Mayor Ed Gainey appoints Alexis Walker as Education Coordinator

Walker will help develop a strategic partnership between the City and Pittsburgh Public Schools  

PITTSBURGH – Mayor Ed Gainey recently named Alexis Walker as Education Coordinator for the City of Pittsburgh.   

“I am honored to announce Alexis Walker as Education Coordinator,” said Mayor Ed Gainey. “Her background and experience will help us continue to build on our partnership with Pittsburgh Public Schools and will help us build pathways into prosperity for students across Pittsburgh.”   

The Education Coordinator position was made possible through a $175,000 grant from The Heinz Endowments.  

As Education Coordinator for the City of Pittsburgh, Alexis will help build a strategic partnership with Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) in order to align resources, remove barriers, and deliver high-impact services and initiatives to drive better outcomes for Pittsburgh youth. She will continue the work of coordinating and maintaining a job pipeline from the PPS Career Technical Education program to the City as part of Mayor Gainey’s Pathways to Prosperity initiative and Prepare to Prosper partnership with PPS.  

She will also work to align our systems around school safety by working with the City’s Assistant Director of Public Safety and his team, as a member of our Advisory Committee on Youth and Family Resource Centers in partnership with City Council, PPS, and the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure to help drive safety improvements for kids as they walk, bike, and roll to school.   

Prior to joining the administration Walker served as the GirlGov Program Manager at the Women and Girls Foundation where she helped launch the GirlGov summer leadership academy, helped connect teens to elected leaders in order to share their voices, and was the lead facilitator helping teenage girls and femmes develop skills around advocacy.   

Alexis is a Robert Morris University graduate and is pursuing a Master’s degree in Education Policy and Leadership from American University. She is 26 years old and lives in the Northside of Pittsburgh.

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