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2018 Pennsylvania’s Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness Program Regional Homeless Advocates

ECYEH is excited to showcase the 2018 Advocates of the Year. These individuals go above and beyond in their work with students and families experiencing homelessness in their school, district or agency. If you have questions or have someone you would like to nominate for 2019, please contact ECYEH.

Maria Tate accepts the award on behalf of Arlene Malcolm-Bell, Children’s Education Services Manager, Women Against Abuse
Region 1 – Arlene Malcolm-Bell, Children’s Education Services Manager, Women Against Abuse. The award was accepted by Maria Tate on behalf of Arlene Malcolm-Bell
Amy Romano, Social Worker, Central Dauphin School District
Region 2 – Amy Romano, Social Worker, Central Dauphin School District
Kate Diorio, Supervisor of Pupil Services, Red Lion Area School District (award accepted by Sonia Pitzi)
Region 3 – Kate Diorio, Supervisor of Pupil Services, Red Lion Area School District. The award was accepted by Sonia Pitzi on behalf of Kate Diorio
Alicia Johnson, Director of Student Support Services, Pittsburgh Public Schools (award accepted by Nicole Anderson)
Region 4 – Alicia Johnson, Director of Student Support Services, Pittsburgh Public Schools. The award was accepted by Nicole Anderson on behalf of Alicia Johnson.
Dr. Ronald Rowe, Jr., Assistant Superintendent, Mercer Area School District (award accepted by Wendy Kinnear)
Region 5 – Dr. Ronald Rowe, Jr., Assistant Superintendent, Mercer Area School District. The award was accepted by Wendy Kinnear on behalf of Ronald Rowe.
Frank Ippolito, Teacher/Homeless Liaison, Leechburg Area School District (award accepted by Andrea Sheesley)
Region 6 – Frank Ippolito, Teacher/Homeless Liaison, Leechburg Area School District. The award was accepted by Andrea Sheesley on behalf of Frank Ippolito.
Erin Keating, Chief of Leadership Development and Operations, Scranton School District (award accepted by Jeff Zimmerman)
Region 7 – Erin Keating, Chief of Leadership Development and Operations, Scranton School District. The award was accepted by Jeff Zimmerman on behalf of Erin Keating.
Melodye Jemmott, Child Advocate, Laurel House
Region 8 – Melodye Jemmott, Child Advocate, Laurel House