Executive Leadership Team Profile
Linda B. Hippert, Ed.D.
Dr. Linda B. Hippert began her career in education by serving as a high school mathematics teacher. She then served as high school principal for five years and the superintendent of schools in the South Fayette School District for 13 years prior to accepting her position as Executive Director on July 1, 2009. Dr. Hippert received her bachelor's degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, her master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and her administrative certification and a doctorate degree from Duquesne University.
In addition to her preK-12 duties in public education, Dr. Hippert serves as adjunct faculty in the Superintendents' Letter of Eligibility program at California University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Hippert’s many accomplishments include the 2007 Jean Winsand Outstanding Educator Award from the University of Pittsburgh, Tri-State Study Council, the 2007 “Mind, Heart and Spirit Award for Academic Excellence” from Duquesne University, and the National Award from the University Council for Educational Administration for Excellence in Leadership. In 2008, Dr. Hippert received the distinguished Century Club Alumni Award from Duquesne University for remarkable professional and societal contributions. She also received the Phi Delta Kappa, Three Rivers Chapter, Paul Varnum, Leadership Award. Dr. Hippert was voted the faculty recipient of the Excellence in Leadership Award in the School of Leadership and Professional Development at Duquesne University and in 2011 she received the University of Pittsburgh, Tri-State Area School Study Council's Distinguished Educator Award.
Dr. Hippert is a graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh, currently serves as a facilitator of “Education Day” and served on the Grable Foundation community cabinet. She is on the Executive Committee of the Western PA Forum for Superintendents, the Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board and Youth Policy Council and the US Attorney’s Crime Prevention Task Force. Dr. Hippert serves on the Executive Committee of the University of Pittsburgh Tri-State Study Council and is a trustee of the Allegheny County Schools Health Insurance Consortium. She also is a member of the Duquesne University School of Education Advisory Board, the Education Committee of the Institute of Politics and the Remake Learning Council. Dr. Hippert is a recent graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy.
As an advocate for children and youth as well as all learners, Dr. Hippert’s vision is for the Allegheny Intermediate Unit to be the premier resource for educational services for the region with an emphasis on continually striving to achieve excellence in meeting the educational needs of children and adults and those who serve children and adults.