Executive Leadership Team Profile

Catherine Lobaugh

Catherine Lobaugh, Ed.D.

Assistant Executive Director for Early Childhood,
Family and Community Services


Dr. Catherine Lobaugh is the AIU’s Assistant Executive Director for Early Childhood, Family and Community Services. She is a member of the AIU’s Executive Leadership Team and is responsible for the implementation of high-quality, cost-effective, and meaningful early childhood and community programs that serve learners in Allegheny County.  Dr. Lobaugh oversees a division that includes AIU’s Head Start, Early Head Start, Pre-K Counts, Alternative Education, Adult Education and Workforce Development, and Family and Community Education Programs.

Dr. Lobaugh holds a doctorate in administrative and policy studies, as well as a master’s degree in education from the University of Pittsburgh. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Clarion State University. She began her career in education as an elementary classroom teacher and also served as an elementary school principal. She served as the Coordinator of Early Childhood Education and later the Director of Early Childhood Education and Elementary Curriculum at the McKeesport Area School District.

A dedicated educator, Dr. Lobaugh was named one of the Mon River Fleet 2012 Women of Achievement and was recognized for her efforts with an Educational Leader Award.   In addition to her duties in public and community education, Dr. Lobaugh also serves as an adjunct professor at California University of Pennsylvania, and is an instructor at the University of Pittsburgh.  She was appointed to the Pennsylvania Early Learning Council in 2010.


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