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

David Hein

David Hein is a two-term member of the Parkland School Board and its current vice-president. He also chairs the Personnel and Finance Committee and has served on the Academics, Arts and Athletics Committee. He serves on the joint operating committee of the Lehigh Career and Technical Institute and is its most recent treasurer… 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

Sabrina Backer

Sabrina Backer has been active in public education since her children started elementary school. She began with the executive board of their school’s parent/teacher organization, moved on to her local school board in 2015, and then served as Section 1 advisor, and on the Governing Board of PSBA in 2018… More

Marsha Pleta

Marsha Pleta is president of the Washington Area School Board and formerly served as board treasurer. She currently serves as PSBA liaison and Section 5 advisor. She is on the Legislative Advisory Committee and has been active in advocacy efforts on behalf of the association… More

Act 67 of 2019: School security personnel

Quick summary: Act 67 was Senate Bill 621, printer’s number 1081 in the 2019-20 legislative session. It makes numerous changes to the School Code concerning the hiring and training of school security personnel. Effective date: Act 67 became effective in 60 days after the governor signed it into law on July 2, 2019… More