• A Message from the ECE Principal



    Mrs. Lauri Pendred, Principal





    Mrs. Pendred has been a member of the Seneca Valley administrative team since 2003 as the Assistant Principal of Evans City Elementary and then becoming principal in 2009 and now as Ehrman Crest Principal. In recent years, she spent much of her time with the design team to create a school that fosters the learning needs of 21st Century students with a focus on creativity, curiosity, collaboration, and real life application of learning. You will find Ehrman Crest to feel and look different than traditional schools to promote that sense of wonder and engage students in innovative learning activities.


    Students at Ehrman Crest see teachers that work as a collaborative team to meet the needs of all students following a Multi-Tiered System of Support for academic, social, emotional, and behavioral needs of students. Here at ECE we focused on the whole child to show that each child is valued. Every family is an important part of the school community and out teams that work to meet the individual needs of students. We welcome and encourage families to engage in the various activities throughout the year that our PTO and school staff plan to bring our community together. We know that students have a better school experience when their families are part of fun we have together.


    A Message from the ECE Assistant Principal

    Mrs. Tesin Amoscato, Assistant Principal




    Hello Ehrman Crest Families!

    It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I introduce myself as the new Assistant Principal of Ehrman Crest Elementary School. I am honored to become a part of this exceptional educational community!


    My passion for supporting the success of all students has been shaped over my decade in education. With compassion and kindness at the forefront, I believe in making students feel safe and strive to support inclusive environments that foster belonging, empathy, and perspective taking.

    I completed my Bachelors of Science in Education from Slippery Rock University where I majored in Early Childhood and Special Education. Prior to joining the Seneca Valley School District in 2016, I worked in Maryland’s Prince George's County Public Schools as a Special Education Teacher for elementary aged students with severe and profound disabilities. 

    During my tenure at Seneca Valley, I attended The University of Pittsburgh and earned my Masters of Education in Education Leadership, Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction Certification, and K-12 Principal Certificate. My graduate work included administrative experiences with the Allegheny Intermediate Unit; as well as the North Allegheny, Avonworth, and Quaker Valley School Districts. 

    Before coming to Ehrman Crest Elementary, I was a Learning Support Teacher at Connoquenessing Valley Elementary and Seneca Valley’s Academy of Choice, Acting Assistant Principal at our Senior High, and most recently, I served as the Acting Assistant Principal for Ehrman Crest Elementary and Middle School. In addition to my experiences above, I have collaborated with colleagues over the years to create and support building wide student learning opportunities that center around awareness, acceptance, cultural understanding, and kindness. These diverse experiences have provided me with a deep understanding of the challenges and joys associated with fostering a positive learning environment.


    When I am not in school, I enjoy spending time with my family. My husband, Nick and I became parents in October 2022 and love seeing the world through our son’s eyes.

    At Ehrman Crest Elementary School, I am committed to providing an inclusive, nurturing, and academically engaging environment for all students. I firmly believe that each child has unique talents and potential, and it is our responsibility as educators and parents to help them flourish. I am dedicated to collaborating with our exceptional staff, supportive families, and engaged community members to ensure that every student receives the support and guidance they need to succeed.


    I am truly excited to join the Ehrman Crest Elementary School team. I believe that by working together, we can continue to build upon the school's rich traditions of academic excellence, respect, and community engagement. I look forward to meeting you at upcoming events and forging strong partnerships that will benefit our students for years to come.


    Thank you for your warm welcome and ongoing support. Together, let us embark on a journey of curiosity, growth, and achievement.


    Tesin Amoscato


    A Message from the Acting ECE/ECM Assistant Principal

    Mr. Alex Krajniak, Acting Assistant Principal




    My name is Alex Krajniak and I’ll be working with both Ehrman Crest Elementary and Middle School administration for the rest of this year as an acting assistant principal. While not new to the district, this is my first experience at Ehrman Crest and all I can say is “Wow!”. My first week in the building was more of an adventure than anything as I was getting to explore the layout, visit the classrooms, interact with staff and students, and ‘try’ not to get lost. During my first week, everyone has been so friendly and welcoming to me, EC really is a special place and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year holds!

    To share a bit more about my career, I started teaching in Michigan. My first year teaching was in kindergarten and then eventually I moved into 4th grade. After getting engaged to my wife, who lived in Pittsburgh, I moved out of Michigan to start my teaching career in Western PA. In 2018 I was hired as a LTS in 5th grade at Haine Middle School, which opened the door for my current full-time position as a 4th grade teacher at Haine Elementary. After completing my Masters and acquiring my principalship certification in 2022, I received an amazing opportunity to work as an acting assistant principal at CVE during the 2022-23 school year. At the start of this school year, I received another opportunity to gain more experience in school leadership, beginning this year at Rowan Elementary as an acting assistant principal, prior to transitioning into this role. I can’t wait to make an impact at Ehrman Crest and I hope to meet many of you during our building celebrations and activities.

    Best Wishes,

    Mr. Krajniak


    Ehrman Crest Elementary



    What we live by...


    As a collaborative school community who is focused on student learning, we will enable each child to achieve to their highest level by learning and implementing standards aligned best practices as a school family.

    Guiding Principles

    At Ehrman Crest Elementary we:

    • Differentiate instruction for students at various levels and abilities with small group and individualized instruction providing appropriate interventions and enrichment for all students.

    • Impact instructional practices through professional development that is thorough, ongoing , and supports collaborative dialogue.

    • Value, respect and utilize the unique contributions of our dedicated members of the school community including families and community.

    • Embrace 21st Century skills by integrating technology, thinking strategies and high level tasks for all students.

    All learners are expected to become

    • Self-directed Learners

    • Complex Thinkers

    • Effective Communicators

    • Collaborative Workers

    • Quality Producers

    • Community Contributors