Mr. Preston Hartman

Mr. Preston Hartman
Director of K-12 Virtual Learning, Assistant Principal
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Building/Department Assignments:
Plum Borough School District - Administration
Oblock Junior High - Oblock Staff

Phone Numbers
412 798-6373 [Office]

Biographical Information:

Mr. Preston Hartman has been hired as the new Director of K-12 Virtual Learning at the Plum Borough School District. 

Mr. Hartman has served in a similar capacity while working in Anne Arundel County Public Schools in Annapolis, Maryland as the Lead Administrator for the eSchool Distance Learning Program.  This program was created in the fall of 2015 as a supplement to the Evening High School program.  Mr. Hartman quickly became the Assistant Administrator, and by the fall of 2016 he was the Lead Administrator. Mr. Hartman contributed to the growth and success of the program over the next two years; helping over 300 students graduate with their high school diploma through the Distance Learning Program, and increasing enrollment in the program by 10-15% each semester.  

Hartman also has nine years of experience in the middle and high school levels as a classroom teacher, department chairperson, and assistant principal within Anne Arundel County Public Schools. During his time as an educator, Mr. Hartman was awarded the Maryland History Day Teacher of the year in 2015. In 2018, Mr. Hartman and his wife relocated back to Pittsburgh when he took the position of Assistant Principal at Seton LaSalle Catholic High School.

When asked about his new role as the Director of K-12 Virtual Learning at the Plum Borough School District, Hartman said, “Education is an investment, and Plum Borough School District has established itself as a quality educational system that is committed to serving the community. By expanding on the traditional learning experience when we embrace new technology and innovations we are making an investment in our students. Seeing that Plum has already committed to these new 21st Century approaches to learning, I am excited to help build and expand the Virtual Learning program so that all of our students and families have equitable opportunities for success.”

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