Newsmaker: Épryl King
Noteworthy: King won a Racial Justice Award in education from the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh. Others who will get the awards on Nov. 11 are Tim Stevens, CEO of the Black Political Empowerment Project; Chauncey W. Smith, a management and diversity consultant; the Rev. Moni McIntyre of Church of the Holy Cross; Paula K. Davis, assistant vice chancellor for diversity at the University of Pittsburgh; David A. Harris, a law professor at Pitt; Alexis Werner of Shaler Area High School; and Michael Sutton, a student at Duke University.
Family: Husband, Terence; daughter, Aiyanna Crawford, 14
Occupation: Second-grade teacher at Evergreen Elementary School in Gateway School District and president of Raising Achievement in Monroeville and Pitcairn Inc.
Background: She has taught for nine years at Evergreen and one year at the former Pitcairn Elementary School.
Education: Bachelor's degree in elementary education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania; master's in curriculum and instruction from Gannon University; working toward doctorate in curriculum and instruction at IUP.
Quote: “Advocating for minorities is just one of our focus areas. One is advocating for students from low-income backgrounds, and the other is students who have special needs.”
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