Le Roy Whitehead

Title: School Success Specialist, DASL


Email: lwhitehd@udel.edu


Dr. Le Roy Whitehead has enjoyed 35 years in public education.  He is proud to join the Delaware Academy for School Leadership at the University of Delaware as an Educational Leadership Specialist.  He joins DASL from the Phoenixville Area School District in Chester County, PA where he was the assistant superintendent for six years, overseeing the district’s curricular and professional development and daily operations.  He worked with district staff to establish professional learning communities, led the transition to a new teacher evaluation system, implemented a new learning management system, and supervised the construction of two new elementary schools.  He has served as President of the Board of Directors for the Communities that Care, and is currently serving on the advisory board for the Chester County Department of Children, Youth and Families.

Dr. Whitehead completed his doctoral degree at Neumann University, his master’s degree at Rider University, and his bachelor’s degree in music education at Lebanon Valley College.  For 21 years he served the West Chester Area School District, the Oxford Area School District, and the Rumson Fair Haven School District in NJ, as Principal and Assistant Principal at the middle and high school levels.  He was an elementary and secondary vocal music teacher for eight years in NJ.  Over his career as an educator, he’s also enjoyed being a guest band conductor, playing piano and percussion in pit orchestras, and participating in runs for school supported charitable events.