The Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation is pleased to welcome new board members Kelly Bisignani, Paul Puleo, Kayla Sutton, and new GLSD Superintendent Dr. Georgia Teppert.
Kelly Bisignani has been an active volunteer in the Greater Latrobe School District for over 12 years. Kelly has four children, two of which have graduated and two are currently enrolled. She is a 1991 graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a post-baccalaureate certificate in Cytotechnology from Jefferson Univ, 1992. Kelly earned her MBA from DeSales University in 1998. She worked in the Pathology Department at Polyclinic/Pinnacle Health Systems in Harrisburg from 1993-1999. She and her husband Geoffrey relocated to the Latrobe area in 1999.
Paul Puleo is Senior Vice President and Senior Sales Manager at First National Bank of Pennsylvania (FNB). He is responsible for managing the sales activities for FNB’s Small Business Banking Division. This includes managing the Bank’s Small Business Lenders, as well as directing the sales routines throughout FNB’s PA Pittsburgh and Central Mountain footprints. Paul has spent his 36-year banking career with First National Bank.
Paul is active in the Westmoreland County community, including: Chairman of the Board for the Economic Growth Connection,Westmoreland Airport Authority Board Member and Treasurer. He is the past United Way Chairperson,Past Chairman of the Westmoreland County and Greater Latrobe and Grove City Chambers, Past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Catholic Institute for the Diocese of Greensburg,and Past Chairman for the Westmoreland Heart Walk. He is a past Rotarian and is a Paul Harris Fellow. Paul is an active NCAA & PIAA Basketball Official and WPIAL and PIAA Championship Official. Paul is a graduate of Clarion University, The Central Atlantic School of Banking, and the BAI Executive Management School at Emory University. Paul and his wife Laurie have 4 children, Megan, Emily, Jacob and Haley, that graduated from Greater Latrobe Senior High School.
Kayla Sutton graduated from Greater Latrobe in 2006 and went on to receive her B.S. degree in Early Childhood Education. Kayla considers her biggest role at the moment – raising her three sons, who are ages 7,5, and 4. Kayla works at Aggressive Grinding Services, Inc. as an administrative assistant and helps in her childrens’ schools as much as she can. According to Kayla, “Being an educator and involved in my son’s school (Baggaley Elementary), I get to witness firsthand how beneficial an organization such as the GLPIEF is to our students, teachers, and schools. I am very eager to be a part of such a wonderful organization with such impactful members.”
Dr. Georgia Teppert joins the GLPIEF board as an ex-officio voting member as the new Superintendent of Schools of the Greater Latrobe School District. Dr. Teppert had been Assistant Superintendent/Assistant to the Superintendent in Greater Latrobe since July 2013. Before that, she held the position of Director of Support Services for three years, Senior High School Principal for over five years, and Senior High School Assistant Principal for over four years. Dr. Teppert began her tenure in Greater Latrobe in August 1999.
Dr. Teppert earned an undergraduate degree from Slippery Rock University in 1986, a Master of Education degree and Secondary Principal certification from California University of Pennsylvania in 1994, and completed her Doctorate degree at the University of Pittsburgh in 2006. Dr. Teppert also secured her supervisory certifications and her supervisory certifications and superintendent’s letter of eligibility from the University of Pittsburgh prior to receiving her Doctorate.
The officers of the GLPIEF Board of Directors are Julie Jones, president; Maria Graziano-Bickerstaff, vice president; Paul Puleo, treasurer and Jessica Urbanik, secretary. Additional GLPIEF Board of Directors include David Arnold, Robert Demangone, Heidi Kozar, Dana Marcinko, Pam Mt. Joy, Richard Okonak and Dottie Staffen, GLPIEF is an independent public charity dedicated to encouraging community-wide participation and philanthropy in order to enhance and expand enrichment opportunities for all students in the Greater Latrobe School District and insure long-range financial flexibility for schools within the District. Visit glpief.org to learn more.