Dr. David Christopher is the Superintendent of Schools at the Cumberland Valley School District near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Cumberland Valley is one of Pennsylvania’s largest school districts with 10,000 students and more than 1,100 employees. Dr. Christopher has served as a teacher and administrator in both rural and suburban school districts beginning as a teacher in the Huntingdon Area School District in 1996. In 2008 Dr. Christopher moved to the Juniata Valley School District as an administrator. Between 2008 and 2016, Dr. Christopher served as an Elementary Principal, High School Principal and Director of Curriculum, and as the District’s Superintendent. In 2016 he and his family moved to the North Hills of Pittsburgh when he was appointed as the Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education/Deputy Superintendent on the North Allegheny School District. He has served as Superintendent at Cumberland Valley since the summer of 2019.
Dr. Christopher’s accomplishments include being selected by the Pennsylvania Department of Education as a work-group member for Data, Educator Evaluation, and the ESSA authorization plan. In addition, Dr. Christopher served on the Act 1 Steering Committee at the Pennsylvania Department of Education, which made recommended changes to the Keystone Exam graduation requirement to the Pennsylvania State Legislature. Many of these recommendations were put into SB 1095 of 2018, which substantially changed Keystone Exam requirements for graduation in Pennsylvania. Dr. Christopher currently chairs the Pennsylvania Association for School Administrator’s Innovative Teaching and Learning Committee and serves on PASA’s Board of Governors.