Oakleaf Junior High School
Principal, Wilnitra Dixon
Dear Parents and Community Members,
Welcome to Oakleaf Junior High, home of the Yellow Jackets!
I am a graduate of Florida State University and the University of North Florida where I earned a Master’s in Educational Leadership. I have served Clay County Schools as a classroom teacher, Assistant Principal, and Principal for the last 19 years. Prior to moving into leadership, I served as a classroom teacher at Green Cove Springs Jr. High and Thunderbolt Elementary. While at Thunderbolt Elementary, I transitioned from the classroom to become an Assistant Principal. As a school leader, I have also served as the Assistant Principal of Argyle Elementary and Principal of Oakleaf Village Elementary.
As an instructional leader, I have a passion for establishing positive learning environments that challenge students while providing applicable skills for success as life-long learners. I also believe that strong partnerships with families and school attendance are essential to student success. I encourage you to help us by making sure students arrive at school on time daily and to please keep the lines of communication open with our child’s teacher. She/he will serve as your first contact for any questions or concerns you may have throughout the school year.
I am honored to serve as the Principal of Oakleaf Junior High School and I look forward to partnering with families, community members, and business partners to provide the best learning experience for all students. Thank you for trusting your child in our care.
Assistant Principal and Title IX Coordinator, Mike Elia
Dear Parents and Community Members,
Welcome to Oakleaf Junior High,
I am a graduate of the University of North Florida where I earned a Master’s in Educational Leadership. I have served Clay County Schools as a classroom teacher, Assistant Principal, and Principal for the last 20 years. Prior to moving into leadership, I served as a classroom teacher at Middleburg High, Bannerman Learning center, and Wilkinson Junior High. While at Wilkinson, I transitioned from the classroom to become an Assistant Principal at Orange Park High where I graduated from high school. As a District leader, I served as District Hearing Officer and Coordinator of Secondary Education. Through my time at the District, I have come to realize that I missed the daily interaction with parents and students and have chosen to be a part of Oakleaf Junior High for the past 2 years. Go Yellow Jackets!
Assistant Principal, Josh Freeman
Dear parents and Community members,
I am excited about the opportunity to serve the Oakleaf community. Junior High is a quick stop in your student’s educational path, but it is an important step. Junior High reinforces study habits and the skills necessary to succeed in high school and brings your student one step closer to achieving their individual goals.
I look forward to working with our faculty, students, parents, and community and being a part of preparing our students for success.
“ Every child deserves a champion—an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.”
Assistant Principal, Florence Lafontant
Florence Lafontant, an educator for 20 years, I am honored to currently serve as the Assistant Principal of Oakleaf Junior High School.
I previously served at Bannerman Learning Center as an EBD Self Contained teacher, then Ridgeview High School as Strategic Intervention Teacher, and ESE Support Facilitator. Clay County Schools have offered me a rich palate of opportunities that have allowed me to grow as an Educator.
I earned her credentials in Educational Leadership from the University of North Florida and has an earned Master’s of Healthcare Management from Webster University.
I believe in service to others. My favorite quote, “ Every child deserves a champion—an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.”