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Board Members

School Board Members
 Sitting L to R: Lena Hannah, Jennifer Iriti, Teresa Burroughs, Student Representative Katie Kenawell
Standing L to R: William Newcomer, Paul Brinsky, Alexander Czaplicki, Vice President Alan Vezzi, Todd Petrillo, President Leonard Fornella
The nine member Board of School Directors, elected by the people of the township for a term of four years, is responsible for school policy. According to state law, they must be 18 years of age and serve without pay. 

Regular meetings are held on a monthly basis. The Committee Meeting, which serves as a work session for the board, is held on the third Tuesday of each month. The Board votes on school policies and other items at its regular meeting which is held on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Both are held at 7 p.m. in the Administration Building Pride Room, unless otherwise specified. The exception is the Reorganization Meeting which is held on the first Monday in December. All meetings are publicly advertised in local newspapers and are open to the public at large.

Leonard Fornella, President
  •  South Fayette Township Resident since 1953 (lifelong)
  • Elected to Board: 1980
  • Profession; Attorney, Shareholder with Babst, Calland, Clements and Zominir, P.C.

  • Education; Graduate of South Fayette School District (1971, Class Valedictorian)

    The Pennsylvania State University (1975, B.S. with Highest Distinction in Honors Accounting Program)
    University of Pittsburgh (1978, Juris Doctor)

  • School Voice Mail: 433

  • E-Mail:lfornella@southfayette.org



Alan Vezzi, Vice President

  • South Fayette Township Resident since 1961 (lifelong)
  • Elected to Board: 2009
  • Profession; Senior Service Account Engineer, Siemens Industry, Inc.

  • Education; Graduate of South Fayette School District (1979)

    Gannon University, BS Electrical Engineering Technology

  • School Voice Mail: 431
  • E-Mail:avezzi@southfayette.org


Teresa Burroughs

  • South Fayette Resident Since 1989
  • Elected to Board: 2007
  • Profession: E-Rate / FCC Regulatory-Compliance Consultant, School Volunteer
  • Educational Background: West Virginia University, Business Administration
  • School Voice Mail: 443
  • E-Mail:tburroughs@southfayette.org


William Newcomer

  • South Fayette Resident Since 2004
  • Elected to Board: 2005
  • Profession: Sr. Solutions Architect, NexTec Group
  • Educational Background:  Pennsylvania State University, Business Administration
  • School Voice Mail: 439
  • E-Mail:wnewcomer@southfayette.org



Lena Hannah

  • South Fayette Resident Since 1987
  • Elected to Board: 2014
  • Previously Served as Board Member: 2005-2009
  • Profession: Prabhu Primary Care Office Receptionist, Past PTA President/ Vice President actively involved  with the district since 1997, founder of "girls night out" program
  • Educational Background: CCAC, Associate Degree/ Paralegal
  • School Voice Mail: 438 
  • E-Mail:lhannah@southfayette.org 



Alexander Czaplicki

  • Resident of South Fayette Township for 8 years
  • Elected to Board: 2011
  • Profession:  Information Technology and Accounting background
  • Education: BA - Saint Francis College, Loretto Pa, MS - University of Pittsburgh School of Information Science
  • School Voice Mail: 435
  • E-mail address:aczaplicki@southfayette.org



Todd Petrillo

  • South Fayette Resident Since 1965
  • Elected to Board: 2003
  • Profession: South Fayette Township Public Works Department
  • Educational Background: South Fayette Graduate
  • School Voice Mail: 434
  • E-Mail:tpetrillo@southfayette.org 



Paul Brinsky

  • Resident of South Fayette since 1997
  • Elected to Board: 2011
  • Education: Carnegie Mellon University, BS Managerial Economics
  • Profession: Plant Manager, Ardagh Group
  • School Voice Mail: 432
  • E-mail address: pbrinsky@southfayette.org



Jennifer Iriti

  • Resident of South Fayette since 2012  
  • Elected to Board:  2013
  • Education: University of Pittsburgh, PhD in Developmental and Educational Psychology; Certificate in Interdisciplinary Policy and Evaluation
  • Profession: Educational program evaluator and researcher;  Co-Director of the Evaluation for Learning Group at the Learning Research and Development Center, University of Pittsburgh 
  • School Voice Mail: 436
  • E-Mail:jiriti@southfayette.org


Cynthia Geisler , Board Secretary