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Kyle Glispie


Mr. Kyle Glispie is a 2007 graduate from the University of Toledo. He has been an educator for over 9 years, 7 of those years spent teaching the 3rd grade. During that time, he was a 2X Teacher of the Year award winner, and on 3 separate occasions, led his 3rd grade classroom in achieving a perfect 120 P.I. Mr. Glispie then went on to pursue his dreams of becoming a school leader by becoming the Principal at South Columbus Preparatory Academy. His vision for SCPA is to create a school environment that encourages student learning through creativity, life experiences, community involvement, and high academic standards. He is dedicated to helping each student thrive, both academically and socially, and looks forward to building strong relationships with the students and their families as well as the teachers and staff within the school community. Go Patriots!

Lesa Matheny

Director of Academics

Ms. Lesa Matheny has been an educator for 12 years. Preceding her teaching career in Columbus, Ms. Matheny earned her bachelor's degree in early childhood education from Ohio Dominican University. In 2011, she graduated with her Master of Education degree with emphasis on curriculum and instruction also earned from ODU. Ms. Matheny is both friendly and genuine and is dedicated to creating a warm atmosphere that is both stimulating and encouraging to all South Columbus Preparatory students and families. She cannot wait to get the school year started and to create trusting relationships with all of the SCPA family members!

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