Superintendent of Schools
Mr. Dormer joined the Norristown Area School District in 2016. He began his career in public education as an Instructional Assistant in the Lower Merion School District. He worked 13 years in the Upper Darby School District, serving as a Biology teacher, coach, Assistant Athletic Director, and Athletic Director at Upper Darby High School before moving into administration in 2005 as an Assistant Principal. He then was named Principal of Upper Darby High School in 2008, a role he held for five years. Mr. Dormer was Principal of Oxford Area High School for three years before coming to Norristown Area School district as Assistant Superintendent. He was appointed Superintendent of Schools in August 2018.
Mr. Dormer earned his Bachelor’s degree from LaSalle University and his Master’s degree in Education from Cabrini University. He earned his Principal’s certification at St. Joseph’s University and completed his doctoral coursework and Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility at Neumann University. During the 2007-2008 school year, Mr. Dormer was honored as the Pennsylvania Assistant Principal of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals and the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
Mr. Dormer currently serves as the President of the Pennsylvania League of Urban Schools, the PLUS Caucus of PASA, the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators. He previously served as the PLUS Caucus Secretary. He is a member of the PASA Board of Governors and serves on PASA's Professional Development Committee.
In the area of educational advocacy, Mr. Dormer is one of the founding members of LEARN, the Leaders for Educational Accountability and Reform Network. He also serves as a member of the MCIU Superintendents Legislative Committee.
In our community, Mr. Dormer is a member of the Rotary Club of Norristown and a board member of the Friends of the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library.
Mr. Dormer lives in Aston, PA, with his wife, Michele, and three children. He enjoys reading, golfing, small scale building and construction, camping, and spending time with his family.