Board Members

The Chartiers Valley School District Board of Education is comprised of nine members elected by the community. The School Board of Directors serve four-year terms as integral members of the District and community.

The Board meets before the public on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, in the District Assembly Room at 2030 Swallow Hill Road Pittsburgh, PA 15220.  Meetings begin at 6:30 pm.

Robert Kearney board member
  • President 2020-present; Elected to the board in 2011
  • Manager of Credentialing for UPMC Health Plan
  • B.S. Business Administration & Marketing from Robert Morris University
  • Graduate of South Catholic High School
  • Resides in Scott Township
  • Married (Donna) with four children (Ryan, Bob, Katie and Louie)
  • Contact Robert Kearney
Darren Mariano board member
  • Board Vice President 2020-present and 2018-2019; Elected to the Board in 2017
  • Public School Teacher and Professor of Computer Science
  • Doctorate in Instructional Technology from Duquesne University
  • MBA from Carnegie Mellon University
  • M.S. in Instructional Technology from Duquesne University
  • M.S.Ed. in Education from Duquesne University
  • B.A. in Biology from Washington and Jefferson College
  • Graduate of Bishop Canevin High School
  • Resident of Collier Township
  • Married (Alexandra) with two children (Christopher and Matthew)
  • Contact Darren Mariano
Board member Jeff Choura
  • Board member for over 40 years
  • Retired Flight Attendant
  • Served as President on the Allegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU 3) Board of Directors
  • Resident of Scott Township
  • Contact Jeff Choura
Brian Kopec board member
  • Elected to the Board in 2017
  • Business Analyst, ABB Nuclear Power Generation
  • M.S. in Information Systems, Johns Hopkins University
  • B.S. in Industrial Engineering, Lehigh University
  • Graduate of Albert Gallatin High School (formerly Tri-Valley)
  • Resident of Collier Township
  • Married (Alka) with three children 
  • Contact Brian Kopec
board member Eric Kraemer
  • Elected to the Board in 2013
  • President, Cedarcove Capital
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker
  • B.S. in Business Administration & Accounting, Duquesne University
  • Graduate of Carrick High School
  • Married (Lori) with two children (Nathan & Gregory)
  • Resident of Scott Township
  • Chartiers Valley Hockey Coach
  • Contact Eric Kraemer
Tony Mazzarini board member
  • Board President 2014-2018; elected in 2013
  • Resides in Scott Township (since 1994)
  • President of Mazzarini Real Estate Group
  • B.S. in Economics & Finance, Columbia University
  • Graduate of Bishop Canevin High School
  • Resident of Scott Township since 1994
  • Married (Michelle) with four children (Cara, Alyssa, Anthony & Amanda)
  • Contact Tony Mazzarini
Julie Murphy board member
  • Elected to the Board in 2013
  • Chief Human Resources Officer, Tradesmen International
  • MBA, Carnegie Mellon University
  • B.S. in Industrial & Systems Engineering, North Carolina State University,
  • Resident of Collier Township
  • Married (Bob) with four children (Shane, Ellen, Evan & Anna)
  • Contact Julie Murphy
Sandy Zeleznik board member
  • Elected to the Board in 2011
  • M.Ed. in Special Education, University of Pittsburgh
  • M.Ed. in Elementary Education, University of Pittsburgh
  • B.A. in Communications, University of Pittsburgh
  • Married (Matthew) with three children
beth eckenrode oard member headshot
  • Appointed, 2020
  • Strategic Advisor, North American Passive Houe Network (NAPHN)
  • MBA from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
  • B.S. in Industrial Engineering from University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Resident of Collier Township
  • Married (Timothy) with two children