Ellen Kitzerow, an Analyst for the Allegheny County Department of Human Services, joins the Wilkinsburg School Board in January of 2017 to fill a seat vacancy. At the Department of Human Services, she is responsible for data collection, analysis and program evaluation for the child welfare system.
Ms. Kitzerow is a graduate of Boston University and Carnegie Mellon University, where she earned her degrees in Art History and Public Policy and Management. Before becoming a Child Welfare Analyst for the Department of Human Services, she interned with the Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Authority and Department of City Planning. She also previously served as board liaison for the National LGBTQ Task Force, a non-profit in New York City.
Since coming back to Pittsburgh and graduating from Carnegie Mellon University, Ms. Kitzerow has been a resident of Wilkinsburg for three and a half years and currently serves as chair for the Wilkinsburg Arts and Design Commission and is a member of the Wilkinsburg Historical Society.
On joining the Wilkinsburg School Board, Ms. Kitzerow said, “Our public schools are such a valuable community resource, and I have wanted to become more involved for some time. I’m impressed by the changes the school board has made to improve the district over the past year – their transparency, the smooth transition of 7th-12th grade students over to Pittsburgh Westinghouse Academy and the focused goals on the students remaining in the district. My work has helped me become more aware of the needs of the children and their families across our county, especially in Wilkinsburg, and I am looking forward to being a part of future decision making.”