Frontier Elementary School Principal - Gina Owens
Selecting the best school for your child is one of the most important steps in becoming a partner in your child’s education. Rest assured that you have found the right school for your child. As a mother of two elementary-aged boys, I know it is important for you to know more about me and our Assistant Principal as you will see us on campus, in classrooms, and pulling small groups during the school day.
As both an educator and administrator, I bring with me a wealth of experience and deep-rooted belief in the power of education to transform lives. My vision for Frontier Elementary is to build upon its already outstanding reputation and ensure that every student is provided with a supportive, engaging, and inclusive learning environment. We will continue to prioritize academic excellence, character development, and holistic growth. We will empower our students to become critical thinkers, compassionate leaders, and lifelong learners, equipped with the skills necessary to thrive in an ever-changing and often unpredictable world.
At Frontier Elementary, our teachers and staff put students first, and ensure that the learning environment richly supports social-emotional development as well as strong academic gains. The Frontier Elementary community is one that embraces familiarity and history. Many of our students are second and even third generation FES Panthers! This is a testament to the value that our team places on relationships, and on ensuring that parents, staff, and community members work together to provide the best environment in which our students can learn and grow as they develop into successful, high-performing adults.
FES offers a comprehensive PreK-5th grade curriculum that includes strong instruction in foundational skills in the primary grades with an emphasis on deep, conceptual thinking in both ELA and math in the intermediate grades. Alignment to the Florida B.E.S.T. Standards and individual student needs is evidenced in all our classrooms by standards-based daily core instruction and differentiated small groups at all levels and in all content areas. Our instructional delivery is complemented by one-to-one digital access for all students, facilitated by on-demand, campus-wide access to our district wireless network and laptops for every student at Frontier Elementary. Extracurricular opportunities, such as Drama Club, STEM, and MakerSpace just to name a few, along with our small, close-knit student body size, further facilitate engagement and the opportunity for all students to receive instruction that is specific to their unique levels of need and interest.
It is an honor to lead the FES team and to work alongside the staff, parents and community members of Largo and Clearwater as we support our scholars through their elementary years. I look forward to maintaining a strong and positive school climate with you, that focuses on our student’s successes to help our scholars recognize their potential and becoming high-performing citizens and leaders of the future!