Entries by Brian Easton

Paul McMahon

Specialty – Front Desk Security  and cat herdingTitle – SecurityEducation – Bachelor of Arts Degree in PsychologyPhone Number – (412) 325-4075 x300Email – pmcmahon@upcsK5.netProfile – Paul is the father of 5, grandfather of 3, plus 250+ elementary adopted grandkids. This is his 5th year as gatekeeper at Urban Pathways K-5 College Charter School and he also served as an adult education instructor for […]

Janine Macklin

Specialty – Community and parent engagement, partnerships, events, and grants.Title – External Engagement & Grants ManagerEducation – Master of Science in Organizational Leadership; Bachelor of Science in Human Resources Management Phone Number – (412) 325-4075 x302Email – jmacklin@upcsK5.netProfile – Janine Macklin has over ten years of experience within the field of education. She served as a substitute teacher for Urban Pathways K-5 College […]

Darnise Lester

Specialty – Student EnrollmentTitle – Executive Assistant to the C.A.O. and Board of DirectorsEducation – Bachelor of Arts Degree in PsychologyPhone Number – (412) 325-4075 x307Email – dlester@upcsK5.netProfile – Darnise Lester has over twenty years of experience as an administrative assistant. She began her career at Westinghouse Electric Corporation, which lead to opportunities at Children Youth and Families, Youth Works, and the […]

Jason Knox

Specialty – Specialize in MathTitle – Math SpecialistEducation – Bachelor of Science in Education: Elementary Education K-6Phone Number – (412) 325-4075Email – jknox@upcsK5.netProfile – Jason Knox will be starting his 13th year as an Elementary Education teacher. His journey started with graduation from Clarion University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Education and an Elementary Education K-6 certification. He previously taught […]

Bethany Knicely

Specialty – K-6 PA CertificationTitle – 4th Grade TeacherEducation – Bachelor of Art in English, Master of Art in Elementary EducationPhone Number – (412) 325-4075Email – bknicely@upcsK5.netProfile – Bethany Knicely has worked in multiple educational settings including After School Excellence Tutoring at the Lawrenceville Boys & Girls Club, para-professional work in the Quaker Valley School District, and a long term substitute 4th grade […]

Caitlin Haniotakis

Specialty – Special EducationTitle – 2nd Grade TeacherEducation – Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, certificate in Special Education PK-8 Phone Number – (412) 325-4075Email – CHaniotakis@upcsK5.netProfile – Mrs Haniotakis has been teaching for five years with students ranging from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. This is her first year at Urban Pathways Charter School, and she is thrilled to be teaching second grade. […]

Sheena Gibson

Specialty – Inspiring children.Title – Teaching Assistant/Co-TeacherEducation – Master of Art in Teaching; Bachelor of Art in PhilosophyPhone Number – (412) 325-4075Email – sgibson@upcsk5.netProfile – Sheena has been working in urban education for 8 years.  She served in Literacy AmeriCorps* Pittsburgh, worked as the Remediation Specialist and Education Coordinator at Gwen’s Girls, Inc., and taught at the Environmental Charter School.  She is […]

Julie Gallagher

Specialty – Foreign LanguageTitle – Spanish TeacherEducation – Bachelor of Art in Spanish; Master of Art in Foreign Language EducationPhone Number – (412) 325-4075Email – jgallagher@upcsk5.netProfile –  Julie Gallagher is delighted to be the new Spanish teacher at Urban Pathways!  She has 5 years of experience teaching elementary, middle, and high school level Spanish in schools all over the Pittsburgh area.  She […]

Matt Galando

Specialty – Working with children.Title – Special Education TeacherEducation – Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Special Education, and SociologyPhone Number – (412) 325-4075 x312Email – mggalando@upcsK5.netProfile –  Proud graduate of Seton Hill University.

April Flack

Specialty – Food ServiceTitle – Cafeteria AssistantEducation –  Serve Safe CertificationPhone Number – (412) 325-4075 x303Email –  aflack@upcsK5.netProfile – April Flack has served as the cafeteria assistant to both the K-5 and 6-12 Urban Pathways buildings. She is going into her eighth year at UP and prides herself on knowing all of the student’s names.