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Superintendent's Profile

Dr. Wesley W. Shipley, Superintendent

Dr. Wesley W. Shipley has served as Mars Area School District superintendent since July 1, 2015.

Shipley has 25 years of public education experience, including four years as school superintendent and two years as an assistant superintendent at Shaler Area School District. He previously served as program director and an elementary principal at Freeport Area School District; an assistant middle school principal at Burrell School District; and an elementary teacher at Deer Lakes School District and Newport News Public Schools in Newport News, Va.

He holds a doctorate in educational leadership from Duquesne University; a master’s degree in educational administration from Youngstown State University; and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  Shipley is also active in the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA); Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA), Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development, Western Pennsylvania Forum for School Superintendents, and Phi Delta Kappa Educational Honors Fraternity.

He and his wife, Nancy, live in Gibsonia. The couple has three children.