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Administrative Staff

Mr. Tyler Geist - Elementary Principal

Mr. Tyler Geist - Elementary Principal
Mr. Tyler Geist began his career in education in 2007 teaching second grade in the West Shore School District in suburban Harrisburg, PA.  Tyler joined the South Fayette Township School District in 2009 as a second-grade teacher. Mr. Geist holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education from Bloomsburg University and is certified to teach all content in grades K-6 as well as Mid-Level English in grades 7-9. He earned a Master’s of Science in Education and accompanying Reading Specialist (PK-12) certification from California University of Pennsylvania as well as his School Principal’s Certification (PK-12) from Point Park University. Tyler is excited to be a part of the South Fayette Township School District leadership team, and he looks forward to being part of the students’ growth and learning as they progress through grades K-5. 

Phone: 412-221-4542 x 337
Email: [email protected]

Mrs. Pharlan Ives - Elementary Assistant Principal

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Mrs. Pharlan Ives joins the South Fayette School District from the Avonworth School District where she most recently served as the K-2 and 3-6 Assistant Principal at the Avonworth Primary Center and the Avonworth Elementary School. Previously, Mrs. Ives taught first and third grades at Edgeworth Elementary School in the Quaker Valley School District. While there, she was the Third Grade Curriculum Leader as well as the Running and Fitness Club Leader. Pharlan earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Child Development from Florida State University, a Master's of Science in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Duquesne University, and a K-12 Principal Certificate from the University of Pittsburgh. Pharlan holds it in high esteem to be a part of the District's Leadership Team and is honored for the opportunity to serve the South Fayette community.

Phone: 412-221-4542 x 612

Administrative Assistants

Roberta Dantry
Phone: 412-221-4542 x 332
Email: [email protected]

Diana Maitland
Phone: 412-221-4542 x 315
Email: [email protected]
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