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School News

The West Jefferson Hills Board of School Directors approved the appointment of Dr. William (Bill) Henderson III as the district’s Assistant Superintendent during a special Board meeting on Tuesday, May 7.  Dr. Henderson will join the WJHSD administrative team after serving as Superintendent of the Frazier School District since July 2014.

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Dr. William Henderson, III

He will replace Dr. Matthew Patterson, who is departing in late June to become Executive Director of Secondary Education and Instruction with the Fox Chapel Area SD. Henderson will begin his tenure with WJHSD beginning on July 1, 2024, but will be transitioning to the district over the next two months. 

Henderson comes to the West Elizabeth, Jefferson Hills and Pleasant Hills communities with nearly 14 years of experience as a Superintendent and more than 25 years in K-12 public education as a teacher, building and district level administrator. In addition to his nearly 10 years with Frazier SD, Henderson previously was Superintendent at Southeastern Greene SD for four years.

“The West Jefferson Hills School District is excited to welcome Dr. Henderson as a member of our team. His leadership skills, academic expertise, and commitment to children will be an excellent addition to our schools,” said WJHSD Superintendent Dr. Janet Sardon. “We look forward to upcoming events at the end of this school year, and others throughout the summer months, for him to meet members of our staff, student body and community.”

“I am honored to be appointed by the Board of Directors to the Assistant Superintendent position of the West Jefferson Hills School District,” Henderson stated. “I look forward to working closely with the Board, Dr. Sardon, Dr. Patterson, the administration, and staff during my transition. I am also excited to work with the talented educators, administrators, students, parents and community stakeholders to continue fostering an environment of excellence and innovation within the West Jefferson Hills School District.  Throughout this process, it was clear that there is a great amount of pride throughout the district and I am extremely excited to become a part of the TJ family.” 

Dr. Henderson is a graduate of West Liberty State College and earned his Master of Education in Administrative and Policy Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. He also earned a Doctor of Education in Leadership and Administration from Point Park University and his Superintendent Letter of Eligibility from Gannon University.

Henderson began his career teaching mathematics and physical education and was Frazier’s Athletic Director for nearly five years. He served as an elementary principal with the Charleroi SD and a middle school principal with the Bethlehem Center SD before moving into the Superintendent role with Southeastern Greene.

West Jefferson Hills has more than 3,400 students and is among the fastest-growing districts in Allegheny County.

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