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School Board

West Jefferson Hills School Board

The following community members proudly serve West Jefferson Hills Schools Board of Education.

Brian Fernandes, President
Suzanne Downer, 1st Vice President
Kristin Shoemaker, 2nd Vice President
Jill Bertini
David Dominick 
Kimberley Finnerty 

John Hosmer

Christopher Zacur 
Mr. Robert McTiernan, Solicitor 
1500 One PPG Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Fax: 412-594-5619

Board Meetings


The West Jefferson Hills School District uses Board Docs for Work Session and Regular School Board Meeting agendas. After you click on "Enter Public Site," select the desired agenda(s) to view or print.

Board Notes

Board Notes can be viewed and printed from the provided link after selecting on "Enter Public Site."

Meeting Dates

Board Policies

Board of Education policies are located on BoardDocs

Superintendent Evaluation

Superintendent Evaluation
Superintendent Evaluation Rating
July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021

The Board of School Directors conducted a comprehensive review of Dr. Ghilani’s performance for the period of July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021.  Dr. Ghilani received an evaluation rating of Proficient with distinguished characteristics.  This Overall Rating reflects the evaluation of the entire Board.

Board Representatives

Board members are appointed to serve on a number of committees throughout the district. The current assignments are:
SHASDA: Suzanne Downer & Denise Kahler (alternate)
PSBA/Legislative: Dave Dominick
Steel Center: Suzanne Downer & Christopher Zacur (alternate)
Southeastern Area Special Schools (Mon Valley School): Suzanne Downer & Christopher Zacur (alternate)
Wellness Committee:  Kristin Shoemaker & Kimberley Finnerty