Anthony Merante Ed. D.

Supervisor of Student Teachers


Principal: St. Patrick Catholic School; Previous Positions: Assistant Superintendent, Peters Township School District; Middle School Principal, PTSD; Assistant Middle School Principal, Bethel Park School District; Guidance Counselor, Canon-McMillan School District; Special Education Teacher, CM; Previous Positions: Adjunct Professor in Graduate Administration Program for Principals, Cal U. of PA; Leadership and Internship Courses/Supervision; Adjunct Professor, Duquesne University, Principal Program/School Finance Course; Current: Pennsylvania Principal Leadership Academy; Supervising Student Teachers at SHU


Joined Seton Hill: 2012
Hometown: Pgh (Whitehall), Pa
Personal Areas of Interest: Photography, Exercising, Reading,
Academic Areas of Interest: Instructional Strategies- Supervision- Leadership- Special Education- Western PA Principal's Leadership Academy


  • Ed. D. Administration and Policy Studies, University of Pittsburgh (1996)
  • M.Ed. Counseling, California University of Pennsylvania (1981)
  • B.S. Special Education, Duquesne University (1976)


  • Instructional Strategies for the Gifted Child In Pennsylvania Middle Schools (Dissertation); "Teaming: It's Not just for Students and Teachers" The Pennsylvania Administrator


  • State Recognition for School Excellence - Peters Township Middle School (Principal); State Recognition for School Excellence - Independence Middle School/Bethel Park (Assistant Principal); Teacher of the Year - Canon-McMillan School District; Presidential Scholar - California University of PA; Who's Who Among Students in Am. Universities & Colleges - Duquesne University


  • Western Pennsylvania Principal's Leadership Academy


  • "Taking the Mystery Out of High Achievement" National Presentation/NASSP Convention, San Francisco; "Now What Does Brian's Mother Want" - Working with Difficult Parents in the K-12 School Setting; "Differentiation" - Instructional Differentiation Strategies in the Classroom; "Teaming in the Middle School - What it is, What it Isn't"


  • St. Francis Medical Center Drug/Alcohol Training Program
  • Superintendent Letter of Eligibility; Supervisor of Special Education; Counseling; PA Teaching Certificate: Special Education


  • Provides numerous in-service programs to School Districts on instruction and parent/teacher communication; Special Education Peer Monitor - PA Department of Education; Dale Carnegie & Associates - Trained in Customer Relations and Employee Development