Board of Trustees (Voting Members)
Karen DelGuercio is a retired educator having been employed by the School District of Philadelphia for thirty (30) years. Mrs. DelGuercio is the Founder of MaST Community Charter School, a member emeritus of the Founding Board for First Philadelphia Charter School for Literacy, and serves on the Executive Board of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Charter Schools. Mrs. DelGuercio is currently a founding member of two new charter schools. She was a former Cluster Leader (Regional Superintendent) for the School District of Philadelphia at Lincoln and Strawberry Mansion Clusters. In addition, she was both a High School and Middle School Principal for the School District of Philadelphia. She was selected as the Outstanding Principal of the Year for the Dr. Ruth Hayre Award. She has given many conference presentations in the educational field. At the Pennsylvania Coalition of Charter Schools Conferences, she presented “Establishing a Charter School” and “Evaluating Your CEO Effectively.” At an ASCD National Conference, Karen presented “Strategic Planning for High School Reform – Block Scheduling.” Mrs. DelGuercio also conducts workshops on Charter School Board Development for individual charter boards.
Glenn Devitt represents the umbrella civic organization for community organizations in Northeast Philadelphia. He is also on the Board for Pennypack Parkand a member of the Northeast Chamber of Commerce. Glenn is the Health Council Coordinator for the School District of Philadelphia. He chairs the Data Committee and the Wellness Committee of the MaST Board.
Michael Thomson has a BS from LaSalle University and formerly served as Director of Financial Systems for the School District of Philadelphia. He currently serves as a partner with Santilli & Thomson, LLC, a financial consulting firm specializing in schools and other non-profits. He has 20 years of experience in school business administration with an emphasis in financial systems. Mr. Thomson has spent the last five (5) years implementing financial systems and practices in charter schools. He is committed to the financial success and continued operations of charter schools in the Philadelphia region. He has been instrumental in establishing back office operations for various schools through implementing sound business practices, providing financial advice, and long term planning; thus, allowing the school administration to focus on educational issues.