PSBA Officer Elections: Slate of Candidates

PSBA members seeking election to office for the association were required to submit a nomination form no later than June 1, 2019, to be considered. All candidates who properly completed applications by the deadline are included on the slate of candidates below… More

Mark B. Miller

Mark B. Miller is completing his third term as an elected school director of the Centennial School District in Bucks County, PA. He is completing his first term as a trustee and has contributed more than a decade of service to PSBA… More

Kathy Swope

Kathy K. Swope is a PSBA Past President in her 21st year of service as a school director in the Lewisburg Area School District, serving the last 12 years as board president. She is the current board chair of the PSBA Insurance Trust and a member of the PA Public Education Foundation board… More

Julie Preston

Julie Preston has been a member of the Northern Tioga School Board since 2008. She was vice president and in 2015 was elected president, a role she currently holds. She also sits on the Intermediate Unit 17 board and had served as the treasurer until last year when she became vice president… More

Art Levinowitz

Art Levinowitz has been involved in education for his entire professional life. He was a teacher for eight years, employed as an administrator for more than 25 years for the New Jersey State Department of Education, and has served on Upper Dublin School Board for 20 years, including five as president… More

Tricia Steiner

Tricia Steiner has been a school director for Derry Township School District since 2017. She regularly attends PSBA professional development events such as the PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference and Advocacy Day. She participates actively as an advocate and is a member of the PSBA Equity Taskforce… More

Ronald Cole

Ron Cole has been a school board member in the Sayre Area School District for nine years. He is the current board vice president, chairman of the Community Relations Committee and a PSBA liaison. He also is a board member for the Northern Tier Career Center… More

Register for “Federal Focus: Fully funding IDEA”

Join U.S. Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (R-01) and other IDEA Act co-sponsors at this complimentary focus meeting to talk about the critical need to modernize and fully fund the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Learn about bipartisan efforts now in the U.S… More

A western PA school suspended fewer students by using a restorative model

Suspensions among fourth- through sixth-graders are down at Woodland Hills School District. That can be attributed, in part, to a restorative practice program created by the University of Pittsburgh, according to school district administrators. The team supporting the work recently released a report reviewing the past two years of the strategy's implementation… More

Local school districts grappling with teacher shortages

Since 1996, the number of undergraduate education majors has declined 55% nationwide, and since 2009, the number of newly issued in-state instructional teaching certificates has dropped by 71%, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Pennsylvania used to issue licenses to more than 14,000 new teachers annually. In 2016-17, the state issued 4,412… More