500 Cumberland Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

PHONE: 412-635-4105

Principals' Page

Christopher Shute      carla

Mr. Shute                 Mrs. Hudson 
Principal                  Assistant Principal

Phone: 412-635-4105
Fax: 412-635-4115
Contact Information
Mr. Christopher Shute
Mrs. Patti Mazza
Secretary to the Principal
Mrs. Carla Hudson
Assistant Principal
Ms. Linda Bookleiner
Secretary to the Assistant Principal


Welcome to McKnight Elementary School - "A Big School with a Bigger Heart!" We are a K-5 building of approximately 750 students set between the business corridor of McKnight Road and the neighborhood of McCandless. We pride ourselves in giving students opportunities to grow academically and socially while providing supports to families.
Our theme for the 2016-2017 school year is "Every Problem is an Opportunity." Staff and students will incorporate this idea as a continuation from last year's "The Power of an Idea." We will consider how problems challenge, shape, and push us to discover our potential. We hope to show that problems have a way of inspiring us, bringing unexpected gifts, and providing an opportunity to discover possibilities.
We look forward to a productive year full of many enriching learning opportunities and great memories.
Our school features a full size gymnasium, a state of the art library, two computer labs, dedicated art and music classrooms (including strings and band), a greenhouse, and a Nature Trail. We take great pride in our arts as a vehicle for students to display their growth.
At McKnight, our students drive our passion for success! We invite you to experience the learning community and family that is McKnight Elementary.
We look forward to a successful and exciting school year. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to experience all the great things McKnight has to offer. We greatly value the input from our parents and community.
Best wishes,
Mr. Christopher Shute & Mrs. Carla Hudson
Last Modified on August 24, 2016