Robert L. Copeland began his tenure as Superintendent of the Lower Merion School District in July of 2015. Prior to coming to Lower Merion, Mr. Copeland served as Superintendent of the Neshaminy School District in Langhorne, Pennsylvania and for nearly eleven years as Superintendent of Schools in Piscataway, New Jersey. Mr. Copeland's career in education includes teaching, building administration and central office positions in both suburban and urban districts in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Mr. Copeland has presented at both local and national conferences on topics ranging from school administration, educational change, strategic planning and innovative academic programs.
In 2007 the New Jersey Association of School Administrators named Mr. Copeland Superintendent of the Year. In October of 2015, Mr. Copeland was named by the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators with its annual Leadership in Public Education Award.