The Chester County Intermediate Unit's (CCIU) Speakers Bureau is comprised of educational professionals that community organizations and Chester County School Districts can call upon to speak at events and meetings.
We hope you find the Speakers Bureau helpful to you as you plan your next meeting or event. Please visit this page again in the future, as additional speakers will be added on an ongoing basis.
To schedule a speaker/presenter, please complete an intake form. Thank you!
Meet Our Experts
Mary Jeanne Curley
Director of Communications and Learning Solutions
Presentation Topics: Communications, crisis communications, public relations, legislative services
Mary Jeanne Curley began her career with the CCIU in 1986 and currently serves as the director of CCIU's Communications and Learning Solutions division, overseeing the Communications department and the Brandywine Virtual Academy (BVA). She earned her bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s University and her master’s degree in communication and leadership from West Chester University. Mary also serves as executive director of the Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association.
Dr. George F. Fiore
Executive Director of the Chester County Intermediate Unit
Presentation Topics: Leadership, School finance and budgeting, scheduling, interviewing, STEM education, team development, executive coaching, building your brand, career development, principalship, instructional leadership, inquiry-based learning, advocacy, school law, increasing equity and access for students, growing student achievement
Dr. George F. Fiore is the executive director of the Chester County Intermediate Unit. Prior to joining CCIU in 2019, Dr. Fiore served in many leadership roles including, but not limited to school superintendent, high school principal, founding headmaster and social studies teacher. Dr. Fiore is a nationally-certified superintendent, PDE Superintendents Academy graduate, President-Elect for the Pennsylvania Superintendents Association and he serves on several statewide committees.
Director of Administrative Services
Presentation Topics: School finance, school construction and capital projects, healthcare and benefits administration, facilities management, transportation, school district operations
Joseph Lubitsky is the Director of Administrative Services and is responsible for the management of the business, finance, food services, facilities management and support operations for the CCIU. He established self-insurance financial structures for employee benefits that have resulted in significant savings, and he has improved financial reporting, projection models and information formats. He provides consulting services to school districts in the areas of business operations and security.
Manager of Data Governance
Presentation Topics: PIMS, Child Accounting
Stacey McCreary is a recognized Personal Information Management System (PIMS)/Child Accounting subject matter expert with over 20 years of experience with state and federal reporting. In her role at CCIU, McCreary assists local education agencies with PIMS training and support. She also provides training on PowerSchool and eSchoolPLUS student information systems. Stacey received her graduate certificate in education assessment, evaluation and data literacy from George Mason University.
TaC Staff PA Licensed Social Worker and School Counselor
Presentation Topics: Mental health, trauma and students: practical approaches to working with students
Brian McGinley is a Licensed Social Worker and PA School Counselor with 40 years of experience in education and treating mental health and drug and alcohol issues. His responsibilities include training and presentating at the state and regional levels. Brian is also an adjunct professor in the Counselor Education department at West Chester University’s Graduate School.
Dr. Janice Pietrowicz
Certified School Psychologist, Avon Grove School District
Presentation Topics: School psychology, transitioning from early intervention services to school-aged services, evaluation/re-evaluation process, social skills and coping strategies
Janice Pietrowicz is an educator with 35 years of experience in the education field. She has a master’s degree in school guidance, a doctorate in education and certifications in elementary education, guidance and school psychology. Her dissertation’s topic of focus was pressure to engage in unethical practices and outcomes related to those pressures. The topic also included school psychology obligations to advocate for marginalized populations.
Dr. Demetrius Roberts
IES Assistant Division Director for Teaching and Learning
Presentation Topics: STEM & Career Readiness, Equity for All
Demetrius Roberts is an experienced educator, instructional innovator and empowering leader. He has his doctorate in instructional technology and distance education and is driven by his passion for helping all learners. He takes pride in creating equitable learning opportunities for all. Dr. Roberts has served as the Director of STEM and Educational Technology for the CCIU and is currently serving as a Special Consultant to the Department of Education for STEM and Computer Science.
Director of External Technology Services
Presentation Topics: Leading change in educational organizations by understanding and overcoming resistors
Bryan Ruzenski has worked in K-12 technology for over 20 years. He has led several complete overhauls of school technology infrastructures and has been part of teams that implemented many new instructional technologies. Bryan earned his bachelor's degree in information sciences and technology from Penn State University and a master's degree in organizational leadership from Alvernia University.
Assistant Director, Communications & Learning Solutions
Presentation Topics: Marketing, personal branding
Melissa Smith is an impactful, creative marketing professional with over 20 years of experience spanning industries such as manufacturing, finance, pharmaceutical and education. She thrives on developing brand positioning, messaging and delivering upon the goals and objectives of those with whom she works. The experience gained from her more than 12 years in the advertising agency environment has transitioned well into driving branding and strategic marketing in the educational space.