Teachers and Staff for the Leadership Center

Administration and Support

  • Dr. Nick Viglione, CEO, received his B.S. in Psychology (Edinboro University), M.S. in CounselingIMG_8462-e1443538135434-150x150 Teachers and Staff for the Leadership Center Psychology (Gannon University) and Ed.D. in Education Leadership (Nova Southeastern University). He holds certifications in Guidance and Administration and a PA letter of eligibility. Dr. Viglione has been working with Urban students for the past twenty-three years. He is a national trainer for Education and Treatment Alternative and the Life Space Crisis Intervention institute. He is a published author and recipient of the 2006 Arnold Goldstein Humanitarian Award.
  • Chris Fortin, Director of Pupil Services/School Psychologist, received his B.S. infcf6a90ed201400ab1db5d5e1fa14976?X-Amz-Security-Token=FQoDYXdzENr%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2FwEaDIEf%2Bvx7zg63G%2F1UvSK3A8G9ZMiDOvVuSAYKcYTI8elFtfYY7G%2FhHOweGgRv83pvJbQ0D64hL0cBZTKZP5M9wMV4vWAbuIXqp6yb29VH%2B4Qo3fhWI30nR90u9YHEpk8cOmPjYJvvTuhx11evLOvtzWHmXkxaMpWO7kBaSKgRZQ0fOJ7Q50s1Bx%2B%2Bb8BHPTq5Zw2pSKYZ%2B6hUGXJsFFBhDO%2BtHx%2FTcZTkyWkNqmV6vowWmGWXGvhkfba5oabHmErdCHoBeuSufTHUeQkCYfpUms8QUxvZWz8eoQfhWXYlcBrwX3yFGk0dDFVsKr50noHTHtsq2szgFrWIXTojL5qlieS3TgSY8kJX29o9D5e9AuJsK%2FjUbh1qs2zaGXIAZXzw9b6OaMBBeCnEak%2BdSwn8U%2Fod2QGqaBsyZMdlg8%2FbkTHKYiIsMbqgeVNVn%2BWcg1bj2ys%2Fusr0DzvMmVdtLv2%2BRGbqYAz%2B9nJNwxNfVRcERf4AJKrUmvdetflSuIQDMMerPt%2FDmZyK2ytN%2B7kQDDmNMFM%2FHmXaCt4E%2BD71ISf%2B840NIdXRZXkeiWw1A3cvTm%2Fh1QzdCliEP9sliDM2pJQx%2BKXC9obPIy0o9YPy0wU%3D&X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256&X-Amz-Date=20180208T174055Z&X-Amz-SignedHeaders=host&X-Amz-Expires=35999&X-Amz-Credential=ASIAIDGJXWWQD6PA6GRQ%2F20180208%2Fus-east-1%2Fs3%2Faws4_request&X-Amz-Signature=9374c6baf2ac5aae819271add23cb78d78c194664aaaffb4a4b8be6a525a7ddd Teachers and Staff for the Leadership Center Psychology and Criminal Justice from the University of Pittsburgh, M.Ed. in Educational Psychology (Edinboro University) and M.S. in Education Leadership (Edinboro University). He holds PA Department of Education certifications in School Psychology and K-12 Administration. Mr. Fortin has been working with Urban students for the past twenty-one years. He currently oversees the student support services within the Charter School of Excellence. In his spare time, he is physically active, enjoys running with his wife, coaches his daughter’s travel softball team, golfs with his sons, and engages in family time as much as possible with his wife and four children and their dog.
