Clairton City Superintendent Named to Pa Family Support Alliance Board

Dr. Tamara Allen-Thomas joins statewide board to #ProtectPAKids from abuse

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pa Family Support Alliance (PFSA), the commonwealth’s leader in child abuse and neglect prevention, has appointed Dr. Tamara Allen-Thomas to its governing board of directors.

“Dr. Allen-Thomas recognizes the impact of a strong platform of family policies, providing concrete support and positive social connections to vulnerable families in preventing child abuse and neglect,” said Angela Liddle, PFSA President and CEO. “Her background in public education will be critical to our efforts to protect children from abuse and neglect. We are honored to have her on the PFSA governing board.”

Dr. Allen-Thomas is superintendent of Clairton City School District in Clairton, Pa. where she supports the success of the students and staff. She previously served as principal and chief academic officer at Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship and served in a variety of leadership roles in the Pittsburgh Public School District.

Dr. Allen-Thomas obtained a bachelor’s degree in early childhood/elementary education from Edinboro University and her master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University in public policy along with a principal certification. She later earned an Ed.D. in leadership and administration from Point Park University and is a graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh. A Pittsburgh native, she and her husband Charles live in the Pittsburgh area with their two children.

“I am thrilled to join the PFSA board and to work with advocates and professionals to help our children be able to grow and thrive in environments free of abuse and neglect,” Dr. Allen-Thomas said. “As the saying goes, ‘It takes a community,’ and I am looking forward to helping to make an impact across the commonwealth.”  


About Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance

Pa Family Support Alliance prevents child abuse and protects children from harm by helping parents learn positive parenting techniques, educating professionals and volunteers who work with children to recognize and report child abuse, and helping community members learn how they can play a positive role in keeping children safe. To learn more about our programs, schedule a training, or donate, please visit, or call 800-448-4906.

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