Mrs. Alexandra Penkalskyj


As assistant principal of Saint Basil Academy, Lesia Penkalskyj continues the long history with our great school since 1976. She is an SBA alumna (1980), and came back to Saint Basil’s as a full-time music teacher in 1990. Lesia earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in music and K-12 Music Education Certification from Chestnut Hill College, and a Master of Music from West Chester University (1987). Her 37-year teaching experiences started in high school, and has included instruction in piano, children’s choirs and music groups, guitar and vocal instruction, and co-directing her parish choir. Her administrative experience began at West Chester University with the WCU Community Music School, and continued as Branch Administrative Coordinator at the Jenkintown (now Willow Grove) Branch of Settlement Music School. Now, as assistant principal, Lesia is excited to continue work in developing relationships with all SBA constituents, and to be instrumental in developing all facets of our wonderful students’ educational paths. She is also thrilled to serve as department head of the Visual and Performing Arts department, and to coordinate the growth and development of our new Music Academy.