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Pitt School of Education Alumni Society Board

The Pitt School of Education Alumni Society is one of the world’s largest education alumni societies. Our Alumni Society Board leads the way in building our alumni community by organizing events and advocating for the school.  

(PhD ‘89)

I reside with my wife, Sherry, in Cranberry Twp., PA.  I had served on the Harmony Historical Board for over nine years and continue to volunteer with my wife at various events.  

I was the President of the School of Education Alumni Society at the University of Pittsburgh and former President of the Pennsylvania Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development Western Region. I received my PhD from the Pitt School of Education in 1989 in educational administration; earned my principal/assistant superintendent certifications from Youngstown State University; my Master in Education from Carnegie Mellon and my Bachelor of Science degree from Edinboro University.  

After my PhD, I became principal in the North Allegheny School District. Along with leadership, this experience gave me many opportunities to serve on several committees for curriculum review, violence prevention, conflict resolution, staff and new teacher development, bullying prevention, police partnerships, and administrative policy and procedures. I also served as a teacher, staff development leader, assistant principal, president of the teachers’ unionm and art department chairperson in the Seneca Valley School District, where I had the opportunity to use a variety of media and technology in the art classroom. 

Through a 35-year career in education, I was fortunate to work with many fine colleagues, students, and parents who were knowledgeable, sensitive, and caring about education. I believe that in the education profession we have a strong influence on the success of our young people. Educators can see that in their test scores, but to me the true measure of our success is the attitudes we bring forth every day. The relationships that we develop over the years cannot be replaced. That is what makes the education profession so noble and rewarding. 

(BS ‘06, MS ‘08, EdD ‘19)

(EdD ‘14)

Julius Kitutu (MEd ‘97, MEd ‘99, PhD ‘02)

Julius M Kitutu, PhD, MEd is an Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Student Affairs & Alumni Relations, and Chief Diversity Officer in at University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. His administrative duties are overseeing all the prospective student recruitment, admission, enrollment, advisement, graduation, and student data management for students in the School of Nursing. Dr. Kitutu is also responsible for the School of Nursing scholarship recipient selection, managing of the Undergraduate Research Mentorship Program (URMP). As chief diversity officer (CDO) for the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Dr. Kitutu sees it as his responsibility to ensure that the School of Nursing is a place where students, faculty and staff can foster the art of an inclusive community. In the school of nursing, Dr, Kitutu strives to ensure that the traits of diversity, equity and inclusion valued and appreciated for everyone. My specialty area is statistics, particularly modeling pooled data, cross-sectional, as well as longitudinal data. My current research focuses on the career trajectory of nursing graduates from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Nursing and examining factors leading to student academic successes. Other engagements include global initiatives to address the needs of the developing countries – specifically Kenya- and have collaborated with different Kenyan institutions to provide textbooks and equipment.  On humanitarian grounds, Dr, Kitutu has initiated and implemented water project, feeding of orphans, financial support for high school training, and promoted religious projects in a community in Kenya. 

Jerry Longo

(MEd ‘68, PhD ‘81)

Dr. Jerry Longo has had a lengthy career as an English teacher, principal, central office administrator, school superintendent and professor. He was superintendent in the Steel Valley and the Quaker Valley School Districts, for 7 and 15 years respectively. Longo also served 6 years on the Pennsylvania State Board of Education where he played a leadership role in a major reform of the state’s curriculum standards. He taught graduate classes at California University of Pennsylvania on Strategic Leadership and Technology in Education.  Longo is an Emeritus Clinical Professor at Pitt where he taught courses in school leadership and directed the Western Pennsylvania Forum for School Superintendents and the Educational Leadership Initiative.  

Longo is a graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh, Year IV. He has served on the Board of Three Rivers Connect and was chairperson of the education committee. For over a decade he served as an officer and board member for ASSET, Inc., a model inquiry-based science program.  He also served as a member of the Middle States Association’s Domestic Advisory Committee. Longo was chosen as the 1997 Pennsylvania Superintendent of the Year, the 1995 Tri-State Area Study Council’s Distinguished Educator, the recipient of the 2004 AASA President’s Technology Award, A 1996 Distinguished Alumni of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, a recipient of the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators’ EI/John Kresovich Award for Innovation in Instruction and Use of Technology, the 2006 Pennsylvania Music Educator’s Superintendent of the Year and the 2007 Western Pennsylvania Library Association Advocate awardee.

