Mr. Phillip Daniels, President
Phil Daniels is a Principal Consultant with Axtria, where he specializes in life sciences analytics, machine learning, and data management. Phil holds a Masters degree in Organizational Sociology from the University of Missouri. He also holds a Bachelors Degree in Sociology from UConn. Some of his interests and skills include data visualization, citizen data science, cycling, and architecture.
In his term as a Board Director, Phil hopes to drive better parental engagement, improved STEM curriculum, and digital transformation projects that will enable strong career outcomes for our students.
Dr. Monica D’Antonio, Vice President
Dr. Monica D’Antonio holds a BA and MA in English from Rutgers University and a PhD in Educational Psychology from Temple University. Her professional career has consistently revolved around education. Her first job was Literacy Director at Hopeworks N’ Camden, a nonprofit organization in Camden, New Jersey. Following that, she was an academic advisor and adjunct professor at Temple University. Currently, she is an Associate Professor of English at Montgomery County Community College. Her work at MC3 includes teaching, curriculum development, academic research, mentoring faculty and students, and participating in the faculty union (AFT). She is also active in the NASD community. She serves on the West Norriton Human Relations Commission, she runs a monthly book club at Norristown Library, and she is a volunteer/mentor at the Center for Culture, Art, Training and Education (CCATE) in Norristown.
Monica has lived in West Norriton for the past five years with her husband, Hal, and cat, Jeter.
Mr. Matthew Rivera
Matt Rivera has been a board member for eight years from 2014 – 2021, and was appointed in 2021 to serve on an interim basis until December 2023. He is a member of the Facilities and Finance Committee and Human Resources Committee. He has served as board vice president and as president in the past. Mr. Rivera is a 26-year resident of East Norriton and the father of two, proud NASD graduates. In his professional life, he is the vice president of marketing and communications and 30-year employee of one of the largest privately-held companies in the US, Day & Zimmermann.
He is a writer and speaker on workforce management and talent acquisition topics and has been recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in North America in the Staffing Industry, for 2017, 2018, and 2021. In addition to serving on the board, Mr. Rivera also is a member of the Occupational Advisory Committee for the Franklin Learning Center in downtown Philadelphia.
Mr. Christopher Jaramillo
Mr. Jaramillo has been a resident of the Greater Norristown Area since 2010. He began his educational journey at Montgomery County Community College and, shortly after, transferred to West Chester University. Mr. Jaramillo went on to graduate from the University of Pennsylvania in May of 2020 with a Master of Science in Education along with a 3.74 GPA. Through the years, he has worked closely with the Norristown Area School District's Administration on their Cultural Proficiency initiative, and also serves on the board of West Chester University's Alumni Association, where he strives to make positive, impactful changes for students of color who attend both institutions.
Mr. Jaramillo's community involvement runs deep. He has been an active member of the Norristown Branch of the N.A.A.C.P., joining in April of 2017. His passion for the education and empowerment of individuals paired with his love for uplifting the diverse community in which he currently lives led him to seek out the organization for righteous causes. As former Chair of Social Media, Mr. Jaramillo created and managed the various media platforms of the Norristown Branch to broaden the chapter's reach and footprint on today's most relevant issues while conducting activities involving public relations with exceptional professionalism. Currently, as Chair of Membership, he has been one of the main driving forces behind the swell of new, young members who recently joined the organization to do the work of Social Justice.
Mr. Jaramillo is also a board member of the Hispanic Heritage Association, which seeks to bring community awareness of Latinx Culture. He is currently working on developing organizational policies and a Latinx curriculum which can be utilized by educators.
Mr. Louis W. Mason
Louis W. Mason was born and raised in Conshohocken, PA. Mr. Mason is a proud family man who is happily married to his lovely wife of 38 years. He has been blessed with two adult children, both of whom are college-educated and happily married. He is a member of Mt. Zion AME Church in Norristown, PA.
Mr. Mason is a graduate of Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, class of 1971. He received an Associate’s Degree from Montgomery County Community College and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from West Chester University. He also earned his Master of Education Degree in Educational Administration from Cheyney University.
With over 40 years in the field of public education, he has taught in Bridgeton, NJ, and Camden, NJ. He served as the Teaching & Learning Network Coordinator in the School District of Philadelphia. He went on to serve as Principal of Pulaski-Edison Junior Academy in the Chester-Upland School District and Morgan Village Middle School in Camden City Public School District.
He was promoted to serve as the Director of the Office of Postsecondary Readiness and Career & Technical Education for Camden City Public School District. Most recently he served as the Chief Academic Officer for Harambee Institute of Science and Technology in Philadelphia, PA.
Mr. Mason is proudly beginning his second 4-year term as School Board Director for Norristown Area School District. He serves on the Education and Technology Committee, the Cultural Proficiency Committee, and has served as the Chairman of the Joint Operation Committee for Central Montco Technical High School.
Mr. Mason is excited to use his passion for learning, energy, and educational skill sets to serve in the Norristown Area School District community.
Mrs. Sharon Mauch
Mrs. Sharon Mauch is a lifetime Norristown resident and chose to raise her family in the Norristown Area School District because of the many great things the district has to offer. Sharon has been married for over 20 years and currently has one child in the district. Sharon and her husband are also foster parents.
Sharon is extremely active within the community. Sharon is also the Vice President of the MCIU Board of Directors. Sharon is a licensed cosmetologist and serves as chair of the hair and makeup committee with the Dramateurs at The Barn Playhouse. She is also an active supporter of Coffee Closet with Barista Jake, a local nonprofit organization.
Mrs. Cynthia Wirth
Cynthia Wirth has been a resident of Norristown since 1970. She has been active in education as a teacher, adjunct professor, life coach for young adults with ASD and parent advocate during IEP planning.
She is an active community volunteer as past president of Norriton Circle Kiwanis, Choice Food Pantry volunteer on Haws Ave, Literacy advocate with therapy dog, Page and classroom volunteer at Cole Manor.
Her mission as a school director is to make schools and community joint partners in the education of our children. She will work to be present and visible in the community to provide opportunities for all voices to be recognized.
Miss. Marissa Dell
Marissa Dell is an East Norriton native and a 2019 Graduate of Norristown Area High School. Dell is currently a student at Temple University completing her undergraduate degree in political science and a minor in business.
Ms. Ingrid Parker
Ms. Parker is a Norristown native and a NAHS graduate. As a PA Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Behavior Specialist, she believes in a strengths-based approach to helping individuals, which includes a variety of holistic, eclectic and person-centered techniques. She postulates that this approach is best practice in coordination with natural resources, professional services and educating individuals about the interconnectedness of mind, body and spirit.She has continued to develop her clinical expertise and management experience in various nonprofit and for-profit roles across Montgomery County, such as a Licensed Clinician, Clinical Program Manager, Clinical Supervisor, and Director. Ms. Parker enjoys working with individuals of all ages, although she has an affinity for helping children and has become a strong advocate for Norristown children and families. She is passionate about creating quality and sustainable change in the NASD community through her role as a NASD School Board Director.