Marsha Pleta has served as school director for the Washington School District (Washington Co.) for 18 years, and has held the positions of treasurer, vice president and president. She has served as PSBA liaison, Section 5 advisor and on the Legislative Advisory Committee as a voice for public education at the community, state and federal levels. She also served on the PSBA Leadership Development Committee, Delegate Assembly Committee, at PSBA Advocacy Day, Board Presidents Panel, and was a panelist at the PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference discussing issues and concerns that affect urban school districts. Once a small-business owner, Pleta started The Grand Victorian, a full-service floral and elegant gift shop until she sold her business to focus on her three sons and became involved in public education. She served as Teleflora president for western Pennsylvania, vice president of Zonta International and vice president of Professional Business Women. When faced with a major health issue, she sold her business and became involved in public education. Most recently, Pleta opened The Prexie Center, a youth center in the high school.