Board of Directors


Each Urban Pathways board member serves an integral role in overseeing that our academics, finances, and operations are of the highest quality in order to provide our students and their families with the best experience possible.


Urban Pathways Board of Directors
Carol Galbreath, President

Carol has been on the board of Urban Pathways 6-12 Charter School since 2013, serving first as secretary, then as president since 2016.  Carol is now retired from a long career at BNY Mellon, formerly Mellon Bank, where she had worked in Information Technology and later in Talent Development. She was certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) in 2001, and has volunteered with the local chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI). Carol has long been involved in committee work in the Presbyterian Church and has served as elder in several churches which she has attended over the years.  She and her husband Jay have two adult children, and currently reside in Hickory, PA


Denny Irvine, Vice President

Denny lives in Murrysville with his wife, Anne. His two grown children Tom and Meg, are Special Education teachers working at North Allegheny School District and Propel Charter School in Pitcairn. Denny taught at Penn Hills School District for thirty years in Vocational Education. He served four years as a member of the Franklin Regional School Board before assuming his position on the UPCS Board of Directors. He currently is a substitute teacher at Mother of Sorrows School in Murrysville and Aquinas Academy in Greensburg.


Stephanie Harper, Secretary


Terrence Copney, Board Member


Wanda Franklin, Parent Representative


If you’re interested in joining our Board of Directors, please contact for more information.

Upcoming Board Meetings
The following dates are the Board of Trustees meetings for the 2020-2021 school year:
  • August 26, 2020
  • September 15, 2020
  • October 20, 2020
  • November 17, 2020
  • December 15, 2020
  • January 19, 2021
  • February 16, 2021
  • March 16, 2021
  • April 20, 2021
  • May 18, 2021
  • June 15, 2021
  • July 20, 2021

All board meetings will be held at 6:00 pm via Zoom, until further notice. To join the meeting please click on the link below on the designated date and time:

Meeting ID: 985 0920 4731
Passcode: 079299

To join by phone please dial +1 646 876 9923 and enter the meeting ID and passcode when prompted.

As of 5/18/2021, the 2021-2022 Proposed Budget is available for public inspection. Please contact for more information.