Joseph Scherer, Executive Director of the Superintendents’ National Dialogue a network of experienced practitioners engaged in an ongoing structured dialogue focused on performance. Before being named the executive director of SND Scherer was the Vice President, on special assignment, with the State Services group of Pearson’s Assessment and Information Division. Prior to joining Pearson in September of 2009 Dr. Scherer was the co-founder and managing director of the District Management Council (DMC) where he provided consulting support on management issues for seventy-five school districts across America. Six years previous to the founding of the DMC Joseph Scherer was a Vice president at Harcourt Education and there he spent his time identifying incremental revenue opportunities. His previous experiences in the private sector include serving as Vice President of Kaplan Learning Services, Key Accounts Executive with IBM, National Accounts, Vice President with Computer Curriculum Corporation and General Manager of Marketing with Control Data. Before entering the private sector he spent eighteen years working in Washington, DC.
Dr. Scherer first came to Washington as an intern with the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Children and Youth. The Institute for Educational Leadership selected him for a fellowship with the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Following a second year in the U.S. Office of Education Scherer was appointed to head up the Washington Office of the National PTA. He left the PTA to accept the position of Associate Executive Director of the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) and concluded his association management as the Executive Director of the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA).
Dr. Scherer has earned an M.A. in Education, a M.S. in psychology and a Ph.D. His doctoral degree is from Vanderbilt University