Phone: 3532 671 7250


Degrees and Certifications:

BA: University of Massachusetts- History

Mrs. Leppala

I came to Ocala in 1982 from Massachusetts. I am married and have two daughters. I have a very large extended family and have lots of fun with my brothers, sisters, their spouses and all their progeny. I love to hike, bike, bird watch, kayak...pretty much anything that happens outside. I love Florida and explore it frequently on weekends.

Along with all things technological, another area of interest has been in the arts. Between my youngest daughter's involvement in dance and my own explorations of art (painting and drawing), I am keenly aware of the temperament and skillset that is needed to develop and grow as an artist. So,  between my passion for technology and the arts, I am thrilled to be teaching computers at a magnet school for the arts. This job allows me to combine several parts of my life that I treasure most, technology, arts and of course, children. There is nothing better than to see the spark in their eyes, hear the joy in their voices as they uncover new concepts and gain greater understanding of the world around them.