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Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School

Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School


Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School is overseen by an administrative team with decades of professional education experience. However, all of these administrators are committed to using their experience to reshape public education through the charter school model. This combination of veteran savvy and commitment to innovation is one of the many qualities that make the school unique.

The school’s charter is held by the Midland Borough School District. LPPACS is overseen by a board of directors and a chief executive officer, and its day-to-day leadership is provided by its principal and Dean of Academics. Each arts department at the school has its own director, and these six individuals also serve as part of the senior leadership of the school.

Board of Directors meetings

The Board of Directors normally meets on the second Tuesday of each month. There is a Work Session, which begins at 6 p.m. The regular board meeting follows at 6:30 p.m. in the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center’s third floor conference room.

Administrative Flow Chart

Board of Directors

  • Phil Orend
  • Chris Shovlin
  • Elizabeth A. Douglas
  • Richard Grimes
  • Nora Ambrosio
  • Francis Komara
  • Scott Portonova
  • Jean Grafton
    Secretary to the Board

Senior Management

  • P. K. Poling
  • CEO and Principal
  • Holly Castelli
    Dean of Academics
  • Lindsay Rodgers
    Assistant Principal/Federal Programs Coordinator
  • Jennifer Verba
    Director of Dance
  • Dan LeRoy
    Director of Literary Arts
  • Cassandra Patten
    Director of Media Arts
  • Melissa Holman
    Director of Music
  • Tom Schaller
    Director of Theatre
  • Mike Bariski Director of Health Sciences and the Arts