Jon Guizar is a Pennsylvania native and moved to the Bellefonte Area School District in 2003.
Guizar was appointed to the board in 2016 and is employed as a senior-level project manager and construction estimator for Nestlerode Contracting Company. He has constructed many bridges in the Centre Region during the past 17 years as a superintendent and surveyor. Guizar has also had a successful career as a professional pilot and flight instructor. He has held the position of corporate pilot for two companies in the area for more than 27 years. He is also a flight instructor and has taught many students to fly planes and earn their private and commercial pilot licenses.
Professional development during his career in aviation and construction has led to numerous certifications and licenses, including aircraft mechanic, structural steel and pipe welder, flight instructor, Pennsylvania-licensed large crane operator and more.
Guizar is a graduate of the civil and environmental engineering program at Penn State, where he also met his wife Leah, who teaches Spanish and music in the State College area. The Guizar family has three children: Eden, Caden, and Vivian -- all attending Bellefonte Elementary School.
Guizar currently serves on two other boards for nonprofit organizations in the area, and enjoys volunteering for TSA events and is a former Bellefonte soccer coach.
As a school board member, Guizar is excited about the changing technology available to students, teachers and parents. He also hopes to offer valued input toward fostering a school environment that instills lifelong learning in kids, young adults and teachers.