Natalie A. McCracken, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education
Dr. McCracken has served as the Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education in the Norwin School District since the 2012-2013 school year. After earning her Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, she began her teaching career in Louisa County and Chesterfield County, Virginia, where she taught grades five and six and also served as a K-5 Title I Mathematics Specialist.
Dr. McCracken then returned to Pennsylvania and completed her Master of Education degree and Principal Certification through California University of Pennsylvania which included an internship at Hillcrest Intermediate School. She was hired to teach sixth grade mathematics and Pre-Algebra at Hillcrest for two years prior to serving as the principal at Sunset Valley Elementary for six years. She earned her Superintendent Letter of Eligibility through California University of Pennsylvania in 2011. Dr. McCracken earned a Doctoral degree in School Leadership through the University of Pittsburgh, completing a dissertation titled Principal Perceptions of Professional Development.
In addition to her responsibilities as the Assistant Superintendent, Dr. McCracken serves as the District’s Chief Academic Officer and the District Public Information Officer (PIO). She feels fortunate to serve the students, families, and community as an administrator in the Norwin School District. Dr. McCracken resides in North Huntingdon with her husband, Lew, and children, Gage and Ansley. Gage is a recent graduate of Norwin and attends Saint Vincent College, and Ansley is a student at Norwin High School.