The University School

Board of Directors

2020-2021 Board of Directors

John Ferreira


Pittsburgh Office Managing Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
J.D., Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, 1983
“The University School made it possible for my sons to thrive, and to achieve their goals, where other school settings couldn’t.  It’s Pittsburgh’s hidden educational gem.”

Joshua Bernstein


Clinical Social Worker, Sexual Assault Response Services Coordinator at The University of Pittsburgh
The University of Pittsburgh
“The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.”

Rebecca Klaw, MS, MEd

Autism Consultant and Educational Advocate
Undergraduate: Vassar College
Graduate degrees: University of Pittsburgh

“The University School is a unique learning environment that fits the needs of many students who want to, or who need to, learn in a creative, nurturing and highly individualized environment.  The small size of the school provides a safe refuge for its students where learning is wonderfully accessible. The teachers and administration at the University School are committed to each and every student.”

Jill Ferreira, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist
Stony Brook University & University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
“As a parent of three graduates of the University School, as well as a professional who works with children who require an individualized approach to education, I am proud to serve on the Board of the University School.  It is a unique setting that fills a gap in the educational system.”

Heather Arnet

Parent of a University School Student
CEO Women & Girls Foundation
Board Chair of the Johnson Institute for Ethical Leadership at the University of Pittsburgh GSPIA
Board Member of the Ms. Foundation for Women.

Corey O'Connor