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The 2022 Wyalusing Area Education Foundation Board


We Are Your Education Foundation Team

Working behind the scenes to make good things happen in our district.

Alexis Muench is a WVHS graduate and serves as the Vice President of the Foundation. Alexis is the Chief Financial Officer of Mutual Capital Group, Inc., located in Wyalusing, Pennsylvania. Mutual Capital Group consists of 16 wholly or majority owned subsidiaries that include insurance, analytics, services and investment companies. She graduated from Bloomsburg University with a BSBA in Accounting and a Masters in Accountancy. Alexis encourages lifelong learning and holds a plethora of licenses and designations including a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license, Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) license, a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) license and is a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU). She is looking forward to helping drive the mission of the foundation in the coming years. She resides in Laceyville with her husband children.

Alexis Muench 2003

Chairwoman/President

Heather was born and raised in Williamsport, PA. She relocated to Laceyville in 2008. Heather has a BA in Business Administration from Keystone College. She is currently employed by GTP and also serves as the Secretary of the Laceyville Borough. Heather still resides in Laceyville with her two children, Landen and Madison. . 

Heather Fave

Vice-President

Kelly is a WVHS graduate and has been active with the foundation since 2014. She is currently the executive director of the Greater Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce and resides in Wyalusing with her husband Nathan and daughters, Katherine and Sophie. Kelly is involved in many community organizations that include: WASD Region #2 school board director; vice president of the Bradford County Tourism Promotion Agency board and board member for the Wyalusing Community Corp. She is also quite busy keeping up with her daughters' various activities.

Kelly Cole-White '95

Treasurer

Warren is the news editor for the Rocket-Courier, having started with the newspaper in May 2019. He is married to a 1996 Wyalusing Valley High School graduate, Lisa Robinson. The couple reside in Dushore with their two children, Jonathan and Grace.

Warren Howeler

Secretary

Maria has been a 3rd grade teacher at WVES for 16 years. She has been an active member of the foundation since 2015, serving on the Spring Fling committee. Maria Lives in Sugar Run with her daughter Sophia.  

Maria Alvarez '92

Board Member

Dr. Bottiglieri is extremely excited to be part of the fantastic team of the Wyalusing Area School District and is enthusiastic about further developing the school community to showcase many of the positives taking place in our schools. When you have a free moment please stop by to meet Dr. Bottiglieri in person. His office is located on the lower level of the Elementary School. He is most often found in one of the school buildings working with students, teachers, and administrators or in attendance at school and community events.

Dr. Jason Bottiglieri, Superintendent of Schools

Board Member

Megan joined the Board in 2019. She currently serves Consumer Lending Manager at Visions Federal Credit Union in Endicott, New York. Megan is a member of the Jim Huffman Memorial Golf Tournament and Spring Fling committees. Megan resides in Camptown.

Megan Detrick '96

Board Member

Robyn owns and operates the Wyalusing Valley Children’s Center, Inc., the Wysox Children’s Center and the Sullivan County PreK. She and her husband also own and operate the Wyalusing Laundromat. She is a graduate of the University of Scranton with a BA in Business, and a graduate of Keystone College with a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Leadership. She resides in Sugar Run with her husband, John, and her two children, Julia and Jack.

Robyn Keeney-Lacy '99

Board Member

 Jennifer Newton has been on the Education Foundation board since 2016. and is currently employed as the Chief Operating Officer, at Century Farm, LLC in Wyalusing, PA. Jennifer resides in Wyalusing with her husband Ralph, daughters Ashlee (Junior at Shippensburg University) and Priscilla (Junior at Wyalusing Valley High School). Jennifer is currently the Varsity Volleyball Coach, Volunteer Advisor to the Ramettes, and the Serious Hits Volleyball Club Director. Jennifer enjoys volunteering at various high school events, community and club activities.

Jennifer Newton '91

Board Member

Josh is currently employed at Procter and Gamble in Mehoopany. He and his two children Caleb and Anna currently reside in Sugar Run. He has been on the WAEF board since 2016 and plays a key role on the Jim Huffman Memorial Golf Tournament committee. 

Josh Petlock '03

Board Member

Richard is a retired educator with a passion for service who represents Region 1 New Albany Borough, Albany Township, Overton Township, Wilmot Township, Terry Township on the Wyalusing school board. 

Richard Robinson ' 61

Board Member

Gabe started with the foundation in 2014. He and his father, Burnie Sheldon, own and operate the family run business, Sheldon Funeral Homes. Gabe is part of the Huffman Memorial Golf Tournament Committee. He resides in Laceyville with his wife Carly and three children.

Gabe Sheldon '98

Board Member

Rhaegan is a registered nurse and is employed at Robert Packer Hospital as a charge nurse in labor and delivery. She is the secretary of the Wyalusing Rams Golf Booster Club,  President of the boys basketball booster club, and vice president of the baseball booster club.  Rhaegan also coordinates fundraising for her son's travel baseball team. She resides in Wyalusing with her husband Randy and their four sons, Jhaeden, Trehnon, Mahdden, and Bhaelon.

Rhaegan Sterling Hugo '94

Board Member

Liz is Science teacher at WVHS. She lives with her husband and three young children in Wyalusing. She enjoys watching her kids' sporting events, strength training, and outdoor activities.

Elizabeth Vanderpool

Board Member

Vacant

Board Member

 

Vacant

Board Member

Originally from outside the Wyalusing area, Duane is a retired soldier holding BS in Business from Keystone College and an M.P.A. in Public Administration with a concentration in Non-Profit Leadership from Binghamton University. He currently is enrolled in the K-4 Masters of Teaching program with a concentration in Special Education. Duane believes that being an Education Advocate is vitally important and  education is a team effort involving teachers, parents and even at times, school custodial and other employees. He was tricked into taking this job and couldn't be happier about it..

Duane Naugle

Executive Director

Honorary Board Members

Jennifer is a former VP and Secretary of WAEF.  Jennifer is currently employed by Tuscarora Wayne Insurance Company and lives in Wyalusing with her 2 children, Emily and Ethan.

One of the original board members of WAEF, Debbie has been the owner of The Travel Shoppe since 1994. Married to her husband Lanny since 1972, Debbie is the proud mother of three daughters and their families, including eight grandchildren. Debbie served on the Wyalusing School Board for 16 years, serving as president for many. In addition to the WASD Board, she also served on the Blast IU 17 board for many years as well as the Northern Tier Career Center board. Debbie feels it was an honor to serve the District and considers it an honor to be still involved.

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David Keeler is a local businessman and Newspaper editor.

Frank Thompson

Are you looking to volunteer?

The Wyalusing Area Education Foundation is always looking for volunteers and board members. Email us at [email protected]