2016-2019 Member at Large Voting

We have 5 candidates to fill the vacancy for the 2016-2019 Member at Large vacancy for the PA Technology Student Association, Inc. Board of Directors.  Voting is now open in iServices through May 18, 2016.  Each active chapter has one (1) vote.  The candidates are listed below (alphabetically).  
Jana Bonds
EH Markle IS
TSA Advisor
Mrs. Bonds is currently a 6th-8th grade Technology and Engineering teacher at Emory H. Markle Intermediate School in the South Western School District in Hanover, PA.  She graduated from Millersville University in 2008 and then received her Master’s in Technology Education from the California University of PA in 2011. Mrs. Bonds program received the Middle School Program Excellence Award for 2011-2012 in the State of Pennsylvania by the Technology & Engineering Education Association of PA (TEEAP).  She is a member of TEEAP and ITEEA. Mrs. Bonds has taken a vested interest in updating the middle school curriculum and in heading toward a program focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) principles.
 
She is also one of three advisors for the Technology Student Association at Emory H. Markle and South Western High School. She works with roughly 50 students throughout the school year in preparation for competitions at the regional and state level. Mrs. Bonds has also taken students to the national TSA conference over her 8 year tenure as an advisor. She has served on the TSA Board previously as a member at large and would like to continue her work and dedication to the PA-TSA students in another term on the board. 
Adam Horry
Lookheed Martin
TSA Parent
As a parent and judge, I would like to bring those experiences to bear and represent a unique perspective to the board of directors. I work as a technical lead, focused on Java development, for Lockheed Martin Corporation. My three children are heavily involved with TSA and I have experienced, through them, the ups and downs of competition at the regional, state, and national levels. I have helped support them, both financially and emotionally, as they grew from beginners to winning at the national level. To help support the chapter, I have also been a judge at numerous competitions, focusing on Animatronics, Biotechnology Design, Medical Technical Issues, and Robotics. I have also judge whatever events the competition coordinators needed help with and always tried to do an excellent job. I know the hours of hard work that each and every competitor has put in and strive to judge each event accordingly. As a member of the board of directors, I can represent the accomplishments, frustrations, and suggested improvements that I have experienced as well as heard expressed from numerous students and parents. TSA has been very influential for my children and I would like to give back to this excellent organization as they strive to continually improve.
Morgan Lepre
Boyertown Sr. HS
TSA Alumni
Morgan Lepre is a PA-TSA alumni member from Boyertown Senior High School and was a six year member of the organization. As a member, she held the offices of State Reporter and Chapter President for the 2014-2015 year. Due to her election, her chapter now regularly attends the National Conference for the first time in 20 years. She assisted the Corporate Outreach Committee, and served as the chair-person for the PA-TSA Communications Committee. While in office, she was in charge of creating monthly publications (PA-Post) that kept members up-to-date on the progress of the organization along with information regarding upcoming conferences. While serving as Reporter, Morgan traveled across Pennsylvania serving as an ambassador for PA-TSA by attending TEEAP, and the Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association Conference by speaking about the importance of TSA and its role in STEM education. Also, Morgan was honored by the Pennsylvania Association of Career and Technical Administrators for her outstanding achievements and leadership in PA-TSA. Here, Morgan delivered a speech to the Pennsylvania Board of Education advocating the importance of TSA.
 
Since graduation, Morgan has stayed involved in PA-TSA by judging at the regional and state level and being an active member of the PA-TSA Alumni Association.
Jocelyn Long
Downingtown STEM
TSA Advisor
Hello, I am a high school technology and engineering teacher at the Downingtown STEM Academy. Before STEM, I taught 6th grade in the Manheim Township School District. TSA is a huge part of my school life and I am adviser to a small but strong TSA chapter at the STEM Academy. The highlight of this year’s state conference was not only watching the success of my STEM Chapter, but seeing “my “ 6th graders who are now seniors up on stage during the awards ceremony. TSA has truly helped them grow into amazing young adults.  I am also very active in TEEAP and ITEEA. When not in school I love to travel, read, garden and spend time with my family and friends. 
Shawna Vanleer
Philadelphia SD
TSA Advisor
Since a young age I have always enjoyed creating various types of art like sculpture, photography and graphics. I followed my heart and went to Moore College of Art & Design and graduated with a BA in Graphic Design. Then, I went to The Chubb Institute and graduated with a Certificate in Computer Programming & Web Development and I am currently enrolled at Temple University’s VITAL program working towards my Vocational II Certification and Masters in Education.  I am an Adjunct Professor at Rowan at Gloucester County College and enjoy doing Freelance Graphic Design.  For the past nine years I have been a Graphic Design Teacher for the School District of Philadelphia and I have had the pleasure to be the TSA’s Advisor at my school as well. For the past three years I have also been the City-Wide TSA’s Advisor for my school district. Through the years I have witnessed the growth of not only the TSA’s membership, but also of the students. I have been happily married for the past 2 years to my husband James and I have a beautiful and creative stepdaughter, Brianna.  We enjoy spending family time together and I am grateful to have them.