The Champion of Public Education award is presented by the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) to state lawmakers in recognition of outstanding support of traditional public schools during a two-year legislative session.

Support for traditional public schools is measured in the following ways:

  • The legislator’s voting record. PSBA informs lawmakers in advance which votes will be considered as PSBA Key Votes and asks lawmakers.
  • The bills introduced by the legislator.
  • The legislator’s attendance at and involvement with their local public schools.
  • The legislator’s willingness to work with PSBA.

The 2022 Champion of Public Education awards have been presented to:

Photos above:
(L-R)  Rep. Joe Ciresi
           David Hein, 2022 PSBA President

(L-R)  Lena Hannah, PSBA Outreach Manager
           David Hein, 2022 PSBA President
           Rep. Jason Ortitay
           Nathan Mains, PSBA CEO