The Buildings & Grounds Committee will meet on Monday, September 20, 2021.


APC Administration

APC Administration

Welcome to Avonworth Primary Center! 
I am Dr. Scott Miller and I have served as Avonworth Primary Center's Principal since the building's opening in the fall of 2014.  Prior to becoming principal, I was the Assistant Elementary School Principal (K-5) from 2010-2014.  My teaching career began at Avonworth as a 6th grade math teacher in the middle school in 2005.
I completed my Ph.D. in Instructional Management and Leadership through Robert Morris University in 2016.  As part of my doctoral research, I studied the impact of creativity measures through student participation in a maker space.
In addition to being an administrator, I am an active member in Trying Together (formally PAEYC), the Remake Learning network, and serve on the leadership team for the AIU/United Way's Hi5 Kindergarten Transition Program.

Assistant Principal (APC/AES)

Pharlan Ives - Assistant Principal

My name is Pharlan Ives, and I am excited to start a new path in my career as the Assistant Principal of Avonworth Primary Center and Elementary Schools. I am honored to become a part of the Avonworth family and community and assist Dr. Miller and Dr. Battistone in the transformational work taking place in the district. I am devoted to working closely with teachers, parents, and community members, and I am eagerly looking forward to being a part of the Avonworth family.

The 2020-2021 school year will be my 16th year in education. I have an undergraduate degree in Child Development from Florida State University and a Master’s degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Duquesne University. I have continued my educational path into administration through University of Pittsburgh’s K-12 Principal certificate program. Before coming to Avonworth School District, I taught preschool and pre-K for six years before teaching various grades at the elementary level. My most recent assignment was third grade for the last six years. My strong desire to make a positive impact on an entire school community is what has driven me to this work, and I know Avonworth is a unique and special place that will support me as I continue to grow in leadership.

Outside of education, I am originally from south Florida where majority of my family still resides. I met my husband while teaching in Atlanta, GA, and we raised our niece for the past eleven years. She recently graduated from high school and just completed her first year of college. I am proud to say she is aspiring to become an educator as well. This is my eleventh year in Pittsburgh, and though the weather does not compare to Florida, the wonderful communities have made Western PA home.


Miller, Dr. Scott
Primary Center Principal
Office: 412-369-8738 x 1900
Ives, Mrs. Pharlan
AES/APC Assistant Principal
Office: 412-366-7170 x 1820
Graff, Mrs. Tracy
Primary Center Secretary
Office: 412-366-7171 x 1902
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