Emma Yourd

Emma Yourd

School Board, District 6, PA

2023 Endorsement

Emma has dedicated her career to working with underresourced communities, focusing on addressing systemic issues. With a passion for providing an equitable education across the district, she is running for Pittsburgh Public Schools’ District 6 Director seat. Emma aims to collaborate with school administration and teachers to tackle faculty and staff burnout, while also actively engaging parents and students in addressing school safety and mental health concerns. She firmly believes that by fostering strong partnerships within the educational community, Pittsburgh can deliver an enhanced and more fulfilling educational experience for its students.

In her current role, Emma serves as a leader in education and workforce partnerships, with a specific focus on exposing young individuals to diverse pathways leading to careers in robotics. As a school board director, Emma intends to expand Pittsburgh's existing career technical education programs, empowering students to pursue a wide array of postsecondary options, regardless of whether it involves an apprenticeship, community college, or a four-year institution.

As a member of the school board, Emma seeks to collaborate with a diverse coalition of stakeholders, working collectively to build upon previous successes while making the challenging decisions necessary to uphold the integrity of Pittsburgh Public Schools for years to come. By bringing together different perspectives and experiences, Emma aims to ensure the continued growth and development of the district, serving the best interests of its students, families, and the community at large.