New LEAPS Staff

New LEAPS Logo 544x544 Our School is lucky to have a talented staff that specialize in special education. The school employs skilled teachers, aides and an office assistant. We strive to maintain small classroom ratios to enhance learning.

Our goal is to create a warm, open environment where students feel safe enough to ask questions, explore and seek answers. We challenge every student to surpass his or her own personal best and help them over the hills and through the valleys of these growing years. New L.E.A.P.S. is particularly proud of its diversity and takes every opportunity to celebrate those characteristics that make us different. We welcome all who come through our door. We specialize in K-12th grades and we are currently enrolling K-7th.


Pearlyn Rajamanickam – New LEAPS Assistant Director/Principal

Pearlyn Rajamanickam – New LEAPS Assistant Director/Principal
Pearlyn Rajamanickam - LEAPS Teacher (6th & 7th) Ms. Pearlyn is a naturalized American from India. She has been teaching for 29 years, teaching all ages. She is certified in elementary education, ESE(K-12) and has the director’s credential for VPK. She holds Masters degree in Physics and Exceptional student education from Saint Leo University. She lives with her husband and two sons. She volunteers at her church every weekend, and enjoys music and serving.

Pearlyn Rajamanickam:

Our Teachers

Francis Christensen – New L.E.A.P.S Teacher

Francis Christensen - New L.E.A.P.S Teacher Mr. Frank is from Tampa, FL. He studied at USF. He received a scholarship to Taiwan Normal University to learn Chinese. He stayed in Taiwan and taught English as a second language, Bible and art. He did missionary work too while there. He is a single parent with three sons.

Francis Christensen:

John Muscaro – Lead Teacher – New L.E.A.P.S Teacher

John Muscaro - New L.E.A.P.S Teacher Mr. John is bringing in a wealth of knowledge from the business world before he became a teacher. He is certified in exceptional student education. He is passionate about non-competitive approach of teaching stressing on self -awareness, individualized instruction. He believes that his mission is to nurture strength in students and transform student potentials into personal and academic achievements.

John Muscaro:

Kids playing with letters
LEAPS teach and student flash cards