Nathan G. Mains, PSBA CEO

Nathan G. Mains began his tenure as CEO of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association in September 2013… More

Thomas Kerek*, Kane Area SD (McKean Co.)

Greetings from the northern part of the Pennsylvania Wilds: to the sprawling city of State College. I am Major Thomas Kerek (Ret.) a 22 year veteran of the Pennsylvania National Guard and 28 year retired Federal Government Employee. I am currently seeking the Sectional 2 Advisor position within the Pennsylvania School Board Association… More

Anita Kaseman (Quakertown Community SD)

My name is Anita Kaseman and I have been employed by Quakertown Community School District for twelve years.  I am an extremely organized, self-starter with strong oral and written communication skills who enjoys a challenge… More

Peter Bard (Weatherly Area SD)

I am 34 years old and a 2008 graduate of Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in Business.  working towards getting a master’s Degree in education from Wilkes University with an expected graduation date of May 2019 and am exploring pursuing further educational pathways… More

Denise LaPera (Lower Merion SD)

Denise LaPera is the Superintendent’s Executive Assistant at the Lower Merion School District. Ms. LaPera has been with the district since November, 2010 and also serves as the Board Secretary and the Open Records Officer. Ms. LaPera has supported three superintendents while employed in Lower Merion. Prior to Lower Merion, Ms… More

Michael Kiehl, Warren County SD (Warren Co.)

Michael Kiehl has been the Transportation/Purchasing Manager for the Warren County School District (WCSD) since 2010.  He oversees six bus contractors with a fleet of 140 vehicles to cover the 775 square miles of the WCSD… More

Lawmakers, state officials dig into potential pension fixes

A state commission is trying to figure out how to cut costs in Pennsylvania's two largest, heavily-indebted pension funds. Depending on what numbers you use, the State Employees' Retirement System and Public School Employees' Retirement System have between about $66 and $89 billion in unfunded liabilities… More

Back to school: How public education ranks in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania ranked 30th in quality and 17th in safety in the study by the personal finance website WalletHub. Patch… More

Elementary principals worry more about student well-being than a decade ago

Elementary school principals say they are very worried about the rising numbers of students with emotional problems. They are concerned that more students have mental health needs. They also rank family poverty, school safety, and students' lack of effective supervision at home as high on their list of anxieties about student well-being… More

Opinion: Early childhood investments pay off in societal benefits

Consistent research demonstrates that quality early learning programs reduce disadvantages and result in fewer behavior problems, improve school outcomes, increase high school graduation rates and reduce criminal activity. TribLive… More