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Executive Director


Administrative Services directs all MIU IV programs and services and provides information and assistance to districts on many aspects of school management. One of the most important tasks of the IU is to develop effective educational opportunities for the students in our region by creating a network of support among PDE officials, area legislators, higher ed representatives, area educators and others.

In addition, seminars are held regularly on topics of importance to the schools. 

Administrative Services is under the auspices of the office of the executive director.

Department Contacts

Dr. Wayde Killmeyer
Executive Director
(724) 458-6700 x1203

Donna Volpe,
Executive Secretary 
724-458-6700 ext. 1203

Meet the Executive Director


Dr. Wayde Killmeyer

 Dr. Wayde Killmeyer was appointed Executive Director of Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV in August, 2013.  Killmeyer was selected after a regional search and a rigorous selection process.


 Killmeyer’s resume includes 15 years of experience in education as a teacher, principal, and Superintendent.  He joins MIU IV after serving as Superintendent of the Clairton City School District in Allegheny County since 2011.  Prior to working at Clairton, Killmeyer spent six years at the helm of the Avella Area School District in Washington County as Superintendent.  Previously, Killmeyer worked as principal in the Avella Junior Senior High School, Seton-La Salle High School and as a vice principal at Oakland Catholic High School and Venango Catholic High School.


Dr. Killmeyer, who earned his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Duquesne University in 2009, spent thirteen years working in the private sector before following his lifelong dream of becoming an educator.  He earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh.  In 1998, he earned a Master’s of Education in Secondary Mathematics from Slippery Rock University. In 1993, he was awarded a Masters of Arts in English Literature from the University of Maryland.


“When I told my high school guidance counselor that I wanted to be a teacher, he encouraged me to major in engineering, computers, and mathematics because there was a better employment outlook at the time,” recalled Killmeyer.  “So, I followed his advice. But, while I was working in the private sector my heart always led me back to teaching.  A twist of fate brought me to a non-public school as a teacher and I never looked back.  I became involved with the students, teachers, and staff at every level.  I listened, learned and found what I had expected all along; that education was my true calling. ”