2019 PASC Principals-Advisors-Leaders (PAL) Conference
Registration Deadline: Sept. 13, 2019

The Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils is sponsoring two Principal – Advisor – Leaders (PAL) Conferences in the fall of 2019.


Wednesday, September 25 at the University of Pittsburgh

Site questions: Dr. Felix Yerace


Thursday, September 26 at Lebanon Valley College

Site questions: Ms. Jane Hepler


These nationally recognized conferences have helped bring school leadership teams closer together for years, and PASC is proud to once again be offering this program. The objective of these conferences is to provide an opportunity for principals, advisors, and student leaders to share ideas, to set goals, and to begin a working relationship for the new school year.  The program will provide time for participants to interact as school teams as well as separate opportunities for principals, advisors, and students to meet in small group breakout sessions.


Each school is encouraged to bring their principal and/or assistant principal, student council advisor(s), and up to ten student leaders to the conference.  Additional teams from class government organizations, National Honor Society chapter, or other service organizations may attend as long as they are also accompanied by an advisor.


Schedule: 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM         Registration

                 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM         Program with buffet lunch at noon


Registration Fee: Includes lunch, facilitators, and conference materials. Advisors attending will earn Act 48 hours.


Cost is $30 per person.  


Payment should be made out to PASC and mailed to:

Alexis Zywan, PASC Treasurer

91 Commonwealth Avenue

West Mifflin, PA 15122.

Postmark Deadline: September 13th


Two schools per site will be drawn to receive a $50 credit toward a PASC summer leadership camp registration!  One of the credits will go to a school attending their first PAL conference. All attendees from the school must be present at the conclusion of the conference to be eligible.  

General questions should be directed to

our facilitators


Andy Costanzo is a veteran educator and student activity adviser at Interboro High School. He holds undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. An advocate for leadership education for more than 35 years, he has been recognized nationally as Student Council Adviser of the Year as well as Workshop Director of the Year. As a speaker, presenter, and trainer in more than 35 states and China, Costanzo works with students and activity advisers to make a difference in their schools and communities. Andy is the co-director of PASC’s Susquehanna Gold Summer Leadership Camp, and a member of the PASC Executive Board.


Chris Seifert  is a professional speaker, workshop director, actor and performer who has yet to meet an audience he didn’t love.  He has delivered keynote speeches and assemblies to schools and professional organizations across the country and overseas.  Chris combines his love for performing on stage as an actor and singer with lessons he’s learned in the professional world as an educator, coach, and workshop director to provide a unique experience for every group.  While most use the title “motivational speaker”, Chris prefers the phrase “inspirational entertainer” since he uses jokes, stories, impressions, songs, a bit of “magic” and much more to help groups of all backgrounds and ages have a great time while learning or reinforcing important life lessons and skills that they can use in school, in a professional setting, and in life. 


Chris is also President and Founder of Weaver Training & Development, which focuses on leadership trainings and programs for students and businesses.  He has run programs with his great friend, mentor, and leadership expert Andy Costanzo all across the United States and in China. He is a Region Director and board member for PASC and also serves on the board for Good Shepherd Catholic School, a private elementary school in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.  He is formerly Director of Enrollment Management at a high school, a former Student Council advisor and coach, and also was a paralegal. Chris spends as much time as he can singing, acting, and performing whenever he has the opportunity to do so, whether it’s for a large audience in a theater or one person in an elevator.