Eileen Cannistraci, M.Ed. | Chief Executive Officer

Eileen is an experienced educator with 25+ years of service in Pennsylvania’s education sector. She has held various roles, including teacher, lead teacher, literacy coach, assistant principal, and principal, and is currently serving as CEO at Insight PA. Eileen’s extensive career spans a decade at the School District of Philadelphia and two decades in cyber education. She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Penn State University and a master’s degree in educational administration from Drexel University. Eileen is deeply committed to ensuring students receive a tailored education that empowers them to achieve their aspirations and considers it a privilege to lead the dedicated team at Insight PA. Eileen enjoys reading and is an avid fan of Philadelphia and Penn State sports. She and her husband live in Chester County and have two grown children. 

Kevin Corcoran, MBA., MPP | Chief Finance Officer

Kevin joined Insight PA in July 2022, bringing a decade of prior experience from another cyber charter school in Pennsylvania, primarily in a COO/CFO role. He holds a B.S. in Finance from Villanova University and an MBA and a Master of Public Policy Studies from Duke University. Kevin’s dedication extends to serving as an officer in the United States Navy Reserve. At Insight PA, he’s inspired by the unified focus on serving students and connecting them with future life and career opportunities. He is passionate about providing children and families the chance to attain their best possible lives. Beyond work, Kevin enjoys outdoor pursuits like hiking, travel, and reading and is a devoted Phillies fan. He calls Lancaster County his home.

Michael Frost, M.Ed. | Chief Technology and Innovation Officer

Michael has over 21 years of experience in education, with 11 years dedicated to cyber education. His background encompasses teaching grades K-8, serving as a middle school principal, and as Insight PA’s Executive Director. Michael holds multiple certifications, including elementary, single-subject middle levels, and K–12 Principal. He earned a BS in elementary education and an MS in science education with a focus on STEM from Lebanon Valley College. Additionally, he completed an Educational Leadership certification program through Cabrini College. Before joining Insight PA, he was a senior analyst for the Program Effectiveness and Analytics team at K12, Inc., working with schools nationwide. Michael resides in Chester County with his wife, who is also an educator, and their daughter.

Julie Jaszcar, M.Ed. | Chief Academic Officer

Julie started in the role of Chief Academic Officer at Insight PA in 2021, having previously served as Director of Special Education for K12, Inc, assigned to Insight PA in 2019. With over 30 years in education, her background includes positions as a Special Education Teacher, Special Education Supervisor, and Special Education Director. Julie holds Pennsylvania Principal, Special Education Teacher and Supervisor, and Elementary Education Teacher Certificates. She earned a master’s degree in School Administration from Duquesne University and a bachelor’s degree in Special Education and Elementary Education from Slippery Rock University. Julie enjoys spending quality moments with her husband and three children in her free time, engaging in dek hockey, watching Steeler games, and reading.

Beth Jones, M.Ed., MBA., SHRP | Chief Operating Officer

Beth has amassed over 30 years of education experience, from teaching toddlers to adults and founding a brick & mortar charter school in Chester County, PA. Currently serving as Insight PA’s inaugural COO, Beth holds a B.A. from Immaculata University, an M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from Widener University, and an M.B.A. from West Chester University. She is certified as a Senior Professional in HR (SPHR) by HRCI. Beth is a steadfast advocate for public school choice in PA and has previously served as president of the PA Coalition of Public Charter Schools (PCPCS). She is married to a public-school educator and is the proud parent of two charter school graduates. In her leisure time, she enjoys swimming and reading.

Johanna N. Best, B.A. | Director of Reporting and Compliance

A devoted member of Insight PA since August 2017, Johanna has held various significant positions within the organization, including State Reporting and Federal Programs Manager and now the Director of Reporting and Compliance. She holds a B.S. from Temple University and brings over a decade of experience as an administrator supporting schools with data collection, reporting, compliance, and grant management. Johanna is driven by the opportunity to facilitate students’ access to high-quality public education, and her passion lies in securing additional funding sources to augment the basic education program. Johanna is a lifelong Philadelphia sports enthusiast with a special affection for the Eagles and 76ers.

Sam Chacanias, MBA., SHRM-SCP | Director of Human Resources

Sam has established an 8-year career in HR, earning her SHRM Certified Senior Professional credential. She graduated from West Chester University with a bachelor’s and an MBA, focusing on Innovation and Human Resources. Her commitment to school choice and community service aligns perfectly with her role at Insight PA. Sam co-leads a DEI Sub Committee and is determined to play an integral role in fostering an inclusive community within the school. Sam resides on a farm in Chester County, Pennsylvania, where she enjoys the outdoors during her free time.

Angela Decker, MBA | Director of Operations

Angela joined Insight PA in November 2017 and has served in various roles, including Office Administrator, Testing Coordinator, Project Manager, Operations Manager, and currently as Director of Operations. Her educational background includes earning an MBA from Penn State. Angela values the dedicated leadership, faculty, and staff at Insight PA, all committed to student success. She is passionate about ensuring students and families have a smooth experience in the educational process. Angela is an avid Steelers fan who enjoys spending time with loved ones and has a residence in Chester County that she shares with her husband, three cats, and a dog. 

