Hello Ocala Families! My name is Tracy Leathers, and it is my honor and privilege to serve as the Principal at Ocala STEAM Academy. It is the commitment of myself and our staff to provide a safe, positive, and intellectual learning environment that will empower all students to become creative problem solvers, critical thinkers, and inspired learners. When students leave Ocala, they will be prepared for high school and be actively on the path for college and life in the twenty-first century. Our staff is committed to providing a rigorous educational experience that empowers students to be active participants in achieving greatness. We understand that in order to meet these high expectations, we must engage the entire Ocala community in this process. We know that we are stronger together than we are apart; therefore, we invite our parents and community members to be active contributors in preparing our students to become successful and productive members of society.
BTSN was a huge success! Over 80% of our families came out to meet our staff, participate in our Resource Fair, and see the amazing work that our students are doing. This year, as a part of their STEAM curriculum, all of our students participated in the National Cardboard Challenge. Students designed unique and amazing carnival games using at least 90% cardboard that parents, families, and community members could play. Well done cougars!