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January 15, 2014

Union teacher named state executive director

NEW CASTLE — Beginning March 1, the Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils will have a new executive director for the first time in 37 years.

Rose Ann Fulena, a Union Township resident and teacher in the Union Area School District, will replace long-time director, H. James Finnemeyer.

According to superintendent Alfonso “Butch Angelucci, the directorship will not infringe upon Fulena’s primary role of seventh- and eighth-grade math teacher, but does carry a three-year term. 

Chief among Fulena’s duties will be to lead and coordinate annual student council leadership programs, oversee the state conference and direct the bi-yearly principal-adviser-leader conference. She will also manage the monthly newsletter, preside over state executive board meetings and oversee the eight state-wide committees.

Fulena, who has been the eight-county district director since 2002, is excited to represent the New Castle area as the PASC’s top-ranking official.

“What I’m most proud of is the high level of involvement that Union students have shown on state and national student council boards through the years,” Fulena said, adding that a number of Union students have served various leadership positions on PASC boards, and during regional and state leadership conferences.

In 2012, the school district hosted two middle level conferences, and two district conferences, and co-hosted — with the Laurel Area School District — the only state conference ever hosted in the New Castle area. Fulena played a key role in each event, Angelucci explained.

As director, Fulena said that she intends for the state programs to become “greener” with more emphasis on uses of technology and less reliance on paper. She also plans to be a leading advocate for co-curricular student activities in the state.

“Too many school districts have had to trim co-curricular activity line items due to state budget cuts,” she said, referring to reductions in state contributions to local schools’ funding in recent years.

Increasing scholarship opportunities for all students is another of her goals.

Fulena will also serve as Pennsylvania’s representative at two annual national conferences.

 

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