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Dr. Konrad's Biography




Dr. James Konrad has proudly served as the Superintendent of Pleasant Valley School District since December 2021.  Pleasant Valley School District is located in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, serving 5,000 students in grades K-12, covering a broad landscape over 110 square miles. 

As an educational leader with 19 years of experience in public education, Dr. Konrad has served in various roles, including math teacher, special education teacher, Director of Special Education, Assistant Principal, Principal, Director of Instructional Improvements, and Teacher Evaluations. He has spent his last seven years as a Superintendent in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Konrad is passionate about establishing positive collaboration through trust and teamwork by working closely with his School Board Directors, principals, teachers, support staff, students, and the community.  He takes time to understand the various needs of the district and works diligently to secure the necessary resources and partnerships to facilitate the success of all learners in a safe and supportive learning environment while ensuring access and opportunities to the best teachers, resources, programs, partnerships, and post-secondary options in college and career.

Dr. Konrad is a Duquesne University graduate, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Science in Elementary and Special Education, which he earned while being a four-year starter on the Division 1 soccer team.  He was awarded a Master’s degree in Science in Educational Administration, a Doctorate degree in Educational Administration, and a Master's degree in Business Administration from Temple University.

Since arriving at Pleasant Valley School District, Dr. Konrad has built trust through transparent communication between staff, parents, and students. This was accomplished through district collaboration meetings, superintendent advisory committee meetings, and focus groups.  Dr. Konrad’s visionary and collaborative leadership style and unwavering commitment to promoting individual and collective growth have resulted in stronger relationships within the school community and increased student achievement.