Dear Ontario Families,
I feel extremely honored and excited serving as the Principal of Ontario Primary this school year. Prior to my role here as principal, I served as the Principal at Geneva Platt R. Spencer Elementary in Geneva from 2017-2023 and the Assistant Principal of South Elementary School in Madison, Ohio 2014-2017 where I focused on developing a school culture that centered around students through Positive Behaviors Interventions and Supports (PBIS), family engagement, and student achievement.
I was a teacher for eleven years at both the elementary and middle school levels starting here at Ashtabula Area City Schools from 2003-2006 and Jefferson Area Local Schools from 2007-2014 where I spent one year teaching in South Carolina from 2006-2007; primarily serving as an intervention specialist.
The staff of Ontario is highly dedicated and committed to making sure each student is progressing academically, socially, and emotionally here at school. Your students’ safety, academics, and well-being is a priority. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher, the office, or myself. We are always happy to help and assist in any way that we can. I encourage you to spend time each day talking with your child about their day here at Ontario, read a book together, play a game or two, practice math facts, and always enjoy a good laugh together. Your child’s elementary years are priceless and probably the most memorable. I look forward to meeting everyone throughout the school year.
Ms. Julie Farina, Principal