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Mr. Dwayne Northcraft

Phone: 814-447-5529 Extension 2606


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Mr. Dwayne Northcraft

Committed to leading the SHCSD in a positive direction that is student-centered, fiscally responsible, sensitive to the needs of the community and supportive to educators

Mr. Northcraft knows the importance of a well-rounded education and believes that the educational system should embolden all learners. He has a track record of increasing student opportunities and improving achievement.

Raised on a Fulton County farm where the traditional agricultural value that hard work and thrift yield success was instilled at a young age

A 1987 graduate of Penn State University with a bachelor's degree in agriculture and science education - resided and worked at the University Park Meats Laboratory throughout undergraduate school to pay for college

During the summer months, as a student and teacher, he acquired vocational skills in the construction trades.

Holds a master's degree in educational leadership and secondary principal certification from Frostburg State University; elementary principal certification from Indiana University of Pennsylvania; and a superintendent's letter of eligibility from Shippensburg University

Worked as a teacher of agriculture/FFA advisor and science, high school principal, middle school principal, K-12 principal, director of education and superintendent

Appointed to the Pennsylvania Agriculture Education Advisory Board, serving alongside the Secretary of Education and the Secretary of Agriculture to prepare an annual report to the Governor and General Assembly, 2016-17

Mr. Northcraft and his wife reside in Waterfall.

He enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, training hunting dogs and school and community events.


Mr. Northcraft's educational philosophy is guided by the following beliefs:

ALL people can learn.

People learn in different ways and at different rates.

Quality education is a right.

Trust promotes creative problem-solving.

The educational system should meet the needs of ALL children.

Messages From The Superintendent

Superintendent's Evaluation

  • Superintendent Evaluation 2017-18 school year

    According to Section 1073.1 of the Pennsylvania School Code, superintendents must be evaluated via an annual performance review using objective performance standards.

    At the June 19, 2018 meeting of the Southern Huntingdon County School Board of Directors, the Board determined a rating of Distinguished for Superintendent Dwayne Northcraft for the 2017-18 school year.