Karen Alston

Specialty – Maintain the day to day responsibilities required by the school.
Title – Assistant to the Principal, Transportation & Attendance Coordinator
Education – Associate’s Degree in business – Emphasis in Stenography
Phone Number – (412) 325-4075 x101
Email – kalston@upcsK5.net
Profile – Karen Alston has 30 years of Business Administration & Finance experience.  She has been employed with Urban Pathways Charter Schools since 2009, serving as both the Administrative Assistant to the Principal of the 6-12 building, and since 2011, for the K-5 building.  She is also the transportation coordinator, ensuring that all students get transportation intact.  Some of Karen’s past employment history includes: Administrative Assistant for the Technology Collaborative; Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Rotary Club; Secretary for the District 1700, Rotary International; Treasurer of a Borough; and 13 years working at Forbes Hospital.

Amanda Ansell

Art Teacher

Ashlee Anthony

Specialty – elementary education K-6, Principal K-12
Title – 2nd grade Teacher
Education – Bachelors in Elementary K-6, Masters in Administration K-12
Phone Number – (412) 325-4075 x301
Email – aanthony@upcsK5.net
Profile – Mrs. Anthony has been teaching for 13 years. She graduated from California University of PA with a degree in elementary education K-6. She began her career in the McKeesport area school district. She worked in McKeesport for nine years and West Mifflin for one before coming to UP. While working in McKeesport, Mrs. Anthony went back to Cal U and got her masters in Administration K-12. This is her third year at UP and she is looking forward to another great year in second grade!

Kelly Babin

Speech Therapist

Amber Beck

SpecialtyElementary and Early Childhood Education
Title – First Grade Lead Teacher
Education – Master of Education in Elementary Education; Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education
Phone Number – (412) 325-4075 x202
Email – abeck@upcsK5.net
Profile – Amber Beck has been at Urban Pathways since it opened in 2011, teaching first grade. She has over 10 years of teaching experience. Prior to teaching at Urban Pathways, she taught kindergarten at Calvary Preschool Center in Irwin, PA, and was a substitute teacher for Southmoreland and Mt. Pleasant School Districts.

Reiley Blakemore

4th Grade Teacher

Rachel Bodenlos

Specialty – Reading Specialist
Title – Reading Specialist and PSSA School Assessment Coordinator
Education – Master of Education Degree in Reading; Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education
Phone Number – (412) 325-4075 x407
Email – rbodenlos@upcsK5.net
Profile – Rachel Bodenlos has over ten years of experience within the field of education. She began as a substitute teacher for Northside Urban Pathways Charter School before serving as a full-time sixth grade teacher. In 2011, she accepted the position as a third grade teacher at Urban Pathways K-5 College Charter School where she currently serves. As of August 2015, she will serve grades 3-5 as a reading specialist. Rachel is also the PSSA School Assessment Coordinator at Urban Pathways K-5 College Charter School.

Mary Elizabeth Brown

Behavior Specialist

Ruth Campet

Specialty – Special Education, Elementary Education, Reading Specialist
Title – Supervisor of Special Education
Education – Master of Education Degree in Special Education; Bachelor of Arts Degree in Special Education/Elementary Education
Phone Number – (412) 325-4075 x311
Email – rcampet@upcsK5.net
Profile – Ruth Campet has nearly fifteen years of experience within the field of education teaching all grades K-12 as a Special Education Teacher, Elementary Education Teacher, Reading Specialist, and Instructional Interventionist. Data-based instructional decisions, partnerships with parents, collaboration with colleagues, ongoing professional development, and serving as a school leader has enabled Ruth to become a master level teacher. Ruth’s educational philosophy hinges on fair teaching. Fair teaching is not giving every student the same education, rather the education they individually need.

Gabriella Chuong

2nd Grade Teacher