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Until further notice, Board members and senior administrators will be meeting in-person.  Those attending will adhere to masking and/or social distancing requirements; however, following recommendations to limit group gatherings, the meeting will not be open for public attendance. Public participation will continue via email and through our live stream.  

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At such a time that meetings are able to be held in person, they will take place at the Administration Center for Education located at 507 Fishing Creek Road, Lewisberry, Pennsylvania.

Unless otherwise noted below, meetings will start at 6:30 p.m. Open study sessions may also be held after each Board meeting.

On Board
On Board is published monthly (September - May) after the study sessions and Board meetings have been held. It provides a summary of Board discussions and actions as well as shout outs and recognitions presented by the Board and administration. Please click here to view

Resolution to Waive Real Estate Tax Penalty
On August 20, 2020, the Board adopted a resolution extending the discount period and waiving the penalty associated with the failure to make timely payment of Real Estate taxes for the 2020-2021 school year as authorized by Act 75 of 2020, signed into law on July 23, 2020.  Click here for more information.
 
2020-2021 Budget Approved & Per Capita Tax Eliminated
On June 11, 2020, the Board voted to eliminate the per capita tax for 2020-2021. Residents will not receive a per capita tax bill. To review the 2020-2021 budget and presentations made to the board during the development process, please visit the Business Department page.  Additionally, past Board meeting discussions about the budget may be viewed online
 
Resolution Calling for Charter School Funding Reform
The District’s charter school expenditures since 2009-2010 reflect extraordinary costs that were borne by its taxpayers. At its meeting on February 20, 2020, the Board adopted a resolution calling for charter school funding reform. Click here for more information. 

Board Members

Judith A. Crocenzi - Region Three (2023)
Board President

Mrs. Judy Crocenzi is a retired teacher/administrator from the West Shore School District with 23 years experience. She has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education/Special Education from Lock Haven University and a master’s degree in Education/Principal Certification from Temple University. 

Mrs. Crocenzi and her husband John have lived in the area for 43 years. They have three sons, Michael, Todd, and Jason, who all graduated from Red Land High School. They have also been blessed with five grandchildren, two of whom attend school in the West Shore School District.

Mrs. Crocenzi volunteers at the Red Land Community Library and is also a Junior Achievement Volunteer for the West Shore School District. She is a member of the Red Land Women’s Club, President and member of the Soroptimist Club of West Shore, a member of Holy Infant Catholic Church, and a poll worker for Newberry Township.

email: [email protected]

Frank J. Kambic - Region One (2023)
Board Vice President

Mr. Frank Kambic and his wife Debra grew up in New Cumberland. They attended Hillside Elementary, New Cumberland Junior High, and are 1978 graduates of Cedar Cliff High School. Their children followed similar paths graduating from Cedar Cliff in 2005 and 2007, respectively and both have graduated from college.  Mr. Kambic holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from Millersville State College and is employed by NASCO.

Mr. Kambic was elected to West Shore School District Board in 2007.He has served as the West Shore School District's representative on the Cumberland Perry Area Vocational Technical School's Joint Operating Committee (JOC) for eight years and served as JOC Chairman for 2 of those years. He currently sits on several committees at WSSD.  Mr. Kambic was involved with New Cumberland Youth Baseball for seven years and served on the board of the New Cumberland Teener Baseball for three years.  He enjoyed his tenure as head coach for 10 years with the West Shore Soccer Club coaching both boys and girls soccer to multiple division championships.  He has also assisted with the Cedar Cliff Relays, the Hillside PTO, Cedar Cliff Post Prom party, and numerous community projects.

email: [email protected]


Clydiene F. Francis - Region Three (2021)
Board Member
 
Ms. Clydiene Francis earned a bachelor of business administration degree from American InterContinental University and an associate degree from The Art Institute of York. She is also a graduate of the Leadership for Diverse Schools program presented by Leadership York.
 
Ms. Francis is a Diversity Education Specialist with Central York School District and enjoys coaching Jr. High Track & Field throwing events. She volunteers in various roles including her service as a Youth Court Alliance Coordinator through the United Way of York County, a York County Student Diversity Alliance Member, and participant in the YWCA York's Leadership Summits.
 
Ms. Francis and her family have lived in the West Shore area for six years. She has three children, two of which currently attend the West Shore School District.

email: [email protected]


Brian K. Guistwhite - Region Three (2021)
Board Member

Mr. Brian Guistwhite is a lifelong resident of the Harrisburg area and graduated from East Pennsboro High School. After graduation, he attended West Virginia University where he studied Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering and was a member of the WVU Marching Band. Mr. Guistwhite enlisted in the US Army as a Combat Engineer and is a combat veteran of the Gulf War. Mr. Guistwhite also holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy from the Pennsylvania State University and a master’s in Business Administration from the Pennsylvania State University. Mr. Guistwhite has been employed with St. Onge Company in York for the past 20 years.

Mr. Guistwhite has served the District in various capacities over the years. He has been an assistant coach for the Lemoyne Middle School wrestling program, participated in the Junior Achievement Program at Red Mill Elementary School, and has been a guest speaker for the COPE program at Crossroads Middle School.

Mr. Guistwhite and his wife Kelly (Red Land High School Class of 1988) have been residents of the District for more than 20 years. They have one son, Alex.

email: [email protected]


Sheri D. Moyer - Region Two (2023)
Board Member

Mrs. Sheri Moyer is a lifelong resident of the West Shore School District and a 1981 graduate of Red Land High School.  Her husband Steven and son Joshua graduated from Cedar Cliff High School in 1981 and 2011, respectively. After high school, Mrs. Moyer earned an Associate Degree from Harrisburg Area Community College and received her cosmetology license. She has owned her own business for more than 30 years and currently works for the Middletown Area School District as an Educational Services Specialist and as that district's ACCESS coordinator. 

