Principal's Message

It is with great pride that I welcome you to Verner Elementary School and our website. At Verner, we strive for excellence for all of our students. The teachers and support staff believe that implementing differentiated strategies and using data to drive instruction is critical to the success of our diverse student population. That is why Verner Elementary is the only traditional public school in Allegheny County that has met the criteria to earn the title of an “Opportunity School”.  


At Verner, our endeavor is to engage all pupils every day in every way, maximize our instructional focus and set high expectations for all students so they can achieve serious success. Students are taught early on to be ready, be respectful and be responsible.


We believe that all children can learn and deserve a safe, satisfying and successful educational experience.  High expectations for student achievement combined with sufficient support and intervention will result in academic proficiency and growth.


The teachers at Verner are well known for building positive relationships with our students and community. As a team, we are committed to collaborating and communicating with parents/guardians on a consistent basis. By keeping the lines of communication open, we can actively work together for our children. We support, challenge and prepare our students as they progress to meet their educational goals. It is our expectation that when our students leave Verner Elementary, they have become lifelong learners. 


I am honored and privileged to serve as Principal of Verner Elementary. I look forward to collaborating with you as we begin this educational journey together.


Warmest Regards,


Mrs. Mary Ann Plance

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