SUSAN STEWART-BAYNE'S BACKGROUND
I was born and raised in Greensburg, attending Hempfield Area High school, but when deciding where to live and raise a family, my husband and I chose Murrysville mostly because of the great reputation of the school district. We have lived here for over 13 years, raising our two boys who attend Heritage Elementary and the Middle School. I received my Bachelors degree from Seton Hill University in psychology, and my Masters in School Counseling from The University of Pittsburgh. For the past 20 years I have been the Director of Alliance Health, which provides mental health supports to children and adults with disabilities. After many years of hard work, I purchased this business 3 years ago. I believe my time in this position has sharpened my financial and management skills, which will make me a strong voice for fiscal responsibility and sound decision making as a school board director. I was a member of the Murrysville Council's environmental advisory committee for 4 years, and have a long history of advocating for the health and safety of our community. I am currently the Vice-President of Murrysville Watch which advocates keeping our community safe, healthy, and attractive place for residents to live and work. I am the current President of the Murrysville Export Democratic Club and the Democratic Committee Woman for Newlonsburg Precinct. I am also the Region 8 charwoman for the Westmoreland County Democratic Committee. My free time is spent at soccer fields where my sons have been members of the Murrysville Area Soccer Association over 8 years. I am a member of the East Suburban UU Church in Murrysville and take an active role leading Sunday school, services, and participating in the finance committee. My passion is working with children with disabilities and disability rights, and this would be one of the many areas I would work to improve as a Member of the Franklin Regional School Board.
If you have any questions about local issues, please feel free to email me at: Sasy302@aol.com