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The 2023 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.
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. .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
David Keeler is a local businessman and Newspaper editor.
Are you looking to volunteer?
The Wyalusing Area Education Foundation is always looking for volunteers and board members. Email us at [email protected]