Thursday, January 21, 2016

Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce Celebrates School Choice Week

Pottsville, PA (January 21, 2016) – Members of the School Chamber of Commerce Education Committee demonstrated their support of National School Choice Week by hosting information session on Thursday, January 21, 2016. 

 National School Choice Week promotes community awareness about the range K-12 educational opportunities available within the community, including: Traditional Public Educational Institutions, Public Charter, Private Parochial, and Cyber schools as well as homeschooling options. Tara Cromis from Gillingham Charter School and Roobhenn Smith from Saint Joseph’s Center presented information to the committee regarding the educational opportunities they provide. “Traditional public education is not for every child, so we are fortunate to have a variety of educational alternatives available in K-12,” said Shannon Brennan, Educational Committee Chairperson for the Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce.

National School Choice Week was started in 2011 by parents who believed strongly in the need for alternative options for their children and the movement has grown to include thousands of participants.

Pictured from left to right:

Rear – Shannon Brennan, McCann School of Business & Technology; Shannon DelConte, Penn State Schuylkill; Wayne Herring, Jr., The Herring Group; Gerry Shappell, Skook Auto Sales; Roobhenn Smith, St. Joseph Center for Special Learning; John Crane, Crane Insurance Agency; Brett Satterfield, Yuengling’s Ice Cream; Christopher Norkus, Ed’s USA Auto Rentals.

Front – Robert S. Carl, Jr., Executive Director, Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce; Monica Walborn, Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce; Tara Cromis, Gillingham Charter School; Maureen Donovan, Lehigh Carbon Community College; Ceil Michalik,Michalik Consulting, LLC; Michael Grove, Seton Manor; Nella Hutsko, Ed’s USA Auto Sales; Kimberly Haslam, Skook Auto Sales; and Andrea Feathers, Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce.