Board of Education

Board of Education

2021 Board Members

The North Hills School District Board of Education is comprised of nine members who are elected to four-year terms. The 2021 board members are as follows:

Allison Mathis, President
Helen "Dee" Spade, Vice President
Sandra Kozera
Phil Little
Dr. Annette Giovengo Nolish
Deanna Philpott
Kathryn Poniatowski
Kathy Reid
Rachael Rennebeck

Lori Rieger, School Board Secretary
Michael J. Witherel, Solicitor
Ellie Fleischer, Student Representative
Hannah Sciulli, Student Representative

2021 Committees of the Whole


Educational Leadership, Pupil Services, Curriculum and Assessment, Information/Discussion, Technology

Chief Board Liaison: Allison Mathis
Board Liaisons: Phil Little, Deanna Philpott, Katie Poniatowski
Administrative Liaison: Dr. Beth Williams

Athletics & Activities

Athletics, Activities

Chief Board Liaison: Katie Poniatowski
Board Liaisons: Allison Mathis, Kathy Reid, Rachael Rennebeck
Administrative Liaison: Dr. Patrick Mannarino


Resignations, Appointments, Changes of Status, Leaves of Absence, Employee Relations/Negotiations

Chief Board Liaison: Helen "Dee" Spade
Board Liaisons: Allison Mathis, Dr. Annette Giovengo Nolish, Kathy Reid
Administrative Liaison: Dr. Patrick Mannarino


First Reading, Second Reading, Adoption, Elimination

Chief Board Liaison: Sandra Kozera
Board Liaisons: Allison Mathis, Dr. Annette Giovengo Nolish, Deanna Philpott, Helen "Dee" Spade
Administrative Liaison: Dr. Patrick Mannarino

Community & Intergovernmental Relations

Student Enrollments, Community Relations, Intergovernmental Relations, North Hills Foundation, PTA/PTO/PTSO Meeting Attendance

Chief Board Liaison: Phil Little
Board Liaisons: Sandra Kozera, Allison Mathis, Rachael Rennebeck
Administrative Liaison: Dr. Patrick Mannarino


Tax Collection, General Business

Chief Board Liaison: Dr. Annette Giovengo Nolish
Board Liaisons: Phil Little, Allison Mathis, Katie Poniatowski
Administrative Liaison: Jerry Muth

Support Services

Buildings and Grounds, Transportation, Food Service

Chief Board Liaison: Deanna Philpott
Board Liaisons: Sandy Kozera, Allison Mathis, Helen "Dee" Spade
Administrative Liaison: Jerry Muth

Appointed Legislative Chairperson

Sandra Kozera

Appointed A.W. Beattie Career Center Members

Rachael Rennebeck, Helen "Dee" Spade

2021 Meeting Dates

In-person meetings of the North Hills School District Board of Education are held in the LGI room at the North Hills Middle School. Virtual meetings are held via Zoom webinar and streamed live on the district's Facebook page. Each meeting's format will be determined closer to the meeting date amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jan. 14: Committee Meeting with Action, 7 p.m.

Feb. 4: Committee Meeting with Action, 7 p.m.
Feb. 18: Legislative Meeting, 7 p.m.

March 4: Committee Meeting with Action, 7 p.m.
March 18: Legislative Meeting, 7 p.m.

April 8: Committee Meeting with Action, 7 p.m.
April 15: Legislative Meeting, 7 p.m.
April 29: Committee Meeting with Action, 7 p.m.
-- Adoption of the Proposed Final Budget and Homestead Exemption

May 13: Legislative Meeting, 7 p.m.

June 3: Committee Meeting with Action, 7 p.m.
-- Adoption of the Final Budget, Taxes and Homestead Exemption
June 10: Legislative Meeting, 7 p.m.

July 22: Executive Session Only (if needed), 5 p.m.

Aug. 5: Committee Meeting with Action, 7 p.m.

Sept. 2: Committee Meeting with Action, 7 p.m.
Sept. 16: Legislative Meeting, 7 p.m.

Oct. 7: Committee Meeting with Action, 7 p.m.
Oct. 28: Legislative Meeting, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 7: Reorganization Meeting and Committee Meeting with Action, 7 p.m.

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Contact the School Board

The North Hills School District Board of Education welcomes comments and suggestions of district residents and taxpayers.

If you have questions or concerns that require the school board’s attention, contact School Board Secretary Lori Rieger and she will disseminate to board members.

Mrs. Rieger can be reached by mail, phone or fax, or by filling out and submitting the form below.

North Hills School District Administration Center
135 Sixth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15229
Phone: 412-318-1004
Fax: 412-318-1084
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Public Participation

The public is invited and encouraged to attend school board meetings and time for public comment is allotted at every meeting. Please note that public participants are required to follow rules outlined in School Board Policy 903.

All school board meetings are recorded and posted on the district’s YouTube channel the following day.

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