Rachel Fischbaugh, Ed.D., comes to Fox Chapel Area from the North Allegheny School District where she served as a fifth grade teacher and assistant principal. Dr. Fischbaugh earned a Master of Arts in Teaching degree and principal certification from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Fischbaugh earned her superintendent's letter of eligibility and her doctorate degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 2017.
As Hartwood's principal, Dr. Fischbaugh promotes a community of communication and collaboration. A team effort is made to ensure developmentally appropriate instructional practices in the classroom and citizenship in the real world. Dr. Fischbaugh strives to build a positive relationship with every student and staff member at the Hartwood building because she understands that trusting relationships are at the core of effective instruction.