Bellefonte Area School District Board of Directors


Darrell Sharp

Darrell Sharp was born and raised in Loretto in Cambria County. He graduated from Penn Cambria High School and then attended Penn State University where he obtained an associate degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology and a bachelor’s degree in Electro-Mechanical Engineering.  Darrell has lived and worked in the Bellefonte Area School District since 2005, and he and his wife Heather have 3 children that currently attend Marion Walker Elementary. When asked why Darrell wants to run for school board he stated, “I am passionate about joining the Bellefonte Area School Board of Directors because I believe in the small-town values that I see and feel throughout Bellefonte. I want to ensure those values remain instilled in our school and contribute positively to the growth of our next generations.”




Tim KesslingWin4Bellefonte

Timothy D. Kessling graduated from Bellefonte Area High School in 2004 and from Pennsylvania College of Technology in 2008 acquiring a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management.  Through school he worked for Glenn O. Hawbaker and was brought on full time in 2009 and worked up through the ranks beginning in the engineering department.  He then worked on site development in the field helping build the Weis Market infrastructure in Bellefonte, PA and Pegula Ice Hockey Arena at Penn State.  In 2020 Tim was promoted to a Project Manager and has been instrumental in P3 & PennDOT structure projects working as a Project Manager.  He was the Chair of the Associated Builders of Contractors in 2020 and 2021, current Co-Chair of the Glenn O. Hawbaker Charity Golf Outing, Co-Owner of 2 Dads & a Truck Contracting Company and, most importantly a proud husband to Kati Kessling, and father to his two little girls, Emma & Ella who are enrolled Bellefonte Area School District. When asked why he wants to run for school board, Tim said, “To be a voice for my children, a voice for our future and community, and to work together to make a positive difference.”

Patrick BuckWin4Bellefonte

Patrick Buck moved to Bellefonte in 2019, where he currently resides with his wife and two children, one of which attends Marion-Walker Elementary. Patrick is a Process Engineering Manager with a degree in Mechanical Engineering that he received from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2009. Patrick strongly believes in embracing tradition and history as it is the core of who we are. When asked why he wants to run for school board, Patrick stated that he “would like to instill a focus on furthering the development of STEM initiatives in our district, as well as focusing on providing students with the experiences and skills necessary to be successful upon graduation, including life skills, preparation for college, and opportunities to develop trade skills.” Patrick also believes the district should focus on the development of critical thinking, as it is an essential skill to help our students think for themselves, challenge ideas, and push boundaries.

Nate Campbell

Nate Campbell has lived in the district for over 20 years, he currently resides in Benner Township with his wife Carrie and 2 children who attend Bellefonte Schools. He was unanimously appointed to the school board to fill a vacancy in January 2022. Nate graduated from Pittsburgh Technical College and since then has worked in the civil engineering field for the last 22 years. He has been active in the community, serving on the Benner Township Planning Commission for 13 years including 9 as Chair of the Commission. He has also served on Benner Environmental Committee, University Airport Master Plan Committee and was a member of the Bellefonte Elementary Building Committee before being appointed to the board. His commitment to the community and experience working with various groups provides him the knowledge to continue to serve on the board. When asked why he wants to run for the school board, Nate stated that he “has a strong desire to provide the best education for our children and his own by continuing to push to use test data to identify the needs of our education and continuing to contribute to the elementary school project as a member of the building committee.” Nate believes that listening to the students, parents, and educators, with open communication and teamwork will lead to a successful school district.

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