Office of the Superintendent240 Villa Crest Dr.State College, PA 16801814-231-1016
Robert J. O'Donnell
Superintendent of SchoolsLynn TresslerExecutive Assistant
to the Superintendent
Welcome to State College Area School District. As you navigate our website, you will find information about many of the outstanding people, varied curriculum, programs, initiatives and accomplishments within our district
As superintendent of State College Area School District (SCASD), I continuously reflect on our district’s mission and vision that, along with our district's policies, guide our decision-making processes.
The vision of the State College Area School District is a boundary-less environment where learners are fully engaged in holistic development. Mission: To prepare students for lifelong success through excellence in education.
SCASD is consistently recognized as one of the best school districts in Pennsylvania. I encourage you to read our annual report to see how students and staff continue to excel to very high levels in the areas of academics and extracurricular activities. An example of our district’s efforts includes a recent recognition of our two middle schools: both schools are identified as Don Eichhorn Schools to Watch for their high performance in the areas of academic excellence, developmental responsiveness, social equity, and organizational structure.
The value of a SCASD education goes beyond high test scores and extraordinary acceptance rates at post-secondary institutions. A SCASD education is about engaging the "whole" student – building relationships and enabling and encouraging our students to grow, explore, achieve and develop skills for life. This includes experiences within our vast array of curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular programs.
We are grateful for your support of our schools and for your continued investment in our most important resource – the young people of College Township, Ferguson Township, Harris Township, Patton Township, Half Moon Township and the Borough of State College.
Robert J. O’Donnell, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools