PA Association of School Personnel Administrators


A last-minute hire that proved to be a big mistake.  We were down to the wire. One of our new hires pulled out at the last minute. We'd interviewed others and felt we had a good second choice. He accepted the job and worked hard to pull things together for opening day. But, it was all down hill from there. Read the full story about what went wrong and how the situation resolved, from Education World

Welcome to a-board! Our new board members have taken office and already, they are meeting and working to design another great year of professional development with workshops, webinars and of course, our annual conference. Jim Summerville, Director of HR at Westmoreland IU is now President; Todd Stitzel, Director of HR at Radnor SD is our President Elect; Wendi Foltz Kraft, Avon Grove SD, remains on the board to provide guidance as Past President; and we welcome Marlena Buterbaugh, HR Director at Franklin Regional School District as Secretary.  Beth Leiss, Spring-Ford Area School District, last year's Past-President is leaving the board after four years of service to PASPA!  Beth will be missed and we are grateful for her leadership.

E-Tools To Help You Get It Done

Ah! Summer! Time to take a deep breath and relax a little. But we know most members end one school year only to begin work on the next. Here’s a resource to build your skills and make the most of the weeks ahead. The website Daily Muse put together 99 websites that will add value to your life and your career. And, to save you time, they’ve grouped the 99 sites under these categories: Organize Your Work, Streamline Your Life, Learn New Skills, Expand Your Brain, Foster Your Creativity, Manage Your Career, Manage Your Money, Achieve Work-Life Balance, Get Your News, and Get Distracted. Check them all out here. (Thanks to the Nat'l. School Public Relations Assoc.

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  • EPASPA, PDA Update: Certification, Credentials, TIMS & more. May 2014.
  • EPASPA, "What's Your Site - The Use of Social Media in Employment"
  • Employee Leaves: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (WPASPA webinar, January 2014)
  • 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.
A Human Resources Office Audit Service is available, for a fee, to member and non-member schools, based on individual need and the extent of services requested.  For more information, contact the PASPA office