Dr. Benjamin Horn, Principal

Office:  814-474-3095

   Cell:  814-873-4434


- Doctor of Education in Administration and Policy Study, University of Pittsburgh
- Masters of Science in Educational Administration,­ The Pennsylvania State University
- Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Indiana


Principal - Fairview Elementary School (2005 to current)

Principal - Cambridge Springs Elementary (2004-2005)

Principal - Elk Valley Elementary (1999- 2004)

st & 2nd Grade Teacher - State College School District (1993-1999)

st through 5th Grade Teacher- Pittsburgh Public School District (1992-1993)


Adjunct Faculty- Edinboro University
Adjunct Faculty – Wilkes University

"I feel so blessed that my family and I have been part of the Fairview School District for the past 12 years.  It is a privilege to serve a community that places a high value on education and to work alongside parents and teachers who work tirelessly to make this district the best it can be.  The number of organizations that work in unison, for the benefit of the students of this district, is absolutely amazing. 

Since I have worked here, I have tried to foster a coordinated curriculum that utilizes the most up-to-date pedagogy, while promoting new student experiences that expose students to new and interesting ideas.  I am always looking to implement new and innovating after school programming.  If you know anyone willing to host after-school experiences, please contact me."



Mr. Keith Nies, Assistant Principal

  •         Learning Support 7th/8th grade (1/2 year) - Fairview Middle School

  •      Office:  814-474-3505     Cell:  814-572-1562


    • Mercyhurst College - Elementary and Special Education

    • Mercyhurst College - Masters in Special Education

    • University of Scranton - Administration Certification K-12


  • Learning Support 3rd/4th grade (14 years) - Fairview Elementary School

  • Head Boy’s High School Baseball Coach (3 years) - Fairview High School

  • Head Boy’s High School Basketball Coach (14 years) - Fairview High School

“I am proud to call the Fairview School District my home.  The Fairview Schools take great pride in developing the whole student and I am honored to be a part of that.  I am fortunate to have joined a school that has a culture focused on student learning, and a commitment to high expectations, innovation, and collaboration.  I value the hard work and dedication that community members, students, staff, and parents all put in to make the Fairview School District a great place to be. 

My goal as a leader within this district is continuing to work with our talented student body in helping them develop into productive young adults.  I believe in every child and that every child has something great to offer but it is up to our staff and leaders to bring out the best in each one.  I will strive to provide leadership to the Fairview Elementary School in hopes of continuing the outstanding education FES has provided to our community.

A famous African Proverb once read, “It takes a village to raise a child.”  With the efforts and dedication of our administration, our teachers, our support staff, our community members, and you the parents, I believe we can give each child an opportunity to achieve excellence as they develop and grow along their educational journey.  I look forward in being a small part of that village in making a difference in your child’s journey.” 

5145 Avonia Road,  Fairview, PA 16415
(814) 474-3123

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