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Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools


Our administration and staff members are passionate about securing the best education possible for both the rising and future generations—regardless of whether they receive this education in a large metropolis, sprawling suburb, or rural countryside. These are the people who tackle the daily requirements necessary to get the job done. 

Meet Our Administration & Staff Members

Edward J. Albert, Ed.D
Executive Director

About Edward J. Albert, Ed.D

Education: Doctorate in Education – Nova University, FL; Superintendent's Certificate – University of Pennsylvania, PA; Master's degree, Special Education – Millersville University, PA; Elementary Principal's Certificate – Temple University, PA; BS Physical Education; Comprehensive, mentally and physically handicapped; safety, health, and driver education – Salem College, WV. Professional experience: special education teacher, elementary principal, staff and curriculum specialist, assistant superintendent, and superintendent. Dr. Albert is also known for his educational consulting on a variety of topics and consults throughout the country. He also conducts superintendent searches throughout Pennsylvania. Personal interests: Dr. Albert enjoys spending time with his two grown children, Penn State games, and is an avid fan of the Yankees and Packers. He enjoys traveling, especially to see Broadway shows in New York City, and he is still trying to perfect his golf game.

Dr. Joseph Clapper
Assistant Executive Director

About Dr. Joseph Clapper

Education: D.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction – The Pennsylvania State University; M.Ed. Educational Administration – Shippensburg University; BS Elementary and English Education – Shippensburg University. Professional experience: elementary and secondary teacher with assignments in intermediate elementary grades and high school, elementary principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent. Following active service in Pennsylvania’s public schools, he served as assistant executive director for the Pennsylvania Principals Association. Personal interests include alumni board work (president of the Penn State Alumni Society Board of Directors), golfing, reading, and attending Penn State athletics and arts events (especially Penn State University football.) Enjoys spending time with his wife (Christy) and visiting with their daughter (Laura) and husband (John) in Washington, D.C. Laura is a member of the prestigious United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps.

Woodrow H. Sites, Ed.D
Emeritus Historian for PARSS

About Woodrow H. Sites, Ed.D

Education: D.Ed. Educational Administration – Pennsylvania State University; M.Ed. Educational Administration – Pennsylvania State University; BS Ed. Elementary Education – Millersville State College (now University). Professional Experience: elementary teacher with assignments in kindergarten through 6th grades, elementary principal, school business official, assistant superintendent, and superintendent. Following his active service in Pennsylvania's public schools, he served as an education management consultant and adjunct professor for Pennsylvania State University. Personal interests: outdoor activities (birdwatching, wildflowers, national parks), Nascar racing, camping and traveling in his motorhome with wife, Sam, and family, and following college sports, especially PSU football.

Jon Rednak, Ed.D
Financial Officer

About Jon Rednak, Ed.D

Education: BS in Secondary Education – Millersville University; M. Ed. Secondary Education – Kutztown University; Principal Certification and Superintendent Letter of Eligibility – Temple University; Elementary Education – University of Scranton; D.Ed. Educational Administration – Nova Southeastern University. Professional Experience: high school teacher and coach, program director of an alternative school, high school principal, assistant superintendent, superintendent, and regional search director for a national consulting firm. Dr. Rednak has presented at the national level on various topics and served on several boards of directors. He has also served as a graduate instructor. Personal interests: golfing and traveling to Tampa during the cold winter months with his wife, Carol. He is also an avid Steelers fan.

Ashley Rednak, Ed.D
Conference Coordinator

About Ashley Rednak, Ed.D

Dr. Ashley Rednak is the PARSS conference coordinator and also serves as the director of technology at Pequea Valley School District. Ashley holds a doctoral degree in educational leadership from Immaculata University, a master’s degree in instructional design & technology along with her instructional technology specialist certification from Philadelphia University, and a bachelor’s degree in speech communication and public relations from Millersville University. Ashley has spoken at local, regional, and national conferences and is a subject matter expert in the areas of mass customized learning, transformational technologies, 1-to-1 deployments and programs, internet safety and digital citizenship, mobile technology, and Apple hardware/software solutions. In her spare time, she enjoys concerts, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.