Click below to learn more about the members of the Perkiomen Valley School Board!
Board Member since December 2021
Reason for Board Service: I believe in the process of the “points of light”. Integrity, Empathy, Respect, Optimism, Conviction in the face of opposition, and belief in the power of the human spirit to create positive change. Societal problems are being solved somewhere by a group or an individual and there is no better service to our community than to serve it.
Roots and Family: Originally, I am from Philadelphia. After getting married in 2005, we moved to Skippack. Our son (Ethan) was born in 2008 and we have been so happy to be apart of this area for so long.
Education and Career: I graduated George Washington HS in 1998 and Computer Learning Center in 2000. I started my career in 2001 in Market Research/Data collection. I have spent roles as a Coder, Programmer, Database Manager, VP of Data Services and the last 11 years have been in a Sales Role.
School & Community Involvement: I have been a coach/board member and President of LPLL as well as a coach for PVYB and a local Little League Umpire.
Board Member since December 2021
Reason for Board Service: I was very fortunate to graduate from PV and now my three children attend PV. I feel board service is a great way to give back to the community that helped to shape me. Additionally, I value education and ensuring that all students receive the resources and opportunities they need to reach their greatest potential.
Roots and Family: My roots in the district are long and strong. As I mentioned above, I am a PV graduate. Additionally, my mom is a graduate of the Schwenksville High school before the merge with Collegeville Trappe High school which resulted in the formation of PV. I only lived outside the district for 5 short years in my lifetime and I am so very fortunate that my husband and I were able to move back so that my three children are able to experience and obtain a PV education. My oldest daughter is in 9th grade at the high school and is very involved in anything music / theater related. My twins are in 4th grade at Evergreen. Both are extremely involved in sports but you can occasionally find them on the stage performing musicals at local theaters with their sister.
Education and Career: My family jokes with me and says I am a forever student. I started with my Associate’s degree from Montgomery County Community College. I then transferred to Cabrini College where I earned my B.S. in Educational Studies and my B.A. in Psychology. After graduating, I was blessed to start my career as a teacher at PV having worked at both South and Evergreen. I then returned to Immaculata for my Master’s in Counseling and upon graduation I starting working as a school psychologist. I am still practicing and work for the Lower Merion School District. I also work as an adjunct professor in the graduate department at Immaculata University. I returned to school with the wonderful support of my family and earned my Doctorate in Educational Leadership in August of 2020 from Gwynedd Mercy University.
School & Community Involvement: You can often catch me volunteering for different events within the various activities my children have been involved in. Additionally, I am an active member of our church and spent several years as a Sunday School teacher.
Appointed to the Board in November 2017. Re-elected in December 2019.
Reason for Board Service: I was appointed to the board in 2017 after several years of attending board meetings. I have a good relationship with students, teachers, administration, and community members and try to bring the concerns and recommendations from all of these groups to the board level.
Roots and Family: After a childhood spent moving from town to town as the daughter of a Navy officer, I was finally able to settle down with my husband in Skippack Township over 20 years ago. It is here that we started our family and where both of our children have spent their entire academic careers in PV schools.
Education and Career: I have my B.S. in Psychology from Penn State and my Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to becoming a mom, I worked as a School Social Worker for the Bucks County Intermediate Unit. I also spent several years working as a Behavior Specialist Consultant for Penn Foundation.
School & Community Involvement: I created and run the PV Power Packs program, which provides weekend and summer food to students who are food insecure. I was the Skippack Home & School President for 3 years and continue to volunteer at Skippack Elementary in first grade classrooms.
Board member since December 2019
Reason for Board Service: A desire to ensure that all students in the district have access to an excellent education.
Roots and Family: Lived in Northern Virginia for most of my childhood and raised our family in Northern Virginia until moving to PVSD in 2008. My husband and I are the proud parents of seven children, two of whom currently live at home and one of whom currently attends Perkiomen Valley High School.
Education and Career: B.S in Communications from James Madison University. Worked as a paralegal, and coordinator for a tennis facility. For most of my mothering career, I have been able to stay home with our children.
School & Community Involvement: Served on the PVSD Superintendent Parent Advisory Committee, PV Partners for Equity and Inclusion Committee, while also participating in the Delaware Valley Consortium for Excellence and Equity hosted by the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. Collaborate with the Parent Education Advocacy and Leadership Center and also the Pennsylvania Training Technical Assistance Network. Introduced the school district to the Peer Buddy mentor model for those students with more intensive needs.
Appointed to the Board in June 2018; Re-elected in December 2019
Reason for Board Service: As a parent of two Skippack Elementary School students and as someone who personally had an exceptional public school education, I want to be involved to ensure PVSD offers the most robust experience to every student.
Roots and Family: I am the youngest of four boys raised in Geneseo, New York. Both of my parents were teachers. After college, I moved to Pennsylvania. I lived in Pittsburgh and Allentown for several years until I met my wife. We chose to settle in the Perkiomen Valley and start our family. We have lived in Skippack Township for the past 15 years.
Education and Career: I studied clinical psychology and microbiology at the State University of New York at Buffalo and earned my B.S. in computer science at DeSales University. For the past 20 years, I have supported/taught surgical procedures for Johnson & Johnson, Karl Storz, Baxter and EndoGastric Solutions.
Appointed to the board in February 2018; Re-elected in December 2019
Reason for Board Service: I have 3 children in the school district and have always been committed to being involved in their education. I would like to use this opportunity to represent the community and help ensure that all of the students in our district receive a quality, well-rounded, public education. I also hope to collaborate with educators and administrators so they feel supported in their roles and continue to provide our district with outstanding opportunities for our students.
Roots and Family: I grew up in Wisconsin, in the suburbs of Milwaukee. I moved to New York City in 2001 for my graduate internship and have lived in the Northeast ever since. My husband and I moved to the Perkiomen Valley (Trappe) in 2006. My husband and I have 3 children who are very active in sports and other activities throughout the community. Our oldest son is currently in 6th grade at Middle School East. Our younger son and daughter (twins) are in 4th grade at South Elementary.
Education and Career: I earned my B.A. in Psychology at Illinois Wesleyan University and went on to earn a Master’s and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Northern Illinois University. I have worked in various clinical settings, including schools for behaviorally and emotionally challenged children, a treatment center for sexually and physically abused children, hospitals, and private practice. Currently I am a consulting physician at Phoenixville Hospital and I see clients at a group practice in Collegeville.
School & Community Involvement: I served on the Board of the South Elementary Home and School Association for 3 years. I continue to chair the Fun Fair Committee and participate on the Yearbook Committee at South. I have been on the Board of the PVSD Foundation since 2017. My husband and I also spend a lot of time volunteering for the Perkiomen Valley Aquatic Club, Perkiomen Valley Youth Basketball, Skippack Swim Team, Central Perkiomen Youth Association, Girl Scouts and Montgomery County 4-H Club.