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 Morgan, Secretary


Terrence Copney, Board Member


Wanda Franklin, Parent Representative


Amber Spells, Board Member
Pamela Nichols, Board Member

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 2021-2022 school year. All meetings begin at 6:00 pm and will be held virtually, unless otherwise specified:

  • August 17, 2021

  • September 21, 2021

  • October 19, 2021

  • November 16, 2021

  • December 21, 2021

  • January 18, 2022

  • February 15, 2022

  • March 15, 2022

  • April 19, 2022

  • May 17, 2022

  • June 21, 2022

  • July 19, 2022

Please contact for more information.

To join the zoom board meeting, click on the link below on the date of the meeting at 6:00 pm.

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