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.


Agora Cyber Charter School has earned accreditation by the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools, a worldwide leader in accreditation and continuous school improvement. Learn more.

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
    Dr. Richard Jensen
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Dr. Anne Butler
    Dr. Anne Butler
    Chief Academic Officer
  • James-Infortuna
    James Infortuna
    Chief Financial Officer
  • Laurie Smith
    Laurie Smith
    Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Michael Rublesky
    Michael Rublesky
    Chief Technology Officer
  • Regan Shebeck
    Regan Shebeck
    Chief Operations Officer
  • Dr. Katy Giovanisci
    Dr. Katy Giovanisci
    Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
  • Tim Kreider
    Tim Kreider
    Director of Student Services
  • James Donovan
    James Donovan
    Director of Finance

Board of Trustees

For the 2023-24 school year, all Agora Board of Trustees monthly meetings will take place at 4PM.  Please note that this is a time change from previous meetings which were held at 5:30PM.

Board meetings will be held on the first Monday of each month at 4:00PM unless otherwise noted.  The meetings will be held virtually.  To access the Board Meeting please click this link:

August 7, 2023

September 11, 2023

October 2, 2023

November 6, 2023

December 4, 2023

January 8, 2024

February 5, 2024

March 4, 2024

April 1, 2024

May 6, 2024

June 3, 2024

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.

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
  • Dr. Samuel H. Wrightson, Jr.
    Vice President/Secretary
  • Linda Gotlieb
  • Linda Ringer-Deas
  • Corvette Kittrell
  • Yaniv Gottesman
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    Stephanie Wasmanski

Faculty & Staff

  • Jansen Hornbake
    Jansen Hornbake
    Elementary School Principal
  • Kristie Hawk
    Kristie Hawk
    Elementary School Assistant Principal, Grades K-2
  • James Montgomery
    Elementary School Assistant Principal, Grades 3-5
  • Jennifer Fisher-Clark
    Jennifer Fisher-Clark
    Director of Special Education, K-8
  • Bridget Kozar
    Bridget Kozar
    Middle School Principal
  • Heather Bianconi
    Heather Bianconi
    Middle School Assistant Principal
  • Bernard b
    Bernard Boccella
    Middle School Assistant Principal
  • Jennifer Lucia
    Jennifer Lucia
    Assistant Director of Special Education, MS
  • Jeffrey Miller
    Jeffrey Miller
    High School Principal
  • Eric Buffington
    Eric Buffington
    High School Assistant Principal-9th grade and science
  • Heather McCormick
    High School Assistant Principal, 9th grade social studies
  • Paul Harkins
    Paul Harkins
    High School Assistant Principal, 10th grade and math
  • Erin Hilson
    High School Assistant Principal, Act 158 & electives, and School Counselors
  • Holly Allen
    High School Assistant Principal, 11-12th grade and English
  • Erinn Slacktish
    Erinn Slacktish
    Director of High School Special Education
  • Michelle Cukauskas
    Michelle Cukauskas
    Elementary Special Education Assistant Director
  • Maryann Johnson
    Maryann Johnson
    Assistant Director of Special Education, K-8
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    Colleen Freyvogel Bruss
    Assistant Director of Special Education Operations
  • Danielle Schall
    Danielle Schall
    High School Special Education Assistant Director
  • Valerie Natale
    Valerie Natale
    High School Special Education Assistant Director