Burns, Laura

Dr. Burns has been the principal of Highland Elementary since July of 2018. Prior to joining the Ambridge Area School District, Dr. Burns taught Social Studies at Baldwin-Whitehall High School and served as the assistant principal at both Carlynton Junior-Senior High School and Pine-Richland High School.  She earned her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and also holds a master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University.

Dr. Burns believes that all students can and will learn when they receive instruction that challenges them appropriately, and is dedicated to making sure that students receive all necessary supports to ensure academic success.  She welcomes parental collaboration to ensure students achieve to their fullest potential.

Contact Info
  • 901 Duss Avenue
  • 724.266.2833
  • info@ambridge.k12.pa.us