Board Members

Darren Mariano
Darren Mariano board member
  • Board President 2022, 2021
  • Board Vice President 2020, 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
Sandy Zeleznik
Sandy Zeleznik board member
  • Board Vice President 2022, 2021
  • 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
  • Contact Sandy Zeleznik
Jeff Choura
Board member Jeff Choura
  • Board member for over 40 years
  • Retired Flight Attendant
  • M.Ed in Psychology
  • BA in Psychology 
  • Serves on the Board of Directors for Parkway West Career and Technical Center
  • Served as President and Vice President of Board of Directors for the Allegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU 3)
  • Served on the Board of Directors for The Pathfinder School Board
  • Lifelong resident of Scott Township and graduate of Chartiers Valley
  • Contact Jeff Choura
Robert Kearney
Robert Kearney board member
  • President 2020; 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 
Herb Ohliger
headshot of board member herb ohliger
  • Elected to the board 2022, served on the board previously
  • Information and Biometric Technology Professional
  • B.S in Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh
  • B.S. in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh
  • 1978 Graduate of Chartiers Valley
  • Lifelong resident of Scott Township
  • Married with two children
  • Contact Herb Ohliger
Mitchell Montani
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  • Elected to the Board in 2021
  • Allegheny County Office Employee, Broadcaster
  • B.A. in Communications, Waynesburg University
  • Lifelong resident of Collier Township
  • 2016 graduate of Chartiers Valley
  • Contact Mitchell Montani
Megan Sexton
head shot of board member Megan Sexton
  • Elected to the Board in 2021
  • Teacher in Pittsburgh Public Schools
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh
  • Masters of Arts in Teaching from the University of PIttsburgh
  • Reviewer for Ed Reports
  • Resident of Scott Township for 17 years
  • Married with 3 children
  • Contact Megan Sexton
     
Lisa Trainor
head shot of board. member Lisa Trainor
  • Elected to the Board in 2021
  • English Education Supervisor at the University of Pittsburgh/School of Education
  • PIAA Track and Field Official
  • Retired Public School Teacher/High School English
  • M.S. Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from Point Park University
  • M.S. Ed in Secondary Education/English from Duquesne University
  • M.A. in Film from Ohio University
  • B.A. in English and Psychology from Bethany College
  • Graduate of Bishop Rosecrans High School (Ohio)
  • Resident of Collier Township
  • Married (Mark) with three children (Noah, Dylan and Sydney)
  • Contact Lisa Trainor
Sonja Svihla
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  • Appointed to the Board in 2022
  • Engineering Project Manager at PWSA
  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from University of Louisville
  • M.S. in Chemical Engineering from University of Louisville
  • B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia
  • Resident of Scott Township for 21 years
  • Married (Kurt) with two children (Aisha and Charlize)
  • Contact Sonja Svhila

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.