Our Leadership Team


Margaret Daigneau

Head Principal

Ms. Daigneau’s expertise spans the elementary levels from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade and the demographics of inner-city charter/choice schools, suburban public schools, and private independent schools. For much of her career, Margaret served at a classical institution where she taught first and fifth grades, designed curriculum, facilitated professional development opportunities, mentored teachers, and coached high school athletics. She is well-versed in explicit phonics and grammar instruction as well as highly experienced in Singapore math. In 2002, Ms. Daigneau received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Butler University followed by a master's degree in Education from Concordia University in 2008.

As the LCCA Head Principal, Ms. Daigneau is responsible for the general management of all school operations, including academic, financial, staff, regulatory, and facility areas. She observes and effectively coaches teachers at defined intervals, documents results, and provides feedback as mentor and supervisor. She provides reports at regular school board meetings on the status of the school and plans for upcoming activities. She also represents the school as the senior executive leader in interactions with the public, the school constituencies, the authorizer, and government agencies.

Nicholis Wagner

Assistant Principal (grades K-6th)

Mr. Wagner has a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics for Education and a master’s degree in Politics. He has taught in a Title I public charter school and in private schools in Texas. Mr. Wagner has taught a variety of courses in middle and high school including American History, Geometry, Algebra II, Speech, Pre-algebra, and Literature and has served as an elementary mathematics interventionist. Just prior to joining LCCA, Mr. Wagner worked as a K-12 instructional coach for the teacher support team of the Barney Charter School Initiative of Hillsdale College for four years where he trained teachers in classical pedagogy, general mathematics instruction, and Singapore math techniques. Mr. Wagner also has experience in finance and college admissions.

Wozniak Eric

Dr. Eric Wozniak

Assistant Principal (grades 7th- 10th)

Dr. Wozniak has been a professional educator for 28 years and holds a bachelor’s degree in Broad Field Science and Chemistry Education, two master's degrees, one in Educational Technology Integration and another in Teaching and Learning. In 2017, Dr. Wozniak earned his Ph.D. from Cardinal Stritch University in Educational Leadership and the Advancement of Learning and Service. He has taught a variety of secondary school courses including Physical Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, AP Physics, Environmental Science, Computer Science, and Algebra. Dr. Wozniak has also created and taught courses in character development and leadership for adolescents. In higher education, Dr. Wozniak has taught master’s level courses in curriculum design, educational technology integration, and action research. Through his career, Dr. Wozniak has served as a classroom teacher, athletic coach, technology director, academic dean, and headmaster of an independent 7th–12th grade boarding and day school.

Mrs. Emily Gajewski

Director of Pupil Services and Special Education

Mrs. Gajewski earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Marquette University in the area of Speech-Language Pathology. For over ten years, she has served children and adults with disabilities in public schools, private schools, medical settings, and through her own private practice. Mrs. Gajewski has extensive experience conducting evaluations, developing and implementing IEPs, serving in professional leadership roles, and mentoring and training others. She is well-versed in special education law, policies, and procedures and has particular interest in developing best practices for students with disabilities within the context of classical education. Mrs. Gajewski will hold licensure as the Director of Pupil Services and Special Education in 2023.


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“The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts. The right defence against false sentiments is to inculcate just sentiments. By starving the sensibility of our pupils we only make them easier prey to the propagandist when he comes. For famished nature will be avenged and a hard heart is no infallible protection against a soft head.”

C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man