Mr. Brad Hatch to serve as next AASD Superintendent

     Mr. Hatch earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and secondary education from Juniata College (1995).  He earned a Master of Education from St. Francis University (2002) as well as a Principal Certification and Superintendent Letter of Eligibility. He was a 2020 graduate of the Blair County Chamber’s Leadership Blair County program.

     A lifelong employee of AASD, he began his educational career as a science and biology teacher at Roosevelt Jr. High School in 1997.  He became assistant principal of Roosevelt in 2004 and in 2008, upon consolidation of the Roosevelt and Keith Jr. High schools, he served as the 8th grade principal at the Altoona Area Junior High School.  He was elected Assistant to the Superintendent in the fall of 2016 where he has had oversight and responsibility for secondary education, special education, athletics, homeless and foster care, alternative education and cyber education.

      “It is a privilege to be given this opportunity to serve our community in this role,” said Hatch.  “The Altoona Area School District is dedicated to delivering an outstanding educational experience that will lead to limitless opportunities for our young people.  A strong educational program leads to a prosperous community.  We are committed to providing an organization that is a great place to learn, grow and work.  Thank you for your faith and trust as we continue to make Altoona a wonderful place to live!”

      Hatch and his wife, Melissa, have three children Kyla (19), Alayna (17) and Braden (13). He has volunteered at many local youth sports leagues and was recently a coach of the 2022 Mid-Atlantic Little League World Series team. He has an identical twin, Jason, and his family were long-time owners of Tim’s American Café, a popular Altoona restaurant.