Malvern resident Carol Aichele, who has been active in both public and private school education for the last 40 years, has joined Church Farm School’s Board of Directors.
Aichele, a graduate of Cornell University with a degree in economics, began her career as a middle school math and science teacher in south Los Angeles, and that experience shaped her lifelong commitment to helping children access the knowledge and the skills they need for adult life.
Aichele is past president of the Pennsylvania Association of Councils of Trustees, past chair of the Council of Trustees of West Chester University, and past president of the Tredyffrin Easttown Board of School Directors. She is a current member of the board of trustees of Delaware Valley University and the Pennsylvania State Board of Education.
In 2015, she joined the staff at West Chester University to help establish the Center for Community Solutions, a community-university partnership to connect campus resources and expertise with community needs.
From 2011 to 2015, Aichele served as Secretary of the Commonwealth for the Corbett Administration, leading the Pennsylvania Department of State and serving as the chief election official for the Commonwealth.
Before joining Corbett’s cabinet, Aichele served on the Chester County Board of Commissioners. In 2010, she was one of three commissioners in the nation individually recognized by the National Association of Counties to receive a Courthouse Award for her leadership in Landscapes2, a nationally acclaimed example of innovative and fiscally responsible governance.
Under her leadership, the county was awarded three Triple-A bond ratings for excellent financial management practices. Before serving as commissioner, Aichele was the first woman controller of Chester County and served as president of the State Association of County Controllers.
Click here to read VISTA Today’s Chester County Leadership Profile of Carol Aichele.