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Member Profiles

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Term: 

Board Member Since 2013

 
Board involvement:
 
Joined the Board in 2013. Current Board President, former Vice President, and member of the following committees: Finance, Policy, North Montco Technical Career Center Joint Operating Committee, Operations and Safety, Negotiations Committees for Professional and Maintenance/Custodial/Food Service, Legal Services Committee, PSBA 2016 Legislative Platform Committee, PV/Ursinus Partnership, Facilities Committee, and Reviews and Evaluations Committee.
 
Roots:  
I have lived within the district for the last 25 years, and prior to that, I was a military brat. I have lived in Hawaii, California, Michigan, Maryland, West Germany and Kansas.
 
Family: 
I have been married for 26 years, and have a son and a daughter.
 
Education & Career:
I have been in the construction industry for the last 25 years, and I am currently a project manager for a mid-sized general contracting firm.
 
School & Community Involvement:
I have been a Committee person for the Republican Party for the last four years.



























Rachael Charyna

Term:

Board member since 2013


Committee Involvement:

 

  • Calendar Committee
  • Communications Advisory Committee
  • Facilities Committee
  • Legal Services Committee
  • Negotiations Committee for Maintenance/Custodial/Food Service
  • North Montco Technical Career Center Joint Operating Committee
  • Operations and Safety Committee
  • Policy Committee
  • Professional Development Committee








































Justine Myers

Term:

Board member since December 2015

 

Board Involvement:

 

Finance Committee, Negotiations Committee for Maintenance/Custodial/Food Service, Negotiations Committee for the Perkiomen Valley Educational Support Professionals Association (PVESPA), 21st Century Teaching & Learning Committee, Assessment Committee, Calendar Committe, Professional Development Committee, and the PVSD Foundation

 

Roots:

I have lived in the Perkiomen Valley for over 14 years with my husband and children.

 

School & Community Involvement:

I have been an assistant coach for Perkiomen Valley soccer clubs.  For over six years I have been mentoring teens on a weekly basis.  I have been involved with and mentoring young people for over 20 years.















Term: 
Board Member Since 2008

 
Board involvement:
 
I have served on the School Board since the fall of 2008 and serve as the current Vice President, after having served as Board President for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years. I have learned a lot, yet there is so much more to learn. I am a member of the Policy, Act 32, Comprehensive (Strategic) Planning and Steering, Legal Services, Technology Advisory, and Reviews and Evaluations committees. I also serve on the Negotiations committees for Professional Staff and the Perkiomen Valley Education Support Professionals Association (PVESPA), and I attend many other committees on a regular basis.
 
Reason for School Board Service:
To make a difference and improve communications with the community. For years, I had been involved with the school district on various community committees and finally decided it was time to take my involvement to the next step.
 
Roots:  
I have lived in the Perkiomen Valley for 20 years. I have seen tremendous change in the area during this time, and when I stop to think of how much change there has been, it is truly amazing that there is still a small town atmosphere.
 
Family: 
My wife and I are blessed to have four wonderful children that all attend Perkiomen Valley School District three of whom are PV graduates and the fourth is still attending PV.
 
Education & Career:
I am employed by a large healthcare technology company as a Principal Network Engineer.

School & Community Involvement:
Over the years I have been involved with various aspects of the school district. When the children were younger I helped in the classrooms and have been on countless field trips. As a family we enjoy many of the sports and arts that PV has to offer and attend many of these events. I have also been a coach for intra-mural soccer for several seasons where I really enjoy working with kids. 






Richard Flynn

Term: 

Board Member since 2014

 

Board Involvement:

 

  • Assessment Committee
  • Athletic Committee
  • Central Perkiomen Valley Regional Planning Commission
  • Community Ed Steering Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Legal Services Committee
  • Negotiations Committee (Maintenance/Custodial/Food Service)
  • Negotiations Committee (PVESPA)
  • Technology Advisory Committee
  • PSBA 2016 Legislative Platform
  • Reviews and Evaluations Committee

 

Roots:

I have lived in Collegeville for 5 years. Prior to that I lived in Conshohocken, PA and Massachusetts.

 

Education:

 

  •  MBA in Finance, Northeastern University (1997)
  • BS in Biology, Northeastern University (1988)
  • Certified in Production and Inventory Management
  • Certified Supply Chain Professional

  

Career: 

Career background involves three industries, software security, environmental services and test equipment. The responsibilities included developing products, business development and managing facilities.

 

School & Community Involvement:

Volunteered time to coach youth football in the Perkiomen Valley area.

 

Reason for School Board Service:

Become directly involved in the decision-making and actions enabling the Perkiomen Valley School District to provide a top-notch public education and simultaneously be fiscally sound.









Beth Negro

Term:

Board member since December 2015

 

Board Involvement:

 

Finance Committee, Athletic Committee, Calendar Committee, Co-Curricular Committee, Communications Advisory Committee, Facilities Committee, Operations & Safety Committee, Policy Committee, PV/Ursinus Partnership
























lynn bigelow

Term: 

Board Member Since 2005

  
Board involvement:  
Served three terms as Board President and one as Board Vice President. 
  
Member of the following committees:
 
  • Finance Committee
  • Negotiations Committee (Professional Staff)
  • Technology Advisory Committee
  • Montgomery County Intermediate Unit Board member
  • PSBA Liaison
  • PSBA 2016 Legislative Platform
  • PSBA Finance Committee
  • Community Education Steering Committee
  
Reason for School Board Service:
I am committed to serve the Perkiomen Valley community by working to raise the standards in our schools and provide an educational environment in which each student can reach their maximum potential.
 
Roots:  
I have resided with my wife and family in Collegeville since 1990. I was raised in Luzerne County, PA.

Family: 
My wife Karen and I have four children - all are graduates of PVHS. Laura and Elizabeth currently attend Messiah College and the University of Delaware. David is a 2012 graduate of Messiah College and teaches high school math in Carlisle. Andrew is a 2014 graduate of Messiah College and works as a retirement systems actuary for Towers Watson in Philadelphia. 
 
Education & Career:
  • MS in Electrical Engineering from Villanova University, 1988.
  • BS in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University 1984.
  • Worked nine years as Quality Assurance Director in the computer security industry.
  • Currently employed as Director of Finance and Information Technology for SEDONA Corporation, a software company in the banking industry.