Superintendent of Schools 

Dr. Linda Lane

Dr. Linda S. Lane and her mentee Journey

Linda S. Lane, Ed.D. has served as the superintendent of the Pittsburgh Public Schools since December 13, 2010. Her previous experience as an educator was in the Des Moines Public Schools, Des Moines, Iowa.

She obtained a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Iowa and a master’s of science degree in education administration, as well as, an educational specialist degree from Drake University. She later earned her doctorate degree in education, also from Drake University.

In 1971, Dr. Lane began her career as an elementary school teacher in Iowa City Public Schools. Four years later, she began as a teacher in the Des Moines Public Schools, later serving various roles, including executive director of human resources, chief operating officer and deputy superintendent.
Dr. Lane graduated from the Broad Superintendent’s Academy in 2003. She joined Pittsburgh Public Schools as deputy superintendent in 2007 and served in that role for three years prior to being named as superintendent.
Dr. Lane states, “I had the benefit of a wonderful public school education which has served me well during my life. I want every child in Pittsburgh to have those same opportunities. I consider it a privilege to serve the community in this role.”

Dr. Lane and her husband, Coleman, reside in Highland Park. They have two adult children, C.J. and his wife Melchia of Miami, FL and Alicia of Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Linda Lane Announces Her Intention Not to Seek Contract Renewal in June 2016  
On September 4, 2015, Superintendent Linda Lane announced that she will not pursue an extention of her current contract after it expires in June 2016.  Read the News Release related to the annoucement.   
Community Reaction to the Superintendent's Announcement