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 for 14 years. She then became a high school principal for five years and was 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 a doctorate degree from Duquesne University, where her dissertation focused on strategic planning.
In addition to her duties in public education, Dr. Hippert is an adjunct faculty member at Duquesne University in the Department of Leadership and Professional Development, and 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, which, since 1978, has honored just over 300 alumni for remarkable professional and societal contributions. She also received the Phi Delta Kappa, Three Rivers Chapter, Paul Varnum, Leadership Award. In addition Dr. Hippert received the Finis Engleman Award from the American Association of School Administrators, the Pennsylvania School Public Relations Communications Award, and was voted the faculty recipient of the Excellence in Leadership Award by the Adult Student Association in the School of Leadership and Professional Development. 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 and served on the Grable Foundation community cabinet. She is on the Executive Committees of the Arts Education Collaborative and 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 Labor-Management Board, the Board of the Carnegie Science Center, and the Executive Committee of the University of Pittsburgh Tri-State Study Council. She also is a member of the Duquesne University School of Education Advisory Board and served as a member of Governor Corbett's Education Transition Team.
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.