Eric Lauver is Principal at Trinity North Elementary School, where students have access to personalized learning opportunities including a LEGO makerspace, SMALLab, and green screen media technologies.
As Assistant Principal at Trinity High School, Mr. Lauver became an advocate for career pathways to prepare students for college or career. He was the author of numerous grants to embed teachers into workplaces, obtain funding to create community partnerships, and forge pre-apprenticeship programs that lead to industry-recognized credentials.
Trinity Area School District is proud to be the sixth public schools in America to have a Freight Farm, which is a fully-automated hydroponic farming facility housed in a shipping container. Here, students use authentic applications of science concepts to grow crops in an expedited way. Trinity currently partners with the Greater Washington County Food Bank to provide lettuce for needy families. In the future, crops will be harvested to serve in the Trinity cafeteria, and potentially, local restaurants looking for locally-sourced foods.
While at Trinity Middle School, Mr. Lauver redesigned the master schedule to prioritize STEAM learning, including the 8th Grade STEAM Academy, where students design, promote, and build within one interdisciplinary course. Additionally, Trinity Middle School requires computer programming courses for all students in grades 7 and 8, and was the first middle school in the country to implement the CS50 program through a partnership with Microsoft and Harvard.
As a music teacher in Bethel Park, Mr. Lauver was a flipped classroom innovator, leading to a presentation at the 2014 FlipCON at Mars Area High School.
Mr. Lauver holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Duquesne University, a Master of Music Degree from Duquesne University, and a Master of Education Degree from California University of Pennsylvania. He is a candidate for the Doctor of Education degree at Point Park University. Mr. Lauver lives in Jefferson Hills with his wife, a music teacher in the Mt. Lebanon School District; and his two sons.