Brian White, Ed.D. is the superintendent of Butler Area School District where he is responsible for managing the day to day operation of the district. Dr. White is currently facilitating a comprehensive strategic planning process involving the entire Butler Area community. This process will lead to the creation of the Butler Area School District Strategic Plan, which he will use as a guide to lead the district over the next five years.
Dr. White was recognized as recipient of the PreK-12 Educator Alumni Award by the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Education. In addition, Dr. White was previously selected by Pittsburgh Magazine 40 under 40 and participated in Leadership Pittsburgh class XXIX. Most recently, Dr. White received the 2018 Distinguished Educator Award, which is given by the University of Pittsburgh’s Tri-State Area School Study Council.
Dr. White was recently invited to serve on the College Board’s Pennsylvania Superintendents Advisory Board. Dr. White also serves on the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA) Technology Committee and Legislative Committee, serves as a member of the Remake Learning Council, chairs the Remake Learning Council’s Maker Group, and serves as a board member for the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden.
In addition, Dr. White previously served on the Board of Directors for the University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association, served as the president of the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Education Alumni Committee, and served on the University of Pittsburgh's College in High School Advisory Board. He also previously co-chaired the Allegheny Intermediate Unit’s Superintendent’s Instructional Technology Committee, chaired the Allegheny Intermediate Unit’s Superintendent’s Workforce Development Committee, and served on the Allegheny Intermediate Unit’s Executive Director’s Advisory Team.
Dr. White began his career with Pittsburgh Public Schools as a teacher, activities director and band/orchestra director at Brashear High School, before becoming an administrative practitioner and then acting assistant principal at Schenley High School. Dr. White then held several positions at the Beaver Area School District, including assistant principal, middle/high school principal and assistant superintendent before becoming the superintendent of the Chartiers Valley School District.
Dr. White holds a bachelor’s degree in music from West Virginia University as well as a master’s degree and doctorate degree in education from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. White and his wife Danielle have three sons – Jay, Jonathan and Jeremy.