Members of PSBA heard the election results for new officers and sectional advisors at the hybrid Delegate Assembly on Saturday, November 5, conducted in person at PSBA offices in Mechanicsburg and via Zoom. Open voting for members of PSBA was held September 9-October 29 through a secure, online voting website. The new officers will take their offices on January 1, 2023. Officers of the 2023 Governing Board are listed below with (*) indicating positions that were up for election this year.
President – David Schaap, Brentwood Borough School District (Allegheny Co.)
President-elect* – Mike Gossert, Cumberland Valley SD (Cumberland Co.)
Vice President* – Allison Mathis, North Hills SD (Allegheny Co.)
Treasurer – TBD: This position was vacated by Mike Gossert upon his election to President-elect
Immediate Past President – David Hein, Parkland SD (Lehigh Co.)
Eastern Zone Representative – Edward Brown, Upper Darby SD (Delaware Co.)
Central Zone Representative* – Julie Preston, Northern Tioga SD (Tioga Co.)
Western Zone Representative – Marsha Pleta, Washington School District (Washington Co.)
Sectional advisor co-leaders and the advisory council chair will be selected in January.
These sectional advisors were elected to serve a two-year term:
Section C1 Advisor – Major Thomas Kerek, Kane Area School District (McKean Co.)
Section E2 Advisor – Dr. Karen Beck Pooley, Bethlehem Area School District (Northampton Co.)
Section E4 Advisor – Amy Goldman, Radnor Township School District (Delaware Co.)
Members also elected two PSBA Insurance Trustees to serve a three-year term:
Kathy K. Swope
Roberta M. Marcus
Legislative platform, priorities adopted
In addition to hearing the results of officer elections, member delegates voted to adopt PSBA's 2023 Legislative Platform at the Delegate Assembly meeting. The platform is PSBA’s official record of positions on legislative issues and is the guide for the association’s advocacy efforts. The new platform will be posted to the PSBA website in the coming weeks.
SBS Forum Steering Committee elects leaders
School Board Secretaries Forum Steering Committee has elected two new leaders for a two-year term starting in 2023:
Tracy Long, Keystone Central School District (Clinton Co.)
Steve Skrocki, North Penn School District (Montgomery Co.)