office of executive director

Dr. Regina C. Speaker

Executive Director

rspeaker@mciu.org

Dr. Brad Landis

Assistant Executive Director

blandis@mciu.org

Mary T. Dougherty

Executive Assistant

610-755-9302
mtdougherty@mciu.org

About Dr. Regina C. Speaker

Dr. Regina Clare Speaker has served in various capacities as a classroom teacher, school district administrator, intermediate unit administrator, assistant superintendent, superintendent and currently Executive Director of Montgomery County Intermediate Unit.

Prior to Dr. Speaker’s role as the Executive Director of MCIU, she was the Superintendent for the Great Valley School District, and Special Assistant to the Pennsylvania Secretary of Education, the PA Department of Education. In addition, she has served as a graduate instructor and staff-development provider for school districts, universities, and businesses.

Dr. Speaker holds certification in the areas of Elementary Education, Special Education, Reading Specialist, Elementary Principal, Secondary Principal, Supervisor of Special Education, Intermediate Unit Executive Director, and Superintendent., as well as certification in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). She began her career as a high school science teacher in Shenandoah Valley School District in 1986 and has expansive classroom experience at various grade levels in both regular and special education. In addition, Dr. Speaker is an experienced educator of adult learners in diverse settings.

Dr. Speaker has presented both locally and nationally on educational topics, including leadership, data-informed decision making, motivation, classroom management, effective instructional practices, inclusion, and effective communication.

Superintendent Searches

Selecting a new school district leader is one of the most important decisions a school board will ever make. As a commissioned officer, the superintendent convenes the school board and other school district stakeholders around the district’s mission, is accountable for school district results, directs the daily operations of the school district, and has significant responsibility for the district’s education program. Selecting a highly qualified and skilled superintendent that is the right match for your district is of paramount importance.

MCIU is pleased to offer this service to school boards. The MCIU Search Team will work with school board members to conduct a customized search for a new superintendent. The search process includes thoughtful planning and goal setting, a sound recruitment plan, a thorough review process, intensive selection activities, and effective communication of the results. MCIU will conduct extensive research into each applicants’ qualifications and experiences, however, the selection of the successful candidate is solely the decision of the board of directors of the school district.

Recently completed successful superintendent searches include:

  • Harrisburg School District (2021)
  • Pottsgrove School District (2021)
  • Wissahickon School District {Assistant Superintendent} (2020)
  • School District of Springfield Township (2020)
  • Upper Moreland Township School District (2020)
  • Hatboro-Horsham School District (2020)
  • Upper Perkiomen School District (2019)
  • Pottstown School District (2016)
  • School District of Jenkintown (2016)
  • Lower Merion School District {Assistant Superintendent} (2015)
  • School District of Cheltenham Township (2015)

School District Recovery Services

While the infusion of ESSER funding is a significant one-time financial boost for school districts, it alone will not solve the complex financial, academic, legal and other operational challenges school districts will be facing for years to come.  MCIU recognizes that these long-term challenges are unique to each district and vary in complexity and scope.  Our experienced team has a demonstrated track record of providing school districts a vast array of services ranging from strategic consultative services to in-district daily administrative oversight and support.