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NEW PITTSBURGH COURIER Education


CYNTHIA BRADLEY-KING,PhD Field Assistant Professor,


Academic Coordinator-Child Welfare Education for Baccalaureates


School of SocialWork-University of Pittsburgh


Cynthia Bradley-King, PhD, is a Field


Assistant Professor and the Academic Coordinator for the Child Welfare Edu- cation for Baccalaureates Program, School of Social Work. The program recruits and financially supports un- dergraduate social work students as they prepare for the field of child wel- fare across the state of Pennsylvania in 14 universities. The program is one part of a larger child welfare education, research and training program, administered by the Univer- sity of Pittsburgh and is second only to California in size. Bradley-King holds an Associate of Sci- ence (Allegheny Campus, Community College of Allegheny County), a Bachelor of Arts in Human Ser- vices Administration (Chatham College), a Master of Social Work in Social Administration (Univer- sity of Pittsburgh) and aDoctorate in Administration and Leadership ofHuman Services (IndianaUni- versity of Pa). Bradley-King is a member of the National Council for Adoption, the National Associa- tion of SocialWorkers, ChildWelfare League of America, Pennsylvania Children and Youth Adminis- trators Recruitment and Retention Committee, the Association of Baccalaureate Program Directors and the National Sociological Association. Bradley-King also heads the local Foster/Adoptive Parent Support Group of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. She has also worked as a nurse in numerous areas including Medical/Surgical, Pediatric, Private Duty, Occupational Health, Pharmaceutical Research and Summer Camp Nursing. Bradley-King teaches ChildWelfare Services at the University of Pitts- burgh, and is a proud, activemember of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Pittsburgh Alumnae Chap- ter. Bradley-King is married to Ronald A. King and they have between them: seven children (four adopted), eight Grandchildren and one on the way.


TAMMY MILES BROWN,PhD Director of Student Services Pittsburgh Public Schools As director of student services for


Pittsburgh Public Schools, Tammy Miles Brown, PhD, has helped to implement several initiatives de- signed to encourage positive be- havior and eliminate racial dispari- ties in achievement. Her duties with the district include coordinating prevention and intervention work within the Student Services Depart- ment, integrating services of the Student Assistance Program and the Positive Behavior Intervention Services, infusing cultural compe- tencies in the Positive Behavior In- tervention Services and coordinat- ing with community organizations for strategies to lower disparities in student achievement. She has also held roles in the district as director of culturally responsive education, assistant principal, partnership coordinator and pre-kindergarten educational coach. Professional af- filiations include the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the National Associ- ation of Secondary School Principals and the National Alliance of Black School Educators. She is linked to several community organizations, including the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, the YWCA Center for Gender and Race Equality, Bethlehem Haven and Delta Sigma Theta Pittsburgh Alumni Chapter, to name a few. Brown holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology fromSpelman College in Atlanta, Ga., amaster’s in elementary education fromMercer University in Atlanta and a PhD in instructionalman- agement and leadership from Robert Morris University.


WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE 2011 Education


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