Typical business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PSBA's main number is (717) 506-2450. To jump to a specific section, please click on the department name in the list below. You can email a specific team member by clicking on their name or dialing their extension, if applicable.

Member Services

General member inquiries: memberservices@psba.org
Career Gateway inquiries: careergateway@psba.org

Email changes in board directors, superintendent, administrative or executive assistants, business managers or other administrative roles to us at any time.

member.info@psba.org

The member outreach managers provide outstanding support to our members across the commonwealth by connecting school board directors and superintendents to PSBA services and programs and serving as members’ primary point of contact with PSBA. Learn more about this team here.

Lena Hannah, ext. 3316

PSBA relies on our volunteer team of eight sectional advisors to help maintain member awareness of PSBA, school board-related updates and advocacy issues. Sectional advisors reside in the region they cover. Contact your sectional advisor for issues that may concern your local membership area.

See which section your district is in and find your sectional advisor here.

Section 1: Sabrina Backer

Section 2: Aimee Kemick

Section 3: Ronald Cole

Section 4: Brian Petula

Section 5: Vicki Carlson

Section 6: vacant

Section 7: Justin Warren

Section 8: Amy Goldman

PSBA coordinator: Sherri Houck, ext. 3000

To assist school administrators and leadership, PSBA offers human resource services, including compensation studies, executive/superintendent search, job description development, staffing studies and digital superintendent evaluation.

Michelle Kunkel, ext. 3365

PSBA offers this facilitated process to assist boards with understanding their strengths and weaknesses and to help identify professional development that aligns with school directors’ areas for growth.

Shane Pagnotti, ext. 3355

PSBA Career Gateway is our online job board for candidates seeking the latest opportunities in Pennsylvania public education and for school entities seeking the most qualified applicants for open positions.

Michelle Kunkel, ext. 3365

Members can register for live events, take online learning courses, view recorded webcasts/webinars, and communicate and share ideas with other board directors on the message board forums on this members-only platform.

edandtraining@psba.org

Contact us when the time comes to recognize your members’ years of board service.

Michelle Kunkel, ext. 3365

Each member entity is entitled to appoint a board member to serve as an essential point of contact between PSBA and the local school board. All liaisons receive Liaison EDition, an exclusive email newsletter covering relevant and timely education topics. 

Sherri Houck, ext. 3000

The PSBA School Board Secretaries Forum provides networking and professional development opportunities for all board secretaries. Members receive a quarterly newsletter and an invitation to the annual conference.

Sherri Houck, ext. 3000

Education and Training

General inquiries: edandtraining@psba.org

PSBA is the only approved statewide Act 55 training provider, assisting members in the compliance of mandated training requirements. PSBA offers both new and advanced school director training as a live option or an online course sequence.

edandtraining@psba.org

Presentations, board workshops and retreats, and extended training partnerships are available to members on-site and digitally. Customization of these professional development programs is available. 

edandtraining@psba.org

PSBA offers members a variety of live education and networking events throughout the year. Events include Equity Summit, Start Strong, Board Leadership Workshop Series and Sectional Meetings. Registration is available on myPSBA.org.

edandtraining@psba.org

Earn digital badges and certifications to demonstrate your commitment to professional development through our comprehensive, online learning focused on the learning needs of school directors.

edandtraining@psba.org

PSBA offers members studio-quality series of online events geared to a larger audience and with limited interactivity.

edandtraining@psba.org

Policy and Governance Services

General policy/administrative regulation questions: policyprograms@psba.org
Policy maintenance services: policymaintenance@psba.org

PSBA offers expert policy services tailored for school districts, intermediate units and career and technology centers to maintain compliance, as well as administrative regulations (AR) templates to assist administrators with implementing board policy. Members of PSBA’s Policy Service or Policy/AR Service receive regular updates throughout the subscription year as a result of changes to state and federal laws, regulations and court decisions.

Find web-based policy system training materials (recorded webinars, short video tutorials and workflow documents) here.

Sections 1 & 5: Sara Veith, ext. 3722

Sections 2 & 6: Danielle Marshall, ext. 3712

Sections 3 & 4: policymaintenance@psba.org

Section 7: Tammy Medellin, ext. 3366

Section 8: Kristin Ehrhart, ext. 3410
Gillian Chick, ext. 3411

Senior Director of Governance Services: Davelyn Smeltzer, ext. 3357

Director of Policy Services: Heather Masshardt, ext. 3401

Find a map of PSBA sections here.

BoardDocs® is a comprehensive eGovernance tool for paperless board meeting management developed by board members for board members.

policyprograms@psba.org

Legal Services

General legal inquiries: legalservices@psba.org
CLE inquiries: clelegal@psba.org

PSBA advocates for the interests of public education to help shape law and education policy in the legislature, administrative agencies and the courts.

Stuart Knade, ext. 3377

Accredited PSBA CLE programs offer licensed attorneys an opportunity to satisfy mandatory CLE requirements by engaging in expert-level presentations focused on emerging issues arising in Pennsylvania school law practice. Annual events include Spring Legal Roundup, Solicitors Symposium and School Law Workshop.

Jo Mundis, ext. 3426

Membership in PSBSA is the most effective way for attorneys representing public schools to network, share ideas and expertise, and to stay abreast of current issues, case law, legislation and other developments in education and local government law impacting public schools.

