Board Appoints New Superintendent of Schools, Dr. David A. Zerbe
During a special meeting of the Board on Tuesday, August 20; the Methacton School District's Board of School Directors appointed David A. Zerbe, Ed.D. as the District's superintendent of schools. Dr. Zerbe will begin his tenure on October 9, 2013. The agreement is set to expire on June 30, 2017.
Dr. Zerbe has served as an Assistant Superintendent in the Pocono Mountain School District in Swiftwater, Pennsylvania since 2008. Prior to that, he served the Pocono Mountain School District as Executive Director of Technology. Dr. Zerbe has also held other administrative positions at both the Schuylkill Intermediate Unit as Supervisor of Educational Services and Technology and at Schuylkill County Area Vocational Technical School (AVTS) as a building administrator.Dr. Zerbe and his family following the appointment.
His background includes extensive experience with all areas of school administration. He has leadership experience at the vocational, intermediate unit, and school district levels. Dr. Zerbe began is career as a program instructor at the Schuylkill County AVTS in 1993.
"Dr. Zerbe has demonstrated that he has the knowledge, expertise, and character necessary to uphold the standard of excellence that the Methacton community has come to expect from our school district," Board President Joyce E. Petrauskas said, "The Board is excited to welcome him to Methacton and begin a new school year with great leadership in place."
Dr. Zerbe obtained his doctorate in educational leadership from NOVA Southeastern University. He obtained principal's and superintendent's certifications from Temple University, along with his master’s degree in education administration. He holds a Bachelor of Psychology with Secondary Social Studies Certification from Lycoming College.
In all, Dr. Zerbe has 20 years of experience in education. His appointment is the culmination of an extensive search process that the Board conducted with the support of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association.