It is with great excitement that I welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year.   For those of you that are new to the Octorara Area School District, on behalf of the staff and students of the OPLC, we welcome you.  We are thrilled that you will begin your educational journey with us. 

    My passion for education has been molded over the past 25 years working in the Octorara Area School District.  Throughout my years in the district I have worked as a kindergarten teacher, second grade teacher, and Intervention Specialist. In each of my roles, I have sought to ensure the success of each student by providing the most effective instructional practices and interventions possible.  It is my number one priority to maximize each student’s opportunity for success as he or she begins their educational journey with OASD.  

    I have tremendous pride in this school, district, and community.  I look forward to the school year ahead as we continue to provide academic experiences for our students that are rigorous, rewarding, and valuable. 

    The Octorara Primary Learning Center is a warm, supportive, student-centered environment.  One of the things that make the OPLC a great school is the partnership between the staff and families.  Families play an important role in how well students do in school, and we look forward to working with you to create positive relationships focused on student academic, social, emotional and physical growth.  We encourage families to get involved through the Parent Teacher Organization and the many events throughout the school year.

    The OPLC staff is always available for questions, and we look forward to the challenges and educational opportunities that lie ahead.  Feel free to contact me or your child’s teacher with questions or concerns.


    Mrs. Krista Lease