Leo Ganahl has served the Ferguson-Florissant School District for over 16 years in various roles. These roles include: substitute teacher, library aide, classroom teacher, Administrative Intern, and Principal. He has been recognized as Ferguson-Florissant Teacher of the Year in 2011 and Ferguson-Florissant Principal of the Year in 2018.
Leo is a graduate of Lindenwood University with an Educational Specialist in Educational Administration and a Master of Arts in Educational Administration. He is also a graduate of the University of Missouri-St. Louis with a Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Leo is a graduate and resident of the Ferguson-Florissant School District.
Assistant Principal - Dr. Laurie Zaleuke
Dr. Laurie Zaleuke is looking forward to an incredible school year! She loves to inspire and encourage students and teachers to be the best they can be in and out of the classroom.
This is Dr. Zaleuke's second year working in the Ferguson-Florissant School District. During the 2020-2021 school year she was the assistant principal at Robinwood Intermediate and Central Primary. Dr. Zaleuke began her career teaching Title 1 Reading and Third Grade. She went on to work for the Wentzville School District for eight years. There she was a first grade teacher for four years at Peine Ridge Elementary and the Assistant Principal at Discovery Ridge Elementary for four years. After her time in the Wentzville School District she was the Principal and Preschool Director at Assumption Elementary in O'Fallon Missouri for two years.
Laurie grew up in O'Fallon Missouri and received her Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Missouri Baptist University. She later went on to graduate from Maryville University with a Doctorate in Educational Leadership.
Dr. Zaleuke is excited and looking forward to working with the community, teachers, students, and parents. She feels grateful to partner with such incredible people to help every child at Walnut Grove Elementary be the best that they can be!