EMSA Principal and Staff

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Lezlie Fuhr, Founding Principal
Ms. Fuhr is a 22-year veteran of educational administration and teaching, comes to EMSA from Jacksonville School District 117, where she has served as Principal of North Jacksonville Elementary School since 2006.  She is a member of Illinois Principals Association and was voted Principal of the Year by the Two Rivers IPA Region in 2015, and was a 2014 recipient of Horace Mann Reaching Out and Building Bridges Award. She was selected as Who’s Who Among Educational Leaders in 2008, Who’s Who Among American Teachers in 2006 and NIE Teacher of the Year in 1999. She eared a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Southern Illinois University, and a Master’s of Arts Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Illinois at Springfield.

Meet our Crew!

Not Pictured: Lina Ayesh (Instructional Coach), Jeanne Tunzi (Kindergarten), Shaymas Fahmy (First Grade), Lisa Anders (Second Grade), Abigail Oliphant (Fourth Grade), Elda Sirridge (Art)
Not Pictured: Richard Wilson (Campus Naturalist)
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Frank Bisconti, CFO
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Jacquelyn Willer, Dean of Culture
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Sarah Said, Director of Language and Equity Programs
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Sarah Fisher, Director of Special Education
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Robert Ortiz, Fourth Grade Teacher Assistant
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Angela Anderson, Kindergarten Teacher
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Kimberly Grigsby, Fourth Grade Teacher
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Mavy Van Acker, Kindergarten Teacher Assistant
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Nycol Durham, 1st Grade Teacher Assistant
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Lauren Beavers, 1st Grade Teacher
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Iesha Carbajal, 1st Grade Teacher Assistant
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Karl Harris, 2nd Grade Teacher
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Jazmin Tijerina, 2nd Grade Teacher Assistant
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Patricia Ortiz, 2nd Grade Teacher Assistant
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Sarah Hyzy, 3rd Grade Teacher
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Sarah Miller, Kindergarten Teacher Assistant
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Chad Foor, 3rd Grade Teacher
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Michelle Martinez, Administrative Assistant
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Maribel Echevarria, ELL Teacher
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Kaitlyn Dorsch, Special Ed. Teacher