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School Board


The South Fayette Township Board of School Directors consists of nine elected and experienced individuals who are committed to promoting excellence in education. Their servant leadership is evident in the time and talent they donate on behalf of the South Fayette children and community. They serve a four year term and elections are held every two years with five members being elected followed by the remaining four.  

Board of School Directors

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 7:30 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
Education: South Fayette School District (1971, Class Valedictorian); The Pennsylvania State University (1975, B.S. with Highest Distinction in Honors Accounting Program); University of Pittsburgh School of Law (1978, Juris Doctor)
Profession: Attorney (Shareholder with Babst, Calland, Clements & Zominir, P.C.) 
School Voice Mail: 412-221-4542 x 433
Alan Vezzi, Vice President
South Fayette Township resident since 1961 (lifelong)
Elected to Board: 2009
Education: South Fayette School District Graduate (1979), Gannon University, BS Electrical Engineering Technology 
Profession: Senior Service Account Engineer, Siemens Industry, Inc.
School Voice Mail: 412-221-4542 x 431 
Email: [email protected]

William Ainsworth
South Fayette Township resident since 1960
Elected to Board: 2019
Previously Served as Board Member: 1994-1995
Profession: Organization and Personnel Development Consultant
Educational Background:  Dickinson College, BA Psychology & History
School Voice Mail: 412-221-4542 x 446
Email: [email protected]
Paul Brinsky
South Fayette Township resident since 1996
Elected to Board: 2011 
Education: Carnegie Mellon University, BS Managerial Economics
Profession:  Plant Manager, Ardagh Group
School Voice Mail: 412-221-4542 x 432
Email: [email protected] 

Teresa Burroughs
South Fayette Township resident since 1989
Elected to Board: 2007 
Education: West Virginia University, Business Administration
Profession: E-Rate/FCC Regulatory Compliance Consultant, School Volunteer
School Voice Mail: 412-221-4542 x 443
Email: [email protected] 

Thomas Iagnemma
Lifelong resident of South Fayette Township
Elected to Board: 2019
Profession: I.T. Network Engineering Manager
Education: Duquesne University (Masters of Business Administration), Indiana University of Pennsylvania (B.S. Information Systems)
School Voice Mail: 412-221-4542 x 445
Email: [email protected]

Lena Hannah
South Fayette Townshp resident since 1987
Elected to Board: 2014
Previously served as a Board Member 2005-2009  
Education: Penn State University, Law and Society Degree
Profession: Prabhu Primary Care Office Receptionist; Former PTA President/Vice President; actively involved with the District since 1997
School Voice Mail: 412-221-4542 x 438
Email:  [email protected] 

Jennifer Iriti
South Fayette Township resident since 2012
Elected to Board: 2013 
Education: Univertisy 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: 412-221-4542 x 436
Email: [email protected]

Todd Petrillo
South Fayette Township resident since 1965 (lifelong)
Elected to Board: 2003 
Education: South Fayette School District Graduate
Profession: South Fayette Township Public Works Department 
School Voice Mail: 412-221-4542 x 434
Email: [email protected]

Cynthia Geisler, Board Secretary
Email: [email protected] 

Members of the School Board

Sitting L to R:  Teresa Burroughs, Jennifer Iriti, Student Representative Alexandra Bennett, Lena Hannah

Standing L to R:  William Ainsworth, Thomas Iagnemma, President Leonard Fornella, Paul Brinsky, Todd Petrillo

Not Pictured: Vice President Alan Vezzi

Upcoming Meetings

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