Lorraine Eberhardt, Ed.D. was first appointed to serve on the Commission on Human Relations in July 2010 by Mayor Luke Ravenstahl. Commissioner Eberhardt was reappointed to the Commission by Mayor Ravenstahl in February 2013.
Commissioner Eberhardt worked as an education administrator in the Pittsburgh region for over 30 years. She served Pittsburgh Public Schools as an elementary teacher, as an emotional support teacher to middle school students, and later as an elementary principal. Commissioner Eberhardt has developed and implemented curricula in the arts and humanities, provided professional development programs for students and teachers, and effectively trained and implemented behavior management and instructional support systems for school administrators and teachers district-wide.
Commissioner Eberhardt earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary and Special Education at Cheyney University. She received a Principal Certification from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s Degree in Education with a specialty in Language Communication and a concentration in Reading from the University of Pittsburgh. Commissioner Eberhardt earned a Doctor of Education at the University of Pittsburgh. Her expertise and experience in the field of education provides the Commission with insight into youth academic development needs and educational services.
Commissioner Eberhardt is an active member of her community and serves on a variety of educational boards and committees, including the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the International Reading Association, and the Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals. She also serves on the Northside Old Timers Association’s Board of Directors.