  • Dan Hanas, Principal,obtained a bachelor’s degree of arts from Gannon University in199012257ebb4a0585956813af08588b?X-Amz-Security-Token=FQoDYXdzENr%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2FwEaDGSM9KUxRMX2MP7mJyK3A72ylb3C1iflijC6M5El3rY8QcYLuWjt%2BETgedxE4AtL13%2BdOWf5tYI2RoIVLoFGbn5XmqoXZ7%2FtPji%2Ff0F0h7ogVMiGJspsZzBsSCGb0pnMD5mVG975ho5sEwbRDNgyrwPGa6Wvq19YhLj6GrMwz3svC7Rzwjk%2FvKUhVTeT7wZscTxyQAvkmdm6vsgz%2BimKGs8NZEHtSKOH6Bg0Rb%2Bzkg53bu9m9jBbxuOb87W%2FanhAIFkAjCXn4tKm4L%2BH6u1X84CyUo%2Bw83gJhwBrrsEtdO8qhMvcZD2cHJjxGzWzzMaNKK7iNvNFTEbadBCs5S91MPKO6G1adHzk%2FMeEEGch1jnwGVvFCLfB%2BE81IOtGFFKKqo%2FTyJK%2F49EOgOC%2BgAjQ1B5eTfGWyAcKRksyohUxhnOBXruvEoblgnDVNfDzqXFBuUsv2wAQ0drXGHruSWYhQnaOo3vlLH%2BYSVEjE4AJWDIeGARLdEblRmwFHgh8BkljX3vwJKJegtkiGb6CIoYuF%2Fq5%2FHpNCAevRb4s%2BmM75Zq84qTE%2B3wd330eaHl7q4IzHvUaoxzuzukGJXCf1hKqkV55tSs64tUor%2Fbx0wU%3D&X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256&X-Amz-Date=20180208T174028Z&X-Amz-SignedHeaders=host&X-Amz-Expires=35999&X-Amz-Credential=ASIAJEQ2VJDVFNS33Z3Q%2F20180208%2Fus-east-1%2Fs3%2Faws4_request&X-Amz-Signature=88e2e46a6eee27e139c887d3e38bf7f8fe72b5f8e8b34a09030bded40b3f438c Teachers and Staff for the Leadership Center 2002. He then began working for Perseus House’s Shelter and Alternative Education Program for three years until beginning at the Charter School of Excellence in 2005. Since then Dan has acquired his Masters in Educational Leadership from Edinboro University and completed his Principal K-12 coursework. He has received the Charter School of Excellence’s Staff Member of the Year twice during his service to the organization.
  • Kaylie Larson, School Guidance Counselor at the Leadership Center, received her B.S. in Education from Clarion University in 2010 and her M.A. in Counseling from EdinboroLARSONmissing-First-Name Teachers and Staff for the Leadership Center University in 2013. She is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and holds PA certifications in K-6 Education, K-6 School Counseling, and 7-12 School Counseling. Miss Larson began working at CSE in 2016 and had previous experience as a Blended Case Manager, a Mobile Therapist, a Behavior Specialist Consultant, and a Behavior Counselor. Miss Larson’s favorite part of being a counselor is helping students to use their education and unique abilities to overcome adversity and create the future they want for themselves. In her spare time she enjoys going to the beach, reading, dancing, painting, and spending time with family, friends, and her adorable dog, Maverick.
  • Jackie Miller, MHT/B.E.S.T. Liaison, received her B.S. in Criminal Justice (Gannon University), Behavior Specialist Certificate (Gannon University) and M.S. in Education (Gannon University). jackie-150x150 Teachers and Staff for the Leadership CenterMs. Miller has worked with Urban students since 2003. She is committed to getting the needed services for our students and helping them overcome social or behavioral issues that are a barrier to their education. Ms. Miller oversees the BEST meetings and is partnered with our SAP, Special Education Department, and the Nursing Programs. She has two children, one in high school and one in college.
  • Amanda Hanas, Executive Administrative Assistant, attended both Mercyhurst Prep and Mercyhurst College. She ran track and field and was also a member of the French and59a3563dcfec4a57859cc72bf69e7cfe?X-Amz-Security-Token=FQoDYXdzENr%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2FwEaDGSM9KUxRMX2MP7mJyK3A72ylb3C1iflijC6M5El3rY8QcYLuWjt%2BETgedxE4AtL13%2BdOWf5tYI2RoIVLoFGbn5XmqoXZ7%2FtPji%2Ff0F0h7ogVMiGJspsZzBsSCGb0pnMD5mVG975ho5sEwbRDNgyrwPGa6Wvq19YhLj6GrMwz3svC7Rzwjk%2FvKUhVTeT7wZscTxyQAvkmdm6vsgz%2BimKGs8NZEHtSKOH6Bg0Rb%2Bzkg53bu9m9jBbxuOb87W%2FanhAIFkAjCXn4tKm4L%2BH6u1X84CyUo%2Bw83gJhwBrrsEtdO8qhMvcZD2cHJjxGzWzzMaNKK7iNvNFTEbadBCs5S91MPKO6G1adHzk%2FMeEEGch1jnwGVvFCLfB%2BE81IOtGFFKKqo%2FTyJK%2F49EOgOC%2BgAjQ1B5eTfGWyAcKRksyohUxhnOBXruvEoblgnDVNfDzqXFBuUsv2wAQ0drXGHruSWYhQnaOo3vlLH%2BYSVEjE4AJWDIeGARLdEblRmwFHgh8BkljX3vwJKJegtkiGb6CIoYuF%2Fq5%2FHpNCAevRb4s%2BmM75Zq84qTE%2B3wd330eaHl7q4IzHvUaoxzuzukGJXCf1hKqkV55tSs64tUor%2Fbx0wU%3D&X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256&X-Amz-Date=20180208T173937Z&X-Amz-SignedHeaders=host&X-Amz-Expires=35999&X-Amz-Credential=ASIAJEQ2VJDVFNS33Z3Q%2F20180208%2Fus-east-1%2Fs3%2Faws4_request&X-Amz-Signature=b129de2c6e0ec78663ba0d9edb04ac9a06f7187e97bd72d44c82daa83b458737 Teachers and Staff for the Leadership Center Drama club. Mrs. Hanas has been a staff member at the Charter School of Excellence since 2005. She was an integral member of the Leadership Center when it first opened its doors, then moved on to help open the Skills Center. Mrs. Hanas is back at Leadership Center where she is currently the Executive Administrative Assistant to the CEO. Mrs. Hanas earned Staff Member of the Year in 2009 and in her spare time enjoys reading, movies, and spending time with her family.
