My name is Josie Charnock. I am the vice president of the North Penn School Board and am running this year to serve a second term. I have the experience, knowledge, and skills to continue to improve the way we do business in the North Penn School District. I have served as a School Board member since 2013, and I continue to work diligently for the benefit of all of our students while balancing fiscal priorities.
I live in Towamencin Township with my husband, Bryan. Our daughter, Alyssa, married in 2015. She and her husband, Clint, just purchased their first home in Phoenixville. Our son, Sam, graduated last year from North Penn High School and is attending Drexel University.
I earned a B.A. in Psychology from Widener University in 1997. I am a Sr. Marketing Manager for Express Scripts in Blue Bell PA, a leading pharmacy benefits manager (PBM), with the nation’s largest mail order pharmacy operations. My professional experience in the area of benefits and health management is very useful in an organization the size of North Penn. North Penn is one of the area’s largest employers with about 1,900 full and part-time employees. Benefits made up over 22% of North Penn’s operational budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.
As a School Board member, I chair the Education, Community Relations, and Policy committee, which is the board’s subcommittee overseeing all curriculum and educational initiatives. I also serve on the Special Education and Safe Schools committees for the Board. North Penn’s current special education population accounts for around 17% of our students. All of these opportunities have helped me build a greater understanding of how to make things better, raise the level of accountability, and increase our overall effectiveness.
If re-elected, my goals will continue to be:
I believe the best way to accomplish these goals is to work collaboratively with the North Penn administration and staff to build on the progress and gains we have already made. Using the best practices from schools across the U.S. and bringing those best practices to North Penn will help make us more efficient and effective. I balance common sense with the needs of all our stakeholders while striving to achieve the best results possible. I truly believe, that if everyone works together, we can meet any challenge the future brings.