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2023-24 Executive Board

The PenSPRA Executive Board is comprised of volunteers from across Pennsylvania. These communication professionals have dedicated their time to assist PenSPRA in achieving goals and objectives throughout the year in their area of responsibility. To contact any of the board members, please use the contact information below or email: info@penspra.org

Letter from PenSPRA President

Dear PenSPRA members,

I hope that you enjoyed a relaxing summer and are rejuvenated for the school year ahead. Whether you are a few weeks into the new school year or have a few more days until you welcome students back into your buildings, I hope that you are soaking up all of the positive energy that often comes with the start of a new school year!

I would be remiss if I did not take the opportunity to thank Christa Fazio, PenSPRA’s president emeritus, for her leadership and for playing an important role in PenSPRA’s growth and success over the past two years. On behalf of the executive board and our membership, we are grateful for her dedication to the organization and school communications professionals throughout the commonwealth.

Regardless of what the 2023-24 school year has in store for you and your school district, I hope that you will take the time to attend PenSPRA workshops, which include virtual and in-person programs, as well as the annual symposium, scheduled for March 7 and 8, 2024, in State College, PA. 

As I enter my 10th school year at Keystone Oaks School District, I have found it to be so important to make time to connect with like-minded colleagues, to learn from their experiences, and to share my own successes and challenges. You may be the only person in your district working in this important role, but please know that there are colleagues across the state, including myself, who are only a phone call, email or text message away and who are always willing to lend a helping hand…and a helpful communication.

I wish you all a fun and exciting 2023-24 school year!

Sincerely,

Sarah Welch

Coordinator of Communications & Public Relations

Keystone Oaks School District

welch@kosd.org




PenSPRA President and Program Co-Chair (West), Sarah Welch


Contact Information:

Coordinator of Public Relations & Communications

Keystone Oaks School District

1000 Kelton Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15216

Ph: 412-571-6020


Vice President/President Elect,  Jennifer Shealy


Contact Information:

Director of Communications

Downingtown Area School District

540 Trestle Place

Downingtown, PA 19335

Ph: 610-269-8460


Secretary and Program Co-Chair (East/Central), Chris Rosenblum


Contact Information:

Director of Communications

State College Area School District

240 Villa Crest Drive

State College, PA 16801

Ph: 814-272-8699


Treasurer and Program Co-Chair (East/Central), Kristen Rawlings


Contact Information:

Coordinator of School and Community Information

Wissahickon School District

601 Knight Road

Ambler, PA 19002

Ph: 215-619-8000

Contact Information:


Program Co-Chair (West), Sarah McCluan


Contact Information:

Supervisor of Communication Services

Allegheny Intermediate Unit

475 East Waterfront Drive

Homestead, PA 15120

Ph: 412-394-3472


Membership Co-Chair, Gregory Hayes


Contact Information:

Digital Media & Communications Specialist

Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit

90 Lawton Lane

Milton, PA 17847


Membership Co-Chair and Scholarship Contest Chair, Kim Newell


Contact Information:

Assistant Public Relations Coordinator

Colonial School District

230 Flourtown Road

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Ph: 610-834-1670, ext. 236



Communications Contest Co-Chair, Vacant


Outreach Chair, Alexis Jenofsky


 Contact Information:

 Communications Specialist

 Upper Perkiomen School District

 2229 East Buck Road

 Pennsburg, PA 18073

 Ph: 215-541-2475


Social Media Chair, Melissa Reese


Contact Information:

Communications Manager

Allentown School District

31 S. Penn Street

Allentown, PA 18102


Symposium Co-Chair,  Amy Buckman


Contact Information:

Director of School & Community Relations

Lower Merion School District

301 East Montgomery Ave

Ardmore, PA 19003

Ph: 610-645-1978



Executive Director, Christa Fazio


 Contact Information:

 Director of Communications, Marketing & Engagement

 Chester County Intermediate Unit

 455 Boot Road

 Downingtown, PA 19335

 Ph: 484-237-5171

 penspra@cciu.org


Program Co-Chair (West), Jim Cromie

Photo coming soon!

Contact Information:

Communications and Public Relations

Bethel Park School District

301 Church Road

Bethel Park, PA 15102

Cromie.james@bphawks.org 



c/o Chester County Intermediate Unit

Downingtown, PA 19335

Phone: 484-237-5171

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