Welcome To The JAA Faculty and Staff Page
We have a group of teachers who love teaching and love their students.
I was born and raised on the beautiful island of Jamaica. My wonderful husband and I have two amazing boys who attend JAA. I have had the privilege of being a part of the Jacksonville Adventist Academy family since 2011. I have always had a passion for developing young minds and I get to do that everyday as VPK Director and Pre-K Teacher. I realize how important the early years are to the growth and development of each child. I am committed to providing a positive, nurturing and loving environment where children can explore, create and learn with Christ at the center. In my spare time, I love to spend time with family, sew and decorate. I look forward to helping your children make new discoveries this year.
|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 seeing all my wonderful students this fall.
|Mrs. Kayleigh Amos, Grades 1-2
I was born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts. My husband and I moved to Florida after receiving a call into Pastoral ministry in Avon Park. Most recent, we have moved here to Jacksonville and I am so excited to see the plans God has for me and the students in my class. Teaching and working with children has always been a passion of mine. When I was in college God placed a calling upon my heart to work in early childhood education.I am always striving to be an example to my students through love, faith, and relationship with Jesus Christ.
|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
I am a native of the District of Columbia and a product of Adventist Christian education. In the course of my career as an educator I have been blessed to teach early childhood, elementary, middle and high-school, serve as a school chaplain, and most recently as a school administrator for a large K-12 mission school in the South Pacific. My focus as an instructional leader is to create an environment where teachers successfully integrate our precious faith into every learning experience, ensuring we offer a competitive program with rigorous academics, and working on expanding opportunities in athletics and fine arts. God has blessed me with a beautiful wife and 3 wonderful children and we are blessed beyond measure to be a part of the JAA family.
|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 two oldest girls are in college and my son is going in to his second year of high school. 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. All of my kids have attended JAA and have continued to be a part of the family by either volunteering or working at the school. 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|