The purpose of the Russell Byers Charter School Alumni Association shall be to serve the alumni students in such a way as to maintain their ideals and friendships that have been formed and to provide opportunities for them to become contributing citizens of tomorrow.
The Alumni Association helps RBCS students create a better life and embrace a successful vision for their futures. Our goal is to provide social, emotional, and financial support to former students in good standing who strive to achieve higher learning throughout their educational journey.
Through our work, we will engage parents and students in a network of continuous knowledge, one that enriches the lives of our alumni, engages them in supporting their community, and promotes their active interest and involvement in a system of lifelong education.
Current Alumni Association Officers
- Edith M. Penn, Chairperson
Introduction to the Alumni Association Chair
Edith Penn is a graduate of the Milton Hershey School, and has long felt that education plays a critical role in a child’s life. She particularly believes that elementary education is the foundation for a child's future.
The mother of a Russell Byers Charter School student, Edith has worked at various Philadelphia law firms as an associate and contract attorney and is currently an associate at Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP. Her focus is general litigation.
Prior to her work as an attorney, she served as business manager for the People for People Charter School in Philadelphia. Edith earned her bachelor's degree from Temple University and her juris doctor from Temple's Beasley School of Law.