  • Maria Burkley, Administrative Assistant, worked at the Fort LeBoeuf School District5551d0e7c63e47d58412c3875b30a05d?X-Amz-Security-Token=FQoDYXdzENr%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2FwEaDIEf%2Bvx7zg63G%2F1UvSK3A8G9ZMiDOvVuSAYKcYTI8elFtfYY7G%2FhHOweGgRv83pvJbQ0D64hL0cBZTKZP5M9wMV4vWAbuIXqp6yb29VH%2B4Qo3fhWI30nR90u9YHEpk8cOmPjYJvvTuhx11evLOvtzWHmXkxaMpWO7kBaSKgRZQ0fOJ7Q50s1Bx%2B%2Bb8BHPTq5Zw2pSKYZ%2B6hUGXJsFFBhDO%2BtHx%2FTcZTkyWkNqmV6vowWmGWXGvhkfba5oabHmErdCHoBeuSufTHUeQkCYfpUms8QUxvZWz8eoQfhWXYlcBrwX3yFGk0dDFVsKr50noHTHtsq2szgFrWIXTojL5qlieS3TgSY8kJX29o9D5e9AuJsK%2FjUbh1qs2zaGXIAZXzw9b6OaMBBeCnEak%2BdSwn8U%2Fod2QGqaBsyZMdlg8%2FbkTHKYiIsMbqgeVNVn%2BWcg1bj2ys%2Fusr0DzvMmVdtLv2%2BRGbqYAz%2B9nJNwxNfVRcERf4AJKrUmvdetflSuIQDMMerPt%2FDmZyK2ytN%2B7kQDDmNMFM%2FHmXaCt4E%2BD71ISf%2B840NIdXRZXkeiWw1A3cvTm%2Fh1QzdCliEP9sliDM2pJQx%2BKXC9obPIy0o9YPy0wU%3D&X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256&X-Amz-Date=20180208T173902Z&X-Amz-SignedHeaders=host&X-Amz-Expires=35999&X-Amz-Credential=ASIAIDGJXWWQD6PA6GRQ%2F20180208%2Fus-east-1%2Fs3%2Faws4_request&X-Amz-Signature=8fb254c3f8fa2f8e94bd32f7b9263e5432474d78d25f6c8f0f07f157a0dcc6e5 Teachers and Staff for the Leadership Center for several years before she began working at Perseus House’s Residential Programs in 2010. From that position, she moved to the Perseus House Collaborative Learning Center as the Administrative Assistant before coming to Leadership at the beginning of the fall 2014 school year. While at work, Maria enjoys helping the students, parents, and teachers so that the students can be successful. While at home, Maria is involved with her all of her family’s sporting activities and enjoys walking her German Shephard, Jinx.
