Hello from our Head of School


Sara Petit-McClure is a career educator who brings her passion to her position as Head of School at Truxton Academy.  She has a wide variety of teaching and leadership experiences where her focus has been on making learning engaging and meaningful for all students.  Sara was the founding Special Education Coordinator at a dual-language charter school in Austin, Texas, where students learned in both Spanish and English.  She was also the Science Coordinator at an elementary school in Laurel, Maryland.  Sara holds a master’s degree in Teaching and Curriculum and Educational Leadership, a bachelor’s degree in Inclusive Elementary and Special Education, and is currently completing her PhD in Special Education and Disability Studies.  Outside of work, Sara is a mother to two children; Amira, age 8, and Phoenix, who is 6.  Along with her husband Eric and their children, she enjoys camping, hiking, cooking, and traveling.  Sara and her family have a dog, a cat, and raised chickens when they lived in Austin.


Sara Petit-McClure, Head of School

Our School Team

Instructional Team

Kindergarten: Kayla Elliott (Ms. Elliott)

Kindergarten/ First Grade: Marci Francis (Mrs. Francis) 

Grade K & K/1 Teaching Assistant: Brianna Bonvay

First Grade: Brianna Smith (Ms. Smith)

Second Grade: Jessica Fallon (Ms. Jess)

Grade 1 & 2 Teaching Assistant: Jasminique Harris (Ms. Bella)

Third Grade: Madysen Eckhardt (Ms. Madysen)

Fourth Grade: Ms. Petit-McClure/Mrs. Hull

Special Education: Ashley Martin (Mrs. Martin)

Physical Education & Makerspace: Heather Boyden (Mrs. Boyden)

Spanish Teacher: Sheri Herlihy (Senora H.)


Administrative Team

Head of School: Sara Petit-McClure (Ms. Sara/ Ms. Petit-McClure)

Head of Operations/ Administrative Assistant: Leaf Carmer (Mrs. Leaf)

Student Achievement Coordinator: Jenny Hull (Mrs. Hull)


Support Team

School Nutrition Program Director: Taylor Foster

School Chef: Ashley Reihlman (Mrs. Reihlman)

Administrative Assistant: Lauri Guay

Administrative Assistant/Cafeteria Aide: Felicia Downing

Custodian: Shannon Seaward

Maintenance: Steve Reed