Together we can

INSPIRE all stakeholders–students, parents, faculty, staff, administration, residents and alumni–to engage with and participate in our Methacton community.

  1. Encourage dialog to foster ideas and build relationships
  2. Request and evaluate input before decisions are made on spending, educational choices, and major projects
  3. Improve communication from the school district

EDUCATE our students through encouragement and individualized support to prepare them for life inside and outside of the classroom.

  1. Foster global competitiveness through hands-on learning for the future in STEAM, sustainability and civics
  2. Advocate for proven strategies that strengthen school programs and affirm a sense of belonging
  3. Promote extracurricular and co-curricular activities such as athletics, clubs, music and the Arts to broaden the educational experience

COMMIT to evidence-based decision-making and accountability in financial stewardship.

  1. Provide clear, easy-to-understand accounting practices
  2. Support discussion and explanation of the school district’s financial decisions and their impact on education now and for the future
  3. Be mindful in stewardship of taxpayers’ dollars entrusted to Methacton for public education

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Katie Thiel


Running for 4 year term

  • BS in Education from Villanova University, Master of Literacy from West Chester University, Principal Certification through Eastern University

  • Educator with experience in public, private, charter, and cyber charter schools. Literacy and Science of Reading Advocate, CCIU Reading Specialist Instructor

  • Home & School, charity runner for Win the Day Warriors & Team for Kids

  • Children attend schools in District



Running for 4 year term

  • Current Methacton School Board Director, Chair of Property Committee

  • BS in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University

  • 25+ years experience in environmental engineering and environmental consulting, with a focus on air quality

  • Post Prom Volunteer; Certified Therapy Dog Handler; Vaccine Clinic Volunteer

  • Child attends school in District

Paul Winters


Running for 4 year term

  • Current Methacton School Board Director, Chair of Finance Committee

  • BBA in Finance from James Madison University, MBA Finance from St. Joseph’s University

  • IT Controller/SAP Project Manager with Experience in accounting

  • Annual volunteer for Methacton’s Post Prom and at St. Andrew’s Church

  • Child attends school in the District

Pooja Chanda


Running for 4 year term

  • Methacton graduate, BA in Intelligence Studies from Mercyhurst University, MS in Cybersecurity from Utica University

  • Professional experience in both private and public sectors around intelligence analysis and cyber threat intelligence

  • Volunteer with National Child Protection Task Force (NCPTF) as an investigator, community group “Food for Friends”

  • Parent of a toddler and wife of a Methacton alumnus

Semira Perdue

Semira Perdue

Running for 4 year term

  • Currently Methacton School Board Director, Chair of Policy Committee

  • BS in Biology & Cert. in Regulatory Affairs from Temple, M.Sci in Microbiology from Thomas Jefferson University

  • Scientist, international regulatory affairs, engineering, & manufacturing

  • Volunteer with Post Prom, Home & School, Schwenkfelder Church, Coach for Girls on the Run

  • Children attend schools in the District

Glenn Mersky


Running for 2 year term

  • BA in Economics from Washington & Jefferson College, MBA from Robert Morris University

  • 40+ years experience in Sales, Marketing, Product & Operations Management. Current owner of sales agency & consulting business

  • Volunteer experience with youth football & baseball in Methacton, PV, and Arcola Intermediate School, Boy Scouts & Cub Scouts, Post Prom

  • Children attended schools in the District

Cathy Cleary

Running for 2 year term

  • Current Methacton School Board Director, Policy & Finance Committees

  • BA in Political Science from West Virginia University & Juris Doctor from Temple University Beasley School of Law

  • Practicing environmental attorney with 28+ years experience

  • Former Arrowhead Home & School Treasurer & Methacton Coordinating Council Secretary, current Post Prom volunteer

  • Children graduated from school district


We look forward to hearing from you.


We look forward to hearing from you.