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District Administration

Dr. Kenneth Lockette, Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Kenneth Lockette, Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Lockette is the Superintendent of Schools for the South Fayette Township School District, McDonald, PA.

Dr. Lockette has worked in the field of education for over 20 years. He taught middle and high school English and drama for 10 years, including stints in Baltimore, Chicago, and six years in Kazakhstan. Over the last 12 years, he served as high school principal (2006-2015) and assistant superintendent (2015-2017) with the Avonworth School District in Pittsburgh and began his tenure as the superintendent of the South Fayette School District January 3, 2018. During his career, Dr. Lockette has promoted and developed programming for the arts, college and career readiness, global education, human-centered design, making, and technology integration. Dr. Lockette created Avonworth High School's Pittsburgh Galleries Project, which won the Pittsburgh Technology Council's CreateFest Award for educational technology in 2015. The Galleries Project was also featured in a session at SXSWedu the same year. Dr. Lockette also co-created the Antelope Film Festival in partnership with Pittsburgh Filmmakers in 2011. Dr. Lockette is an active member of the Remake Learning Network and a representative from South Fayette in the Digital Promise's League of Innovative Schools.

Phone: 412-221-4542 x 413
Email: [email protected]

Mrs. Stephanie DeLuca, Assistant to the Superintendent for Elementary Education

Mrs. Stephanie DeLuca, Assistant to the Superintendent for Elementary Education
Mrs. Stephanie DeLuca is the Assistant to the Superintendent for Elementary Education for South Fayette Township School District.

Mrs. DeLuca has been working in education for the past ten years.  After completing her undergraduate education at Penn State University as a member of the Schreyer Honors College, she taught elementary grades at Abington Heights School District in Scranton and at the Environmental Charter School in Pittsburgh.  During this time, she completed her Master of Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction as well as her Principal and Supervisor of Curriculum certifications at Gannon University.  

Since August 2015, Mrs. DeLuca has served the South Fayette students and community as the SFIS steam teacher, and the curriculum, innovation and technology coordinator.  During her career, Mrs. DeLuca has created and facilitated programming in curriculum development and designing interdisciplinary learning opportunities. She has used and promoted techniques such as visible thinking, human-centered design, habits of mind, and project-based learning to help students develop deeper understanding while continuing to grow her skills in understanding the foundations of education in literacy and mathematics.  Mrs. DeLuca continues to grow as a professional through her involvement in the Remake Learning Network and Digital Promise’s League of Innovative Schools and is proud to represent South Fayette as a member of national and state organizations like ASCD, PASCD, PASA, and ISTE. 
 
Phone: 412-221-4542 x 348

Dr. Jeffrey Evancho, Assistant to the Superintendent for Secondary Education

Dr. Jeffrey Evancho, Assistant to the Superintendent for Secondary Education
Dr. Jeff Evancho is the Assistant to the Superintendent for Secondary Education at the South Fayette Township School District.

Dr. Evancho has been championing learning and working in education for nearly 20 years. He started by teaching visual arts in the public school system in both the middle and high school settings. Additionally, Dr. Evancho worked for many years in the afterschool program niche, where ideas like youth agency, passion driven teaching and real-world learning have all influenced his work in school reform initiatives. In recent years, Dr. Evancho worked as the Project Zero Programming Specialist at Quaker Valley School District. Through this role he led the creation and innovation of school programs and curriculum, created a professional development network and focused on connecting research to practice.  

Dr. Evancho is an active member in the Remake Learning Network and the Digital Promise, League of Innovative Schools to collectively support ideas like youth agency, equity, relevance, global competencies and more. 

Phone: 412-221-4542 x 408
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Rachel A. Andler, Director of Student Support Services

Dr. Rachel Andler is the Director of Student Support Services for the South Fayette Township School District. Prior to joining our District in March 2020, she held a similar position at the Carlynton School District in Carnegie, PA for three years. While there, she coordinated and supervised professional development for the district and handled all components of the District’s special education and pupil services program that included students with individualized education plans, 504 plans, and gifted education plans. Dr. Andler also served as the ESL coordinator for an English Learner population that quadrupled in two years.
 
In 2006, Dr. Andler began her career in education as a high school math teacher in the Brownsville Area School District. After six years in the classroom, she moved into administrative roles in the District that included Cyber Coordinator, Co-Director of Alternative Education, Dean of Students, and Director of Pupil Services, Special Education, Curriculum, and Federal Programs.
 
Dr. Andler received a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education with a concentration in mathematics from the California University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Education in School Leadership and Curriculum and Instruction, and an Ed. D. in Education in School Leadership from the University of Pittsburgh. She also holds a Superintendent Letter of Eligibility from California University of Pennsylvania.
 
Additionally, Dr. Andler has guest lectured to first year school psychologists at the California University of Pennsylvania and participates on multiple advisory boards for the West Virginia Junior College in Morgantown, West Virginia.
 
Phone: 412-221-4542 x 429 
Email: [email protected]  

Ms. Aileen Owens, Director of Technology and Innovation

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As Director of Technology and Innovation at South Fayette Township School District, Ms. Owens has worked to embed computational thinking, engineering and design problem-solving process into the K-12 curriculum and simultaneously into connected learning initiatives.
 
Ms. Owens has received several awards and recognition for her work with our district.  In 2016, she was awarded the Withrow CTO Award by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN).  In 2015, she was awarded the PAECT Chief Technology Officer Award by the Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communications. In 2014, she was honored by edSurge and Digital Promise with the DILA - Administrators Winners Choice Award.

Ms. Owens has already been invited as a presenter to speak at numerous technology conferences and symposiums hosted by the International Society for Technology in Education, Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Three Rivers Educational Technology Conference, Digital Media and Learning Conference, and a Scratch Conference Sponsored by MIT Media Lab.

Prior to her with the South Fayette Township School District, Ms. Owens served as the Instructional Technology Coordinator for the Mt. Lebanon School District.  She’s also worked with Carlow University and the Quaker Valley School District.
 
Phone: 412-221-4542 x 402
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