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Julington Creek’s Administration

Jeanette Murphy
Principal

Mrs. Murphy has been employed with St. Johns County School District since 2004. She began her teaching career as an elementary school teacher and reading specialist in 1997 in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties where she focused on the primary learner and targeted literacy skills. She continued her teaching career at Fruit Cove Middle School in St. Johns County for several years and entered the field of school administration. Mrs. Murphy served as an assistant principal at Fruit Cove Middle School, Crookshank Elementary, and Cunningham Creek Elementary. During the 2016-17 school year, she represented St. Johns’ County as their Assistant Principal of the Year. Shortly after, Mrs. Murphy was appointed principal of Julington Creek Elementary School. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Florida International University and a Master’s Degree in Education from Barry University. Her certifications include School Principal, Educational Leadership, Middle School Mathematics, and Elementary Education.

“I am excited to return and serve Julington Creek families. This is a community school that is known for its nurturing and welcoming environment while preparing and transitioning students to becoming college and career ready.”


Donny Hoessler
Assistant Principal

Mr. Hoessler comes back to us from Liberty Pines Academy where he served as an Assistant Principal. Prior to his administrative roles, he taught mathematics at each grade level at Switzerland Point Middle School. Before moving to St. Johns County in 2016 with his wife and three children, he served as an Administrative Dean, Math Coach, and Testing Coordinator in Orange County Public Schools in Orlando, Florida. Mr. Hoessler began his teaching career as an elementary ESE teacher in 2002. He graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exceptional Student Education and obtained a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Saint Leo University. In addition, he holds a certification in Middle Grades Mathematics. Mr. Hoessler believes that all students can learn and a team of teachers working together are the key to unlocking their full potential through fostering relationships, having high expectations for all students, and implementing cognitively engaging and motivating lessons. He also understands that it takes the contributions of all stakeholders to ensure a student’s success. His leadership philosophy is weighed heavily in fostering relationships with all stakeholders, building capacity in the staff, and creating opportunities for shared leadership. Modeling these traits encourages a learning environment that is supportive of each other, maintains high expectations, and promotes a collaborative nature campus wide. He is thrilled to rejoin the Julington Creek family. Go Jaguars!