Our People

A Special Thanks to our Inaugural 2022 Cohort Participants, Supporters & All Who Cheered Us On...

It takes a village!

4.0 Schools

Ambreia Dozier, Teona, Maurice & Marissa

Ashley Mercer

Brad Ward & Rowan

Brittany Brown & Elijah

Dr. Carmen Thomas-Browne- Carmen Thomas-Browne, LLC

Dr. Christine Herring

Erin Gatz & Prototype Pgh

Kathleen Tribble-Strong & Ron Strong

Kind-R-Garden (Barbie Vargo)

Lindsay Doughty & Charles

Megan Brown, Jovan, Karleah & Hemi

New Sun Rising

Nina Barbuto

Sheronica Marshall and Uzima Pittsburgh

Soil Sisters Plant Nursery

Strong Ambitious Women (Lashawn Reed)

Tonya Latimore & SaDiyah

Tiffany S. Ward


Master of Arts in Teaching, University of Pittsburgh

Educator, Instructional Coach, Project Coordinator

Tiffany began The Pittsburgh Village Project in April 2020 in response to the COVID-19 school closures. As an educator for 11 years and an advocate for educational justice, she designed the project to create academic resources that promote joy and creativity to combat opportunity gaps. Inspiration for the project sparked from her mother, who began a similar project providing art supplies to families of preschool students during the pandemic. 

Tiffany has teaching and/or instructional coaching experience in early childhood centers, elementary and middle schools, as well as 6-12th grade summer programming. She has facilitated professional development and panel discussions on project-based learning and wrote a summer writing curriculum for 6th-12th grade students.  She is an alum of the 4.0 Schools 2022 Tiny Fellowship, and the 2022 Prototype Pgh Incubator. She also has been a member of the Digital Promise Maker Learning Cohort, Women for a Healthy Environment's Advisory Board, the Allegheny County Parent Power Fellowship through MomsRising, and is a participant in the 2024 Practices of Freedom program at the University of Pittsburgh.