Mr. Preston Hartman

Mr. Preston Hartman
Director of K-12 Virtual Learning
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Building/Department Assignments:
Plum Borough School District - Administration
Plum Borough School District - Superintendents Cabinet

Phone Numbers
412 798-6373 [Office]

Biographical Information:
Mr. Hartman joined Plum Borough School District as the Director of K-12 Virtual Learning. He 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; helping over 300 students graduate with their high school diploma. 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 home to Pittsburgh when he took the position of Assistant Principal at Seton LaSalle Catholic High School before coming to Plum in 2020.

Mr. Hartman earned his undergraduate degree in Secondary Education from Slippery Rock University in 2008. In 2016, he completed his Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction at McDaniel College where he also earned his Administrative certification. He earned his Administrative certificate from the Pennsylvania Department of Education in 2019. Over the years, Mr. Hartman has developed the Plum Digital Learning Academy into an exemplary virtual platform for our students to have an alternative learning environment while continuing to be exceptionally prepared for success. 

B.S. - Secondary Education
M. Ed - Curriculum and Instruction
Secondary Education (7-12) - Social Studies
Administrative I Certificate

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