Amanda Forbes, Principal

Prior to working at UP Academy Leonard as a Principal.  Ms. Forbes served at UP Academy Leonard as the Assistant Principal for three years and prior to that, Ms. Forbes was a 6th grade math teacher for two years. Before her tenure at UP Academy Leonard, Ms. Forbes served as a 5th grade teacher for two years in Phoenix, Arizona. Prior to that, she served as a first grade teacher in upstate New York. Ms. Forbes got her start in education through a Plattsburgh State Masters of Teaching program in 2010. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from St. Lawrence University. 


Ashley Hutchinson, Director of Operations

Ms. Hutchinson returns to UP Academy Leonard as the Director of Operations this school year. She began her career as the founding 8thgrade special education teacher at UP Academy Leonard before joining the founding team of Lawrence High School’s 9th Grade Academy as the Operations Manager. Most recently, she was the Director of School Operations at KIPP Academy Lynn Middle School in Lynn, MA. She holds a Master’s degree from Merrimack College and a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University.