Dr. Jay Burkhart began his tenure at South Western School District in August 2017. Prior to his arrival, he served as the Superintendent in the East Pennsboro Area School District. Dr. Burkhart earned his undergraduate degree from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania before pursuing his master’s degree from California University of Pennsylvania and finally his doctorate from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Burkhart began his career as an elementary level teacher in York County, Virginia. He also served as a building administrator prior to moving to Central Pennsylvania in 2005. He is active in several state and national organizations, including serving on the PASA Board of Governors and AASA Board of Governors.
Dr. Burkhart is proud of the students, staff, Board and community for their commitment to delivering the highest quality education to our students. He is a firm believer in the importance of public education and the opportunities it provides for all students. He also encourages open lines of communication with all the stakeholders within our district.
Dr. Burkhart is honored to serve as the Superintendent of South Western School District and he looks forward to seeing all the outstanding accomplishments that will be achieved by our students.