Stanley B. Whiteman III, Ed.D., is the Elementary Principal and Director of Innovation for the Highlands School District. Stan has been successfully involved in the education field for over 20 years as a teacher, a coach, administrator and mentor.
Dr. Whiteman began his career with the Duquesne City School District in 2007 as a health and physical education teacher. He also served as the athletic director and middle school football coach, leading the team to an undefeated season in 2009 and 2011.
In 2012, Dr. Whiteman began his transition from the classroom to an administrative role by serving as a co-director of the Student Services Department and then as the assistant to the superintendent, responsible for district transportation, curricular programming, professional development and district-wide data.
From 2014-2017, Dr. Whiteman served as the assistant principal and associate principal of Duquesne Elementary School. During this time, his responsibilities encompassed processing student discipline, evaluating teachers, assisting with the implementation of a 1:1 initiative and providing professional development in a number of areas.
From 2017-2020, Dr. Whiteman assumed the role of director of curriculum, instruction, assessment, technology and LEA. He is also the district representative for students who attend cyber school and he supervises facilities and maintenance. He has worked diligently to improve practices in all of these areas and improved a variety of systems that allows the district operate more efficiently.
In the Spring of 2020, Dr. Whiteman was hired by the Highlands School District as their principal of Highlands Elementary School. As the building principal, Dr. Whiteman works with his associate principal and approximately 650 students. Some of his recent accomplishes have been to improve student attendance and the academic achievements of students in grades 1-4.
In the Fall of 2022, Dr. Whiteman role has expanded to the Director of Innovation for the Highlands School District.
Dr. Whiteman is a husband of 19 years to his wife Karen and a father to three boys, Blake, Bradyn and Brett. His personal interests include spending time with his family, playing ice hockey and coaching his sons’ hockey teams.
Dr. Whiteman can be found on Twitter @StanWhiteman.