Leigh Owens, Principal
Leigh Owens joined the Bardmoor family in 2012 as our principal. Ms. Owens has been with Pinellas County Schools since 1999. During that time she served as a teacher at Pinellas Park Elementary, curriculum specialist, reading coach and most recently as the Assistant Principal at Southern Oak.
My vision for Bardmoor Elementary is 100% student success. My mission for Bardmoor is to educate and prepare each student for further education, career and life. It is important for our students to not just be ready for middle school when they leave Bardmoor, but to also be lifelong learners prepared to take on high school, college and careers. Working together as a school, parents and community we will have successful students!
Mark Ruscetta, Assistant Principal
I am excited to be a part of the Barmoor family and community as the assistant principal. Originally, I am from Massachusetts and started teaching in Rhode Island as an elementary and middle school ESE teacher, I then moved to Pinellas County in 2006, was a 4th grade teacher for three years and then a district math and science coach for five years. In 2013, I worked as a School Improvement Specialist with the Florida Department of Education and spent one year in Manatee County as a School Improvement Specialist.