Jacksonville Adventist Academy

Welcome To The JAA Faculty and Staff Page  

We have a group of teachers who love teaching and love their students. 

Mrs. Wendy Smiley, Pre-K
Ms. Monange Bolivar, Kindergarten  

I have been growing young minds in the teaching profession for 17
years, which has become my passion.  As a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., I was a "city girl" until 2005 when I joined the Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventist.  After spending my first year here at Jacksonville Adventist Academy, I can truly say that I recieved a real blessing from my students and their families.
I have two children. Both of them are moving on next year as sophomores. One in college and one in high school.
I'm looking forward to see all my wonderful students this fall.

  Mrs. Kayleigh Amos, Grades 1-2

Mrs. Amanda Darsey, Grades 3-5

I was born and raised in the beautiful hills of Tennessee. As far back as I can remember, I have been involved in music and sports programs. These programs helped mold me into an active, determined, and dedicated student. I graduated in 2012 from Southern Adventist University, with my B.A. in Elementary Education. Two months later, I moved to the Sunshine State to teach at Jacksonville Adventist Academy. When you have a love and passion for teaching, it is easy to enjoy growing and learning with students. At Jacksonville Adventist Academy, I get to experience God’s love with my students every day.  I cannot wait to see the plans God has made for each and every one of my students. 
  Mr. Daniel Williams, Principal, Grades 6-8
Mrs. Sabrina Delacruz, Secretary/Treasurer

I was born in Jacksonville, Florida, but spent most of my childhood in Southern California. My parents moved to Florida to be closer to family and I have been here ever since.

I met my wonderful husband while working part time and we now have three amazing children. My oldest is in college to become a preschool teachers, while my second is in her junior year of high school. My youngest is currently an 8th grader here at JAA. 

My family has been a part of JAA for many years. My husband and brother-in-law both attened JAA when it was Jacksonville Junior Academy. My oldest daughter attedned JAA from Pre-K through 8th grade, and now my son will be graduating from the 8th grade as well. Total, we have spent more than 20 years as a part of the JAA family. I am proud of our history with the school and look forward to seeing our students create their own history here.

David 'Grandpa' Garner

4298 Livingston Rd • Jacksonville, FL 32257 • 904-268-2433