The Agora Difference

Agora Cyber Charter School, established in 2005, is an online public school for Pennsylvania students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Agora’s rigorous curriculum is taught by Pennsylvania certified teachers trained to provide virtual instruction in real time and are focused on providing all students the educational resources and skills needed to become successful lifelong learners. Once enrolled with Agora, each student receives a computer, printer and all resource materials needed to be successful in our online school. An extensive variety of extracurricular online and in-person activities guarantees an enriching assortment of social opportunities providing the student with a well-rounded educational experience. Agora is a Pennsylvania public school of choice, as with all public schools there is no cost to the families, and like all public schools, tuition is paid by Pennsylvania taxpayers.


The mission of the Agora Cyber Charter School is to provide an innovative, intensive academic preparation that inspires and educates students to achieve the highest levels of academic knowledge and skills and develop proficiency in the design and use of new computer technologies and scientific research. Agora embraces a collaborative partnership between teachers and parents in order to empower students to reach extraordinary heights. Extraordinary results require extraordinary efforts! Through commitment, hard work, consistency, and responsibility, every student will meet the challenge of mastering high expectations.


Preparing all students to achieve their highest potential through actively engaging in their own schooling, achieving their personal learning goals, and being ready to reach post-secondary success as lifelong learners.

Core Values

Agora Cyber Charter School is governed by four core values that are used to shape and define the culture and climate of the school. These values also guide behavior and decision-making.

  • Learner-Centered
  • Wellness
  • Responsibility
  • Engagement

Meet Our Staff

Board of Trustees
Faculty & Staff


  • Dr. Richard Jensen
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Anne Butler
    Dr. Anne Butler
    Chief Academic Officer
  • James Infortuna
    Chief Financial Officer
  • Karenann Young
    Chief Operations Officer
  • Laurie Smith
    Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Michael Rublesky
    Chief Technology Officer
  • Ilene King
    Director of Marketing and Enrollment
  • Tim Kreider
    Director of Student Services
  • James Donovan
    Director of Finance

Board of Trustees

Board meetings will be held on the first Monday of each month at 5:30PM unless otherwise noted.  The meetings will be held virtually.  To access the Board Meeting or the Question & Answer session at 4:00 pm, please click this link:

  • August 2, 2021
  • September 13, 2021
  • October 4, 2021
  • November 1, 2021
  • December 6, 2021
  • January 3, 2022
  • February 7, 2022
  • March 7, 2022
  • April 4, 2022
  • May 2, 2022
  • June 6, 2022

Adobe Connect
In order to provide the best Board Meeting experience for all parents, students, staff, community and Board Members, we are using Adobe Connect. Please use this link for step-by-step instructions on how to participate/speak in either session.

For board meeting minutes, agendas, and Agora policies, please see Board Docs.

Click HERE for board meeting recordings.


Meet The Board

  • Karen DelGuercio
    Board President
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    Dr. Michael Conti
    Vice President
  • Dr. Samuel H. Wrightson, Jr.
  • Rachael Karas
  • Linda Gotlieb
  • William (Bill) Nolan
  • Linda Ringer-Deas

Faculty & Staff

  • jansen hornbake
    Jansen Hornbake
    Elementary School Principal
  • kristie hawk
    Kristie Hawk
    Elementary School Assistant Principal, Grades K-2
  • jim montgomery
    James Montgomery
    Elementary School Assistant Principal, Grades 3-5
  • Jennifer Fisher-Clark
    Director of K-8 Special Education
  • Bridget Kozar
    Middle School Principal
  • Heather Bianconi
    Middle School Assistant Principal
  • Eric Buffington
    Middle School Assistant Principal
  • Jennifer Lucia
    Middle School Special Education Assistant Director
  • Jeffrey Miller
    High School Principal
  • Heather McCormick
    High School Assistant Principal, 11th Grade
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    Paul Harkins
    High School Assistant Principal, 9th Grade
  • Erin Hilson
    High School Assistant Principal, 12th Grade
  • Holly Allen
    High School Assistant Principal, 10th Grade
  • Regan Shebeck
    High School Assistant Principal, Operations
  • Erinn Slacktish
    Director of HS Special Education
  • Michelle Cukauskas
    Elementary Special Education Assistant Director
  • Maryann Johnson
    Maryann Johnson
    K-8 Special Education Assistant Director
  • Colleen Freyvogel Bruss
    Colleen Freyvogel Bruss
    HS Special Education Assistant Director
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    Danielle Schall
    HS Special Education Assistant Director
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    Valerie Natale
    HS Special Education Assistant Director