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Board of Directors – Westinghouse Arts Academy Charter School

Board of Directors


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Board of Directors

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Board Members

[/vc_column_text][ourteam type=”4″ name=”William Pricener” title=”President” text=”Bill Pricener is a lifelong resident of the Borough of Wilmerding, where his family has lived since the 1890s. He is a graduate of the East Allegheny School District, Class of 1980 and the Pennsylvania State University. Bill has been employed by the YMCA of Greater for the past 32 years, where he currently serves as the Executive Director of the Allegheny YMCA, on Pittsburgh’s North Side.”][ourteam type=”4″ name=”Dexter Hairston” title=”Secretary” text=”Dexter has spent his professional career working in education and the not-for-profit sector. He currently mentors four young professionals in (3) different states. He has strong relationships with several local universities and school districts. Most notably, McKeesport Area School District as he has coordinated summer school programming and teen programming collaboratively for 15 years. Dexter completed the Multi-Cultural Executive Development Institute and has used his knowledge to impact many young aspiring professionals in a variety of fields. He is loyal, self-motivated, and a good communicator with a passion for youth development. Currently he volunteers with several youth serving organizations to stay involved with the ever-changing challenges facing today’s youth. He serves on two community boards in an effort to strengthen post-secondary educational opportunities for local scholars. He was a member of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (F.B.I.) prestigious Adopt-A-School Advisory Board which assisted local school districts in need of additional student support services. Dexter is originally from Teaneck, N.J. He attended Teaneck High School and was inducted into their Hall of Fame for his academic and athletic accomplishments. He attended the University of Pittsburgh where he played football on a full athletic scholarship. He and wife Jennifer have a 13-year-old son Drew. Dexter enjoys reading, writing, family travel and golf. His favorite activity is attending Pitt football games in the fall with family and friends.”][ourteam type=”4″ name=”Juan Pablo (JP) Hernandez” text=”Juan Pablo (JP) Hernandez is a San Diego transplant, currently serving as a Senior Commercial Manager for GE Grid Solutions North America. His passions are teaching salsa to beginner students, riding his bike up the many challenging hills the city has to offer, and studying techniques to understand and mitigate the impact of financial risk to small businesses and families.”][ourteam type=”4″ name=”John Hisiro” text=”Dr. John Hisiro is a retired educator with six and a half years as a teacher and twenty eight years of administrative experience including eight years as a superintendent. He is currently teaching graduate level courses for Marshall University.”][ourteam type=”4″ name=”Greg Jakub” text=”Greg Jakub is the proud Mayor of his hometown of Wilmerding, PA. Mr. Jakub is currently the Director of Business Operations at Wizzard Software.”][ourteam type=”4″ name=”Bernadette Gibson” text=”Ms. Gibson is a veteran educator with nearly thirty years experience as both a classroom teacher and administrator. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Special Education and her Master’s degree in Instructional Leadership. She taught in the Special Education Department in Pittsburgh Public Schools for twenty years. She completed seven years in Administration at PPS, serving as a Vice-Principal and three different times as an Interim Principal. During her time teaching at MLK Elementary she was named Outstanding Teacher of The Year. Ms. Gibson is certified in Special Education and as a Principal.”][ourteam type=”4″ name=”Donald Marinelli” text=”Dr. Marinelli co-founded the world-renowned Carnegie Mellon Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) and served as a tenured Professor of Drama and Arts Management at Carnegie Mellon University. Since retiring in 2012, he consults around his interests in technology and education.”][ourteam type=”4″ name=”Gloria Rayman” text=”Gloria is the Director of Business Development with SMARTSolution Technologies. She brings expertise gained from a dynamic 25-year career in marketing, sales and business development. Her roles span the professional audio visual, high-end niche media and entertainment industries.”][vc_empty_space height=”40px”][vc_column_text]

Board Minutes

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Approved August 2020 Meeting Minutes

Approved September 2020 Meeting Minutes

Approved October 2020 Meeting Minutes

Approved November 2020 Meeting Minutes

Approved December 2020 Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Minutes 1.06.21

Meeting Minutes 2.03.21

Meeting Minutes 3.03.21

Meeting Minutes 4.07.21

Meeting Minutes 5.05.21

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Board Minutes- Sept 2021

Board Minutes- Oct 2021

Board Minutes- Nov 2021

Board Minutes Dec 2021

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Board Policies

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Meeting Schedule

Held via Zoom on the first Wednesday of the Month at 6pm

To speak, email CEO Rick Fosbrink (rfosbrink@westinghousearts.org) 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

2021 Dates:

February 3
March 3
April 7
May 5
June 2
July 7
August 4
September 1
October 6
November 3
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