Elementary Assistant Superintendent, Grades K-6
P:724-452-6040, ext. 1762
Dr. Sean McCarty
Assistant Superintendent, K-6 Instruction
Dr. Sean McCarty was promoted to the position of assistant superintendent of elementary education, grades K-6, in June 2012. In the five years he has led the District’s elementary team, he has overseen the development and installation of a very successful elementary foreign language program that is now reaching thousands of children as young as six years of age. Under his guidance, several of the District’s elementary schools earned state and national accolades for Title I Reading, Bullying Prevention and Community Service.
Prior to his central office appointment, Dr. McCarty was the principal of Seneca Valley Middle School. During his tenure there, the building was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School in 2012, a National Middle School Association Schools to Watch Middle School in 2011 and was ranked in the top 10 in the Pittsburgh Business Times. He was also recognized by the School Library Journal as a finalist as one of the top ten administrators in the United States for library support, 2007. He was also the Middle School Assistant Principal for three years. During this time frame, the middle school was recognized as a Don Eichhorn award winner for a top middle school in the state of Pennsylvania.
Prior to his administrative roles, Dr. McCarty was a special education teacher where he was nominated as the district representative for the Sallie Mae First Class Teacher award. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Schools To Watch State Evaluation Team, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals (PAESSP) and Pennsylvania Association for Middle Level Education (PAMLE).
Dr. McCarty earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Slippery Rock University in elementary and special education. He earned his Master’s Degree and Doctorate in education from the University of Pittsburgh. An Adams Township resident, he lives there with his wife and three children.