Matt Gionta has been the Director of Student Activities & Athletics for the Phoenixville Area School District for the past three years. Prior to coming to PASD, Matt spent eight years at La Salle University in the Explorers Athletic Department.
Matt oversees the district's 70 athletic teams, student activities at PAHS and the Phoenixville Summer program. The Delaware County native earned his undergraduate degree at Temple University (Sport and Recreation Management) and his Masters in Business Administration at La Salle University.
Matt is an avid Philadelphia sports fan and is a catcher for the four-time GPMABL's Philadelphia Comets Baseball Club.
Travis serves as the instructional aide for High School and is in his fifth year with the school. Also in addition he is the assistant High School football and High School assistnat track coach. He coached for Phoenixville football in 2012 & 2013 season and returned to coach in 2016 to present. Prior to the 2016 season Travis coached at Ursinus College during 2014 & 2015 season.
Travis is a Phoenixville native and graduated from Phoenixville Area High School. He has received his undergraduate degree at West Chester University. Travis played football, basketball, and track while attending PAHS. He continued to play football at West Chester University and was inducted into the football Hall of Fame at the University.
Travis is also the President and Founder of the Phoenixville Football Alumni Foundation.
Mark serves as the Elementary Teacher for Spring-Ford School District. Also in addition he is the volunteer assistant High School football coach at Phoenixville. He has also coached the Phoenixville softball team.
Mark is a Phoenixville native and graduated from Phoenixville Area High School. He has received his undergraduate at Kutztown University & Master degree at Drexel University. Mark played football and ran track while attending PAHS.
Charlie serves as an assistant to Mr. Bonnell in the band camp.
William serves as the Phoenixville Area Middle School Band Teacher.
Maureen serves as the Director of Limerick Lacrosse. Also in addition she is the Head Girls Lacrosse Coach at Pope John Paul in Royersford and she is also the Club Director of Dynamite Lacrosse. She has experience coaching at the high school, middle school, and youth program level.
Maureen played Lacrosse at Ursinus College. During her time at Ursinus she was All-American and she is in Ursinus College Hall of Fame for Athletics.
Eric serves as the Physical Education Teacher at Schuylkill Elementary. Also in addition he is the Head Boys Basketball Coach at Phoenixville High School and owner of Elite Basketball. He has experience coaching at the college level and high school level. He has coached at Owen J. Roberts High School and Ursinus College.
Eric graduated from Spring-Ford High School and received his undergraduate from Ursinus College in Exercise & Sports Science. He has received his masters at West Chester University in Sports Management. Eric played basketball while attending Spring-Ford High School and he continued to play basketball at Ursinus College.
Mike serves as the 6th grade teacher at the Phoenixville Area Middle School and have been teaching in the district for 14 years. Also in addition he is the Head Boys Soccer coach for the high school team.
Mike have been working with the Phoenixville Summer program and Mrs. Pearson on Cupcake Wars for 6 years.
Bryan is the Co-Owner and Director of the Black Bear Lacrosse. He has over 18 years of playing and coaching experience. He has been coaching the Black Bear Lacrosse for 10 years and he is currently the Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach at Perkiomen Valley High School (2013-Present). As a player Bryan played at Perkiomen Valley High School and Cabrini College. At Perkiomen Valley High School Bryan was a 2nd Team All-Area player and his teams have won two PAC championships. At Cabrini College Bryan was a 3 year starter Midfielder and they've won 4 CSAC titles.
Claire serves as the Head Field Hockey Coach at Phoenixville Area High School. Also in addition she is the head softball coach at a local college. Claire has 6 years coaching experience as a head field hockey coach. She graduated from Villa Maria academy and earned her Bachelors degree in history & secondary education from Immaculata University. She earned her Masters degree in Special Education from Lehman College. Claire played field hockey and softball at Villa Maria Academy, and went on to play both field hockey and softball at Immaculata University.
Judi serves as the PASD dance team coach.
Don serves as the Head Football Coach at Phoenixville Area High School. Also in addition Don is the Front Desk Security Monitor for Phoenixville Area High School. Don previously was coaching in Florida before taking Head job at Phoenixville. He also was Head Coach at Pottstown High School three years and was assistant coach for Great Valley High School for four years. Of those four years he was defensive coordinator for three.
Don is an Ohio native and he graduated from Eastern Kentucky University.
Neil serves as the In School Suspension Monitor for High School. Also in addition he is the Head Baseball coach for Phoenixville High School. He has experience coaching at the college level and high school level. He coached for West Chester University, Delaware Community College, and Sun Valley High School.
