to meeting students, teachers, families, and community members that comprise this great District. I am sincerely committed to upholding the important role of Superintendent with steadfast commitment and dedication” said Pasquerilla.
“I pride myself on being extremely visible and encourage you to take advantage of my open door policy. I genuinely look forward to working with each of you as we build a longstanding partnership, working side-by-side to ensure that Ambridge Area is a great place to learn and grow”.