Dr. Elizabeth A. McMahon has served as Assistant Superintendent (K-12) since 2016.
McMahon previously served as Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education (K-6) (2014-2016) and principal of Mars Area Primary Center (2005-2014).
She holds a doctorate in educational leadership; master’s degree in educational administration, master's degree in special education, master's degree in elementary education; and a bachelor’s degree in communications, all from Duquesne University. Additionally, Dr. McMahon holds a PA Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility, Pennsylvania School Administration (K-12) certification, Pennsylvania Instructional II — Mentally and/or Physically Handicapped certification; and Pennsylvania Instructional II — Elementary (K-8) certification.
Prior to coming to the Mars Area School District, Dr. McMahon was a sixth grade learning support teacher at Peters Township School District in McMurray, PA.; a learning support teacher (6-8) in the Trinity Area School District in Washington, PA.; a sixth grade learning support teacher at Deer Lakes School District in Russelton, PA.; and a clinical instructor at Duquesne University’s School of Education. She is a 2005 PASA Fellowship Research Recipient at Duquesne University.
Dr. McMahon presented “Authentic Leadership, Teacher Empowerment and School Climate: A Descriptive Study” at the 2009 University Council for Educational Administrators (UCEA) Convention in Anaheim, Calif.; and presented for the National Institute of School Leadership (NISL) "Building a Foundation for Success: Pre-K to Grade 3" at the National Association of Elementary & Secondary Principals (NAESP) Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, in June 2013.