Bethel Park

Federation of Teachers

News & Events


Informational items of interest related to the Bethel Park Federation of Teachers.

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BPFT Teachers Seek a Fair and Equitable Contract

On July 1, 2010, the BPFT professional staff's contract expired without a successor agreement.

Despite a slow and unfruitful negotiation process through the summer months, we returned to our classrooms in good faith at the start of the academic year.  However, because a settlement was not reached the BPFT began a work stoppage on October 25, 2010.


Negotiating Teams

The negotiators for the Bethel Park School District are:

    Chief Negotiator

Al Maiello, Maiello, Brungo & Maiello, LLP Attorneys at Law


Nancy Rose, Superintendent
Matthew Howard, Assistant to the Superintendent/Finance and Operations
Joseph Rozman, Director of Human Resources

The negotiators for our Bethel Park Federation of Teachers are:

    Chief Negotiators

Diann Smith, Teacher -- Committee Chairperson
John Tusai, Teacher -- Second Chairperson



Megan Sella, Teacher
Tom Hare, Teacher
Beth Ann Petalino, Teacher
Walt Michalski -- AFT Pennsylvania Staff Representative



Learn more about PISA and Finland's success from Dr. Pasi Sahlberg, Director General of the National Center for International Mobility and Cooperation of Finland, and Randi Weingarten, AFT President, in this video. (8 minutes)