  • Mike Williamson, Program Facilitator, obtained a BS in Social Work from d5e36f81288949afae38f62ab7cbf794?X-Amz-Security-Token=FQoDYXdzENr%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2FwEaDIEf%2Bvx7zg63G%2F1UvSK3A8G9ZMiDOvVuSAYKcYTI8elFtfYY7G%2FhHOweGgRv83pvJbQ0D64hL0cBZTKZP5M9wMV4vWAbuIXqp6yb29VH%2B4Qo3fhWI30nR90u9YHEpk8cOmPjYJvvTuhx11evLOvtzWHmXkxaMpWO7kBaSKgRZQ0fOJ7Q50s1Bx%2B%2Bb8BHPTq5Zw2pSKYZ%2B6hUGXJsFFBhDO%2BtHx%2FTcZTkyWkNqmV6vowWmGWXGvhkfba5oabHmErdCHoBeuSufTHUeQkCYfpUms8QUxvZWz8eoQfhWXYlcBrwX3yFGk0dDFVsKr50noHTHtsq2szgFrWIXTojL5qlieS3TgSY8kJX29o9D5e9AuJsK%2FjUbh1qs2zaGXIAZXzw9b6OaMBBeCnEak%2BdSwn8U%2Fod2QGqaBsyZMdlg8%2FbkTHKYiIsMbqgeVNVn%2BWcg1bj2ys%2Fusr0DzvMmVdtLv2%2BRGbqYAz%2B9nJNwxNfVRcERf4AJKrUmvdetflSuIQDMMerPt%2FDmZyK2ytN%2B7kQDDmNMFM%2FHmXaCt4E%2BD71ISf%2B840NIdXRZXkeiWw1A3cvTm%2Fh1QzdCliEP9sliDM2pJQx%2BKXC9obPIy0o9YPy0wU%3D&X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256&X-Amz-Date=20180208T173701Z&X-Amz-SignedHeaders=host&X-Amz-Expires=35999&X-Amz-Credential=ASIAIDGJXWWQD6PA6GRQ%2F20180208%2Fus-east-1%2Fs3%2Faws4_request&X-Amz-Signature=64d76d03d2645943ac8c7207c4f85de8ce4e7c6f977a644604e5940ea3377284 Teachers and Staff for the Leadership CenterMercyhurst University in 2014. He completed his senior internship at the Leadership Center in 2014 and was hired by  Perseus House Inc. after graduating to work in the residential facilities.  He has been at the Leadership Center since spring of 2015. He is also the Assistant Men’s and Women’s Cross Country coach at Mercyhurst University where he was the Men’s team captain his senior year. He enjoys running and competing in local races as well as playing Ultimate Frisbee as part of the Erie Ultimate League.
  • Karol Taylor, Nurse,got her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Villa Maria College in 1987 and her Certified School Nurse in 1990. She has 40+ years of nursing experiencefba01d8b679d46a190f99471bdb75b88?X-Amz-Security-Token=FQoDYXdzENr%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2FwEaDGSM9KUxRMX2MP7mJyK3A72ylb3C1iflijC6M5El3rY8QcYLuWjt%2BETgedxE4AtL13%2BdOWf5tYI2RoIVLoFGbn5XmqoXZ7%2FtPji%2Ff0F0h7ogVMiGJspsZzBsSCGb0pnMD5mVG975ho5sEwbRDNgyrwPGa6Wvq19YhLj6GrMwz3svC7Rzwjk%2FvKUhVTeT7wZscTxyQAvkmdm6vsgz%2BimKGs8NZEHtSKOH6Bg0Rb%2Bzkg53bu9m9jBbxuOb87W%2FanhAIFkAjCXn4tKm4L%2BH6u1X84CyUo%2Bw83gJhwBrrsEtdO8qhMvcZD2cHJjxGzWzzMaNKK7iNvNFTEbadBCs5S91MPKO6G1adHzk%2FMeEEGch1jnwGVvFCLfB%2BE81IOtGFFKKqo%2FTyJK%2F49EOgOC%2BgAjQ1B5eTfGWyAcKRksyohUxhnOBXruvEoblgnDVNfDzqXFBuUsv2wAQ0drXGHruSWYhQnaOo3vlLH%2BYSVEjE4AJWDIeGARLdEblRmwFHgh8BkljX3vwJKJegtkiGb6CIoYuF%2Fq5%2FHpNCAevRb4s%2BmM75Zq84qTE%2B3wd330eaHl7q4IzHvUaoxzuzukGJXCf1hKqkV55tSs64tUor%2Fbx0wU%3D&X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256&X-Amz-Date=20180208T173610Z&X-Amz-SignedHeaders=host&X-Amz-Expires=35999&X-Amz-Credential=ASIAJEQ2VJDVFNS33Z3Q%2F20180208%2Fus-east-1%2Fs3%2Faws4_request&X-Amz-Signature=f97dc773124afd3f3f7244f88d18f42373b7584e4d98b755b93334b4e0dd7a3a Teachers and Staff for the Leadership Center and has worked in Orthopedics, ICU, NICU, Home Care, and a cardiology practice. She has worked for the Charter School of Excellence for 13 years since 2005. Karol has not missed a CSE graduation as she feels this is “Pay Day” for the staff. She enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and daughter at their lake cottage, attending PSU football games and watching the Penn State Blue Band, kayaking, jet skiing, and any outdoor activity.
