Dr. Neil English
Superintendent of Schools, Riverview School District
Dr. English comes to the Superintendent position with over 12 years of administrative experience. He has served the Riverview School District for the past four years as the Jr-Sr High School Instructional Principal and the district Curriculum Coordinator. Prior to that, he worked as a central office administrator for the Moon Area School District serving as the Director of Guidance, School Counseling, and Gifted Education. In Connecticut, he served for 6 years as Assistant Principal at an award-winning middle school (grades 5-8). Dr. English is passionate about teaching and learning. He is trained through the Yale Haskin’s Group for foundational literacy, is certified as a Reading and Writing Workshop Coach through Columbia University’s Teacher’s College, and has presented at state conferences on differentiating for the gifted learner. He has worked alongside Riverview teachers for four years; coaching, instructing, and relentlessly devoted to continuous improvement and creating a culture of learning.
Dr. English taught middle and high school mathematics as well as middle school science. He began his teaching career as a high school math teacher and residential counselor at The Grove School in Madison, CT, where he supervised and taught students with autism and other profound social and emotional challenges. He also worked as an adjunct professor teaching college Algebra. In addition to teaching, Dr. English has a vast coaching background, coaching middle school boys’ and girls’ soccer and Varsity boys’ basketball. He was employed by the Semester at Sea Institute for Shipboard Education as a Resident Director, where he coordinated and managed college-aged students and shipboard activities in many parts of the world. After graduating college, Dr. English spent a year volunteering for the Americorps in the Southeastern region of the United States where he taught foundational reading and mathematics in low performing urban and rural schools, repaired homes in disaster relief zones, and rehabilitated children in urban hospitals.
Dr. English received his Bachelor of Arts and Master’s degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, as well as a Professional Certificate in Administration from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. He received his Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership at the University of Pittsburgh and has completed his Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility through the University as well.
Dr. English loves working at Riverview, and is passionate about serving the students, families, and communities of Verona and Oakmont faithfully. He and his wife, Annette, are proud parents of two children (grades 6 and 7), and spend their time coaching, supporting their community, exercising, and caring for family and friends.
Dr. English joined the Riverview School District in 2016, and is honored and humbled to serve as Riverview’s 5th Superintendent.