The Shippensburg Area Board of School Directors appointed Dr. Chris Suppo as the district’s next superintendent at its Board meeting on Monday, August 5th. Dr. Suppo is expected to assume his duties on September 9, 2019.
Dr. Suppo has served as the Coordinator of Technology, Transportation, Community Relations, Online Academy and School Safety in the Greensburg Salem School District since 2007. Before that, he was the Director of Technology and Information Services from 2001 to 2007 in the Armstrong School District; Director of Technology at Apollo-Ridge; and Middle School and High School Technology Education teacher in the Blairsville-Saltsburg School District. Dr. Suppo also spent three years as a teacher in the Apollo-Ridge SD, and he began his teaching career in the Grove City Area School District.
Dr. Suppo earned his undergraduate degree from California University of Pennsylvania in Technology Education in May, 1992, a graduate degree in computer science in December, 1998; and he completed his Doctorate in Administration and Leadership Studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in May, 2013.
The Board is excited that Dr. Suppo will be serving as the next superintendent of Shippensburg. The Board undertook a comprehensive search that involved interviews with a series of outstanding candidates, and greatly appreciated the involvement of staff and community members in the process. Also, the Board would like to express its deep appreciation to Dr. Jerry Wilson for his service to the district as our superintendent, and to Dr. Greg Hoover for once again serving as our interim superintendent during the search process.
The Board will now work with our consultant, Tom Templeton with TEMPLETON Advantage, on a comprehensive review of the superintendent evaluation process, communication protocols, clarified roles and responsibilities, and other governance responsibilities.