Past Presidents

Listed below are the dedicated educators who have served as PACTESP (formerly PAVESNP) President since its beginning in 1977.

Seated:  Carla Thimons, Lenape Technical School (1998-00); Diane Sobolewski, PaTTAN, retired (2004-06); Anita Beckett, Eastern Center for Arts and Technology, retired (1995-96); Eleanor Bicanich, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (1982-83); Lynore Eisman, School District of Philadelphia, retired (2002-04)

Standing:  Larry Baughman, Venango Technology Center, retired (1993-94); Janet Woods, PENNCREST School District, retired (1981-82); Wendy Chalmers, SUN Area Technical Institute (2010-12); Ruth Liebold, Steel Center for Career and Technical Education (2012-16)

Pictured to the right:  Wayne Grubb, Founding Member, Pennsylvania Department of Education, retired (1977-79); Patricia Hannon, Capitol Area Intermediate Unit 15 (1987-88); Joanne Cashman, Shikellamy School District (1988-89)


Presidents

Wayne Grubb
1977-79
Founder
Pennsylvania Department of Education

Sheila Feichtner
1977-79
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Donald Foellner
1979-80
Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School

Kathleen Binder
1980-81
University of Pittsburgh

Janet Woods
1981-82
PENNCREST School District

Eleanor Bicanich
1982-83
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Donna Wood
1983-84
Mercyhurst College

Jerry Wircenski
1984-85
Penn State University

Ruth Browning
(Deceased)
1985-86
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Connie Wolfe
1986-87
Lehigh Career and Technical Institute

Patricia Hannon
1987-88
Capital Area Intermediate Unit 15

Joanne Cashman
1988-89
Shikellamy School District

Marjorie Blaze
1989-90
Pennsylvania Department of Education

Kenneth Deitmen
1990-91
PaTTAN

Dolores Miller
(deceased)
1991-92
Temple University

Jeannette Maitin
1992-93
Montgomery County Intermediate Unit 23

Larry Baughman
1993-94
Venango Technology Center

Lou Dishong
1994-95
Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School

Anita Beckett
1995-96
Eastern Center for Arts and Technology

John Polto
1996-97
Dauphin County Technical School

Marjorie Eckman
1997-98
Pittsburgh Public Schools

Carla Thimons
1998-00
Lenape Technical School

Susan Witmer
2000-02
Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School

Lynore Eisman
2002-04
School District of Philadelphia

Diane Sobolewski
2004-06
PaTTAN

Brenda Kauffman
2006-08
Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13

Barbara Casper
2008-10
Berks Career and Technology Center

Wendy Chalmers
2010-12
SUN Area Technical Institute

Ruth Liebold
2012-2016
Steel Center for Career and Technical Education

Michael Katch
2016-2018
Chester County Intermediate Unit