The Partnership for Erie's Public Schools

PEPS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to strengthen Erie's Public Schools by providing financial and community support in five areas: Arts, Academics, Athletics, Assistance and Advocacy. 

As a strategic partner of Erie’s Public Schools, PEPS serves as a community asset to engage stakeholders and the broader community in the regional success of our urban public schools. This work is based on the vision that strong public schools are the foundation of a strong community and everyone is a stakeholder in their success.

Our Board of Directors

Deb Amatangelo

Alumna and retired EPS Administrator

Hannah Kirby

LORD Corporation

Dr. Jay Badams (ex-officio member)

Superintendent of Schools

Noel Burgoyne

Retired EPS Teacher

Amanda Gabbard

Erie Insurance

Anne Munz

Alumna, General Electric Transportation

Jeff Pinski


Christopher Sinnott, Esq.

Alumnus, Marnen Law Firm

Thomas Tupitza, Esq.

Knox Law Firm

Kelly L. Byers, CPA, CVA, CFE

Schaffner, Knight, Minnaugh & Company

Amanda Sissem

Alumna, Erie Arts & Culture

Charlise Moore

Retired EPS Administrator

Lauren A. Bauer

The Ranalli/Pfeffer/Stockard Group


Daria Devlin, Executive Director