Lecturers at the Jefferson Educational Society

Joyce Savocchio,

Joyce A. Savocchio was born and raised in Erie, PA. Ms. Savocchio was a teacher of social studies in the Erie School District from 1965 - 1984, and was Assistant Principle at Strong Vincent High School in Erie from 1985-1989. She received her B.A. from Mercyhurst College in 1961; her M.A. at Edinboro University; and her M.Ed. at the University of Pittsburgh. Ms. Savocchio served as the first woman elected to Erie City Council from 1981 - 1989, and was the first to be Council President. She then served as the first woman Mayor of the City of Erie from 1990 – 2002.