Dr. John Kurelja

Bernadette Boerckel

 Dr. John Kurelja

  Executive Director
  (570) 523-1155 ext. 2333


John Kurelja, Ed.D. proudly serves as the Executive Director of the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit, a position he has held since July of 2021.  Dr. Kurelja has been with the CSIU since July of 2016 where he first served as the Chief Academic Officer and then the Assistant Executive Director until transitioning to his current role.   He loves working for the CSIU where he has the opportunity to support over 40,000 students, teachers, and administrators in our region. He has a B.S. from Rutgers University, an M.A. from Rutgers University, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Pennsylvania State University. Prior to coming to the CSIU, he was the superintendent of the Warrior Run School District from November of 2010 until June of 2016. In total, John has been administrator in this region for 25 years serving as the Curriculum Coordinator for Central Columbia School District, an Adjunct Professor at Wilkes University, a Principal for Central Columbia Middle School and Assistant Principal at Bloomsburg High School.  

In 2017, Dr. Kurelja completed the credentialing process to become a National School Leadership Coach through the National Institute for School Leadership.  In 2018, he completed the Executive in Residence Program for the Association of Educational Service Agencies (AESA).

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