• Assistant Superintendent of Schools of Secondary Education & Curriculum

    Asst. supt
    Michael Pasquinelli, Ed.D.
    Phone: 724-625-7773, ext. 6110

    Carolyn Will, Administrative Assistant 
    Phone: 724-625-7773, ext. 6110  |  Fax: 724-625-1490

    Dr. Michael Pasquinelli joined PRSD in 2013. Prior, he served as principal at Marshall Elementary School in the North Allegheny School District. He has 30 years of experience in education and more than 26 years as an administrator.  Dr. Pasquinelli has administrative experiences across grades K-12. He served as a high school assistant principal for 4 years, a middle school assistant principal for 4.5 years, and as an elementary principal for 4.5 years. In addition to his experiences as a building administrator, Dr. Pasquinelli served as a coordinator of academic technology.  In this role, he helped to integrate technology throughout the school district across all curricular areas.

    Dr. Pasquinelli earned his B.S. in Mathematics Education from the University of Pittsburgh and M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. He earned a doctorate in the school leadership doctoral program at the University of Pittsburgh.

    Dr. Pasquinelli has the following certifications in Pennsylvania: Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility; K-12 Principal Certification; and Secondary Mathematics.

  • Pine-Richland School District Assistant Superintendent Resume
    Dr. Michael Pasquinelli 
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
    Doctorate in Educational Leadership: May 2015
    Superintendent Letter of Eligibility: January 2011

    Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL 
    Master of Science in Educational Leadership
    PA Secondary and PA Principal K-12:  November 2005

    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics/Education
    Mathematics 7-12:  May 1989

    Professional Experience
    Pine-Richland School District
    • Assistant Superintendent
    North Allegheny School District
    • Principal  
    • Coordinator of Academic Technology
    • Assistant Principal
    Gateway School District
    • Principal 
    • Assistant Principal
    Broward County Schools, Fort Lauderdale, FL
    • Assistant Principal
    • Mathematics Teacher
    Baltimore County Schools, Baltimore, MD
    • Mathematics Teacher
    December 2013 to Present
    July 2012 - December 2013
    November 2010 - June 2012
    April 2009 - November 2010
    July 2006 - April 2009  
    July 2002 – June 2006
    August 2000 - June 2002
    August 1990 - June 2000
    August 1989 - June 1990


    Selected Presentations and/or Trainings
    • Online Learning Opportunities
    • 4Sight – How to Make Data-Based Decisions
    • The Art and Science of Teaching
    • Content Deepening Strategies
    • Helping Students Test Hypotheses about New Knowledge
    • Differentiated Instruction
    • Standards Aligned System (SAS) Resources
    • Formative vs. Summative Assessments
    • Building a Robust Vocabulary
    • PVAAS Pennsylvania’s Value Added Assessment System
    • What We Want Students to Know, Understand, and Do
    • Standards and Anchors


    Administrative Responsibilities
    • Instructional Leader responsible for grades K-5
    • Facilitate and participate in curriculum development
    • Model and evaluate instructional practices
    • Facilitate and participate in assessment development
    • Manage a safe and caring school environment
    • Initiate community involvement
    • Coordinate the Elementary Student Assistance Program (ESAP)
    • Coordinator of Academic Technology
    • Research and implement an online learning program
    • Grant writing – STEAM Grants
    • Provide professional development to K-12 staff members
    • Research hardware and software to support K-12 curriculum
    • Develop programs for integrating technology into K-12 classrooms
    • Support teachers in implementing new and existing programs
    • Coordinate the technology strategic plan
    • Participate in curriculum review cycles
  • Assistant Superintendent Evaluation & Objective Performance Standards

    The PR superintendent and  PR Board of Directors have determined that the assistant superintendent of secondary education and curriculum has met the following objective performance standards for the 2022-2023 academic year:
    • Student Growth and Achievement: Assistant superintendent uses multiple data sources to assess student success and growth as appropriate, specific to needs within the district and as determined annually in collaboration with the PR Board of School Directors. Annual or other district performance objectives are articulated and clearly achieved under the direction of the superintendent relative to achievement and growth on PDE-required assessments including, but not limited to, PSSA, PVAAS, Keystone Exams, and other locally determined measures.
    • Organizational Leadership: Assistant Superintendent works collaboratively with the board to develop a vision for the district, displays an ability to identify and rectify problems affecting the district, works collaboratively with District Administration to ensure best practices for instruction, supervision, curriculum development, and management are being utilized, and works to influence the climate and culture of the district.
    • District Operations and Financial Management: Assistant Superintendent manages effectively, ensuring completion of activities associated with the annual budget; overseeing the distribution of resources in support of District priorities; and directing overall operational activities within the district.
    • Communication and Community Relations: Assistant Superintendent communicates with and effectively engages the staff, the Board, and members of the community, clearly articulating District goals and priorities, addressing local and broader issues affecting the district, and building support for District initiatives, programs, and short/long-range plans.
    • Human Resource Management: Assistant Superintendent incorporates best practices for human resource management and oversight, coordinating staffing, recruitment, and other human resource functions.
    • Professionalism: Assistant Superintendent models professional decision-making processes and ethical standards consistent with the values of Pennsylvania’s public education system as well as that of the Pine-Richland community. Assistant Superintendent additionally works to individually reflect upon his effectiveness within the role, and works to improve effectiveness through the use of professional development literature and activities.