The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School announces interim CEO

May 11, 2012, 10:43 ET from Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School

MIDLAND, Pa., May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School today announced that Dr. Nick Trombetta, its founder and Chief Executive Officer, will step down on June 30. Michael Conti has been nominated to serve as interim CEO, pending approval by the PA Cyber Board of Directors.

"After 36 years in public education, it is time for me to start a new, active chapter of my life.  I am extremely proud of the work we have done to build the best cyber charter school in Pennsylvania and I look forward to continuing to do what I love most: advocating for students," Trombetta said.

Founded in 2000, PA Cyber is a public school that brings together proven academic methodologies and modern technology to offer a compelling alternative to traditional brick-and-mortar public schools for K-12 students across Pennsylvania.  PA Cyber has experienced extraordinary success and growth in the past twelve years.  The school served 500 K-12 students in 2000 and now has more than 11,000 K-12 students across the commonwealth enrolled.

"I have tremendous confidence in the leadership team at PA Cyber, and I believe that Mike Conti will be a terrific interim CEO.  He has been part of our organization from Day One and he shares our commitment to and passion for our school," Trombetta said.

"I am extremely pleased and humbled by this appointment.  These are big shoes to fill but I am ready to get to work and very proud to serve this great school in a new capacity," Conti said.

PA Cyber in June will graduate nearly 1300 students in ceremonies across the state, on the heels of having its first graduate accepted to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.  Additionally, PA Cyber has met Adequate Yearly Progress under the No Child Left Behind Law for three consecutive years.

"As the Founder of PA Cyber, I will always stay committed to our mission, our students and our employees.  That will not change," said Trombetta.

The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School is the state's largest and most successful cyber charter school, with 11,000 students enrolled in grades K-12. Based in western Pennsylvania, PA Cyber has support centers and satellite offices across the commonwealth. PA Cyber currently is enrolling students for the 2012-2013 school year. Call 1-888-PACYBER (722-9237) or visit

Christina Zarek

SOURCE Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School