We are a PreK-12 school for Deaf and hard-of-hearing children.

Our Mission

The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf educates students to succeed by recognizing and developing individual strengths, building confidence, collaborating with families and communities in a nurturing, dynamic, and language-rich environment steeped in cultural awareness of Deaf, Hearing, and worldwide diversity.
(Adopted by the Strategic Planning Committee, October 2013

Board of Trustees

PSD Board of Directors 2016-17 School Year

Board Chair


Elizabeth "Liz" Smith

This is Ms. Smith's second term serving as Board Chair for The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf. Ms. Smith also serves as the Chair of our Executive Committee and is ex-officio on all committees.

Vice Chair


Margaret "Peggy" Steele

This is Ms. Steele's second term on PSD's Board of Trustees and serves as our Vice Chair. Ms. Steele also serves on our Audit and Governance Committee and is the Chair for our Development Committee.

Secretary


Kelly Kindig, Esq.

Ms. Kindig is affiliated with the law firm of Ballard Spahr, LLC and serves as the Secretary to our Board of Trustees.

Treasurer


Dario Bellot

Mr. Bellot is the Chief Financial Officer for The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf and also serves as the Treasurer to our Board of Trustees.

Solicitor


Shannon Farmer, Esq.

Ms. Farmer is affiliated with the law firm of Ballard Spahr, LLC and serves as Solicitor to our Board of Trustees.

PSD's Board

The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (PSD) is fortunate to have such a diverse and well balanced Board of Trustees that meet four times per academic year.

All Trustees support PSD's success by actively planning and participating in board work, as well as lending their expertise via committee work.

All of PSD's Trustees are volunteers who generously provide their time, resources, and specialty services to our school, for which we are grateful.

Each Trustee holds a fiduciary responsibility focused on ensuring financial stability and success of PSD programs and longevity.

Various committees meet at PSD frequently throughout the academic year.

Inquiries pertaining to Board Meetings and Trustees should be directed to Kim Schlicher, Executive Assistant to the Head of School and Board of Trustees at kschlicher@psd.org.

2016-17 Trustees

Alexander "Sandy" Bilus, Esq.


This is Mr. Bilus' first term as a Trustee to PSD. Sandy also serves as the Chair of the Governance Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee.

Nicolette Brown


This is Ms. Brown's third term serving as a Trustee. Nicolette also serves on our Development and School Committees.

Margaret "Peggy" Conver


This is Ms. Conver's second term serving as a Trustee. Peggy serves on our Audit and Development Committees and is the Chair of our Finance Committee.

Harvey J. Corson, Ed.D.


A graduate of PSD (Class of 59"), this is Dr. Corson's third term serving as a Trustee. Harvey also serves on our Finance, Governance and School Committees.

Douglas E. Johnson


This is Mr. Johnson's second term serving as a Trustee. Doug also serves on both our Development and School Committees.

June Goodwin


A graduate of PSD (Class of 70'), June currently serves as the President of PSD's Alumni Association.

Edward Opall


This is Mr. Opall's second term serving as a Trustee. Ed also serves as the Chair of our Audit Committee and is a member of both our Finance and Executive Committees.

Don Peterson


This is Mr. Peterson's second term serving as a Trustee. Don also serves on our Building & Grounds Committee.

William P. Potsic, M.D., M.M.M.


This is Dr. Potsic's third term serving as a Trustee. Bill serves as the Chair of our School Committee and is a member of both our Finance and Executive Committees.

Todd Reeves


This is Mr. Reeves first term as a Trustee. Todd serves on our Finance Committee.

Michael Skolnick, AIA


This is Mr. Skolnick's second term serving as a Trustee. Michael also serves as Chair of our Building & Grounds Committee.

Denise Tucker


This is Ms. Tucker's second term serving as a Trustee. Denise also serves on our School Committee.

Parent Representative, David Opperman

Mr. Opperman is a parent of a PSD student and represents our PATCH&S group at all Board of Trustee meetings.

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