“I was born and raised in State College and attended SCASD kindergarten through graduation in 1973. I attended South Hills Business School and upon graduating, I worked at State High Main Office for several years and also served as cheerleading advisor.

What is your connection to the district?
After working at Penn State for a number of years, I returned to SCASD to work as a secretary in the Reading Center, Radio Park Elementary School, Personnel Office, Mount Nittany Middle School, Accounting Office and the Assistant Superintendent’s Office. I completed my 37-year career as an SCASD employee, retiring on June 30, 2017. My husband and both of my children also graduated from State College High School.

What was your inspiration for joining the board?

SCASD has been part of my life since kindergarten. Joining the Foundation Board is a way for me to stay involved with a wonderful school district and hopefully continue to provide service.

What do you hope to help accomplish by being a part of the foundation board?

I hope that my vast experience as an employee will help the foundation bring awareness to the community regarding the many opportunities that are available to our students, and in turn, benefit the district.

What unique trait or experience do you bring to the board?

Having worked in many different environments in the district, I hope to bring a knowledge of the district, as well as history of the district and community to the board.

Do you have any story or experience to share about the district?

More than I can possibly put in a few words! I have said many times that I should have kept a notebook during my years working in school offices, so I could write a book when I retired! No day was ever the same and you never knew what to expect! It’s hard to believe that over 40 years ago, I began working at State High! Time sure flies when you’re having fun!