Chartiers-Houston School District Board Members

Laurie Popeck, President
  • Laurie Popeck, President


    Laurie Popeck has been a resident of the community for over 20 years. She resides in the District with her family and is honored to be a part of the Chartiers-Houston School Board.

Shelley Brose
  • Shelley Brose, Vice President


    Shelley Brose has been a resident of Chartiers Township for the last fifteen years. She is married to James Brose and has two daughters in the Chartiers-Houston School District. Mrs. Brose graduated from Duquesne University with the following degrees; a B.S. in Elementary and Special Education, a Masters in
    both Instructional Technology and School Administration, and she also holds a
    current Principal’s Certification. Shelley was an elementary education teacher
    for eight years before being promoted to the position of Principal. She is
    currently the Elementary School Principal at Hills-Hendersonville Elementary in
    the Canon-McMillan School District. She is excited and looking forward to
    serving her first term on the School Board.

Chris Hess, Secretary
  • Chris Hess, Secretary


    Chris Hess is Secretary of the School Board and is the District’s appointed
    representative to the Chartiers-Houston Community Library, where he serves as
    President of the Board of Trustees. He is the School Board’s negotiator for
    teacher and staff contract negotiations. Chris is married with four children in
    the Chartiers-Houston School District and is an unpaid volunteer assistant coach
    for the girls’ varsity soccer team. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from
    the University of Pittsburgh, and he is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh
    School of Law. He is a native of Harbor Creek, Pennsylvania, and has lived in
    Chartiers Township since 2003.

Richard A. Caumo, Jr., Treasurer
  • Richard A. Caumo, Jr., Treasurer


    Rich Caumo has been a Board Member since 1995 and has served as Board
    Treasurer since 1996. Rich is a life-long resident of Chartiers Township growing
    up in Meadowlands and now residing in Moninger with his wife Becky. They
    have three daughters; Jennifer, a teacher; Lauren, a teacher; and Alexandra, a

    college student at California University. Rich is a 1975 graduate of Chartiers-
    Houston and a 1980 graduate of California University. He was Assistant

    Football Coach for Coach Haught for 16 seasons and was active in Girls Softball
    coaching his daughters. He is employed by Dynamet, Inc. in Washington.

Mike Kolovich
  • Mike Kolovich


    Mike Kolovich is a graduate of Chartiers-Houston School district, having graduated in
    1996. He and his wife, Bronwyn, live in Chartiers Township with their two daughters
    Ava (Kindergarten) and Brynn (1-year-old). They love being involved in their
    community, having worked with the townships Park and Recreation for the last 8
    years. Working in the environmental field for the past 16 years, Mike has worked as
    an environmental project supervisor, environmental coordinator and is currently the
    Health, Safety, and Environmental Compliance Specialist for Buckeye Partners, L.P. in
    Moon Township, PA. When he is not attending his daughter's sporting events or
    coaching Chartiers-Houston Girls softball, Mike loves to travel with his family. In the
    past, he has helped coach various basketball teams in Chartiers-Houston and Canon
    McMillian school districts. He looks forward to serving on his alma mater's school

Jay Johnson
  • Jay Johnson


    Jay Johnson and his wife Chris have been a residents of Chartiers since 1985. He was elected in 2019 and felt called to be a part of the school district because he cares about the students and faculty. His two children, Seth (2003) and Brooke (2006), graduated from Chartiers-Houston, and one of his granddaughters, Kayloni, currently attends Allison Park Elementary in 4th grade. He has served as a volunteer basketball and softball coach, as well has driven the equipment truck for the band since 1998, and has been youth group leader at his church. He owned his own business for 29 years and currently works for Canon-McMillan School District. Jay is a graduate of Upper St. Clair High School and Adrian College.

Melanie Rush
  • Melanie Rush


    Melanie is a lifetime resident of Chartiers Township and graduated from Chartiers-Houston High School. She currently resides in the district with her husband, two children, and two dogs. Melanie is a member of the Chartiers Township Parks & Recreation Committee and is a representative on the Boys Varsity Soccer Booster Board. She is a Registered Nurse and holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Duquesne University and a Master of Science in Nursing Administration degree from Waynesburg University. She is excited to serve the community during her first term on the C-H School Board.

Robert Mele
Al Hancq
  • Al Hancq



    Al is native to the Southwestern PA area and has been a resident of Chartiers Township since 2006.  He lives in the district with his wife and 4 children.  Al is a licensed professional engineer with degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.