  • Cindy Ferber, Nurse
  • Chris Maycock, Network Administrator

Teachers

  • Mindy Boyd, Personal Development, Skills and Apps, has been teaching at the Charter 461e4f78618f46dea78d7928b162a1d8?X-Amz-Security-Token=FQoDYXdzENr%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2FwEaDGSM9KUxRMX2MP7mJyK3A72ylb3C1iflijC6M5El3rY8QcYLuWjt%2BETgedxE4AtL13%2BdOWf5tYI2RoIVLoFGbn5XmqoXZ7%2FtPji%2Ff0F0h7ogVMiGJspsZzBsSCGb0pnMD5mVG975ho5sEwbRDNgyrwPGa6Wvq19YhLj6GrMwz3svC7Rzwjk%2FvKUhVTeT7wZscTxyQAvkmdm6vsgz%2BimKGs8NZEHtSKOH6Bg0Rb%2Bzkg53bu9m9jBbxuOb87W%2FanhAIFkAjCXn4tKm4L%2BH6u1X84CyUo%2Bw83gJhwBrrsEtdO8qhMvcZD2cHJjxGzWzzMaNKK7iNvNFTEbadBCs5S91MPKO6G1adHzk%2FMeEEGch1jnwGVvFCLfB%2BE81IOtGFFKKqo%2FTyJK%2F49EOgOC%2BgAjQ1B5eTfGWyAcKRksyohUxhnOBXruvEoblgnDVNfDzqXFBuUsv2wAQ0drXGHruSWYhQnaOo3vlLH%2BYSVEjE4AJWDIeGARLdEblRmwFHgh8BkljX3vwJKJegtkiGb6CIoYuF%2Fq5%2FHpNCAevRb4s%2BmM75Zq84qTE%2B3wd330eaHl7q4IzHvUaoxzuzukGJXCf1hKqkV55tSs64tUor%2Fbx0wU%3D&X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256&X-Amz-Date=20180208T174204Z&X-Amz-SignedHeaders=host&X-Amz-Expires=35999&X-Amz-Credential=ASIAJEQ2VJDVFNS33Z3Q%2F20180208%2Fus-east-1%2Fs3%2Faws4_request&X-Amz-Signature=f65115f15d323fc00fa381f40f4ae0bc14f2aa241e98f970f45e0c0e14baf810 Teachers and Staff for the Leadership CenterSchool of Excellence since 2009 and after graduating from Edinboro University. She created the curriculum for a required course on career and job preparation, called Skills and Applications. She serves as a Teacher Mentor, NHS staff member, BEST team, Phoenix status committee, and head of Leadership’s student government. In 2012 Mrs. Boyd was awarded “Teacher of the Year” by her colleagues, and most recently, she became a writing contributor to the character book, entitled Character: Be About It.
