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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Each of the outstanding community leaders serving on the A+ Schools Board of Directors brings a unique background, skills and interest to shape and govern the work of advocating for equity and excellence.  All share the belief that every child deserves an excellent education and are committed to dramatic improvement in student achievement. Updated 7/7/2016.

Tracey Reed Armant, Ph.D., ChairProgram Officer, The Grable Foundation; Parent
Gregg BehrExecutive Director, The Grable Foundation; Parent
Kenya BoswellPresident, BNY Mellon Foundation
Jackie DandridgeNEED & Retired PPS Educator
Amanda Godley, Ph.D.Associate Professor, School of Education,
University of Pittsburgh
Rev. Brenda GreggFounder and Executive Director, Project Destiny
Leigh HalversonStrategic Projects Advisor, Heinz Endowments
Rev. Robert JamesYouth Pastor, Mt. Ararat Baptist Church
Ron LawrencePresident, 100 Black Men of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.; Director of Marketing, Sales, and Bids,
Bombardier Transportation
Allyson Lowe, Ph.D.Dean, College of Leadership and Social Change
Dan MahonSenior Auditor, KPMG, LLC
McCrae MartinoChief Operating Officer, Partner4Work
Carolyn “Cate” ReedVice President, Cluster Partner, Teacher Support and Development, Teach for America
Sabrina SaundersExecutive Director, Strong Women, Strong Girls Pittsburgh
Fred ThiemanPresident, Buhl Foundation
Tom Van KirkExecutive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer,
Highmark, Inc.
Honorable Chelsa WagnerAllegheny County Controller
DeWitt WaltonAllegheny County Councilman;
United Steelworkers

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