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Dr. Laura Hartzell - High School Principal

Dr. Laura Hartzell - High School Principal
Dr. Hartzell joined the South Fayette Township School District as the Assistant High School Principal in March of 2016, became the Associate High School Principal in July of 2017, and Co-High School Principal in July of 2018.  Previously, she was a Middle School Assistant Principal at Central Valley School District.  Prior to serving at Central Valley School District, she was a member of the Central Administrative Team and served as the Coordinator of Special Services for the Northgate School District.  Her responsibilities included serving as the Director of Special Education, Gifted Education, and English as a Second Language, as well as the District Homeless Liaison, the School Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports Leader, and the Pupil Personnel Service Team Leader.  Previously, she served as one of two School Counselors at Northgate Middle/High School and was the Head Middle School Swimming Coach. Additionally, she served for two consecutive terms as the Secretary of the Allegheny County Counselors Associations’ Executive Board and was a member of the Schools to Watch State Team. She is a current member of the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the  Pennsylvania Principals Association. Personal education includes the completion of her doctoral studies at Point Park University in April of 2018.  Her dissertation is titled "Teacher-Student Relationships and School Effectiveness." Dr. Hartzell also received her Superintendent Letter of Eligibility at Point Park University and her Principal’s Certification, her Master of Education Degree, and her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology all at California University of Pennsylvania.  
 
Phone: 412-221-4542 x 242



Mr. Robert Butts- High School Assistant Principal

Mr. Robert Butts- Assistant Principal
Mr. Butts joins South Fayette Township High School as the Assistant Principal. Before coming to South Fayette Township, he served as Administrative Practitioner from 2010-2013 and Assistant Principal at Chartiers Valley High School from 2013 until his hiring at South Fayette Township on August 11, 2020.   While there he was involved in planning Homecoming activities, coordinated events with student clubs and activities and was also responsible for training staff in Comprehensive Crisis Management to name just a few of the many responsibilities that he had as Assistant Principal.  Prior to becoming an Assistant Principal, Mr. Butts was a social studies teacher at Chartiers Valley Middle School.  Mr. Butts also served as an assistant football coach for Chartiers Valley from 2003-2013. He received his undergraduate degree from Kent State University, earned his teaching certification through California University of Pennsylvania and his Master of  Education and certification in Administration/Principal k-12 from California University of Pennsylvania.  Currently, Mr. Butts is a member of the National Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals and Pennsylvania Principals Association.

Phone: 412-221-4542 x 256



High School Administrative Assistants

Jodi Holley
Phone: 412-221-4542 x 221

Alyson Lesutis
Phone: 412-221-4542 x 241
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