Dr. Ted Dwyer - Chief of Data, Research, Evaluation and Assessment (DREA)
As an evaluator, researcher, and appreciator of data, Dr. Ted Dwyer serves as the District’s Chief of Data, Research, Evaluation, and Assessments (DREA). DREA supports Teachers, Principals, and District leaders by providing reporting and data necessary to make appropriate educational decisions for our students. DREA also works to ensure data are accurate in the information systems and are being shared with the public through the district website in a manner that does not violate student privacy. In his role, Dr. Dwyer supervises the: Office of Research and Evaluation, Office of Assessment, Office of Data & Accountability and the newly formed Office of Charter Schools. Dr. Dwyer experience spans K-12 education, forensics, therapeutic intervention delivery, and the military. Dr. Dwyer’s degrees include: a Bachelors in Psychology from University of Florida, a Masters in Psychology from University of South Florida (USF) and a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from USF. Dwyer specializes in Measurement (assessment & testing), Evaluation Designs, Research Design, Qualitative & Quantitative Methodologies, Grant Evaluation & Reporting.
Errika Fearbry Jones – Chief of Staff
A nationally-recognized leader, trainer and public speaker, Errika Fearbry Jones serves as the Superintendent’s Chief of Staff. Mrs. Jones works directly with the Superintendent in all areas of general administration for the District and directly supervises the departments of Family, Youth & Community Engagement, Community Schools, and Strategic Initiatives. Mrs. Jones acts as the key liaison between the Superintendent’s Office and the Board of Directors, facilitates the Superintendent’s weekly Executive Cabinet meetings. Prior to her current role, Mrs. Jones served as the Executive Director of Internal and External Affairs (2014-2018), Special Assistant to the Superintendent (2013-2014), Coordinator Parent & Community Engagement (2011-2013), and Coordinator Teaching & Learning Environment (2009-2011). Throughout her career, Mrs. Jones has demonstrated her passion for designing and implementing large-scale collaborative projects. She has served as Co-Administrator for the Westinghouse/Wilkinsburg Partnership, developed the Pittsburgh Youth Intervention Project recognized by the US Department of Justice, and became the first woman and African-American appointed by the Governor to serve as Vice Chair of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. Mrs. Jones has her BS in Business Management from Point Park.
Minika Jenkins – Chief Academic Officer
As Chief Academic Officer, Ms. Minika Jenkins leads the Office of Curriculum and Instruction. In this role, she supervises the Offices of Professional Development & Special Programming, STEM, Literacy & Humanities, College & Career Pathways, Early Childhood, Arts & Health, and English as a Second Language.
Ms. Jenkins has been an educator for twenty-one years and has held various leadership roles producing a record of continuous improvement working in large, urban school districts. During her five years as Executive Director of Secondary Reading and ELA for Duval County Public Schools, she worked directly with school-based administrators, coaches, and teachers to improve student achievement while implementing high-quality curriculum and assessments, including curricular programs and resources. Before joining Duval Public Schools, Ms. Jenkins served as Assistant Principal of Miami Norland Senior High, Curriculum Specialist in Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and as a Reading Coordinator for Differentiated Accountability with the Florida Department of Education supporting schools in the nation’s largest 15 districts Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade. Ms. Jenkins received her bachelor’s degree in English Education from Alabama State University and master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. She holds certifications in Educational Leadership K-12, English 6-12, and English for Speakers of Other Languages K-12. She was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio to a loving mother and father and is the proud mother of a daughter attending the University of Florida.
Ronald Joseph - Chief Financial Officer
Ronald Joseph received his bachelor’s degree in policy and management from Carnegie Mellon University. Upon graduation, he worked at the Bank of New York Mellon, where he managed more than $20 million in client assets each month. He left the banking industry to join Pittsburgh Public Schools as a budget analyst in 2008. As the Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Josephsupervises the District’s Budget Development, Finance, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Procurement, and Risk Management departments. Mr. Joseph manages the development of the budget to ensure alignment to the District’s strategic plan and that resources are distributed equitably to support the needs of students.
In 2018, Mr. Joseph was selected as a winner of the Pittsburgh Business Times CFO of the Year Award. The award honors financial professionals in Western Pennsylvania for outstanding performance as corporate financial stewards.
Margaret Rudolph – Chief Human Resources Officer
Ms. Rudolph began her HR career in 1999 for the City of Huron, Ohio as the Director of Human Resources. Since then, she has managed human resources for the City of Sandusky, Ohio and Board of Erie County Commissioners. In her latest post at Heidelberg University, Ms. Rudolph managed the Office of Human Resources, Office of Safety & Security, and Campus Title IX Team, served on the President’s Senior Leadership Team, and Co-Chaired the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Ohio University, and a Master’s degree of Labor and Human Resources from Ohio State University.
Mark Stuckey – Chief Technology Officer
No stranger to Pittsburgh Public Schools, Mr. Stuckey most recently served as Interim Chief Technology Officer and Director of End User Services. Before PPS, Mr. Stuckey worked as Operations Specialist, Deputy CTO, and Interim CTO for Allegheny Intermediate Unit #3. He earned a Bachelor of Science- Information Technology and a Master’s of Business Administration with a concentration in IT from Point Park University.