Throughout her time in West Shore, Mrs. Moyer has volunteered in a variety of capacities including PTO President, Treasurer of the Cedar Cliff Band Booster Executive Board, room parent, Famous Artist Program volunteer, and Junior Achievement volunteer. Mrs. Moyer has also served on the York County Juvenile Probation Department’s Youth Aid Panel. 

Mrs. Moyer previously served the community by working in the Curriculum Services Department and on the Comprehensive Planning Development team for the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) at the Capital Area Intermediate Unit (CAIU), where she became active with the Pennsylvania Association of Educational Office Professionals (PAEOP).  With PAEOP she provides leadership as a Regional Representative and Board Member.  

email: [email protected]


Deborah B. Schwager – Region One (2021)
Board Member 

Mrs. Deborah Schwager is a retired teacher/administrator from the West Shore School District.  During her time as an employee of the District she taught first grade at Newberry Elementary, fifth grade at Fishing Creek Elementary, seventh grade at Crossroads Middle School, instructional support at Highland Elementary and Fairview Elementary, was an assistant principal at Lemoyne Middle School, and principal at Fairview, Mt. Zion, and Washington Heights Elementary Schools.

Mrs. Schwager completed her undergraduate studies at Kutztown University and received her Master’s degree, Reading Specialist Certification, and Principal Certification from the Pennsylvania State University. 

Mrs. Schwager has been a resident of the West Shore School District for the past 28 years and has two daughters who both graduated from Cedar Cliff High School.

email: [email protected]


Frederick A. Stoltenburg - Region Two (2023)
Board Member

Mr. Fred Stoltenburg has lived in the West Shore School District since 1999. He and his wife Teri have one son, Philip, who graduated from Cedar Cliff High School in 2012.
 
Mr. Stoltenburg attended Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) and Shippensburg University.  For the past 35 years, he has worked for DHL Global Supply Chain where he is currently a Service Delivery Manager managing the organizations project and resource managment toolsets on the Global Operations Excellence Team.

Mr. Stoltenburg has volunteered in various capacities during his son's time in the district. At Washington Heights Elementary, he led the PTO's project to install a nature area on the school grounds. Mr. and Mrs. Stoltenburg have also sponsored exchange students from Denmark and Germany through the Youth for Understanding Intercultural Exchange Program.

email: [email protected]


Abigail A. Tierney - Region One (2021)
Board Member

Mrs. Abigail Tierney has lived in the West Shore School District since 1996. She has a bachelor's degree from Rollins College and graduated magna cum laude from The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Dickinson Law Review. Mrs. Tierney served as Assistant Counsel assigned to the Pennsylvania Department of Education for nearly 16 years. She is a trained mediator and has presented education-related topics at continuing legal education offerings sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and Lehigh University Education Law Conference.

Mrs. Tierney and her husband John are parents to three daughters who attended West Shore schools. Mrs. Tierney has served as PTO President, Vice-President, and Treasurer.  In addition, she has volunteered as a room parent, Junior Achievement volunteer, school musical chairperson in both middle and high school, and field hockey booster member. Mrs. Tierney also served as chairperson for the District’s Community Advisory Committee.

Mrs. Tierney is a member of the West Shore Foundation Board of Directors, serves as the Immediate Past President of the Board of Directors of Open Stage of Harrisburg, and is a deacon and elder at Camp Hill Presbyterian Church.

email: [email protected]


Michael J. Wilson – Region Two (2021)
Board Member 

Mr. Mike Wilson is an attorney admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Pennsylvania and Maryland and before the U.S. Supreme Court. He is also a retired officer from the U.S. Army, last serving in the Reserve Component, Pennsylvania National Guard, at the Headquarters Co. of the 28th Infantry Division (Mechanized).

Mr. Wilson and his family have lived in Fairview Township since 1991 and have been residents of the West Shore School District since 1986. 

Mr. Wilson has helped coach youth baseball and ice hockey in various leagues in the area over several years. He currently serves on the board of directors for his neighborhood homeowners’ association and as a local Republican Committeeman. 

email: [email protected]




Upcoming Meetings

Nov
12

School Board Meeting

Thu Nov 12 2020
Nov
19

Board Policy Committee

Thu Nov 19 2020
Nov
19

School Board Meeting

Thu Nov 19 2020

Contact

Public input on matters related to board policy, board meeting agenda items, budgeting, the district's strategic plan and overall direction are both welcome and encouraged. Time for public comment is allotted at every Board meeting.  For those who are unable to attend scheduled meetings, Board members may also be contacted directly by email or via the Contact Us page.
 
General questions about district programs, concerns about district operations, or inquiries about an individual student, should be directed to the student's teacher, building principal, and/or specific department head. Please visit the Staff Directory or Contact Us page for quick links to those individuals and their contact information.

About the Board

The Board of School Directors is composed of nine members, three elected from each of the three regions which make up the West Shore School District. Although directors are elected by voters in each of these regions, each Board member represents the entire West Shore School District. They are elected to serve four-year terms of office. This method of election ensures that the Board has experienced members serving at any one time. The three-region configuration is as follows:


Region 1
Wormleysburg Borough
Lemoyne Borough
New Cumberland Borough
Lower Allen Township Precincts 4 & 5

Region 2
Lower Allen Township Precincts 1, 2, 3, and 6
Fairview Township Precincts 1, 2, and 4

Region 3
Fairview Township Precinct 3
Newberry Township Precincts 1 & 3
Goldsboro Borough
Lewisberry Borough


The Superintendent of Schools serves as an ex officio member of the Board. He sits with the Board and advises the Board, but he does not vote.

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