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Hayden and Pippy join PA Cyber Board of Trustees

May 23, 2014

MIDLAND, PA - PA Cyber Board of Trustees took up the matter of filling two vacancies at its May 19 meeting.
The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School Board of Trustees unanimously approved at its regular monthly meeting the appointment of Bryan Hayden and John Pippy to serve as trustees, bringing the board to its full complement.

A Beaver County resident, Hayden serves as the executive assistant to the Community College of Beaver County President and as director of the institutional research department. He has a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of International Affairs, and a B.A. in political science and government from the University of Dayton.

Pippy is the CEO of the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance, which represents more than 250 companies and 41,500 workers in the coal industry. He earned a masters in international relations from Irish American university in Dublin, and is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point with a B.S. in environmental engineering. Pippy also served as a member of the Pennsylvania House and Senate, representing part of Allegheny County.

“The appointments of Brian and John are a coup for PA Cyber,” Board of Trustees President, Ed Elder, said. “Not only do both individuals come with an impressive resume, but they also have strong ties to communities where a high percentage of our school’s students reside.

Elder said Hayden and Pippy will join the board for its next regular meeting June 16.

“As PA Cyber charts a new course, we are in able hands with Brian and John joining us at the helm,” Elder said.

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Serving students in kindergarten through 12th grade, the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (PA Cyber) is one of the largest, most experienced, and most successful online public schools in the nation. PA Cyber's online learning environments, personalized instructional methods, and choices of curricula connect Pennsylvania students and their families with state-certified and highly-qualified teachers, and rich academic content that is aligned to state standards. Founded in 2000, PA Cyber is headquartered in Midland (Beaver County) and maintains a network of support offices throughout the state. As a public school, PA Cyber is open for enrollment by any school-age child residing in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and does not charge tuition to students or families.