DUQUESNE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
About our Superintendent
Dr. Paul J. Rach
Duquesne City School District
Dr. Paul J. Rach is a veteran
educator with more than 40 years of experience in the public education field. He began his career in 1969 as a classroom
teacher and coach at the Yough School District.
Throughout the next 34 years, Dr. Rach held several positions in the
district including athletic director, high school principal and assistant
superintendent. He served as Yough’s
superintendent from 1996 to 2003, during which time the district received
several awards for academic achievement.
He also served as superintendent of the Bentworth School District in
2005 and 2006.
In 2006, Dr. Rach was named as a
Distinguished Educator by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and has
served the state in the Clairton City, Penn Hills and Washington School
Districts. As a Distinguished Educator,
he has facilitated student academic growth and has led professional development
sessions on a variety of topics including eMetrics and PVAAS.
Dr. Rach has served as a board member and consultant to The Consortium for
Public Education, a non-profit educational agency based in McKeesport. In this capacity, Dr. Rach has partnered with
local and regional organizations to support school districts through program
evaluation, professional development and leadership/school improvement.
received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from California University of
Pennsylvania. He received his Superintendent’s
Letter of Eligibility and Doctorate of Education from West Virginia University,
where he majored in education administration and minored in curriculum and
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