Dr. Cynthia Estremera Gauthier, Ph.D. | Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Dr. Cindy joined Insight PA in September of 2023. With a Ph.D. in English and Africana Studies, she has a strong background in teaching about identity, racism, and privilege. Throughout her work as an accomplished educator and equity practitioner, she has led racial equity initiatives focusing on inclusivity and empowering marginalized communities. Dr. Cindy advocates for meaningful systems change through authentic community connections and frequently speaks on racial injustice, power dynamics, and holistic well-being. A proud Philadelphia native and mother of two, she is dedicated to teaching the next generation to make an impact, and she has a strong record of fostering dialogue and coalition-building in marginalized communities.

Dr. Rosemary Hughes, Ph.D. | Director of Academics

Rosemary joined Insight PA in September 2021, bringing a strong educational background with a B.A. in Psychology from LaSalle University and an M.Ed. and Ph.D. in School Psychology from Lehigh University. Her dedication to the role is driven by her passion for ensuring that every student has access to an education that prepares them for success in adulthood. Rosemary finds great fulfillment in collaborating with colleagues across departments to collect and analyze data, ultimately enhancing programs and support for our students. Outside of work, she enjoys soccer, reading, running, and weekly family game nights. Rosemary resides in Philadelphia with her wonderful husband and takes pride in her two children, aged 7 and 10, and a household filled with joy and laughter thanks to various pets.

Audra Mazzante, M.S.Ed. | Director of Career Education

Audra Mazzante has been a valuable member of Insight PA since 2019, initially joining as a High School business teacher. She subsequently served as the Career Education Coordinator and currently holds the Director of Career Education position. Audra possesses a Master’s in Business Education and is certified in K-12 BCIT and Cooperative Education. Her commitment to professional development is evident through her enrollment in the Workforce Development program at Penn State, where she is pursuing her Career and Technical Leadership certificate. In addition to her educational qualifications, Audra gained experience as the Workforce Development Specialist at Pennsylvania Intermediate Unit, where she received training from the PA Department of Education as their career-ready liaison in the Future Ready Index and career education. Audra resides in Williamsport with her husband and three children.

Tara McFalls, M.Ed. | Director of Continuous Improvement

Tara joined Insight PA in November 2021, serving as the Enrollment Manager in the Operations Department. She holds a BA in Psychology and Philosophy and M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction from Cabrini University. Tara is a proud Psi Chi National Honor Society and Kappa Gamma Pi Honor Society member. With over 19 years of experience in education, she’s held various roles, including Coordinator of Adult Student Services, Coordinator of Academic Counseling, and Adjunct Instructor of Psychology at Cabrini University, along with being the Director of Learning at The Perkiomen School. Tara is passionate about the tight-knit and innovative community at Insight PA, where she enjoys supporting transformative learning experiences and fostering positive change for students and the broader community. Outside of work, she’s an enthusiast of local community theater, historical fiction writing, hiking, and travel. Tara resides in Chester County, PA, and treasures time spent with her family, including her wonderful mother, brother, sister-in-law, niece, and nephew.

Kimberly Pelcin, B.A. | Finance Manager

Kimberly joined Insight PA in September 2022. Her educational journey includes a B.A. in Liberal Studies from Arizona State University. Kimberly also holds a Paralegal Certificate from Pennsylvania State University. Kimberly is deeply passionate about Insight’s commitment to breaking down financial barriers that hinder students from accessing a quality education. As a member of the Finance Team, she witnesses firsthand how Insight helps students and families achieve their educational goals. Outside work, Kimberly enjoys lifelong learning through reading, taking fun classes, tending to her garden, and attending concerts. She calls Chester County, PA, her home, where she resides with her husband and is proud to have four grown children.

Sarah Ronosky, MS, M.Ed. | Director of Student Services

Sarah, a proud alum of West Virginia University, holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Special Education. With over a decade of experience, she has dedicated herself to teaching students with disabilities and supporting educators working with this student population. Sarah’s passion for lifelong learning led her to earn a master’s in education for curriculum and instruction with a concentration in behavior analysis from Arizona State University. Since joining Insight PA, she has held various roles, including Transition Coordinator and Special Education Supervisor. Sarah leads her team with unwavering dedication and advocacy for students in the special education program. Sarah resides in the Pittsburgh area with her husband, three children, and a collection of pets. She is an avid book enthusiast and enjoys spending time outdoors. 

Ronald Shipman, M.Ed., M.A. | System Manager

Ron, a valued member of Insight PA since July 2019, has served in various roles, including Compliance Coordinator and Compliance and SIS Manager. He holds academic credentials from Cheyney University, Drexel University, and Liberty University. Alongside his academic achievements, he’s an accomplished actor with over 20 production credits in TV and film. He finds inspiration at Insight PA, where he can nurture his leadership skills. Outside work, Ron enjoys Philadelphia sports, video games, beach days, and quality family time with his wife and six children, alongside their cat, aptly named “Cat.” Ron resides just outside Philadelphia in Delaware County.

Sara Stell, M.M. Ed. | Director of Communications

A valued member of Insight PA since July 2022, Sara brings a robust educational background with a B.M. in Music Education from Temple University and an M.M in Music Education (M.M.Ed) from West Chester University. She is also an active member of NSPRA (National School Public Relations Association) and PenSPRA (Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association). Before joining Insight PA, Sara dedicated 18 years to education as a music teacher in a brick & mortar PA charter school, teaching a wide range of subjects and serving as the K-12 Music Department Head. Her passion for education revolves around recognizing students’ unique learning and communication styles and providing them with a supportive environment in which to express themselves authentically and be celebrated for who they are. Outside of work, Sara enjoys traveling and knitting, and is an avid fan of Phillies Baseball. She resides in Chester County, PA, with her husband and their three spoiled cats – Gustav, Gracie, and Gertie.