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Zachary K. Pearce
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Zachary K. Pearce was born and raised in Pike County, PA where he has served as the President of the Board of School Directors in the Delaware Valley School District. Pearce holds a Master's in Public Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Administration from Marist College. He also has holds a bachelor of the arts in political science Magna Cum Laude from Bloomsburg University. Pearce is the co-owner at, and works full-time as the Member Engagement Specialist East for the PA School Boards Assocation (PSBA). He is the Vice President of Consistory and an ordained Elder at the Deerpark Reformed Church.

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When It Came Time to Deny Myself

(1) Comments | Posted March 18, 2015 | 3:16 PM

I recently began a very special process in the Reformed Church in America (RCA). The RCA has a designation for Ordained Elders who feel called by God to embark on a series of classes and be commissioned as a "Preaching Elder," within their "Classis," -- the regional subset of the...

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Answering God's Call to Serve as an Elder

(0) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 4:40 PM

I guess everyone's relationship with God is unique. Certainly, one could make the argument that every relationship, in general, is unique. There is a lot of truth to this. We seem to not always feel the closeness of the Holy Spirit because humans value that which we can physically see...

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It's Not About You

(74) Comments | Posted January 17, 2014 | 1:31 PM

Humans are often self-centered. Certainly some are moreso than others. Even people that do a lot for others, inevitably fall victim to thoughts about how they are concerned for their own priorities. The opening words of Pastor Rick Warren's best-selling book, The Purpose Driven Life, are...

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It's Time for Results

(1) Comments | Posted August 7, 2013 | 1:18 PM

I had a recent text message exchange with a friend from college; he informed me that he may be switching his party registration from Democrat to Republican. I realize to the perfect stranger reading this, the magnitude of that switch is lost. Let me take you back to when he...

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The Importance of Engaging Millennials to Protect Freedom

(1) Comments | Posted June 20, 2013 | 1:12 PM

I was invited to speak last month to a group of Advanced Placement World History and Advanced Placement Government & Politics students on a topic I studied as an undergraduate: political violence. As a School Director, I do my best to visit the schools while they're in session; thus this...

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The "Politics" of Business

(1) Comments | Posted February 25, 2013 | 4:12 PM

For many the subject of politics in the workplace is considered off-limits. They say you can talk about anything else, just not politics and that other controversial one, religion. I fail to see why reasonable people cannot agree to disagree, but maybe that's just me. Nevertheless, I think it may...

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Saying Goodbye to Nana

(1) Comments | Posted December 27, 2012 | 3:31 PM

A cold February morning in 2011 I had an experience unlike any other. I had been through a lot in losing my sister, my grandfather, and my aunt, up until that point; I guess that's why I initially treated that morning like it was any...

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The Future Rise of the Grand Old Party

(331) Comments | Posted November 21, 2012 | 9:59 AM

The liberal -- sorry, "progressive" -- elites love to talk about the fictional death of the Republican Party; truthfully it helps them to rest their minds during the overnight hours. What non-students of the science that is politics fail to understand when assessing the Grand Old Party's future is the...

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Stacey's Lesson: Living With Purpose

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2012 | 4:45 PM

My sister Stacey stood there in the dining room, her keys in one hand on a black and white cheerleader lanyard, blonde highlights through her dark brown hair. She was talking to our mom. Mom had that sixth sense, that intuition only the best mothers have. She knew better than...

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What Would Locke Think?

(1) Comments | Posted October 3, 2012 | 11:15 AM

Most Americans probably forget about who John Locke was. No, he was not the just the name of a character from the television series, Lost. Locke is the British philosopher most high school civic teachers mention briefly when beginning their American government classes. Before...

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The Problem of Cyber Charter School Funding In Pennsylvania

(0) Comments | Posted July 6, 2012 | 5:49 PM

As a young School Director, I have learned a lot in the first seven months that I've been on the Board of Education. One of the biggest things I've learned is the challenges we face as school directors with the budgetary uncertainties thrust upon us by Harrisburg and...

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What Lies Ahead for the Modern Dragon?

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2012 | 11:04 AM

June Dreyer posits four scenarios for the future of China in her book, China's Political System: Modernization and Tradition. These four scenarios each have some reality to them, as Dreyer notes. One can argue in favor of any of the four scenarios Dreyer discusses in her...

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Lights, Camera, Educate!

(0) Comments | Posted April 19, 2012 | 3:08 PM

Each morning for the past twenty-six years, Sharon Siegel has made her way to the job "she loves." Siegel is an instructional assistant, predominately doing media-related tasks, in the Delaware Valley School District in Milford, PA. For the past twenty years, she has come in at least an hour early...

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Building a "Civil Society" in the Young American Republic

(0) Comments | Posted March 27, 2012 | 5:42 PM

There is an overwhelming tendency, when studying the early American Republic, to focus on the political implications of the newly formed governmental institutions. What is not often looked at enough is the early American civil society.

Civil society is everything that exists outside of the government...

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Waiting on Multiple Super Heroes

(6) Comments | Posted March 1, 2012 | 9:25 AM

In my previous piece, I gave an overview of the need for education reform in the United States, as well as a stated-thesis to describe education generally. Because I believe the need to do something about our education system is so dire, I will continue to write...

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It Takes a Community to Educate a Child

(13) Comments | Posted February 6, 2012 | 1:55 PM

The United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton once famously said that it takes it a "village to raise a child." Former United States Senator Rick Santorum recently retorted that it takes a "family to raise a child." But, what does it take to educate a child? Very...

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