Principal Welcome

It is with great pride and excitement that I serve as the Principal of Maplewood Elementary School. I possess twelve years of educational experience spanning grades K-12 with specific concentrations in early childhood development, special education and curriculum and instruction supervision. I am also passionate about offering meaningful technology integration opportunities for our children. I am elated to bring my skills as an educational leader to Maplewood and to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success.

Along with the wonderful staff, I will work hard to continue the legacy of success established at Maplewood by building strong relationships with parents, students, staff, and community partners. We will focus on character education initiatives, 21st Century skills, fostering a nurturing and safe environment for children, use of data to inform instruction, consistent implementation of best instructional strategies to increase students’ achievement, and providing exciting and challenging enrichment opportunities for all students.

I would encourage you to get involved with the Maplewood PTO to ensure that your voices are heard. The meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00pm. You can also call me at the school office (814-337-1659) or send me an email directly at efonzo@penncrest.org. I would also suggest signing up for Class Dojo updates where you will get messages from Maplewood staff, as well as me, directly on your personal device. 


Thank you for the opportunity to serve your families in this role! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to share.