Neil graduated from Coatesville Area High School and received his undergraduate degree at Lock Haven University in Sports Management. He is currently working on earning his master degree. Neil played baseball while attending Coatesville Area High School and he continued to play baseball at Lock Haven University.
Chris serves as the Phoenixville Area Middle School math teacher. He has received his undergarduate degree from Mercyhurst College and received his masters from Gratz College.
Summer serves as the Art teacher at Schuylkill Elementary School. Also in addition she coaches the Phoenixville High School girls tennis team.
Summer played tennis while attending her high school.
Mike Lantzy is the current Head Coach of Phoenixville High School Volleyball. Coach Lantzy played volleyball at Eastern University. He was assistant coach for Phoenixville for 2 years prior to being head coach. He is also a head coach for TEVA volleyball club.
Mr. Shawn Lee is Director of Orchestras at Phoenixville Area Middle School, Phoenixville Area High School, and Manavon Elementary School, in the Phoenixville Area School District. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Lee was the Middle School Orchestra Director for the Coatesville Area School District, where he was the founding director of the Coatesville Combined Middle School Chamber Orchestra. Before this, Mr. Lee was a music teacher in the School District of Springfield Township in Oreland, Montgomery County, PA. Lee is on the professional development committee for Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 12, and serves as the master scheduler for the chapter’s Annual Fall In-Service Conference.
Mr. Lee has conducted the pit orchestra for a successful production run of Elton John and Tim Rice’s “Aida” for the All Campus Musical Organization at Millersville University. He has had the pleasure of serving as a guest conductor and orchestral clinician at multiple levels. He was on staff at “Keeping it Going” Summer Strings Camp of Westminster Conservatory at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. He was a staff member for the inaugural year of Millersville University’s ARTS SMARTS summer day camp and was influential in getting the program off the ground. Mr. Lee was the Millersville University Orchestra’s manager and librarian for three years. Mr. Lee is also a big supporter of the marching arts. In college, he spent three years in the marching band, serving two of those years as a section leader. He was fortunate enough to march baritone horn in three undefeated seasons with the Reading Buccaneers Drum and Bugle Corps of Reading, PA, and win Drum Corps Associates World Championship titles each year that he marched with the Bucs (2012, 2013, 2015). Lee recently returned to the Buccaneers in a new role as a visual technician on the instructional staff, and clenched his fourth undefeated world championship season in 2018. He looks forward to returning for his second year as an instructor in 2019. Mr. Lee started his marching arts instruction as an instructor for the band at Ephrata High School and has served as Assistant Band Director for both the Marching Red Raiders of Coatesville and West Chester Rustin’s Golden Knights Marching Band.
Mr. Lee’s awards and recognitions include the Harold W. and Miriam W. Shaar String Award, A Rotary Youth Achievement Award, The Union League of Philadelphia's Good Citizenship Award, a Main Line (PA) Community Service Award, was inducted into the National Society of Leadership and Success and won the society’s “Excellence Award,” and he is an Eagle Scout. He was awarded a Board of Governors’ Scholarship for his collegiate studies, and was named a “Student of Academic Distinction.” This year, Mr. Lee will be honored by the Main Line Martin Luther King Association for exemplary community service and keeping the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. alive.
Mr. Lee holds a Bachelor’s Degree Magna Cum Laude in Music Education from Millersville University of Pennsylvania, and a Master’s Degree in Music Education and Instrumental Conducting from The Hartt School at the University of Hartford.
Nicole serves as the In School Suspension Monitor at Phoenixville Area Middle School. Nicole has been running cupcake wars since 2009.
Mike serves as the Director of Coaching for the Phoenixville Area Soccer Club. Also in addition Mike had some head coaching experience at high school level, assistant coach at college level, and director at a soccer academy.
Mike graduated from Coughlin High School and has received his undergraduate degree at West Chester University. He also received his master degree at Wilkes University. Mike played soccer in high school and in college.
Dan serves as the Phoenixville Area Middle School Science teacher. In addition he is the Middle School Canoe Club supervisor. He has been canoeing and kayaking for close to 20 years. His experience ranges from flat water to ocean and everything in between. Mr. Sylvan has also taken and passed a paddle safety course recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard. As an avid outdoors-man and former educator for the Philadelphia Zoo, Mr. Sylvan has the experience and knowledge necessary to lead students on engaging paddles.
Jerry is a volunteer Aerospace Education Officer (AEO) in Civil Air Patrol (CAP). CAP is a non-profit auxiliary of the US Air Force. He is a current substitute teacher and works in the Phoenixville Area School District. He is a retired manager of a engineering company.