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Assistant Superintendent's Profile

Dr. Elizabeth A. McMahon

Dr. Elizabeth A. McMahon is Assistant Superintendent of Mars Area School District.

Note: During the 2018-2019 School Year, Dr. McMahon will oversee daily operations at Mars Area Primary Center.

McMahon previously served as principal of Mars Area Primary Center (2005-2014) before moving to the position of Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education (2014-2016), then Assistant Superintendent (2016-Present).

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.

Additionally, during her time at the Mars Area Primary Center, the school received the Best of Mars Award in 2009, 2010 and 2011.