Best-selling author and speaker weighs in tonight

WAYNESBORO—Mark Perna, best-selling author and generational expert, will be part of an online presentation this evening.

Waynesboro Area School District will partner with Perna for an engaging vitual presentation which will highlight the ways that WASD First Choice is inspiring passion, purpose and performance in local learners.

A graduate of John Carroll University, Perna has many years of experience addressing industry leaders on the topic of expanding their reach in an increasingly global marketplace by delivering more than 70 virtual and in-person keynote speeches annually at national and statewide events.

His genuine personality and warm sense of humor make him a fun and memorable communicator that people connect with immediately. He regularly addresses both small groups and massive crowds in his capacity as a generational and performance expert, reaching thousands of educators, employers, parents, and young people each year with his powerful message of change and empowerment.

As an international expert on the millennial and Z generations, Mark has devoted his career to empowering educators and employers to unleash the tremendous potential of today’s young people, both in the classroom and on the job.

The district also hosted Perna in a January virtual visit, available at

Tonight’s presentation will be hosted via Zoom and will begin at 6:30 p.m. To join tonight’s meeting, visit the WASD website for the Zoom meeting code.