Dr. William Harner
In 2016, Dr. William E. Harner is in his third year as Superintendent of Quakertown Community School District. He served previously as the principal of Gainesville Middle School in Georgia and Hilton Head High School in South Carolina, as Superintendent of Greenville County Schools, SC and Cumberland Valley School District in Pennsylvania, and Acting Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
As a transformational leader, Dr. Harner has been recognized as the National Administrator of the Year by the American Association for School Librarians (2004) and National Association for Gifted Children (2009).
Prior to entering public education 18 years ago, he served on 20 years on active duty in the US Army, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. His service includes three years on the staff and faculty at West Point, which includes a year as aide de camp to the Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy. He also served as Chief of the Policy & Strategy Branch, US Forces Korea in Seoul, and as an infantry battalion commander.
Harner holds Masters Degrees in Educational Leadership & Supervision and Human Resources, as well as a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership from the University of South Carolina.