The Penn-Delco Board of School Directors


  • The Board of School Directors serves you and your district, and can be contacted via email at the email addresses below.  The Board welcomes your input and invites you to attend monthly school board meetings, generally held on the fourth (4th) Wednesday of each month, unless otherwise posted.

    The Penn-Delco School Board consists of nine (9) members.   The Superintendent has a seat on the Board and the right to speak on all matters, but not the right to vote.  The term of office of each school director shall be four (4) years and shall expire on the first Monday of December, except for a school director appointed or elected to fill a vacancy.  You may review all School Board policies on this website.
     
    You can view meeting agendas and minutes here.

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Leon Armour, President

Leon Armour is a lifelong resident of Delaware County and a long-time resident of Penn-Delco School District. Mr. Armour and his wife Staci are the proud parents of four PDSD students (two former, two current). He is a graduate of Monsignor Bonner High School and the University of Delaware, and is employed as the Warehouse Operations Manager at Performance Food Group. In addition, Mr. Armour volunteers his time coaching at several community youth athletic organizations.  As current Board President, Mr. Armour’s primary focus is to ensure our students have a safe learning environment and opportunities to excel academically and socially.  He feels students should graduate with a career plan in place for them to succeed in life beyond Sun Valley.  Mr. Armour has served on the Penn-Delco Board of School Directors since 2015.

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Stephanie Ellis, Vice President

Stephanie Ellis is a resident of Brookhaven.  She and husband Tom are the proud parents of three daughters all who are proud Penn-Delco students.  Mrs. Ellis received her MBA (with Concentration in Healthcare Administration) from Wilmington University and her undergraduate degree from Neumann University.  She is employed with Providence ENT & Allergy as the Practice Manager.  Ms. Ellis is a dedicated volunteer in the Aston Community and at Neumann University, where she is a member of their Business Advisory Council.  Ms. Ellis began her term on the Penn-Delco Board of School Directors in 2019.

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Kate Denney, Treasurer

Kate Denney has been a resident in the Penn-Delco School District for the last 16 years. Mrs. Denney and her husband Rob, a county sheriff, are the proud parents of two Sun Valley graduates and one Sun Valley sophomore.  Kate grew up in Sharon Hill and graduated from Academy Park High School. Kate holds a degree in veterinary nursing and recently obtained her degree as a paramedic. She is currently working on an allied health degree. She is employed locally as a business market manager as well as a paramedic for Crozer. 
 
Giving back to the community is very important to Kate.  In addition to serving on the School Board, Mrs. Denney is a Firefighter/EMS Lieutenant for Aston Township Fire Department. She also has held many leadership roles in the PTLs through the years at PDSD. She was PTL President for Aston Elementary, President and Treasure for NMS and currently Vice President for Sun Valley. Kate has served on the Penn-Delco Board of School Directors since 2014.

 

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Melissa Huber

Dr. Melissa Huber currently resides in Aston with her husband Brad and their 2 children, both students in the Penn-Delco School District. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Millersville University, a Master’s Degree in Elementary School Counseling from Wilmington University, and a Doctorate Degree from Widener University in Reading Leadership. Dr. Huber has worked in the field of education for over 20 years and is currently an Elementary Reading Specialist in a local school district. She also works as an Adjunct Professor in the Education Department at Rowan University. In addition to serving on the School Board, Dr. Huber is the secretary of the Aston Valley Baseball League. Dr. Huber was elected to the Board of School Directors in 2023.

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Dawn Jones

Dawn Jones is a devoted Brookhaven resident, working for the Brookhaven Borough and serving as the President of Brookhaven Recreation Board. She and husband Bill are the proud parents of two Sun Valley graduates and one Northley Middle School student. Dawn holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and is currently seeking her Master’s degree in Business & Human Resource Management. She is an avid volunteer, participating in various community organizations. Ms. Jones has served on the Penn-Delco Board of School Directors since 2013.

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John Mancinelli

John Mancinelli was born and raised in Aston.  He currently resides in Aston with his wife Alisha and their 4 children, all current PDSD students.  Mr. Mancinelli has a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Saint Joseph's University, and a Master’s Degree in Sports Management from Neumann University.  He is owner of two Aston businesses, Manbroso's and A-Town Properties.  Mr. Mancinelli is currently on the Board of Aston Township Zoning Committee, Aston Valley Baseball League, and Aston Youth Soccer Association.  He thoroughly enjoys being an active part of the community.  Mr. Mancinelli was appointed to the Board of School Directors in 2022.

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Bernie Seasock

Bernie Seasock is a lifelong resident of Aston and a graduate of Sun Valley High School.  He received his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Widener University.  Mr. Seasock is employed as a Senior Business Control Specialist at Bank of America, as well as the co-owner of Seasock’s Commercial Cleaning Services, Inc.  In addition, he is also a dedicated volunteer for several community organizations.  He and wife Tina are the proud parents of two current PDSD students and one graduate who attends Shippensburg University.  Mr. Seasock has served on the Penn-Delco Board of School Directors since 2017.
 

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Patrick Twisler

Patrick Twisler has been a proud resident in the Penn-Delco School District for the last 11 years, living in Aston Township.  Mr. Twisler and his wife Diana, are the proud parents of a Pennell Elementary Student.  Mr. Twisler has a Bachelor’s  Degree in Criminal Justice from West Chester University.  He is employed with Home Depot Corporation as a District Asset Protection Manager and has worked over 22 years in Retail Asset Protection.  Mr. Twisler is also a dedicated volunteer as an Aston Township 4th Ward Committeeman, Aston Township Zoning Board Member, Treasurer for Brookhaven Swim Club Board of Directors and Assistant Coach with Aston Valley Baseball.  Mr. Twisler’s commitment will be for all students to learn in a safe and welcoming environment to help propel them into successful young men and women. Mr. Twisler was appointed to the Board of School Directors in 2023. 

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Brent Hefton

Board Approved January, 2024.