Welcome to Avonworth Elementary!
My name is Dr. Bill Battistone and I am the Principal at Avonworth Elementary School! I have been serving as an administrator in this district since the Spring of 2017, and I am excited to be a part of the Antelope Community. I moved to Pittsburgh from Iowa City, Iowa, where I served as a K-6 Assistant Principal for two and a half years. Prior to that position, I was a teacher in West Des Moines, Iowa.
I attended Drake University in Des Moines where I received my Undergraduate Degrees (Education, History), my Master's Degree (Educational Leadership), and my Doctoral Degree (Ph.D. in Educational Leadership). I consider myself to be a "life-long learner," and am always searching out new and innovative ways of thinking!
When I am not at school, I enjoy reading, playing golf and rugby, and watching the Pittsburgh sports teams and the Iowa Hawkeyes! My wife and I have been married since 2016, and we have a dog and a cat who get along just fine!
I am very proud to be the Principal at Avonworth Elementary! We have wonderful students, parents, faculty, and staff members. My office is always open and I look forward to connecting with you soon!
All of my best,
Bill Battistone, Ph.D.
Avonworth Elementary School Principal
Hello! My name is Bobby Eastwood, and I am proud to serve as the Elementary School assistant principal. For the last 2 years at Avonworth, I have spent my time as a 2nd-grade teacher. I am excited to partner with teachers, staff, and families to enhance our district.
The 2022-2023 school year will start my 8th year in public education. My undergraduate degree is from Mansfield University, where I studied early childhood education and special education. Following graduation, I spent a year and a half teaching as a first-grade and 4th-grade learning support teacher at the Southern Tioga School district. I moved to Pittsburgh in the summer of 2017 and began working at Propel East as a 4th - 6th special education teacher before moving into the Kindergarten classroom. In May of 2021, I completed my Master’s degree at the University of Pittsburgh, where I studied School Administration and Policy, alongside my principal certification. I look forward to expanding the impact I can have on our students and continuing to grow as an educator.
Outside of education, I am originally from the finger lakes area in upstate New York. Many of my childhood summers were spent near the fantastic lakes in the area. This will be my 5th year living in Pittsburgh with my fiance and 2 dogs. We have a mini-golden doodle and a mini-labradoodle that keep us busy. We enjoy making music, eating the amazing food in Pittsburgh, and enjoying the company of our friends and family.
I am eager to partner with you to make your child’s time at the elementary school the best, please do not hesitate to reach out if I can be of any assistance in your child’s educational endeavors.
All my best,
Bobby Eastwood, M.Ed
Assistant Principal, Avonworth Elementary School