One of the central themes of Felix Yerace’s career is leadership and fostering leadership skills among the young people he works with is one of his passions. In addition to teaching at South Fayette High School in McDonald, Pennsylvania for the last fifteen years, he has also served as the assistant executive director and Advanced Gold Summer Camp co-director for the Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils since January of 2018.
This year, in addition to serving on BRI’s Teacher Advisory Council, Felix is teaching AP U.S. History and AP Comparative Government and Politics, U.S. History, Leadership Studies I and II, and Applied Positive Psychology. The U.S. History and Leadership II classes are both College in High School (CHS) classes.
In the middle of all of these responsibilities, Felix also finds the time to serve as a student government co-adviser, interact co-adviser, link crew co-coordinator, and graduation project coordinator at South Fayette High.
Felix earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master of Education from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from University of Pennsylvania, a Masters of Public Management from Carnegie Mellon University, and a PhD in Leadership Studies from Gonzaga University.