About us

Tri-State Area School Study Council was founded in 1948 by Dr. Maurice Thomas. Since its inception, Tri-State has provided a wealth of comprehensive technical assistance, strategic planning, and employment searches to school districts in the Western Pennsylvania region.

Tri-State’s vast knowledge and experience base draws upon a membership of over one-hundred school districts and a team of leaders and consultants with rich backgrounds in education, including former school superintendents and professors of education.

The council helps school districts, intermediate units, vocational technical schools and charter schools to keep pace with the rapidly evolving administrative, legal, and instructional issues of K-12 education and principal certification.

Tri-State is integral to the Teaching Leading and Learning Department in the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh. District leaders throughout Western Pennsylvania mentor our internship students in the certificate programs for K-12 Principal, Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction, and Superintendents Letter of Eligibility.

Contact Us

Tri-State Area School Study Council
University of Pittsburgh
5157 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 South Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Director: Dr. Diane L. Kirk
Administrative Assistant: Rachael Savage
Hours: M-F, 8:30-5:00


Seeking ways to increase organizational capacity in schools through problem solving, technical service, and staff development so all students will be better prepared to make contributions to both our democratic society and the world community.