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  Our Teachers  & Staff   

  Elysia McLaughlin

Principal

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  Erin Leonhardt  

Kindergarten

Erin Leonhardt has recently graduated from The Ohio State University with her Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. This will be Erin's first teaching experience teaching first grade. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family, friends, and cockapoo puppy named Ellie. Most weekends you will find Miss Leonhardt exploring new hiking destinations around Columbus or taking pictures.

  Grace Fonseca  

1st Grade

Miss Fonseca recently graduated from her hometown college, Urbana University, with her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. This will be Miss Fonseca's first year teaching, and she is so excited to teach first grade! Growing up in a small rural town about an hour away from Columbus, Miss Fonseca is looking forward to the change of pace that this area will offer. When she isn't at school, Miss Fonseca enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and cat, Cuddles. Some of Miss Fonseca's favorite things to do are spend time outside, practice yoga, and try new foods and restaurants!

  Kara Pearl  

2nd Grade

Ms. Pearl is a 3rd year teacher, but this is first year here at Focus! Ms. Pearl graduated from Wright State University in 2018 with her Bachelors in Early Childhood Education. She just recently moved to Columbus and is loving it here! She is from a small town in Ohio called South Charleston, which is about and hour away from here. She grew up on a small farm raising rabbits, sheep, pigs, cows and ducks! Ms. Pearl can be found hiking outside, traveling, or hanging out with her friends and family. Her life's goal is to travel to all 50 states and see all of the United States National Parks!

  Dave Zitko 

Facilities Director

Mr. Zitko is the maintenance man at FLACC and he is known around the school as Mr. Dave, Mr. Z and “The Fixer”. David recently retired early from the corporate world. He is a graduate from Wright State University with a degree in Philosophy and a minor in Communications and has worked for several companies in both the USA and Canada, including BMW Financial Services, BMW Motorcycles of North America, Discover Card, Time Warner Cable and Spectrum. Mr. Dave is an avid Do-it-Yourselfer at home who also enjoys working on his cars, golfing and working in the yard. Although not an educator, he recognizes that he is an influencer in the eyes of the children and it is very important to lead by example at all times. His goal is to provide a safe and clean learning environment for the students, teachers and staff.