Executive Director, Allegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU)
Dr. Scherrer currently serves as the Executive Director of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU), a regional education services agency and a crucial part of Pennsylvania’s public education system. As its mission states, the AIU is an educational community that advocates and advances equitable opportunities for every learner. The AIU employs nearly 1,200 educators, administrators and support staff who provide specialized services to Allegheny County’s 42 suburban school districts as well as non-public, charter and career and technical schools. The agency serves as a liaison with the Pennsylvania Department of Education and proudly operates three schools for exceptional children, 10 family centers and approximately 130 programs for children, adults and families in the region. Previously, Dr. Scherrer was the Superintendent of the North Allegheny School District, which has been consistently recognized as one of the top school districts in the United States. Prior to his time at North Allegheny, Dr. Scherrer served as an administrator in the Pittsburgh Public School District; first as the Principal of Allderdice High School and then as the founding Principal of the Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy, a grades 6-12 magnet school focusing on STEM education. He also served as an administrator in the Peters Township and Woodland Hills School Districts and began his career as a teacher at Baldwin High School where he won the Pennsylvania Business Educator of the Year Award and developed an award-winning entrepreneurship program. Dr. Scherrer received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education, a Master of Education in Business Education, and his Principal’s Certification from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He earned his Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility and Doctor of Education in Administrative and Policy Studies from the University of Pittsburgh.