Superintendent's Office

Dr. Dishong


Hello Portage Families and Community,

It is truly a great honor to be elected as the next Superintendent of the Portage Area School District. I am sincerely glad to be here, and I will strive to continue building on the important work that has been happening in moving the district forward. Portage is known as “Gem of the Mainline" and I have experienced and learned why this is the case:

  • The People – warm, welcoming, kind, positive, and hard-working
  • The Place – community, culture, and the rich tradition of the area
  • The Pride – satisfaction from the qualities and achievements of the district and community
  • The Pursuit – striving for growth and excellence each day to make a difference for every tomorrow

    I am here to serve the district and work alongside each of you to make it stronger.  I will always be interested in hearing from you about what makes PASD a great place and the areas where you would like to see it improve and how we can better support our students.  We never want to let being “good enough” get in the way of us being GREAT! 

    The vote of trust and confidence to lead the district is something I value and know is a big responsibility.  I pledge to work relentlessly with families, faculty, staff, and community to grow and positively impact each and every student socially, emotionally, and academically. 



    Dr. Todd Dishong


Superintendent of Schools
814-736-9636 ext. 1560