  • Justin Gomes, Math, obtained a bachelor’s degree and PA education certificateb697ecdfe44a44a381f98f8927faa684?X-Amz-Security-Token=FQoDYXdzENr%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2FwEaDEM6IQjURJMEcvcUUiK3A%2BkFK8qKedwCj8k8OechPYS8MmlEW0W4lyEKtIdnznOokaVVc8GK%2FPUWiFiDVcFFCbaBtkQhMsmEXWhBebLB7hswtmb0iNCXJ9DDJAvy8ta4bQP5OWgDFFSRZANeu2ZYjFXUYeqIx%2BZeDkowFaBFdlLZVWOZ3Ojg225j1EIQyegj%2Bjm9NH5cmQS%2BlmbpH3NjaiceHw1XYDQDSErKEBZyvRt0TWRfbhqVqo0mFh9JvZ2dQOWYaHFFM6h14fqt0bozL8%2BiZh7x7z4xMn30XTz9ODHmLzUD3O2W1W%2Bm%2BpalgJgrFD7ZiA1K9rWWEdYahEaHXUxEDIbME3WjauHcbxAtFvNDWWF6PfASSwRJOYo4znfWd%2Fvsy7hsATgPKo6FjesZK8k5HZhJiaGNKabMYEZeY2kHtI9pDXMrEgU0TZtVVPFVH4lopDPTZ2CxJDjyWt5NpyqHcXpQr%2FbOzeKEYBeszydhh1N5njXN7KjKNHxG0ff3DiJCua4fg004p5SHXWFZJwX4SdXNFHPClUMTLw72aQd97l%2BzAK6mF%2BRG8WHyp5rRyb6H8RstaqwFfLSg6AyHYXpx3iIigsIo2vrx0wU%3D&X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256&X-Amz-Date=20180208T174259Z&X-Amz-SignedHeaders=host&X-Amz-Expires=35999&X-Amz-Credential=ASIAIDTMBLWS733TBKSQ%2F20180208%2Fus-east-1%2Fs3%2Faws4_request&X-Amz-Signature=79bf4fc2c922827f55aee2455fee413dd7e16ab3720e8c6d53743df489974ec5 Teachers and Staff for the Leadership Center from Edinboro University. He has been teaching at the Leadership center since January 2014. Prior to working at the leadership center, Justin was the full-time building substitute at Discovery. Justin enjoys spending time with his wife, golfing, watching sports, and working out.
  • Katie Hall, Science, obtained a bachelor’s degree in biology from Duquesne University. She then returned to Duquesne University where she earned a Masters in Science Education. She has taught at CSE since 2013. While her love for science is unending, she is most captivated by the field of genetics as it relates to 297cd2f7b80743fabcc374ebd1556f50?X-Amz-Security-Token=FQoDYXdzENr%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2FwEaDEM6IQjURJMEcvcUUiK3A%2BkFK8qKedwCj8k8OechPYS8MmlEW0W4lyEKtIdnznOokaVVc8GK%2FPUWiFiDVcFFCbaBtkQhMsmEXWhBebLB7hswtmb0iNCXJ9DDJAvy8ta4bQP5OWgDFFSRZANeu2ZYjFXUYeqIx%2BZeDkowFaBFdlLZVWOZ3Ojg225j1EIQyegj%2Bjm9NH5cmQS%2BlmbpH3NjaiceHw1XYDQDSErKEBZyvRt0TWRfbhqVqo0mFh9JvZ2dQOWYaHFFM6h14fqt0bozL8%2BiZh7x7z4xMn30XTz9ODHmLzUD3O2W1W%2Bm%2BpalgJgrFD7ZiA1K9rWWEdYahEaHXUxEDIbME3WjauHcbxAtFvNDWWF6PfASSwRJOYo4znfWd%2Fvsy7hsATgPKo6FjesZK8k5HZhJiaGNKabMYEZeY2kHtI9pDXMrEgU0TZtVVPFVH4lopDPTZ2CxJDjyWt5NpyqHcXpQr%2FbOzeKEYBeszydhh1N5njXN7KjKNHxG0ff3DiJCua4fg004p5SHXWFZJwX4SdXNFHPClUMTLw72aQd97l%2BzAK6mF%2BRG8WHyp5rRyb6H8RstaqwFfLSg6AyHYXpx3iIigsIo2vrx0wU%3D&X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256&X-Amz-Date=20180208T174329Z&X-Amz-SignedHeaders=host&X-Amz-Expires=35999&X-Amz-Credential=ASIAIDTMBLWS733TBKSQ%2F20180208%2Fus-east-1%2Fs3%2Faws4_request&X-Amz-Signature=d9237eaca7b4280a9ffce6d0d89a66b201d7466f8d3fe7471617fbd29270b937 Teachers and Staff for the Leadership Centermicrobiology. She is dedicated to providing a unique exploration of the scientific world and will gladly share any number of scientific riddles and interesting facts to make a perceivably boring subject fun. In her spare time, she enjoys horseback riding, running, playing classical music on her flute and going on long hikes with her husband and her dog.
