Public hearing on pursuing excellence: needed K-12 education reforms in Central Pennsylvania

Senate Education Committee

Monday, April 12, 2021 | 10:00 a.m.

Senate Chamber (and Virtual Participation)

Public hearing on pursuing excellence: needed K-12 education reforms in Central Pennsylvania

10:00 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.      Opening remarks

Senator Scott Martin, Majority Chair, Education Committee

Senator Lindsey Williams, Minority Chair, Education Committee                                         

10:05 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.      Introductory Remarks

Hannah Barrick, Assistant Executive Director, Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials – Testimony

Kristen Bishop, Chief Executive Officer, Avon Grove Charter School – Testimony

Rabbi Ira Budow, Head of School, Abrams Hebrew Academy – Testimony

Grant Gulibon, Deputy State Director, Americans for Prosperity – Testimony

Nicole Lillich, Parent, Cumberland County

Natalie Nutt, Executive Director, Bridge Educational Foundation – Testimony

Phil Puleo, Superintendent, Christian School Association of Greater Harrisburg – Testimony

Najimah Roberson, Chief Executive Officer, Harrisburg Families United – Testimony

Nevin Roman, Student, Lancaster Catholic High School – Testimony

Dr. Eric Rosendale, Executive Director, Beaver County IU 27 – Testimony

Jane Swan, Chief Executive Officer, Reach Cyber Charter School – Testimony

Dr. Nathan VanDeusen, Superintendent, South Eastern School District – TestimonyPowerPoint

Matt Stem, Deputy Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education, Pennsylvania Department of Education – Testimony

Sherri Smith, Senior Advisor to the Deputy Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Education

Danielle Mariano, Deputy Secretary for Administration, Pennsylvania Department of Education                             

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.        Questions and Open Discussion

1:00 p.m.                                 Adjournment

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