Assistant Principals

John CopenhaverJohn F. Copenhaver

Assistant Principal, School for Creative and Performing Arts

A lifelong Cincinnatian, a passionate artist, and a respected member of the Cincinnati Public Schools teaching community, where he previously served as an art teacher and an assistant principal. He has been a valuable member of the SCPA leadership team since 2011. Copenhaver holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Cincinnati, DAAP program.






Genna Lehman

Genna Lehman

Assistant Principal, 5th–8th Grade

Genevieve (Genna) Lehman was born and raised on the west side of Cincinnati. After graduation from Mother of Mercy High School, she attended The University of Dayton. She received a Bachelor’s in Middle Childhood Education with concentrations in Math and Science while working as an in-home therapist for children with Autism and a member of Theta Phi Alpha Sorority. Mrs. Lehman returned to Cincinnati after graduation to work in area charter schools and earned a Master’s in Multicultural Special Education from Mt. St. Joseph University. 

Mrs. Lehman went on to teach at North College Hill Middle School as a co-taught Intervention Specialist, Intervention Specialist for students with Autism, and Math Teacher. After the pandemic, she felt passionate about supporting students and teachers in a new way and received a Certificate of Principal Licensure from The University of Cincinnati. Mrs. Lehman joined Cincinnati Public Schools in 2022 as a Math and Science teacher at Clifton Area Neighborhood School (CANS) and couldn’t be more thrilled to be joining the staff at SCPA this year as Assistant Principal. 

Mrs. Lehman is kept very busy with her 3 kids - Carter (7), Adelaide (6), and Margaret (1) - and is hugely supported by her husband, Clint.


Ashley M. FraiseAshley M. Fraise

Assistant Principal, School for Creative and Performing Arts

Ashley M. Fraise was born in New Orleans, LA and moved to Lorain, OH when she was in grade school. After graduating from Lorain Admiral King High School she attended Eastern Michigan University where she received a Bachelor’s of Science in Education with a concentration in Mathematics and Science, as well as a minor in Psychology. She also obtained a Master’s of Arts in Educational Leadership with a concentration in K-12 Administration from Eastern Michigan. While at Eastern Michigan, Ms. Fraise was on the Dean’s List, a member of Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society in Education and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. 

After college she moved to Fort Worth, TX as a teacher for Fort Worth Independent School District (ISD). During her career with Fort Worth ISD, Ms. Fraise was selected as Campus Teacher of the Year. In her 13 years in education, Ms. Fraise has had the privilege of being a Math and Science Teacher, a Math and Science Instructional Specialist, a Science Curriculum & Assessment Writer, a Data Analyst, a Testing Coordinator, Dean of Instruction and Assistant Principal. Ms. Fraise joined Cincinnati Public Schools in 2021 as a high school assistant principal. 

When she is not working, Ms. Fraise enjoys spending time with her family and supporting her nieces and nephews at their athletic and academic events, traveling to different countries and watching sports. She also volunteers her time participating in community service events with her sorority.