PA Association of School Personnel Administrators


Best Practices in Human Resources Series & Webinars

Do Not Miss This Timely Presentation!
Webinar: Transgender Issues in Public Education
The rights of transgender individuals have become front page news and a major talking point in this election season. However, as the rights of transgender individuals emerge, what does that mean for your workplace and what is an employer’s legal responsibilities in the areas of hiring, terminating and accommodating transgender individuals? We will explore this ever changing legal landscape and address the issues that are now very much at the center of employment law issues facing public employers.  
Thursday, May 19
Online Only
$50 for Members and $85 for Non-members
Our program presenters are from FoxRothschild, LLP
Mark W. Fitzgerald, is a partner in the firm and concentrates his practice in labor and employment issues confronting school entities in Pennsylvania. As part of his labor practice he is chief negotiator for a number of school districts involved in collective bargaining with their professional and support staff unions. His practice also includes defending clients before the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the EEOC and in state and federal court.
Shannon R. Pierce, is an Associated in the firm and represents clients in a variety of educational law matters, including special education issues, matters arising out of the IDEA, IEPs, Section 504, FERPA and other pupil-related issues. She has also handled cases involving tuition reimbursement, bullying, school discipline, Functional Behavioral Assessments, gifted education, special needs trusts and estate planning, and guardianship petitions.
Webinar: Friday, May 13 – PDE Updates and TIMS Terry Barnaby has experienced a conflict in her schedule and is unable to present the PDE Updates and Certification webinar as previously advertised. There will be a webinar broadcast and those already registered will have access as scheduled.  
Our presenters will be Phil Ferrari and Nancy Cheris from PDE.  Phil Ferrari supervises TIMS, the evaluators and call center services. Nancy Cheris is the supervisor of the specialists who handle more complex issues and also oversees the qualifications TIMS looks for in each application. Program begins: 9:30 am. Webinar access link will be provided to all registrants.
Free-to-Members.  $50 for  Non-members.  Online or on-site at MCIU  Registration Form

Congratulations!  The 2016 Dowler Award for demonstrating exemplary professionalism in school human resources was presented to Bob Reger, Director of Human Resources for the Hempfield Area School District. Bob's award brings a $1,000 student scholarship to Hempfield, provided by Kades-Margolis. Welcome to the Executive Board - Tom Sigafoos, Director of Human Resources for the School District of Upper Dublin, was elected as PASPA Secretary. 
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Archieved webinars with handouts
Sexual Harassment & Beyond; and The Interview Process
2016 Conference Presentations
Sexual Harassment & Beyond,  Academy Webinar, January 8, 2016
Act 168 "Pass the Trash"; Educator Discipline Act Amendments
2015 Conference Presentations
2014 Conference presentations
2013 Conference presentations
H.R. questions answered with PASPA consultant John Knebl. This is available to members only.  John will respond to questions and concerns during business hours, Mon.-Fri., Log in to find John's contact information in the Member Bonus section, or contact Jim Antis in the PASPA office.


    • Methacton S.D., Principal, Gr. 7 & 8
    • Methacton S. D., Dir., Business Services

    • Connellsville Area S.D., Sec. Asst. Principal
    • Central Susquehanna I.U., Early Intervention Superv.
    • Gettysburg Area S.D., H.S. Dean of Students/Asst. Principal
    • Gettysburg Area S.D., Asst. M.S. Principal
    • Central Susquehanna I.U., Dir., LPN Career Center
    • Quakertown Community S.D., Elem. Principal
    • Wilkes-Barre Area S.D., Business Manager
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    Member Benefit - Job Postings for administrative positions only. Send your posting using our online form. Postings without a deadline will be posted for two weeks. Let us know if you wish to extend the posting. Thanks!
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    Meet Your Board
    President: Todd Stitzel, Human Resources Director, Radnor S.D.
    President-Elect: Theresa Kinsinger, Organizational Services Director, CAIU
    Secretary: Tom Sigafoos, Human Resources Director, S.D. of Upper Dublin
    Past-President: Dr. Wendi Kraft, Personnel Director, Avon Grove S.D.
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    * Frontline Technologies

    * SafeSchools

    * TeacherMatch

    * Keystone Information Systems


    * National Insurance Services

    * PA Educator

    * People Admin

    and, US Medical Inc. & School Pro Staffing, for supporting breakfast/lunch

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