  • Robert Hammer, Edgeunity Lab, graduated from Fort LeBoeuf High School in 00’. received his undergraduate degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Edinboro University in 08’, and I is currently wrapping up his Masters in Special 5bc999d56dfe4075830847893380e0e9?X-Amz-Security-Token=FQoDYXdzENr%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2FwEaDGSM9KUxRMX2MP7mJyK3A72ylb3C1iflijC6M5El3rY8QcYLuWjt%2BETgedxE4AtL13%2BdOWf5tYI2RoIVLoFGbn5XmqoXZ7%2FtPji%2Ff0F0h7ogVMiGJspsZzBsSCGb0pnMD5mVG975ho5sEwbRDNgyrwPGa6Wvq19YhLj6GrMwz3svC7Rzwjk%2FvKUhVTeT7wZscTxyQAvkmdm6vsgz%2BimKGs8NZEHtSKOH6Bg0Rb%2Bzkg53bu9m9jBbxuOb87W%2FanhAIFkAjCXn4tKm4L%2BH6u1X84CyUo%2Bw83gJhwBrrsEtdO8qhMvcZD2cHJjxGzWzzMaNKK7iNvNFTEbadBCs5S91MPKO6G1adHzk%2FMeEEGch1jnwGVvFCLfB%2BE81IOtGFFKKqo%2FTyJK%2F49EOgOC%2BgAjQ1B5eTfGWyAcKRksyohUxhnOBXruvEoblgnDVNfDzqXFBuUsv2wAQ0drXGHruSWYhQnaOo3vlLH%2BYSVEjE4AJWDIeGARLdEblRmwFHgh8BkljX3vwJKJegtkiGb6CIoYuF%2Fq5%2FHpNCAevRb4s%2BmM75Zq84qTE%2B3wd330eaHl7q4IzHvUaoxzuzukGJXCf1hKqkV55tSs64tUor%2Fbx0wU%3D&X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256&X-Amz-Date=20180208T174715Z&X-Amz-SignedHeaders=host&X-Amz-Expires=35999&X-Amz-Credential=ASIAJEQ2VJDVFNS33Z3Q%2F20180208%2Fus-east-1%2Fs3%2Faws4_request&X-Amz-Signature=7d6910dce2e76c307d2612a29da5803ba98e065ecc1c38f253aabb0be1df5cdc Teachers and Staff for the Leadership CenterEducation at Walden University. Previously he worked as a Therapeutic Support Staff for Children’s Behavioral Health of Erie for 5 years and as a Teacher for Abraxas Learning Center of Erie until closure. He has four children, three girls and one boy ages 12, 10, 6 and 2. For fun he enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing, playing with my kids, traveling and playing football for the Erie Explosion.
  • Heather Hastings, Social Studies, obtained a bachelor’s degree in Specialized Studies with a Minor in Spanish Language from Edinboro University and continued her education there to earn her Masters in Middle/ Secondary Instruction and obtaining her PA Education 46e348a7016a459c922be1c7977cd437?X-Amz-Security-Token=FQoDYXdzENr%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2FwEaDGSM9KUxRMX2MP7mJyK3A72ylb3C1iflijC6M5El3rY8QcYLuWjt%2BETgedxE4AtL13%2BdOWf5tYI2RoIVLoFGbn5XmqoXZ7%2FtPji%2Ff0F0h7ogVMiGJspsZzBsSCGb0pnMD5mVG975ho5sEwbRDNgyrwPGa6Wvq19YhLj6GrMwz3svC7Rzwjk%2FvKUhVTeT7wZscTxyQAvkmdm6vsgz%2BimKGs8NZEHtSKOH6Bg0Rb%2Bzkg53bu9m9jBbxuOb87W%2FanhAIFkAjCXn4tKm4L%2BH6u1X84CyUo%2Bw83gJhwBrrsEtdO8qhMvcZD2cHJjxGzWzzMaNKK7iNvNFTEbadBCs5S91MPKO6G1adHzk%2FMeEEGch1jnwGVvFCLfB%2BE81IOtGFFKKqo%2FTyJK%2F49EOgOC%2BgAjQ1B5eTfGWyAcKRksyohUxhnOBXruvEoblgnDVNfDzqXFBuUsv2wAQ0drXGHruSWYhQnaOo3vlLH%2BYSVEjE4AJWDIeGARLdEblRmwFHgh8BkljX3vwJKJegtkiGb6CIoYuF%2Fq5%2FHpNCAevRb4s%2BmM75Zq84qTE%2B3wd330eaHl7q4IzHvUaoxzuzukGJXCf1hKqkV55tSs64tUor%2Fbx0wU%3D&X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256&X-Amz-Date=20180208T174754Z&X-Amz-SignedHeaders=host&X-Amz-Expires=35999&X-Amz-Credential=ASIAJEQ2VJDVFNS33Z3Q%2F20180208%2Fus-east-1%2Fs3%2Faws4_request&X-Amz-Signature=3ff19c538820390776b9bbf7b9e41890163c70500ca7035b12957fcfe9d99a42 Teachers and Staff for the Leadership CenterCertificate in Social Studies. She is currently enrolled at Slippery Rock University where she is completing her Masters in Special Education. She has taught in Public Schools, Collaborative Learning Center, and is a first year teacher here at Leadership. She enjoys reading and listening to a range of literature as well as traveling. She has been to most of the States, New Zealand, Ecuador, Mexico, England, and Thailand. She was an All-America Cross Country runner in college and continues to run competitively today in which she has been accepted to run in the elite Boston Marathon in 2016. She also enjoys knitting, painting, kayaking/canoeing, hiking, mountain/road biking, gardening, golfing (both Frisbee and club) which she does with her fiance and dogs.
