Franklinton High School will prepare graduates to be successful in their careers and will help them mature into capable adults who can make good decisions for themselves.
“all students, irrespective of differences, can learn at high levels and graduate from high school”
As we designed our school, substantial research confirmed that students like Franklinton students will thrive into their futures if they have strong relationships with friends, with teachers and school personnel, with mentors and academic advisors, and with those from the community who will be working with FHS students. Positive relationships are the glue that keeps students in school, showing up every day to focus on their learning, earning their high school diploma, and heading toward a successful career and life.
Meet our Staff
Marty Griffith earned degrees from Kent State University and the Ohio State University College of Law. As an attorney, Marty worked with young men and women involved in the criminal and civil court systems of Franklin County and helped people launch businesses. In 2000, Marty returned to OSU, acquired a teaching license and embraced the fledgling charter school movement in Columbus. Since then, Marty served on the founding faculty of the Graham School, the A+ Arts Academy and launched a development and advancement department at the Arts & College Preparatory Academy before opening Franklinton High School.
Marty loves everything about FHS but mostly the kids who attend it. Marty serves on several local Boards, consults on school development, leadership and fundraising, loves to ski and lives in Bexley with his wife Jennifer and their two high school aged children.
Jennifer Griffith serves as Principal at Franklinton High School. “LadyJ”, as she is affectionately known, has been with FHS for the past 3 years. She spent 16 years as a K-8 Music Specialist with Columbus City Schools and, prior to that, 8 years as the Vocal Music Director for Grandview Heights High School and Middle School. LadyJ attended Kent State University and received her Bachelor of Music Education cum laude. She earned her Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Muskingum University.
LadyJ is passionate about working with young people and teachers to help them become their best selves. She enjoys reading, playing piano, travel, and being with her family.
Anne Hyland, PhD
Superintendent; Compliance Officer
Dr. Anne Hyland is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and the University of Toledo with majors in Curriculum, Instructional Supervision, and Testing and Measurement. She is also a School Improvement Specialist certified by North Central Association – Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement.
Dr. Hyland believes that FHS is a rare opportunity for students to attend a small high school, where everyone knows your name, and cares about you. At FHS the teachers focus on the learning needed to earn an Ohio high school diploma, and do so while also helping students learn to make good decisions for themselves, help students find their own learning strengths and use those strengths in productive ways into their own futures. She is very pleased to be part of this student learning experience.
Intervention Specialist Teacher
The newest addition to the Special Education Department. Noah Campagna is entering his 5th year in special education and looks forward to being a part of this wonderful community. Prior to becoming a Special Education Teacher, Mr. Campagna attended Ohio State where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education. Mr. Campagna is looking forward to bringing all his past knowledge to Franklinton High School.
Social Studies Teacher
Math and Health Teacher
Roni Edwards, M.Ed., a holistic health educator, master joyologist certified Hatha yoga & tai qi instructor, community mother, nonprofit leader and lifelong practitioner of healthy living will teach students on the basic needs to prevent obesity and disease; manage stress and promote wellbeing. Roni has a BS in Environmental Education from OSU and a masters from Ashford University in Culturally Responsive Education. She is also certified in Kemetic Yoga and Therapeutic Yoga, Phlebotomy and Raw Food preparation.
Dean of Graduates; Community Engagement Coordinator
Miss Harper received her Bachelors of Science in Human Development and Family Science at The Ohio State University. During her college years, she developed a passion for yoga and its ability to support her both physically and mentally. After graduation, Miss Harper was accepted to attend a 30-day Yoga Intensive where she continued her education by surrounding herself with the benefits, history, and structure of the practice.
Dean of Students
“I’m excited to be a part of the FHS family, as a community member of the Westside I’m even more excited that I get to help shape the minds and work with our future leaders of this community”
Mr. Moe enjoys concerts, sporting events, traveling and hanging out with family and friends.
Hugh Morris, PhD
STEM and Physics Teacher; Director of Arts & Movement Program
Director of 21st Century After School Program
Mr. Richmond is a graduate of The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration specializing in Accounting. During his time working in the industry, Mr. Richmond gained experience in Financial Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Leadership, and Program and Project Management.
Mr. Richmond is the Founder of a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization located in Columbus, OH. His organization’s mission includes working with and supporting our unhoused population, mentoring youth, and providing for the many needs of those in our community that are underserved.
“If you are recognized at all, let it be for your service.” “I believe the greatest form of leadership on earth is servant leadership and this is how I try to model my life.” "It is a privilege to serve our students at FHS as the After School Director and to help make a positive impact in their lives."
Outside of leading the after-school program, Mr. Richmond enjoys spending time with his wife, serving his community, watching sports, working out, playing softball and basketball, bowling, eating tasty food, and spending time with his two dogs Ozzie and Bella.
Director of Student Services
Jen Rishell received her bachelor's in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Messiah College and her Master's of Education in Special Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has worked for 20 years in education. She previously developed the Special Education department at a local Columbus school and has worked with 2nd through 12th graders in the area of Special Education. Jen has also worked as a school administrator for 3 years.
Business Manager & Art Instructor
English Language Arts Teacher
Arts and Movement Instructors
John Croke is the Artistic Director of The Caravan, an educational company that teaches cooking and nutrition classes. His roots in the Southwest and Deep South have informed his unique cooking perspective and John’s dishes have won several competitions at The North Market, 1400 Foodlab, and at countless pop-up Chef Battles hosted by his company around Ohio. With a BFA from The University of Southern Mississippi and 2 decades of kitchen and classroom experience, John teaches regular cooking classes at Franklinton High School, Madison Health, Gladden Community House, the Westerville Community Center and at libraries all over Ohio. For more information, visit wearethecaravan.com.
Jewelry Making Instructor
Kate has a degree in Jewelry Design and a Masters in Fine and Decorative Arts. She worked for many years in the Jewelry Department at Sotheby’s in London before turning her focus to textiles. In 2013 she founded The Lesser Bear, a socially conscious textile company, using natural dyes to create silk ribbon and table linens for weddings and special events. Recently she has been making pigments, dyes and watercolor paints out of plants, rocks, and minerals.
This is Kate's 4th year teaching a FHS and she has been amazed by the students' creativity and willingness to learn new skills.
Address: 89 Avondale Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43222