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Jennifer Ayala (7th/8th Grade Language/Literature & 8th Grade Science)

  • B.A. in Literature (University of Central Florida)
  • 5 years teaching experience
  • 3 years teaching at OCA
  • Email

Jennifer's love for literature has translated well to her position here with us.  Her classroom is structured and varied.

 

Beverly Gardner (7th/8th Grade History & 7th Grade Science)

  • B.S. in Education (University of Jamaica)
  • Master's in Education (Atlantic International University)
  • 34 years teaching
  • 2 years teaching at OCA
  • Email 

This is Beverly's second year with OCA, and after teaching in fourth grade for us she is moving to Middle School where she has taught previously.  Her enthusiasm for teaching and her love for students is evident in her classroom as it is varied as well as enriched.  

 

Angel Honaker (7th/8th Math & 8th Grade Computer)

  • B.A. degree in Education (Oakland City University)
  • Master of Arts in Education and School Administration (Oakland City University)
  • ACSI Certified
  • State Certified
  • Orton-Gillingham Certification
  • 20 years teaching experience
  • 1st year teaching at OCA
  • Email

This is Angel's first year with us and we are blessed to have her in our OCA family.  She provides a stable, yet fun-filled environment for our middle school students. 

 

Bobby Walker (7th/8th Bible)

  • B.S. Organizational Leadership with a double minor in Psychology and Bible (Southeastern University)
  • 1 year teaching experience
  • 1st year teaching at OCA
  • Email

This is Bobby's first year with us, and he is so important to our mission.  His passion for music allows us to continue to expand our fine arts program, and his love for God's Word is evident in each of his classes.

 

Juan Ayala (7th Grade Keyboarding/ Middle School P.E.)

  • A.A. Information Technology  (Valencia College)
  • B.S. Sport and Exercise Science specializing in Coaching  (University of Central Florida)
  • ACSI Certified
  • 4 years teaching experience
  • 4 years teaching at OCA
  • Email

We are thrilled to have Coach Ayala on our team again this year.  His love of sports and coaching, in particular, has translated wonderfully to his position here with us.  Aside from teaching our Middle School P.E. classes, he is also the head coach for our middle school soccer team, assistant for our junior varsity team, and head coach for our cross country team.  

 

 

Sophia Eplin (Middle School PE)

  • A.A. in Elementary Education (Polk State College)
  • B.A. in Psychology (Southeastern)
  • 2 years teaching experience
  • 2 years teaching at OCA
  • Email

After filling in in Middle School history for us last year, Sophia is moving to our PE department.  Her love for our enrichment classes along with her genuine care for our students, bodes well to the success of our enrichment program.