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Miss Heather Knapp

Head of School

Miss Heather Knapp joined Youngstown Academy of Excellence in 2011. She started teaching first grade and was moved to third grade the following year. She taught in third grade for two years and was the Director of Academics before accepting the Head of School position. Miss Knapp holds a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education, a master’s degree in Educational Administration, and a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction.

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Staff Directory

  • Miss Heather Knapp

    Head of School
  • Ms. Ileana Ortiz

    Office/Food Service
  • Ms. Delisa Bowser

    Office Manager
  • Ms. Kelly Rader

    Family Liaison
  • Mr. Troy Cunningham

    Janitor
  • Mr. Victor Colon

    Janitor
  • Shannon Holzapfel

    Teacher
  • Miss Brett Legg

    Teacher
  • Mrs. Barbara Mitchell

    Teacher
  • Gwyn Anne Sumner

    Teacher
  • Miss Rachel Ryan

    Teacher
  • Josh Voland

    Teacher
  • Mr. Christopher West

    Title I
  • Miss Ashley Workman

    Title I
  • Miss Kelsey Kepple

    Intervention Specialist
  • Miss Taylor Brennan

    Intervention Specialist
  • Miss Rikki Queener

    Instructional Aide
  • Mrs. Sarah Orizal-Luce

    Instructional Aide - Intervention