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Assistant Principal

Dr. CollierDr. Troy A. Collier
Assistant Principal
Dr. Collier was hired as the assistant principal at the middle school in 2014.  Dr. Collier is also the Chief STEM/STEAM Officer for the district.  Dr. Collier attained his Ph.D. in Workforce Education and Development at Penn State University in the Fall of 2022. He received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in sociology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, earned his teaching certification from Seton Hill University, and is certified in social studies and English. Dr. Collier also obtained his Principal PK-12 certification in 2010, his Vocational Administrative Director 7-12 certification in 2012, and his Superintendent's Letter of Eligibility in 2020.  Further, he has presented at state (e.g. Integrated Learning Conference @ PSU) and national conferences (e.g. High Schools That Work @ Nashville and Louisville) about the integration of academics and technology.  
His professional experience includes:
  • Assistant Principal, Norwin Middle School (July 2014 - Present)
  • Chief STEM/STEAM Officer, NSD (July 2019 - Present)
  • Assistant Principal, Hillcrest Intermediate School (July 2018 - June 2019)
  • PA STEM Ambassador (2018 - 2019)
  • Coordinator of College & Career Pathways, NSD (July 2015 - June 2018)
  • Coordinator of Cyber Education, NSD (July 2014 - June 2015)
  • Principal, Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (August 2012-June 2014)
  • Assistant Administrator/Principal, Lenape Technical School (July 2011 - July 2012)
  • Dean of Students, Lenape Technical School (October 2010 - June 2011)
  • Social Studies Instructor, Lenape Technical School (August 2004 - October 2010)
  • Classrooms for the Future (instructional technology) Coach, Lenape Technical School (August 2008 - October 2010)
  • Adjunct Faculty Member, PSU - Fayette Campus (January 2000 - May 2000)