Stephanie Allyn-King

Director of Education

United Way of Erie County

My mission is to instill a love of learning and inspire students to seek out knowledge on their own, as well as raising awareness in the community around the importance of early education and supporting families.

PA Key


Betsy Saatman
TA Specialist/SAC Initiatives

  • Piloted an after school assessment tool, the SPQA, in my own program (Early Connections, Inc.) and use those results to improve interaction and reflection between my school age staff and the students
  • Shared data regarding alignment between the SACERS-U, CLASS, and SPQA with the state QRIS team

+ Employment History


Adjunct Faculty

Mercyhurst University
Erie, PA


Director of Early Care and Education

Early Connections Inc.
Erie, PA


Pre-K Teacher

Kindercare Learning Center
Erie, PA

Master of Education

Edinboro University of PA
Edinboro, PA

B.A., Psychology and Philosophy

Edinboro University of PA
Edinboro, PA

The OCDEL Policy Fellowship has allowed me the opportunity to grow as an educator and community stakeholder while meeting new friends along the way. This experience has opened my eyes to the work being done for our students across the Commonwealth.