Kathleen Garland

CEO and Principal

Mrs. Garland serves as the CEO/Principal. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from California University of PA, a Master of Education in Mental Health and/or Physically Handicapped K-12, from California University of PA, and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership, K-12 from Duquesne University. She has been with UPCS since 2004.

Lauren Lang

Executive Assistant to the CEO and Principal

Ms. Lang is the Executive Assistant to the CEO/Principal. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Edinboro University and has been with Urban Pathways since 2017.

Dr. Edward Mandell

Director of Special Education

Dr. Mandell currently serves as the Director of Special Education. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Miami and went onto the University of Pittsburgh for his Masters of Education in School Counseling and Doctor of Education Degree in School Leadership. He has been with UPCS since 2016.

Dr. Reginald Hickman

Director of Curriculum 

Dr. Hickman is the Director of Curriculum. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in history in 1995, a M.A.T. in social studies in 1996, and earned a doctorate in 2017. He returned to Urban Pathways in 2023.

Dr. Kevin Reevey

Dean of Students

Dr. Reevey currently serves as the Dean of Students. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Central State University, a Master’s Degree from Carlow University in Professional Counseling, concentration in School Counseling, and a Doctorate in Education Leadership & Management from Capella University. He returned to Urban Pathways in 2021.

Jeannine Ferguson

Events & Attendance Officer

Mrs. Ferguson is the External Engagement, Events, and Attendance Officer at Urban Pathways. Her educational background includes an Associate of Science degree from the Community College of Allegheny County, a Bachelor of Arts degree and nonprofit leadership certificate from the University of Pittsburgh. She has been with UPCS since 2004.

Shannon Conner

Supervisor of Instruction

Ms. Conner is the current Instructional Supervisor. She is earning her Doctorate in Educational Leadership with a focus on Education Policy from Drexel University. She holds a K-12 Principal certification from Penn State University, a Dyslexia certification from University of San Diego, and a Reading Specialist certification from Duquesne University where she also obtained her Masters in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She has been with UPCS since 2019.

Jennifer Mack

Student Information Coordinator

Ms. Mack is the PIMS and Child Accounting Administrator. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Design from the University at Buffalo. She has been at Urban Pathways since 2001.