Newsmaker: Shauna D’Alessandro
Noteworthy: D’Alessandro received the Pennsylvania School Boards Association’s Timothy M. Allwein Advocacy Award, which recognizes outstanding leadership in legislative advocacy efforts on behalf of public education.
Residence: Jefferson Hills
Background: D’Alessandro joined the West Jefferson Hills School Board in 2003 and serves as president for the Allegheny Intermediate Unit’s Board of Directors. From 2007 to 2010, she was a member of the South Hills Area School District Association. She served as president of the association’s board from 2009 to 2010. She also is a graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh Class XXVI.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in business management/accounting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Quote: “I am honored and privileged to receive this award, especially because Mr. Allwein was a mentor to me. He taught many of us how to advocate for children. And whenever he entered a room, whether he was an ally or an adversary on an issue, he was respected and liked.”