January is “School Director Recognition Month” in Pennsylvania. Public education is more than just learning the basic math, science, English and history; it’s a platform for students to reach their potential. It inspires hope for a new generation and a successful future. This institution exists in part because individuals volunteer their time to make informed decisions about the issues facing public schools. Every January, we take time to celebrate and recognize these everyday heroes – the nine elected school board members for the challenging and vital work they do on behalf of our students, families and community.