Executive Leadership

  • Office of the Executive Director

    Photo of Jeff West

    Dr. Jeff West - Executive Director

    The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of the Intermediate Unit. He is charged with implementing the policies and procedures established by the Board of Directors and with the overall responsibility for the educational and financial operations of the intermediate unit.

    The Executive Director also chairs the Superintendents’ Advisory Council, acts as liaison to district superintendents and school boards, works with local district personnel, represents the intermediate unit on community boards, and serves as liaison to the Intermediate Unit Executive Directors, the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the State Legislature.


    Amy Crouse – Executive Assistant



     Dr. Trail

    Assistant Executive Director
    Dr. Kendra Trail

    Dr. Kendra Trail began her role as Assistant Executive Director of the Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12 on July 1, 2020.

    Prior to joining the LIU12 Family, she served as superintendent in the Southern Fulton School District and the Greencastle-Antrim School District as well as the Executive Director of Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11. Early in her education career, she served as an elementary teacher and principal. She has been in public education for 26 years.

    Building professional relationships with all stakeholders is a critical piece in the work intermediate units do; therefore, she is excited to work with the LIU Faculty and Staff to provide quality services to school districts.

    Dr. Trail is charged with a variety of responsibilities and duties; however, she will be working closely with the Executive Director and Cabinet Members to lead LIU into the future. 


    Nicole Gallardo – Administrative Assistant