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State Board of Education Members

Chairperson of the Board
Mr. Larry Wittig (2017)
State Board of Education
333 Market Street, 1st Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126

Board Staff
Karen Molchanow
Executive Director 

Stephanie Jones
Administrative Officer

Chief Executive Officer
Pedro A. Rivera
Secretary of Education
333 Market Street, 10th Floor
Harrisburg, PA  17126 

PSPC Ex-officio Member
Dr. George Drake Jr.
PSPC Standards Committee Chair
Dean, College of Education and Human Services and School of Social Work 
Millersville University
PO Box 1002
Millersville, PA 17551

Council of Basic Education

Dr. James E. Barker, Council Chair (2018)
333 Market Street, 1st Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126

Hon. Carol Aichele (2018)
333 Market Street, 1st Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126

Dr. Jay Badams (2019)
Superintendent of Erie School District
333 Market Street, 1st Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126

Mr. Nathan Barrett (2021)
Principal, K-12 Student Affiars
Old Forge School District
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA  17126

Mr. Kirk Hallett (2016)
333 Market Street, 1st Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126

Ms. Shirlann Harmon (May 2018)
Seneca Valley High School
Junior Student Representative
333 Market Street, 1st Floor
Harrisburg, PA  17126

Hon. Maureen Lally-Green (2017)
333 Market Street, 1st Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126

Rep. James Roebuck , Jr.
House Education Committee
Room 208, Irvis Office Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120

Ms. Colleen Sheehan (2019)
Villanova University 
333 Market Street, 1st Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126

Senator John Eichelberger 
Senate Education Committee Chair 
173 Main Capitol
Harrisburg, PA 17120

Ms. Joshita Varshney (May 2017)
Great Valley High School
Senior Student Representative
333 Market Street, 1st Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126
  
Ms. Karen Farmer White (2015)
333 Market Street, 1st Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126

Council of Higher Education

Mr. James Grandon, Council Chair (2016)
333 Market Street, 1st Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126

Mr. James Agras (2020)
Triangle Tech, Inc.
1940 Perrysville Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15214
 
Mr. Andrew Ahr (May 2018)
Penn State University 
Junior Student Representative
333 Market Street, 1st Floor
Harrisburg, PA  17126

Dr. Nicole Carnicella (2018)
333 Market Street, 1st Floor
Harrisburg, PA  17126

Senator Andrew Dinniman
Senate Education Committee
183 Main Capitol
Harrisburg, PA 17120

​Ms. Sandra Dungee Glenn (2015)
333 Market Street, 1st Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126

Dr. Pamela J. Gunter Smith (2020)
York College of Pennsylvania
441 Country Club Road
York, PA  17403

Mr. Jonathan Peri (2016)
Manor College
700 Fox Chase Road
Jenkintown, PA  19046

Representative David Hickernell
House Education Committee Chair
43A Ease Wing
Harrisburg, PA 17512

Mr. Craig Snider (2019)
333 Market Street, 1st Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126

​Ms. Lavinia Soliman (2017)
Senior Student Representative
Bryn Mawr College
333 Market Street, 1st Floor
Harrisburg, PA  170126

Dr. A. Lee Williams (2014)
Slippery Rock University
104 McKay Education Building
Slippery Rock, PA 16057

Terms expire October 1 of year shown or until successor qualifies.
* Updated January 2017