Dr. Longo has studied leadership issues at the Norham Centre for Leadership Studies at St. Peter’s College, Oxford, the Leadership Institute at the University of Southern California and the Center for Creative Leadership.  His professional interests are in strategic leadership, labor-management collaboration, governance and policy, technology, and school and curricular reform. 

(MEd ‘83)

(BA ‘86, MAT ‘91)

Shallegra Moye(EdD ‘22)

Shallegra Moye is a dedicated and passionate scholar practitioner and community champion, with over 20 years of public service. Shallegra’s community engagement includes serving on several educational and youth development advisory boards, the White Lily Baptist Church, and the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Shallegra’s commitment to service has earned her the APlus Schools Ella Baker Leadership, When She Thrives Community Cultivator, and State of Black Learning Black Excellence in Education awards.  

She is a graduate from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Education, where she earned an Education Doctorate in Administration and Policy Studies in Urban Education. Her scholarly practice is the integration of transformative equity and justice between university and public-school partnerships.   

(BA ‘01, MEd ‘05)

Ed Sarver(PhD ‘80)

Ed Sarver retired in 2009 after striving to make a positive difference for students for over 40 years.  Ed was a teacher, coach and administrator in the North Allegheny School District where he created the professional development program and led the district strategic planning process.  As Assistant Superintendent in the Pine-Richland School District, he was a member of the quality improvement team that received the only total quality award given to a non-profit organization by Q-Net.  Ed served as the Superintendent of the Southern Lehigh School District prior to his selection as a Distinguished Educator by the Pennsylvania Department of Education in 2006.  Ed was a Teaching Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh and was on the adjunct faculty for Point Park University, Gannon University and Lehigh University.  He also served as research advisor for doctoral students in Higher Education Administration at Nova Southeastern University. 

During his career, Ed served as a consultant to many school districts and other organizations and was a principal in the Cardinal Consulting Group.  Ed was active in the Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and made numerous presentations at local and state conferences.  He received the award for Excellence in Curriculum from the Western Region PASCD  in 1995 and from PASCD in 1997. In 2019 he received the Mazzoni Spirit of Giving Award for his work with the Cranberry Township Public Library. 

(EdD/ADCT ‘09)

Robert Scherrer is president of the University of Pittsburgh School of Education Alumni Society. He is executive director of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit, a regional education services agency serving the greater Pittsburgh area. In this role, he has developed and implemented a new strategic plan and supported school entities throughout the region. Previously, he was superintendent of the North Allegheny School District and a principal at Pittsburgh Allderdice High School and the Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy, both in the Pittsburgh Public Schools. Scherrer earned his Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility and EdD in administrative and policy studies from the University of Pittsburgh School of Education. He also holds a BS in business education, an MEd in business education, and Principal’s Certification from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

(PhD ‘76)

(MS ‘65, PhD ‘75)

(BA ‘67, MEd ‘70, PhD ‘78)

Board of Visitors 

The Board of Visitors serves as an external advisory committee to the dean of the Pitt School of Education.

Our board members are prominent leaders in the field of education, research, policy, and health and physical activity, having worked as teachers, administrators, scholars, education consultants, and business leaders.

Board members include Pitt Education alumni, emeritus faculty, and friends of the school.

Chair of Board of Visitors
Retired teacher, elementary school principal, and assistant superintendent of schools
Retired faculty member at Georgia State University, Pepperdine University, Texas Christian University, and University of Northern Colorado Greely
Education Consultant

Group Leader of Research, Department of Physiology, University of Lausanne

Pitt Education Faculty Emeritus
Reading Hall of Fame Member and Reading Specialist

Executive Director, National Association for the Education of Young Children (Retired)
Pitt Education Faculty Emeritus

President, Prince George’s Community College (retired)

CEO and Chair of ACT (retired)
Co-founder, CEO, and Chairman of Malum, Inc, a new AI-enabled deep learning company focused on security and accident prevention
Active chairman of four ed-tech companies

Entrepreneur of numerous educational ventures
Board chair, Smart Horizons
Former dean, Nova Southeastern University Abraham S. Fischler School of Education

Senior Program Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Former President and Current Professor, Gwangju National University of Education

Founder and President, Tomayko Group

Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Arkansas State University

Retired Senior Education Specialist, World Bank Education Global Practice

Chief Diversity Officer, Clemson University (Retired)

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