Bringing the Voice of Local Communities to Harrisburg
A PSBA Advocacy Ambassador is a liaison between school directors and lawmakers. The objectives of the individual in this role:
- Be a key resource to school districts and legislators on public education issues.
- Inform legislators on the impact of bills moving through the General Assembly.
- Build capacity at the local level; help school officials build relationships with legislators.
- Bring legislators and school leaders together through district visits. The ‘Show Them What It Takes’ campaign will tell you how.
- Recruit and grow a network of Advocacy Influencers, serving as their go-to for support and facilitation.
- Create awareness, working with the Advocacy Influencers, to ignite regional grassroots advocacy efforts.
- Help implement the Show Them What It Takes program
School boards across the state are represented in the halls of the Capitol every day, on matters impacting public education. PSBA is a prominent voice in Harrisburg on issues affecting public policy, legislation, and regulation. The Advocacy Ambassador and Advocacy influencer network creates a web of connectivity—PSBA, local communities and legislators linked in an ongoing dialogue around public education.
Contact your local Member Services manager to connect with your ambassador or contact them directly by email:
- Lena Hannah — Allegheny, Beaver, Fayette, Greene, Washington, Westmoreland
- Mark Ferrara — Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, Warren
- Larry Feinberg — Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia
- Davonna Rickard — Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, York
- Deborah Wheeler — Bradford, Carbon, Columbia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Montour, Northumberland, Pike, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Wayne, Wyoming
- Kenneth Swanson — Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Fulton, Huntingdon, Jefferson, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin, Potter, Somerset