Dr. Patrick E. Crawford serves as the Executive Director of PLDC. Prior to this role, Dr. Crawford gained extensive experience in the educational industry as a school superintendent. In 2007, he was named Pennsylvania Superintendent of the Year, a top honor for his career. He acquired his doctoral degree from Duquesne University by participating in the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership (IDPEL). Dr. Crawford also served as the Professional Development Director for the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators from 2007 until 2016. His experience in and passion for education is what motivates him to help other educators grow their leadership and influence.