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26 AUGUST 10-16, 2011 Education


WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE 2011


NEW PITTSBURGH COURIER Community Service


LATONYA SALLEY-SHARIF Upper School Grade Dean The Ellis School


By helping to mold the lives of young people at The Ellis School and through-


out the region, Latonya Salley-Sharif is an integral part of what will ultimately shape the region’s future. Born in Orangeburg, S.C., Salley-Sharif attended the University of Pittsburgh and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Psychol- ogy. While she kicked off her career teaching in Prince George’s County, Md., she has taught in the Wilkinsburg, Highlands and East Allegheny School Dis- tricts. In addition to her duties as grade level dean and activities coordinator at The Ellis School, Salley-Sharif is co-head coach of NADIA Track Club, a track club that provides personal guidance to children ages 6-18. She is an active member ofMt. Ararat Baptist Church, youth committee treasurer for the United States Track and Field Three Rivers Association andwas recently honored by the Black Women’s Speakers Bureau for her efforts in the community. She is mar- ried to Oronde Sharif.


MARY HAITH SAVAGE Community Volunteer


Homewood-Brushton Community Improvement Association Mary Haith Savage has dedicated her personal and professional endeavors to


helping to beautify and unify the Homewood-Brushton community. As a com- munity relations specialist with the Homewood branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, she forged partnerships with several community organizations, in- cluding the Homewood JazzWorkshop, Homewood-Brushton Improvement As- sociation, the Homewood-Brushton YMCA and YWCA, among several others. After she embarked on her first beautification project across fromthe library, she went on to develop 17 additional beautification sites with support fromtheWest- ern Pennsylvania Conservatory. Her efforts have been recognized in the Pitts- burgh Post-Gazette and she was recently honored with the National Jefferson Award for volunteerism. She is currently working with the Homewood-Brushton YMCA andWestinghouse afterschool Safe Haven Project, on a project designed to beautify five sites on North Murtland Avenue. She is the mother of two sons.


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