About the Superintendent
Superintendent Cathy Taschner brought with her 20 years of experience in education when she joined the Coatesville Area School District (CASD) in June of 2014. She believes the district's number one strength is its community, and emphasizes that she did not just want to be any superintendent, she wanted to be the superintendent of the Coatesville Area School District. Coatesville has always held a special place in her heart. Her mother worked for Lukens Steel for about 40 years and her grandparents lived in the district for many years as have her other family members.
Dr. Taschner earned her bachelor's degree from Messiah College and a master's degree from West Chester University. In 2001, she graduated from Immaculata University with a second master's degree in educational leadership and earned her doctorate in educational leadership from Immaculata in 2005. She has spent the majority of her educational career in Chester County and has previously served as a teacher, an assistant principal, a principal and as an assistant superintendent. Her ascent from teacher to superintendent was motivated by the continued desire to positively impact as many students as possible.
Ask the Superintendent
If you have a question you would like to ask the superintendent, click the red button on the right to submit it. Your question may be chosen as a topic on the superintendent's blog. Please note that Dr. Taschner will answer as many questions as possible, and may group responses to similar questions. Questions on personnel, personnel matters or matters of litigation will not be addressed.