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Angela Allie was named the executive director of Pitt’s Institute for Learning

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After a six-month national search, Angela Allie has been named executive director of the Institute for Learning (IFL) at the University of Pittsburgh. Part of Pitt’s Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC), the IFL partners with school districts across the U.S. and internationally to develop programs and knowledge about school improvement, particularly for traditionally underserved students. Allie will be a research associate at the LRDC, a role that underscores the importance of research in the work of the IFL.

Allie brings more than 20 years of experience in systemic school change, culturally relevant teaching and professional learning for racial equity in K-12 settings to the position. At the IFL, she will oversee strategic priorities and leadership development.

Most recently, Allie was the executive director of Pittsburgh Public Schools’(PPS) equity office, where she worked to ensure educational equity across all PPS schools as part of the district’s Equity Plan.

Prior to PPS, Allie was principal of Propel Andrew Street High School. During her tenure, the school was ranked as one of the Best High Schools in America in 2014 for math and reading proficiency and college preparation by U.S. News & World Report.

Allie is a PhD candidate in education leadership in Pitt’s School of Education, with an expected graduation date in 2023. She received both her master’s degree and bachelor’s degree from Hampton University. A recipient of the 2010 Equity Leadership Recognition Award from the Summit for Courageous Conversation, Allie was also a K. LeRoy Irvis Pre-Doctoral Fellow and an inaugural graduate student fellow with the Duquesne University Center for Educational Leadership and Social Justice.

Anthony Petrosky, IFL’s director, said, “Under Angela’s leadership with her deep understandings of equity and public education, the Institute for Learning the IFL will continue to develop and grow its important work in schools.”