Our School

Dear OPLC Friends and Families,

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year.  We are excited to welcome our new families and students, as well as, our returning 1st and 2nd grade students.  Our mission for the Octorara Area School District is through a partnership among school, community and family, to foster a culture of high expectations in a safe, secure, and inclusive environment, empowering every learner to pursue the skills necessary to maximize their opportunities for success.  As the principal of the Octorara Primary Learning Center, I am honored to facilitate that mission.  I am also thankful to have a highly qualified staff of teachers and instructional assistants who continue to integrate new and exciting instructional techniques into their everyday teaching to ensure a great learning experience for the children.

This is my sixth year as Principal at the Octorara Primary Learning Center and my 29th year working in the Octorara Area School District.  It is a privilege to work and live in the Octorara community.  My husband and I live in Gap with our 2 kids and both attend Octorara Junior Senior High School.  

Previous to being principal, I worked as a kindergarten and second grade teacher and was the Intervention Specialist.  While in these positions, I earned my Master’s Degree from WCU in Elementary Guidance Counseling and another Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Immaculata University.  My personal mission and Octorara’s mission statement are in alignment as I believe we can be learners at any age.

As principal, I pledge to provide a safe and caring environment for your child.  If I can be of any assistance, please feel free to call or email me.  

 With Love and Kindness,
Mrs. Krista Lease 
OPLC Principal