Mrs. Buchanan brings years of high school experience and passion to Fort Pierce Central High School in its 50th school year.  After having lead Forest Grove Middle School where she had tremendous success, she is now charged with the operations of the entire school unit, is the final authority on all matters relating to school personnel, financial affairs, instruction, activities, discipline, and procedures here at Fort Pierce Central.  She will continue to work closely with the Superintendent and district level staff to ensure that the policies adopted by the St. Lucie County School Board are carried out at Fort Pierce Central High School.  Mrs. Buchanan can be reached by email at                                                                            Click here to view Message from our Principal


Assistant Principal Ayesha Boria


Mrs. Ayesha Boria joined the Cobra family in 2015. Before coming to Fort Pierce Central, she taught for 15 years at the elementary and middle school level. Mrs. Boria earned her B.S. in Elementary Education from Florida International University and a M. Ed. in Educational Leadership from American College of Education. Mrs. Boria is responsible for the 9th Grade Academy, Math Department, Testing, PBIS, Transportation, and Discipline.  Mrs. Boria can be reached by email at





Joining the administrative team this school year is Mrs. Bailer.  Mrs. Bailer can be reached by email at




Assistant Principal Dr. John Lesley

After spending several years in the military, Dr. Lesley joined the administrative team in 2015. Returning to school he graduated from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry.  He later attended Nova Southeastern University where he earned a Master’s degree in Education, a certificate in Educational Leadership from Florida Atlantic University, and most recently, a Doctorate in Education from Nova Southeastern  University.  He never misses an opportunity to share the importance of education to students.  Dr. Lesley has administrative oversight over the 11th grade, Career Technical Programs, Advanced Placement, building maintenance and capital improvements, and technology.  Dr. Lesley can be reached by email at


Assistant Principal Jean Emerson

A native Floridian and alunmi of Saint Lucie Public Schools, Mrs. Jean Emerson, earned her B.S. in Social Science Education from the University of Central Florida and M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from the University of West Florida. She taught for eleven years before becoming a member of the Cobra Family. Mrs. Emerson is responsible for 12th grade, Social Studies and ESOL departments, Clubs/Fundraisers, Title I, Credit Recovery, and SHINE.

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Admin Secretary Maribel Lein

Ms. Lein has been an instrumental component of the administration team.  She works extensively with Mrs. Buchanan.

Ms. Lein can be reached by email at