Jo Mundis, ext. 3426

The School Law EDition is a biweekly publication of PSBSA and PSBA.

Linda Randby, ext. 3378

Communications, Marketing and Partnerships

General inquiries: marketing@psba.org

Please direct media requests to Mackenzie Arcuri, senior manager of media relations and strategy. 

Mackenzie Arcuri, ext. 3386

PSBA’s award-winning bimonthly magazine provides in-depth coverage of education issues.

Jackie Inouye, ext. 3405

Subscribe to our daily e-newsletter highlighting important information and education news across the state and the country.

Jackie Inouye, ext. 3405

Tune in to our biweekly podcast leading the conversation on popular topics that impact public education.

Amanda Daniels, ext. 3437

Access comprehensive insurance programs through your PSBA membership.

Kelsey Carbaugh, ext. 3310

PSBA only endorses programs that are trusted to bring quality products and services to Pennsylvania's public schools. We partner with BoardDocs, EasyProcure, Forecast5 Analytics, Inc., and Keystone Purchasing Network.

The PSBA Alliance Partner program gives members access to vendors that provide services and supplies to meet the specific needs of education-related entities.

Kelsey Carbaugh, ext. 3310

Energy Solutions is a program through Gabel Associates to help districts realize energy savings, reduce energy costs and environmental impact, and to improve energy infrastructure performance – typically at no out-of-pocket expense to the district.

PSBA urgent and crisis communications services are provided to all members at no additional cost.

Britta Barrickman, ext. 3369

Grants development is a resource that allows school entities access to an intuitive and user-friendly searchable grants database, offered through Grants Office LLC.

Megan Orehek, ext. ext. 3500

Government Affairs

General inquires: governmentaffairs@psba.org

Our advocacy work includes drafting bills and amendments, participating in meetings, and providing analyses and comments on key proposals.

Kristin Muncaster, ext. 3388

This is a semi-annual opportunity to apply your advocacy skills by engaging with leaders on the Hill, along with other school directors who are passionate about public education.

Jamie Zuvich, ext. 3375

PSBA Advocacy Ambassadors act as a liaison between school directors and lawmakers. They work in the section in which they reside.

See which section your district is in and find your ambassador here.

Jamie Zuvich, ext. 3375

 

Conferences and Events

General conference and event inquiries: conference.info@psba.org

The annual PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference and preconference events offer networking and learning opportunities.  

Jennifer Cramer, ext. 3332

Our member experience coordinator is available to assist with event registration and inquiries.

Grace Rodgers, ext. 3414

Awards and Recognition

This award is named in honor of the first African American school board president in the United States. Day was a member of the PA State Director’s Association, the predecessor of PSBA.

Fawn McClure, ext. 3321

These annual awards, initiated in 2017, recognize innovative leadership in public school board governance, administration and teaching. 

Fawn McClure, ext. 3321

Established in 2017, the Distinguished Service Pin recognizes PSBA members, staff and education advocates for their extraordinary service and work on behalf of PSBA, their local boards and public education across the commonwealth.

Fawn McClure, ext. 3321

This PSBA designation shall be awarded to all school directors who successfully complete a rigorous combination of online and in-person training and submit the program application.

Will Smeltzer, ext. 3340

This recognition program honors school directors who are outstanding leaders and advocates on behalf of public schools and students. This prestigious honor was created in 2011 in memory of Timothy M. Allwein, a former PSBA staff member who exemplified the integrity, dedication and commitment to advance political action for the benefit of public education. 

Jamie Zuvich, ext. 3375

Operations

PSBA accounting is ready to assist with membership renewal, billing and refunds.

Lynn McKinney, ext. 3312

For questions on insurance program billing, please contact our accounting coordinator. 

Dana Ecker, ext. 3726

To order copies of our publications, please contact the business office.

Lynn McKinney, ext. 3312

PSBA offers its two most popular publications in one convenient package: PSBA Bulletin and School Law EDition.

Lynn McKinney, ext. 3312

Please speak with human resources regarding any employment-related inquiries.

Dara Burke, ext. 3307

Sales and technical calls related to our printing services may speak with the production office. 

Steve Kindig, ext. 3385

PSBA officer elections are held annually. All applications for nomination are reviewed by the nominating committee, and each member entity has one vote for each officer. Voting results are announced at the annual Delegate Assembly.

Sherri Houck, ext. 3000

The PSBA Delegate Assembly is our association-wide business meeting that includes voting on platform and bylaws, financial updates, and leadership election results.

Sherri Houck, ext. 3000

For the chief executive officer or the chief operating officer, please contact our executive office coordinator.

Fawn McClure, ext. 3321

PSBA Affiliations

The Success Starts Here campaign is an ongoing statewide effort to share the positive news about public education through advertising, web, social media, traditional media and word-of-mouth with the goal of raising understanding of the value of public education in Pennsylvania.

Jackie Inouye, ext. 3405

Pennsylvania Public Education Foundation is a nonprofit 501c3 established to promote excellence in public education. Foundation Forward newsletter is sent bimonthly to members.

Christina Griffiths, ext. 3302

The mission of Keystone Center for Charter Change (KCCC) at PSBA is to build support for the development and enactment of legislation that would provide regulatory and funding changes to Pennsylvania’s outdated Charter School Law. Subscribe to the daily newsletter, PA Charter Change Roundup.

Lawrence Feinberg, ext. 3420

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