Franklin Area School District
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. Since being elected to the Franklin Area School Board, she has served as PSBA liaison, and on their Hall of Fame, Personnel Operations, and Negotiations committees, chairing both the Personnel and Operations committees. Sabrina also has served on PSBA’s Bylaws and Platform committees, the Pennsylvania Public Education Foundation, been a member of the Legislative Advisory Council and the chair of the Policy Committee. Sabrina attended Fayetteville State University and is the chief clerk/county administrator for Venango County. She resides in Franklin with her husband Brian and their two children – Britton, a freshman at Penn State; and Cambree, a sophomore at Franklin Jr./Sr. High School.
In response to the nomination form question, “Why I wish to serve in this position and what I hope to accomplish?”
“I believe that public education is the foundation for which success begins. If we are to have upstanding productive adult members of society we must first educate them as youths. All children deserve to have a chance for success and in order for that to happen we must have a strong public education system. If not for advocates of public education the system could be flawed. We must walk a fine line between governmental involvement, local jurisdiction, and proper education. I believe this the core principle of what PSBA stands for. I have been honored to be a part of PSBA for the past few years and feel that my journey is not complete. I believe that in the role of President Elect I will be able to foster the core values and principles that the PSBA is built on. Being a dedicated and active member of an organization that is built on supporting our future leaders is not only necessary but it truly is a pleasure. I hope to continue my passion of promoting public education in a stronger leadership role.”