Ed Leaders Pittsburgh

Like others across the state, school districts serving economically struggling communities are tasked with ensuring “future readiness” among their graduates. Yet these districts must accomplish the goal not just with fewer resources, but with students who often face greater academic, social and emotional challenges.

Ed Leaders Pittsburgh brings together superintendents from some of the region’s most under-resourced districts to discuss these challenges, share strategies, and create action plans for addressing them.

The Consortium plays a unique role for this network, serving as catalyst, broker, convener, and coach. We organize and facilitate their discussions and provide them with opportunities–for partnerships, professional development, and other resources–that they couldn’t access as easily on their own. Due to COVID-19, their meetings with us during 2020-2021 will be virtual.

Program Overview

Open to districts serving communities with high rates of poverty and/or large populations of students from low-income families

Participating Districts

Clairton City

Duquesne City

McKeesport Area

Penn Hills

South Allegheny

Steel Valley


Woodland Hills

Program Contact:

Mary Kay Babyak