David E. Baugh, Ed. D.
- An innovative, servant leader committed to providing value to the organization served with vision, strategic thinking and passion for public education while honoring and recognizing the traditions that make communities
- An award winning, high integrity district leader with a proven and accomplished track record in the service of students, families and
Selected Qualifications, Competencies and Accomplishments
*Administration, Supervision and Evaluation *Data Driven Decision Maker
*Professional Learning Communities *Proven Fundraiser
*Adjunct Professor of Leadership *Collaborative Leader
*Union Negotiation Expertise *Community Partner
*Student Oriented Budget Development *Conference Presenter
*Designed Alternative Middle School *Doctorate in Ed Leadership
*Launched an Alternative High School *Strategic Thinker & Planner
*Member of PASA Governance Committee *PA Policy Fellow
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS 2015-Present
- Led a Program Quality Review Process for the district to evaluate the systems across the entire district.
- Implemented a Distributed Leadership Project to develop capacity.
- Oversaw the 2017-18 budget development of a $115,000,000 fiscal plan to improve teaching and learning.
- Implemented the district strategic plan, including launching Full Day Kindergarten, as well as a three-year comprehensive technology plan including a one-one initiative 6-12 and iPad integration K-5.
- Implemented a strategic partnership with The Franklin Institute around neurological ramifications for teaching and learning for leaders and teachers.
- Designed and led an educational and technological change process to maximize individual customization including Genius Hour in all schools.
Neshaminy School District 2015
ACTING SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
- Designed and led the 2015 Leadership Retreat.
- Began budget process for the 2016-17 school year, total budget approximately $170, 000,000.
- Continued support for the District’s Road Map to the Future initiative with grade re-alignment and district reconfiguration.
Bensalem Township School District 2011-2015
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
- Oversaw $140,000,000 budget, including $78,000,000 renovation project with geothermal and solar
- Initiated cutting edge STEM teacher education partnership with The Franklin Institute 2014.
- Implemented Full Day Kindergarten 2012-2013.
- Launched STEM Initiative. Multi-year phase-in beginning 2012-2013.
- Launched a hybrid cyber-learning academy
Bensalem Township School District 2009-2011
ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
- Oversaw multiple schools; provided building leadership support to elementary, middle and high schools. Four schools initially in corrective action were removed from state oversight in
- Revamped Special Education Programming for Emotional Support Students.
- Instituted Literacy Leadership Institute K-12 in Bensalem Township School District, July 2010
Dr. Tanner G. Duckrey School – Philadelphia, PA 2005-2009 PRINCIPAL
- Implemented a school reform model based on increasing teacher leadership and instructional effectiveness in a Pre- K-8 public school in one of the most under-resourced communities in
Primary instructional leader for Duckrey. Managed complex multi-faceted partnership with Temple University Partnership Schools and the School District of Philadelphia including grant writing, designing independent curricu
Hillcrest Elementary School – Upper Darby, PA 2002-2004 PRINCIPAL
- Supervised a faculty and staff of 85 with 650+ students and coordinated a special education department with 16 teachers and over 120 special education students. (Hillcrest served as special education magnet school for the district).
Beverly Hills Middle School – Upper Darby, PA 2001-2002 ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
- Administrative leader for 7th grade and parts of unified arts in one of the most diverse schools in
Gwynned Mercy/Cabrini/St. Joseph’s University – Philadelphia, PA 2007-2017 ADJUNCT PROFESSOR
Primos Elementary School – Upper Darby, PA 1996-2001 CLASSROOM TEACHER
Mercyhurst College – Erie, PA 1990-1994
HEAD CREW COACH
New York State – Ithaca, NY 1986-1989
ITINERANT TEACHER OF THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED
Seton Hall University – South Orange, NJ 2010
Ed.D. Education Leadership, Management and Policy
University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia, PA 1996
Master’s of Science in Elementary Education
State University of New York – Geneseo, NY 1986
Master’s of Science in Special Education.
University of Aberdeen – Aberdeen, Scotland 1984
Master’s of Humanities emphasizing psychology and philosophy.
St. Joseph’s University – Philadelphia, PA 2007
Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility
University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia PA 2001
Projects, Training, Service and Recognition
Board of Governors, Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators, November 2017
- Chair of Research and Development Committee, Pennsylvania School Administrators, Summer 2017, member of the committee since 2013
- Presenter on Distributed Leadership—AASA, NSBA 2017
- Middle Bucks Institute of Technology—Superintendent of Record—2016-2019
- ESSA Study Teams-Pennsylvania School Boards Association/PDE–2016
- Founding Board Member—Arctic Winds Healing Winds—Anchorage, Alaska 2015-present
- Board Member—Church of the Advocate Center for Culture and Education—North Philadelphia–present
- Chair—Board of Directors–Greater Philadelphia Cares 2008-2009
- Elected—Executive Ed.D. Hall of Fame—Seton Hall University 2014
- University of Pennsylvania Superintendent’s Study Council—Cabinet 2014-present
- Pennsylvania Policy Fellow—2013-14
- Bensalem Rotarian of the Year—2013
- Rotary International –2011-Present
- Presenter: Distributed Leadership Conference, University of Pennsylvania, March 2010
- TELEOS Leadership for Coaching Institute, Philadelphia 2011-2012
- DuFour Professional Learning Community Conference, July 2010—system improvement
- Harvard University Institute for Superintendents, April 2010—leading system wide improvement
- Penn-Annenberg Training for Lead Facilitator, June 2008—Data Driven Instruction and Professional Learning Communities for Student Outcomes
- Penn-Annenberg, Distributed Leadership Pilot School, June 2006—2009
- Fordham’s National Principal’s Leadership Institute, July 2006
Baugh, David. E. & Juliani, A. J. “Maverick Teachers: How Innovative Educators Are Saving Public Schools” Routledge Press, 2018.
Baugh, D., Gilliland, B., Estep, J., DiRocco, M., (2017) Charter School Reform: Recommendations for Policy Makers. Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators, White Paper, June 2017.
Horvat, E.M. & Baugh, D.E. (2015) Not All Parents Make the Grade in Today’s Schools: Education
Reforms Have Added Choice, Raised Standards and Made Schools Safer Places but Parents Haven’t Acquired the Necessary Skills to Navigate This New Education Landscape. Phi Delta Kappan 96(7) pp. 8-13.
Horvat, E. M. & Baugh, D.E. (2014) Are You in Favor of Charter Schools? Why Are We Still Asking?
Phi Delta Kappan 96(4) p. 80.
Horvat, E. M. & Baugh, D. E. (2014). Review of “Better Data, Better Decisions: Informing School Choosers to
Improve Education Markets” and “A Crisis We Can Solve: Connecticut’s Failing Schools and Their Impact” Boulder, CO: National Education Policy Center.
Drabick, D.A. & Baugh, D.E. (2008) A Community-based Approach to Preventing Youth Violence:
What Can We Learn from the Playground? Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education and Action.