Dr. Andria Saia–Executive Director

Dr. Andria Saia joined the CAIU as Executive Director in January, 2018. Previously, she was the Assistant Superintendent of the Chester Upland School District from 2013 to 2017. As Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Saia managed student services and transportation; coordinated with the Board on development and revision of board policy and the establishment of administrative regulations; supervised secondary principals; and served on the Superintendent’s leadership team and as the union liaison. Prior to Chester Upland, Dr. Saia was employed by the Delaware County Intermediate Unit, first as the Assistant Director of Special Programs from 2009 to 2011, and then as the Director of Alternative Education Services from 2011 to 2013.

Dr. Saia received her Pennsylvania teaching certification in Special Education in 2009. She now holds a Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility, as well as Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction and Supervisor of Special Education certifications.

Before becoming an educator, Dr. Saia earned her JD from Widener University School of Law, Delaware, and was a practicing attorney and shareholder for 10 years in a law firm specializing in school law, providing legal services to public school agencies across the Commonwealth.



Dr. Karen Pflugh - Administrative Director 

Dr. Pflugh joined the DCTS team in October 2019 as an accomplished leader with strong skills and experience in defining educational mission and vision, teacher development, and budget and strategic planning to drive school improvement. Her focus is to ensure students receive a rigorous and relevant career technical and academic education to prepare them for high-wage, high-skill, and high-demand careers.

Spanning more than 20 years in education, Dr. Pflugh’s experience runs the gamut from instructor to administrator in the field of career and technical education. In the state of Pennsylvania she has served as the Director/Principal for Greene County Career Technical Center, the Director of Connellsville Career Technology Center, and as the Director of Career Technical Education for the Delaware County Intermediate Unit, supervising programs in multiple career centers. She also served as a Career Technical Supervisor in the state of Georgia prior to relocating to Pennsylvania and as a business education teacher in Florida.

Dr. Pflugh received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Education and a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction/Instructional Technology from the University of South Florida and a Doctorate of Education degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Pittsburgh. She has earned her Pennsylvania Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility, Vocational Director, and Principal certifications.


Mr. Frank Flamini - Assistant Director

Mr. Frank Flamini joined the staff of DCTS in October 2018. He is a graduate of Penn State University holding a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education/Chemistry and a master’s degree in Counselor Education. Mr. Flamini served as a high school counselor in the Dover Area School District and the Middletown Area School District. After earning his principal certification from Temple University, he served as Supervisor of Student Services at Cumberland Perry AVTS and Administrative Director at Adams County Tech Prep.


Miss Maria J. Zaharick – Business Administrator

Miss Maria J. Zaharick joined the staff at Dauphin County Technical School as Business Administrator in January 2002. She started her career at the Harrisburg office KPMG, LLP in October 1997 as an Assistant Accountant and also served a Supervising Senior Accountant for the firm. Miss Zaharick received her Master's Degree in School Business Leadership from Wilkes University in 2009, Bachelor's Degree from Shippensburg University in 1997 and her Certified Public Accountant license in October 2000.


Mr. David Wright - Principal

Mr. David Wright joined the DCTS family for the 2017-18 school year after four years as the principal of Annville-Cleona High/Middle School and six years as an administrator in the Central Dauphin School District at both the high school and middle school levels.  Mr. Wright taught high school English at East Pennsboro High School for eight years, also serving one year as their Dean of Students.

Mr. Wright grew up in the city of Philadelphia and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Lebanon Valley College after a three year tour of duty in the US Navy.  He earned his Master of Education degree from California University of Pennsylvania in 2006.

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Mrs. Gwen Mosteller - Assistant Principal

Mrs. Gwen Mosteller is a graduate of Clarion University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology/General Science. Gwen received her Masters of Education degree in Educational Administration and Principal Certificate from Shippensburg University. She also obtained her Superintendent Letter of Eligibility from Temple University. Mrs. Mosteller previously served as an Assistant Principal at Williams Valley High School.

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Ms. Andi Wallach - Assistant Principal

Ms. Andi Wallach joined DCTS as an Assistant Principal in the Spring of 2018. She had previously worked as an Assistant Principal in Vermont, a Professional Development Specialist at IU25, and a Mathematics Teacher in the Philadelphia area. Andi earned a Bachelor of Science in Math Education from Temple University, a Master of Arts in Education from Gratz College, and a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from St. Joseph’s University.


Mr. Dwain Messersmith - Assistant Principal

Mr. Dwain Messersmith joined Dauphin County Technical School as an Assistant Principal in the fall of 2017. Dwain is a graduate of Millersburg Area High School. He also graduated from Millersville University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Technology Education. He taught Technology Education at Big Spring High School for 17 years. During that time, he earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership with a K-12 Principal Certification from Wilkes University.

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Ms. Priscilla Rodriguez - Technology Coordinator

Ms. Priscilla Rodriguez joined the staff at Dauphin County Technical School in December 2008 as the Data Specialist and became Technology Coordinator in July 2009.  Ms. Rodriguez received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Systems and Management from Albright College and is pursuing her Master's of Education Degree with a major in Instructional Technology through Duquesne University.  Before joining DCTS she worked at the Harrisburg School District as the Pennsylvania Information Management Systems Administrator. 

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Dr. Jan L. Zeager - Special Education Director

Dr. Jan Zeager joined DCTS as Special Education Director in February 2013.  She graduated from Lower Dauphin High School and earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Bob Jones University. She taught Spanish and English for 7 years at Harrisburg Christian School in Linglestown and then worked as a residential counselor at Wellspan Philhaven Behavioral Healthcare while earning her special education teaching certificate from Millersville University.  She taught emotional support for 9 years at Middletown Area High School. Dr. Zeager obtained her master's degree in Special Education in 2005, Special Education supervisory certification in 2012, Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility in 2018, and her doctorate in educational leadership in 2019, all through Millersville University.




Dr. Barbara R. Maroney - Adult Education Coordinator

Dr. Barb Maroney has several years of experience working with adult students in the higher education arena.   This work included administration, enrollment management and program development at the associate, bachelor, and master degree levels.  She has a Doctor of Philosophy in Administration and Leadership Studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Maroney has a master's degree in Counseling Psychology and a bachelor's degree in Social Work from Temple University in Philadelphia.  She joined DCTS as the Adult Education Coordinator in October of 2015.

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Mrs. Denise Green - Food Service Director

Mrs. Denise Green joined Dauphin County Technical School as the Food Service Director in 2010. She is a graduate of Central Dauphin High School. Mrs. Green began her career in Dietary at Villa Theresa Nursing Home at the age of 16. She has been in food service for over 30 years and in school food service since 1998. With the ever changing Government Regulations and the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, she continually strives to meet the challenges and opportunities to serve our students a healthy, tasty and enjoyable Breakfast and Lunch every day.




Mrs. Andrea Bennett - Assistant Business Manager

Mrs. Andrea Bennett joined Dauphin County Technical School in July 2000 as the Accounts Payable Bookkeeper. She was promoted to Assistant Business Manager in July 2012. Mrs. Bennett previously worked in the Banking Industry prior to DCTS.