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Dear Parents & Guardians,

I am very excited to be joining the Marion team as Principal for the 2021-22 school year! I have had the opportunity to be at the school since it started as the Superintendent, but nothing compares to having the chance to work with our team day to day. I can’t wait to continue building on the strong foundation Ms. Hutton and her team have set in place.

At Marion Preparatory Academy, every scholar is supported on their journey to mastering the material and growing academically, socially, and emotionally by a team of dedicated educators. I know that we will reach our goal to becoming the premier school in Marion, OH.

We cannot do what we do each day without you, our school family. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful parent community, and your support makes a huge difference. Let us know how you would like to be involved to help make Marion Preparatory Academy even better!

Over the course of the summer, we will be sending out newsletters with updated information on staff, upcoming events, food service, and other exciting news!

Thank you all for supporting Marion Preparatory Academy. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. I look forward to working with you and seeing your child grow this year!

Ashley Ferguson

Ashley Ferguson, Principal

Ashley Ferguson joined ACCEL Schools in 2019 with over 18 years of experience as a K-12 educator and principal in Florida, Ohio, and New York. As Regional Vice President at ACCEL Schools, she oversees leadership development, instructional programming, operations, and strategic planning for multiple schools in Central Ohio. She is an alumna of the National Principal Academy Fellowship, the Fisher Fellowship, New Leaders for New Schools, and Teach For America. Ms. Ferguson received her School Building Leadership Certificate from Baruch College, her Master’s degree in Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment from Walden University, and her Bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of Cincinnati.

Ryan Mulholland, Assistant Principal

Ryan Mulholland joined the ACCEL team in 2019 as a founding staff member. He comes to Marion with 15 years of experience in education, teaching grades K-3, Special Education and serving as an administrator. Mr. Mulholland has taught in various schools throughout the state of Ohio and is excited to use and expand his skill set with Marion Preparatory Academy. He has a Masters of Education in Early Childhood Education, a Bachelor of Science in Education, and a second Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership. Mr. Mulholland is married with three wonderful children.  He is active in his community and church and in his free time loves to ride minibikes with his children, walk and run, play games, and make memories that last a lifetime.

Staff Directory

  • Ms. Carroll

    Office Manager
  • Ms. Sens

    TeacherGrade 1
  • Ms. Greashaber

    Intervention Specialist
  • Ms. Murphy-Theodore

    Music Teacher

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