  • Amber McDowell, Math, obtained a bachelor’s, master’s degree, and PA education certificate froIMG_8454-e1443538434865-150x150 Teachers and Staff for the Leadership Centerm Edinboro University. She has been teaching for several years working with students in an urban setting. She is passionate about helping students succeed and being a mentor to her past students. In her free time Amber enjoys spending time with her family and friends and traveling to different parts of the world.
  • Jeff Sweeny, Edgenuity Lab, Graduated Gannon University 1991 with a BA in Social Science. Jeff has worked with Erie City youth since sweeny2-200x300 Teachers and Staff for the Leadership Center1986 in programs such ErieBoy’s and Girls Club, Upward Bound, Erie School District and as a teacher for Perseus House Alternative Education since 1999. Jeff enjoys history, martial arts, fishing and Chesapeake Bay Retrievers.
  • Amanda Williard, Science, obtained a bachelor’s degree in Biology with a Chemistry minor and PA education certification from Edinboro University. A5627d4b6f7ff407ba73451a50ce0e603?X-Amz-Security-Token=FQoDYXdzENr%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2FwEaDGSM9KUxRMX2MP7mJyK3A72ylb3C1iflijC6M5El3rY8QcYLuWjt%2BETgedxE4AtL13%2BdOWf5tYI2RoIVLoFGbn5XmqoXZ7%2FtPji%2Ff0F0h7ogVMiGJspsZzBsSCGb0pnMD5mVG975ho5sEwbRDNgyrwPGa6Wvq19YhLj6GrMwz3svC7Rzwjk%2FvKUhVTeT7wZscTxyQAvkmdm6vsgz%2BimKGs8NZEHtSKOH6Bg0Rb%2Bzkg53bu9m9jBbxuOb87W%2FanhAIFkAjCXn4tKm4L%2BH6u1X84CyUo%2Bw83gJhwBrrsEtdO8qhMvcZD2cHJjxGzWzzMaNKK7iNvNFTEbadBCs5S91MPKO6G1adHzk%2FMeEEGch1jnwGVvFCLfB%2BE81IOtGFFKKqo%2FTyJK%2F49EOgOC%2BgAjQ1B5eTfGWyAcKRksyohUxhnOBXruvEoblgnDVNfDzqXFBuUsv2wAQ0drXGHruSWYhQnaOo3vlLH%2BYSVEjE4AJWDIeGARLdEblRmwFHgh8BkljX3vwJKJegtkiGb6CIoYuF%2Fq5%2FHpNCAevRb4s%2BmM75Zq84qTE%2B3wd330eaHl7q4IzHvUaoxzuzukGJXCf1hKqkV55tSs64tUor%2Fbx0wU%3D&X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256&X-Amz-Date=20180208T174845Z&X-Amz-SignedHeaders=host&X-Amz-Expires=35999&X-Amz-Credential=ASIAJEQ2VJDVFNS33Z3Q%2F20180208%2Fus-east-1%2Fs3%2Faws4_request&X-Amz-Signature=c924544d4978381d71ee5f1c16ea2d02cefc53e4a95f28eb372b978d2e7c7cc0 Teachers and Staff for the Leadership Centermanda Williard taught College Prep, Honors, AP, and IB Biology in North Carolina for four years. Amanda has certifications in Advance Placement and International Baccalaureate Biology. She also was the head coach of Varsity Lacrosse in High Point, NC.
  • Brittany Yost, Social Studies, obtained a bachelor’s, master’s degree, and PA education certificateIMG_8451-e1443538590998-150x150 Teachers and Staff for the Leadership Center from Edinboro University. She has been teaching since 2008 and has been at the Charter School of Excellence for the past three years. She has spent her career working with students in an urban setting. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and dogs.