Mr. Scott Shirley has been the High School Principal of the Somerset Area Senior High School since July 2012. He previously served as the assistant principal of the Somerset Area Middle School/High School. Prior to his roles in Somerset, he served as the assistant principal at Ferndale Area Jr./Sr. High School and the alternative education coordinator at Chestnut Ridge School District. Additionally, Mr.Shirley taught health and physical education in Cumberland Valley School District, Somerset Area School District, Fort Campbell Schools (KY), Fairfax County Public Schools (VA) and Ashland Independent Schools (KY).
Mr. Shirley received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise and Sport Science and his Master of Education Degree in Health Education from Penn State University. Additionally he earned his Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Marshall University.
Mr. Shirley is married to Stephanie and has two children, Mackenzie and Tanner.