Meet the Principal
Tracy Leathers has committed her career to the belief that all students can achieve at the highest levels and has demonstrated exemplary leadership throughout her career in ARUSD. At the Ocala STEAM Academy, she supports an exemplary set of OSA educators to develop the campus into a state of the art academic facility in East San Jose. Her staff hosts programs including MESA, AVID, Curated Pathways (a Girls Who Code partner), and The Tech Partnership among others. Ocala athletics regularly produces some of the highest caliber athletes in the region with many sports dominating against local competition.
Beyond individual sports and club activities, Tracy Leathers has supported in growing partnerships with Verizon and Hewlett Packard. This past summer of 2019, San Jose mayor Sam Liccardo came to the ribbon cutting opening ceremony for the OSA state-of-the-art Verizon Innovative Learning School (VILS) tech lab complete with a green screen media room, 3D printing stations, virtual and augmented reality learning goggles, Lego robotics equipment, and 3D cameras. The VILS partnership ensures that OSA students receive a state-of-the-art 21st century education focused on cutting edge learning technology enabled by a one-to-one iPad ratio, two-to-one Chromebook ratio, and 100% free home access to Verizon's data network. Additionally, HP Enterprises is a regular partner with the school, has adopted the entire 6th grade for the 2019-2020 school year, and provides access to tech learning and teacher units by sending engineers to teach lessons on machine learning, artificial intelligence, and wireless communication among others.
In her free time, Ms. Leathers commits to the care and love of family, friends, and her two pets.