Erieite tapped for regional office manager position
Nov 6, 2017
The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School has named Erie resident Mike Bergstrom to serve as its new Erie Regional Office Manager.
"We're very excited to welcome Mike Bergstrom to the team," said David Veon, supervisor of regional offices. "He brings some fresh ideas to the table and envisions new programs and services for the Erie office in the next year."
Bergstrom said he is always looking to improve programming to keep students interested and engaged. In addition to organizing events for PA Cyber's focus on post-secondary education and career exploration, he hopes to put together a "how-to" series for students and wants to bring in community leaders to speak about real-life topics such as self-branding, everyday banking and budgeting, nutrition, and self-defense.
"These are things that you apply in your everyday life that you realize as an adult, would have been extremely helpful had you learned them during your school-age years," Bergstrom said, "and, here in Erie, there is an incredibly large pool of talented professionals that we could tap to for a series like this."
He also eventually hopes to bring a student talent show to the Erie office, something he believes students and parents would enjoy.
In his spare time, Bergstrom is an instructor for a local marching band, helping to create and execute their competitive marching show. He's helped numerous bands in a similar capacity over the past ten years.
Bergstrom previously worked as a Universal Associate at ERIEBANK, serving customers in a variety of ways that included teller, new accounts representative, and handling various customer service questions and issues.
He received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Penn State Behrend and is currently working on his master's degree in counseling at Edinboro University.
Bergstrom began working for PA Cyber as an admissions counselor in the Erie office in 2013 before becoming the office manager last August, before the start of the 2017-18 school year.
Erie is one of eight locations with a PA Cyber regional office, and serves as a hub for enrollment, orientation and enrichment for students and families.
Serving more than 10,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade, PA Cyber is one of the largest, most experienced, and most successful online public schools in the nation.
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About PA Cyber
Serving students in kindergarten through 12th grade, the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (PA Cyber) is one of the largest, most experienced, and most successful online public schools in the nation. PA Cyber's online learning environments, personalized instructional methods, and choices of curricula connect Pennsylvania students and their families with state-certified and highly-qualified teachers, and rich academic content that is aligned to state standards. Founded in 2000, PA Cyber is headquartered in Midland (Beaver County) and maintains a network of support offices throughout the state. As a public school, PA Cyber is open for enrollment by any school-age child residing in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and does not charge tuition to students or families.