Mrs. Pappalardo

My name is Francesca Pappalardo and I am honored to have been chosen to lead the Peabody
community as Principal. I had the opportunity to spend some time at Peabody last spring with our
amazing educators, students, and staff. I have had some fun conversations with many of our students
attending the summer SACC program, and I have even met some wonderful Peabody parents. It is clear
that Peabody is a close-knit community that cares deeply about each and every child and ensuring that
each student is getting what they need when they need it.

I look forward to partnering with you to provide your student a rigorous, engaging, and caring school
experience. I believe whole-heartedly in fostering meaningful, trusting relationships with students, staff
and families, as well as a strong home-school partnership. Together we will ensure that your child’s
social, emotional, and academic needs are met resulting in sturdy, caring human beings.

Before joining Peabody, I served in a variety of teaching and educational leadership roles. I started my
teaching career in 1999 in Englewood Public Schools and continued in Douglas County Schools. I have
taught kindergarten, first grade, and second grade, as well as working with struggling readers as a
Reading Recovery teacher. For the past six years, I have served as an assistant principal and Interim
Principal in neighborhood elementary schools in Douglas County. I am excited to start a new journey
leading the staff at Peabody in providing an exceptional education for all students.

I am much more than a dedicated and passionate educator, however. I am the proud mom of two
amazing kids. My son, Gabe, graduated from high school last spring and is enjoying a summer filled
with music, art, camping, hiking and working. He is paving his own path and staying true to his values
and his authentic self. I am very proud of him. My daughter, Leila, will be a senior in high school this
fall and is enjoying what’s left of her summer. We had two fun mother-daughter trips to visit college
campuses in Arizona and California. We’re all excited to find out where she will be headed to continue
her education. My husband, Ken, and I are both alumni of Littleton Public Schools having graduated
from Littleton High School (a long, long time ago). It feels good to be home. We have a quirky beagle
named Chester and a grouchy black cat named Satchmo, both of whom keep things interesting. They are
a handful!