Plant Street Campus

Pre-K – 6th Grade

Opened in 1958, Plant Street is our historic Winter Garden elementary school for grades Pre-K – 6th. Centrally located between Winter Garden, Ocoee and Windermere at 125 E Plant St, Winter Garden, FL 34787, our Plant Street campus offers a diverse lower school academic program, athletic and fine arts opportunities, chapel services, and more.

Our Plant Street campus is easily accessible from the 429 and Route 50, conveniently located on the corner of Plant St. and Dillard. You’ll also find we’re situated at the entrance of Historic Downtown Winter Garden, which houses many charming mom-and-pop businesses that are very community-oriented.

The Highlights

Since our Plant St. Campus opened its doors, we have been intentional to make education embraceable by both student and teacher, offering fresh and vibrant learning opportunities. Students have the opportunity to learn and grow here from as early as Pre-K and can smoothly ease into middle and high school after spending a transition year (6th grade) at this location.

  • The Lion Pride Sports Development Program aims to teach and train young students the fundamentals of athletics and their faith.
  • We offer a broad After-School Program meant to cater to the interests and passions of our students such as choir, chess, dance, drama, and more.
  • We have designed a library that stresses the importance of reading. We have a newly created space that provides an environment that encourages students to explore books and other media materials that expand their interests and learning horizons.
  • Challenging Curriculum, Honors Program, Advanced Math Courses, and Multi-Level Reading Program
  • Multi-Aged Chapels, Engaging Worship and Biblical Teaching
  • Weekly Art Classes that include Visual Arts, Music and, Multimedia

Our Plant Street Faculty & Staff

Foundation Academy is blessed with a highly talented and highly compassionate faculty and staff at our Plant Street campus. Meet the current team of instructors and staff members at this location:

Headshot of Leah Adkins - Lower School - 1st Grade Instructor

Leah Adkins

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Headshot of Katie Brooks - Lower School - K5 Instructor

Katie Brooks

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Marsha Campbell

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Headshot of Jennifer Douglass - Lower School - 5th Grade Instructor

Jennifer Douglass

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Headshot of Jennifer Dunn - Lower School - 5th Grade Instructor

Jennifer Dunn

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Headshot of Stephanie Emanuel - Lower School - 6th Grade Instructor

Stephanie Emanuel

6th Grade History Teacher

stephanie.emanuel@foundationacademy.net
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Brad Haywood

Physical Education Teacher

brad.haywood@foundationacademy.net
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Karen Jacques

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Amy Johns

6th Grade Math Teacher / Elementary Lead Math Teacher

amy.johns@foundationacademy.net
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Cynthia Kime

Elementary School Teacher / Music & Drama Instructor

cynthia.kime@foundationacademy.net
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Headshot of Sandy Krepfle - Lower School - K2 Instructor

Sandy Krepfle

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Headshot of April Markham - Lower School - 4th Grade Instructor

April Markham

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Headshot of Jessica McCleary - Lower School - 4th Grade Instructor

Jessica McCleary

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Emily Morrill

6th Grade ELA Teacher / Lead ELA Teacher 3-5

emily.morrill@foundationacademy.net
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Jennifer Price

2nd Grade Teacher / Lead ELA Teacher K-2

jennifer.price@foundationacademy.net
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Amy Reynolds

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Headshot of Jamie Sullins - Lower School - K5 Instructor

Jamie Wells

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Headshot of Emily Winnell - Lower School - 2nd Grade Instructor

Emmy Winnell

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Headshot of Heather Graziotti - Lower School - Honors Instructor

Heather Graziotti

Elementary Honors Teacher / NEHS Sponsor

heather.graziotti@foundationacademy.net
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Brooke Newell

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Ashley Stephens

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Headshot of Bess Robinson - Lower School - Art Instructor

Bess Robinson

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Headshot of Jennifer Valley - Lower School - 2nd Grade Instructor

Jennifer Valley

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Headshot of Amy Jennings - Lower School - K4 Instructor

Amy Jennings

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Headshot of Rosa Kimpel - Lower School - K5–3rd Grade Spanish Instructor

Rosa Kimpel

K3 – 2nd Grade Spanish Teacher

rose.kimpel@foundationacademy.net
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Headshot of Tammy Mears - Lower School - K4 Instructor

Tammy Mears

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Kecia Bales

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Kim Saunders

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Headshot of Jennifer Stevenson - Lower School - K4 Instructor

Jennifer Stevenson

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Headshot of Angel Whitehead - Lower School - Principal

Angel Whitehead

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Tanya Murphy

Plant St. Assistant Principal / Preschool Director

tanya.murphy@foundationacademy.net
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Tracy Cross

Plant St. Receptionist

tracy.cross@foundationacademy.net
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Hear It from Our Plant Street PARENTS

“We have two children at Foundation Academy — one just ended first grade and another just ended third grade — and we could not be more thankful for this very special place. This is more than a school — it is a FAMILY of students, teachers, staff & parents who truly care.”

Plant Street Parent, 2019

Great Location at Every Campus

Need to get to more than one of our Foundation Academy campuses? All three of our locations benefit from easily accessible entrances without heavy congestion or major inconveniences and can all be reached from one another in about 10 minutes. For families with children attending multiple Foundation Academy campuses, our close proximity to each other makes dropoff/pickup highly efficient for everyone. 

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