Dr. Curtis R. Dietrich, Superintendent

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Dr. Dietrich began his service as Superintendent of North Penn School District in February 2010 with an interesting and varied set of experiences prior to being named to the position. Dr. Dietrich grew up on large dairy farm in Lehigh County where he was given significant responsibility at a young age.

Through this agri-business, he learned valuable lessons in leadership and business management which led to his being elected class president and student council president while attending Northwestern Lehigh High School. He graduated from Penn State University in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science and was immediately elected to the school board in his community where he served for 16 years with six of those as board president.

He left his family's 1,800 acre farm business to pursue a career in education in 1986. He spent seven years as classroom chemistry/biology/general science teacher in grades 7 through 12. He earned his Master's in Education from Lehigh University in 1988, was appointed to the position of Assistant High School Principal in 1993 and High School Principal in 1996, and was named Pennsylvania's Principal of the Year in 2002. He then earned his doctorate from Lehigh University, became the Assistant Superintendent of North Penn School District in 2006 and was named Superintendent four years thereafter.