Mrs. Katharine Pude has been honored to serve as the Superintendent of the Bradford Area School District. A native of Kane, PA, Mrs. Pude moved to Bradford when she was offered her first teaching position and has called Bradford home ever since.

Prior to her appointment as Superintendent in 2011, she had held numerous positions within the district including Assistant Superintendent (in charge of Curriculum and Special Education) for eight years, Elementary Principal for Curriculum, Assistant Principal, Instructional Support Teacher, and Second grade teacher.   She also served as a Special Education teacher for twelve years at Beacon Light’s Alternative Education Program.

Mrs. Pude received her B.S. degree from Edinboro University in Elementary/Special Education. After teaching for a number of years, she received her M.S. degree from the University of Pittsburgh in Curriculum and Assessment. She then received her K-12 Principal certification through St. Bonaventure University as well as her Letter of Eligibility to serve as Superintendent.

A strong advocate of children and community, Mrs. Pude sits on a number of Boards within Bradford: Salvation Army, CASA of McKean County, University of Pittsburgh Advisory Board, Bradford Area School District Foundation Board, Futures Rehabilitation Board, Bradford Area Creative and Performing Arts, and the McKean County Collaborative Board and was a past member of the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

She and her husband, Bill, have raised three sons who all graduated from the Bradford Area School District- Jacob, Michael, and Dominic.

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