About Us

How Fox Chapel Area Adult Education Came to Be

Established shortly after the completion of Fox Chapel Area High School in 1961, a group of community members, citizens who had been actively involved in other community affairs, approached the district school board.  Would it be possible to create an evening education program for district taxpayers so that district adults, not just students, could take advantage of the new facilities?  The school board and administrative staff agreed that it was a good idea.

So in 1962, the Fox Chapel Area Adult Education Committee began its programming.   Before long, now familiar red-print flyer began making its way to area resident mailboxes.

Decades later, Fox Chapel Area Adult Education (FCAAE) remains true to its original mission as an outreach program of the Fox Chapel Area School District, one that is dedicated to providing enrichment classes to the community for a low tuition.

FCAAE is a 501 (c) non-profit organization run by a volunteer board, and its only employee is its Executive Director.

Fox Chapel Area Adult Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, age1, nationality, ethnic origin, or disability in the administration of its policies, hiring practices, employment 2 practices, and admission to its programs, services or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals with disabilities, or in any aspect of its operations.

1 By the terms of its title and mission, FCAAE students, unless otherwise stated, must be restricted to those persons 18 years of age or over.

2 Teachers of the FCAAE program are independent contractors, not employees. 

Board, Staff and Volunteers

Mary Lou Balkey
Dan Delaney
Jane Finley
Sally Gaitens
Norton Gusky
Gail Harger
Celeste Janosko
Nancy Knauss
Nancy Rofey
Kathleen Wendell

Scott Hand, School District Liaison and Technical Consultant
Susan Goodwin, FCAAE Executive Director 
Amy Bilkey, Website Administrator