Ms. Maria Fajt

Ms. Maria Fajt
Principal, O'Block Elementary School
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Building/Department Assignments:
Plum Borough School District - Administration
O'Block Elementary - Staff

Phone Numbers
412 795-4420 [Office]

Biographical Information:
Starting in 2018, Ms. Fajt joined the District’s administrative team as the Assistant Principal at Oblock Junior High and Holiday Park Elementary. Additionally, she has served on numerous building and district-level committees.  Most recently, she served as the English Language Arts administrative chair where she successfully led the curriculum adoption of new resources in our K-12 classrooms.  

Ms. Fajt’s  vast experiences include working as a teacher and academic facilitator for both the School District of Palm Beach County and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools.  While serving in Charlotte Mecklenburg, she worked as a Dean of Instruction and participated in the Emerging Leaders Program.  She has trained with The Teachers’ College at Columbia University and Relay Graduate School of Education in New York City with Paul Bambrick-Santoyo.  Ms. Fajt served as an academic advisor and adjunct instructor at Westmoreland County Community College.  Most recently, she served as a Literacy Academic Coach for the Pittsburgh Public Schools.  Ms. Fajt is a graduate of both Hempfield Area Senior High School and Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. She also received her Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University , and has pursued a School Administration Degree from the University of North Carolina Charlotte.

Ensuring student success has always been a driving force for Ms. Fajt.  She has brought a variety of experiences and knowledge to O’Block Elementary School and Plum Borough School District. Ms. Fajt has high expectations for students and staff and will maintains consistent accountability for all.  She believes open communication and transparency are critical elements to the overall success of the children at O’Block Elementary.

Bachelor of Science in Education - Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership - Gonzaga University
Graduate Certificate in School Administration - University of North Carolina Charlotte
Elementary Education K-6
Mid-Level English - 6-9
Administrative II

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