Renene Craft Principal
Dr. Craft is the Assistant Superintendent, and the principal of the A+ Arts Academy | Maybury campus.
Dr. Craft completed her doctorate degree in the field of educational leadership and management, and has plans of teaching at the university level in the future. Dr. Craft has been in the field of education for over 25 years. She taught grades K-8 for 15 years and has been a principal for 13 years. Dr. Craft has been a part of the A+ family since 2013, and she seeks to continue to implement the vision of its founder. Serving children and families is her passion, and she is proud to be a part of A+ Arts Academy. Dr. Craft is married to Curtis Craft and together, they are blessed with eight children! In her spare time, she loves singing, gardening and spending time with her family.
Phone number: 614-626-2250
Mr. Eric Harrison Principal
Mr. Eric Harrison is the principal of the A+ Arts Academy | Elementary School on the Fair campus
Mr. Eric Harrison joined A+ Arts Academy in 2017, following eight years of service with ECOT where he was a 7th grade Social Studies teacher before being asked to lead the district’s school improvement plan. His career began at Village Academy Schools in Powell, where he taught 7th grade for two years.
Mr. Harrison grew up in Johnstown, Ohio and graduated school in the Johnstown-Monroe School District. He received his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University in Elementary Education with a specialization in social studies and language arts. This specialty area informs his leadership and teaching approach, as he views literacy as the foundation of academic progress. Mr. Harrison earned his master’s degree in Educational Administration from the American College of Education in 2017.
Mr. Harrison views a collaborative and positive school environment as keys to developing successful teachers and students. He believes partnerships with parents and community partners are essential to enriching the experience at A+ Arts Academy.
Mr. Harrison is married and has two young daughters. During his free time, Mr. Harrison enjoys reading, golfing, and spending time with his family.
Phone number: 614-725-1305
Jennifer Rishell Principal
Ms. Rishell is the principal of the A+ Arts Academy | Junior High School on the Napoleon campus.
Ms. Rishell has been with A+ Arts Academy a total of 9 years. In 2006 she developed the Special Education Department for A+ Arts Academy. She has taught as an Intervention Specialist for a total of 15 years. Two years ago she became the Special Education Coordinator of the district and now also the Principal of Napoleon.
Ms. Rishell grew up in New York and Illinois. She attended college in Pennsylvania and Virginia. She received her undergrad in Psychology and Criminal Justice and a Masters in Special Education with a focus on Learning Disabilities. She has also pursued and almost completed a 2nd Masters in Professional Counseling.
Ms. Rishell's passion is to help students at any level experience success in the academic environment. She believes in building relationships with students, parents, staff, and the community in order to work collaboratively for the benefit of the children. Ms. Rishell is a licensed foster parent, loves everything to do with sports, and enjoys serving in a local church.