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Dr. Bill Battistone

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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.


Dr. Bill Battiston, Ph.D.
Avonworth Elementary School Principal 
Office:  412-369-8738  ext 1800


Bobby Eastwood

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I am the Avonworth Elementary School Assistant Principal. I've been with Avonworth since 2018, where I spent my first two years as a 2nd-grade teacher. I am excited to partner with teachers, staff, and families to enhance our district!

I started my career in public education in 2014. My undergraduate degree is from Mansfield University, where I studied early childhood education and special education. After graduation, I taught as a first-grade and 4th-grade learning support teacher at the Southern Tioga School district for a year and a half. In the summer of 2017, I moved to Pittsburgh and began working at Propel East as a 4th - 6th special education teacher before transitioning into the Kindergarten classroom. In May 2021, I completed my Master’s degree and earned my principal certification at the University of Pittsburgh, where School Administration and Policy were my focus.  I am looking forward to expanding my impact on our students and continuing to grow as an educator.  I am currently enrolled in a Doctor of Education program at the University of Pittsburgh.  I hope to model being a life long learner for our students.  

Outside of education, I am originally from the finger lakes area in upstate New York. I spent many of my childhood summers near the fantastic lakes in the area. I enjoy spending time with my 2 dogs, a mini-golden doodle and a mini-labradoodle, who keep my family busy. We enjoy making music, savoring the amazing food in Pittsburgh, and relishing the company of our friends and family.

I am eager to partner with you to improve your child’s time at the elementary school. Please do not hesitate to reach out if I can assist with your child’s educational endeavors.


Bobby Eastwood, M.Ed 
Avonworth Elementary School Assistant Principal 
Office:  412-366-7170  ext 1820