AVON  GROVE  EDUCATION  FOUNDATION

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The Avon Grove Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was founded to expand and enhance educational opportunities for Avon Grove students. Our volunteer board consists of community members, teachers, parents, and students who are committed to making our local education the best it can be, and are dedicated to ensuring all Avon Grove students are supported to achieve their dreams.

The Foundation relies solely on money collected through generous donations by corporations, local businesses, parents, and community members.
Board members serve to bridge local businesses and individuals who seek to support our local schools both by building relationships between our students and schools, and by contributing monetarily to fund innovative learning opportunities. 


MIKE ADAMS
JENNIFER AVAZIAN
CATHY BAILEY

VICE PRESIDENT

Mike Adams is a business leader at W.L. Gore and Associates. He has two sons at Avon Grove Intermediate School. An engineer by training, he has a passion for STEM education and looks forward to helping support the district’s needs in this area, amongst many others.

Jen Avazian graduated from the University of Delaware with an English Education degree. She is a Program Management leader and SVP at Bank of America, where she has been employed the last 27 years. Jen is an active volunteer in the community; for example, she was a Girl Scouts of Eastern PA (GSEP) troop leader for five years. Jen has two school-aged children who are currently in the Avon Grove School District.

Cathy has over 40 years of experience working in public education. She has taught every grade K-12 and has supported many districts in developing a strong literacy curriculum and best practice instruction in all content areas.  She is currently a national instructional coach, working with both administrators and educators on implementing best practice instructional practices in grades K-12. Both of her children are graduates of Avon Grove School District, and two of her grandchildren are presently attending Penn London Elementary School.
  

JOSEPH DAGHIR
CAROLYN HAMMERSCHMIDT
JOYCE JACOBS

SECRETARY

Joseph Daghir is a junior at Avon Grove High School. He is involved with the AG Robotics Team, Future Business Leaders of America, Boy Scouts, Baseball, and AMC Math Club. He is interested in pursuing further education in engineering or another STEM related field.

Carolyn Hammerschmidt is a former public school teacher and administrator, and is currently working towards her Doctor of Education at the University of Delaware. Her work involves building community and parent partnerships with public schools. She has two children who attend the Avon Grove School District.

Joyce has over 15 years in event planning and hospitality management.  She has two young children and her daughter is currently in kindergarten at Penn London Elementary School.   Joyce is an active volunteer at Penn London Elementary School and fundraiser for the PLE PTA.  She also helps to manage the Wheatland Farms Homeowners Association.  Her family moved to the Avon Grove School district from New Jersey in May 2016.  Joyce loves cooking, travelling and spending time with her family.

  

DOROTHY LINN, Ed. D
KELLY LEWIS
DEBRA L'HEUREUX

Dorothy has over 30 years of experience working as a public educator. Prior to her retirement she served as the  Superintendent at the Colonial School District. Dorothy currently serves as an educational consultant through the University of Delaware and is a Director on the Avon Grove School Board. Two of her grown children are Avon Grove graduates and two of her grandchildren attend the Avon Grove schools.

  

Kelly Lewis worked in higher education for over 15 years, and is now an active volunteer in AGSD. Her son attends Avon Grove Intermediate School, where Kelly serves as Vice President of the PTA.

Debra L’Heureux is a local business owner, former teacher, and former Avon Grove School Board Director.

STEVE MALEY
ASHLEY MURPHY
NANCY ROWAN, M.Ed.

TREASURER

Ashley Murphy is a senior at Avon grove High School. She is involved with the plays and musicals, National Honors Society, Performing Arts Club, and the Freshman Mentor Program at school. She is planning on majoring in communications in college.  

Nancy has been an elementary educator for 25 years. She previously
taught in the Downingtown Area Schools and has been in the Avon Grove School District for the past 18 years. Her current role is as a Reading/MTSS Specialist at Avon Grove Intermediate School. Her two grown children are graduates of Avon Grove High School.

Steve Maley leads the Human Resources Consulting practice at Executive Recruiting & Management Consulting firm Lunova Group, and has spent his career in business & human resources leadership roles in primarily large public corporations. Steve’s two daughters both attend Avon Grove Intermediate School. 

MICHAEL SNOPKOWSKI, Ed. D.
SOPHIA STRYJEWSKI
ANDREA VAUGHN, M. Ed

Dr. Snopkowski is the Assistant Superintendent of the Avon Grove School District and serves as an liason bewteen the District administration and the Avon Grove Education Foundation.
  

Sophia Stryjewski is a Junior at Avon Grove High School and serves as a student representative on the Avon Grove Education Foundation Board.

Andrea has over 20 years of experience in education, ranging from preschool through adult workforce education.  Currently working for the CCIU as a Project Manager for School to Career initiatives with the Technical College High Schools, Andrea focuses efforts on funding and management of projects that create opportunities for students.   Andrea and her husband have two children who attend the Avon Grove School District. 
   

LESLIE ERB-WALLACE
BOB WEIDENMULLER
KELLY WALKER

PRESIDENT

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

Leslie Erb-Wallace is the creator and former president of the PAC (Parent Action Committee) at Avon Grove High School, and has been a constant volunteer and coordinator for many school district committees and events. She is a former elementary school teacher and has a passion for strengthening and supporting public schools. Leslie has a son who is a recent graduate of AGHS.

Kelly Walker is a graduate of the University of Michigan and a small business owner. She is an active volunteer in the Avon Grove School District and the greater community. Kelly has four school aged children with students currently attending Fred S. Engle Middle School and Avon Grove High School.  

Bob Weidenmuller is a former AG School Board member and president and retired business CIO for the Chemours and DuPont companies. His three children all graduated from Avon Grove High School.

ERIC WILLEY
KERRY WRIGHT

ASSISTANT TREASURER

Eric Willey is the Assistant Business Manager for the Avon Grove School District. Eric serves as a liason bewteen the District administration and the Avon Grove Education Foundation. 

Kerry Wright is a graduate of the University of Delaware and is the mother of two children; her daughter is a recent Avon Grove graduate and her son is currently enrolled at AGHS.  Kerry is a leader at a Fortune 500 company and has been an active school and community volunteer for over 16 years.