Board Members


The nine members of the Colonial School Board are elected at large to serve the citizens of Conshohocken Borough and Plymouth and WhitemarshTownships. The term of a board member is four years and the only compensation is the satisfaction of service to the community. Members attend more than 150 meetings and take part in official ceremonies and school functions each year.

Susan Moore, President

Susan MooreA resident of Plymouth Meeting, Susan L. Moore was appointed to the School Board in December 2001, and elected to four-year terms in 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015. She is currently serving her fourth
one-year term as Board President after serving the previous four years as Vice President. Mrs. Moore is on the Central Montco Technical High School Joint Operating Committee and the Plymouth Whitemarsh High School Distinguished Graduates Organization Board. She holds a master's degree in education from Temple University and has extensive experience as a teacher in both public and private schools. She is quite familiar with the Colonial School District having volunteered and served as Vice President for the Plymouth Elementary School, Colonial Elementary School, Colonial Middle School and Plymouth Whitemarsh High School Parent Teachers Organizations. She also has served on the Colonial Parents Council. A former president of the Ply-Mar Swim and Tennis Club, Mrs. Moore also is a past member of the Strategic Planning Evaluation Committee for Colonial.

Beth Suchsland, Vice President

Beth SuchslandA Lafayette Hill resident, Beth Suchsland was elected to a four-year term to the School Board in 2009 and re-elected to a second four-year term in 2013. She has served as Vice President since December, 2013. Mrs. Suchsland serves on the Human Resources Committee and Community Relations and Student Life/Safety and Wellness Committee, both of which she previously chaired. Mrs. Suchsland holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Labor Relations from Rutgers University and a Master of Business Administration in Human Resources from Temple University. She has 13 years of experience working in various Labor Relations positions. In 2001, she left her position as Manager of Employee Relations for PECO Energy to stay home with her three children. Mrs. Suchsland is an active volunteer in the schools and the community. She was on the Board of Plymouth Whitemarsh Aquatic Club and served as Chair of the Whitemarsh Valley Country Club summer camp program.

Bernie Brady

Bernie BradyA resident of Plymouth Township, Bernie Brady was elected to a four-year term on the School Board in 2009, and re-elected to a second four-year term in 2013. He serves as a member of the Facilities Management and Transportation and Finance Committees. Mr. Brady also serves on the Central Montco Technical High School Joint Operating Committee. Mr. Brady is a member of Conshohocken Fire Company #2 and a former member of the Conshohocken Planning Commission. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Delaware Valley College and a Certificate Degree from Drexel University. Mr. Brady is a small business owner.

Mel Brodsky

Mel BrodskyA Lafayette Hill resident, Mel Brodsky was appointed to the School Board in July 2010 and elected to a four-year term in 2011 and 2015. He is the chair of the Human Resources Committee and serves on the Finance and Curriculum. Mr. Brodsky also serves on the Central Montco Technical High School Joint Operating Committee. Mr. Brodsky spent 35 years as an educator including nine years as a teacher, six as an assistant principal and 20 years as a principal. He also has experience as a high school and college basketball coach. Mr. Brodsky was a long time owner and director of a residential children's day camp. He holds a bachelor's degree from Temple University and master's degree from Villanova University.

Leslie Finegold

Leslie FinegoldA Lafayette Hill resident, Leslie Finegold was elected to a four-year term on the School Board in 2011 and 2015. She serves as Chair of the Curriculum Committee and is a member of the Community Relations and Student Life/Safety and Wellness Committee. Mrs. Finegold is the Board's liaison to the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit. Mrs. Finegold previously served on various District committees including The Strategic Planning Committee, The Act 1 Committee, The Act 72 Committee, The Technology Review Committee, The Prep HQ Committee and The Anti-Defamation League's No Place for Hate Community Task Force. She is a past president of elementary and middle school Parent Teacher Student Organizations (PTSO) and served as secretary of the high school PTSO. She also participated in the first Challenge Day at Colonial Middle School. Mrs. Finegold holds a Bachelor of Science from Carnegie Mellon University and a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Business from the University of Pittsburgh. She is currently co-owner of a Flourtown-based media production company.

Kathleen Oxberry

Kathleen OxberryA Plymouth Meeting resident, Kathleen Oxberry was elected to a four-year term on the School Board in 2009 and re-elected to a second four-year term in 2013. She served as the Board's Vice President in 2011. Mrs. Oxberry is a member of theFacilities Management and Transportation Committee. She introduced the Math Olympiads to Colonial Elementary School in 1993 and Colonial Middle School in 1995. She is a past president and vice president of the Plymouth Whitemarsh High School Band Boosters and has held leadership positions on the William Jeanes Library Board of Directors. Mrs. Oxberry holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Arizona and a Master of Science from Temple University. Mrs. Oxberry is employed as a Global Trial Manager in Emerging Markets at Merck & Co., Inc. In October 2011, she earned her Project Management Professional Certification. She is currently Lead on a Clinical Trial Team and an Outsourced Trial Team, charged with bringing the projects in on time and within budget.

Cathy Peduzzi

A Lafayette Hill resident, Cathy Peduzzi was elected to a four-year term on the School Board in 2015. She serves as Chair of the Community Relations and Student Life/Safety and Wellness Committee and is a member of the Curriculum Committee. Mrs. Peduzzi also serves as the Board's Legislative Liaison and as a Municipal Liaison. A former Whitemarsh Township Supervisor, she holds a degree from the American University where she attended on a full basketball scholarship. Mrs. Peduzzi is active as a youth sports coach in the community.

Felix Raimondo

A resident of Conshohocken, Felix Raimondo was elected to a four-year term on the School Board in 2015. He serves as Chair of the Finance Committee and is a member of the Facilities Management and Transportation Committee. Mr. Raimondo also serves as a Municipal Liaison. He is employed as a Metrologist by Teva Pharmaceuticals and is a former Conshohocken Sewer Authority Board Chairman.

Alan Tabachnick

Alan TabachnickA Plymouth Meeting resident, Alan Tabachnick was elected to a four-year term on the School Board in 2009 and re-elected to a second four-year term in 2013. He serves as chair of the Facilities Management and Transportation Committee and is a member of the Human Resources Commitee. He is also the Board's liaison to the Colonial School District Education Foundation. Mr. Tabachnick was a longtime volunteer for the theater and music programs in the District. He has also supported and coached teams in the Odyssey of the Mind programs at Colonial Middle School and Plymouth Whitemarsh High School. Mr. Tabachnick has been involved in a variety of youth sports programs in the community. He has served as an assistant baseball coach and softball coach in the Plymouth Little League and has volunteered for the Plymouth Whitemarsh Aquatic Club (PWAC) at a variety of meets across the region. Mr. Tabachnick is a member of Beth Tikvah B'nai Jeshurun synagogue in Erdenheim and has been active on a variety of committees and as part of the Men's Club. He is also an avid supporter of historic preservation activities in the community. Mr. Tabachnick holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree from Columbia University. He has taught Cultural Resource Management courses at the University of Pittsburgh and presented archaeological programs to elementary school children. He developed a field archaeology activity where children can participate in excavations and learn about Native American history and American history.

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