Connect to Classrooms

Who we are

Connect to Classrooms (formerly Communities in Schools of Southwest Pennsylvania) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.  Since 1989 we have served more than 50,000 students in local school districts with programs and services designed to keep kids in school and to help them graduate.  

Our Team:

Connect to Classrooms Program Staff:
Stacey Papa, Esq. Executive Director
Nicole Reams, MSW, Truancy Program Supervisor
Audrey Hawker Cottle, M.A., Student Services Coordinator
Loni Gooden, Student Services Coordinator
Keera Mickens, Prevention Program Assistant
Maria Tylka, MSW, Student Services Coordinator

Board of Directors:
Sue Quinn, President
Dr. Anette DeNardo
David Hughes
Dr. Jo Ann Jankoski
Bernadette Klamerus
Karen Nickman
Dr. John Rapano
Kim Schuessler
Sheila Shea
Theresa Tanner
Erica Usher