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Julington Creek’s Administration

Jeanette Murphy

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.”

Ashley Ciliberti
Assistant Principal

Mrs. Ciliberti is thrilled to be joining Julington Creek Elementary School. She has 18 years of teaching experience in Florida. During the 2004-2005 school year, she taught 5th Grade at Mill Creek Elementary and she’s excited to return to the St. Johns County School District. Mrs. Ciliberti comes to us from Martin County where she spent the last 14 years of her career. She began teaching as an elementary school teacher. At the school-site level she continued her career as an ESE Support Facilitator and Media Specialist. She was recently a Digital Learning Specialist at the district level. Mrs. Ciliberti holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services from Florida Gulf Coast University and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Florida State University. Her certifications include Educational Leadership, Media Specialist, Exceptional Student Education, Elementary Education, ESOL, and an endorsement in Reading.


“Julington Creek Elementary is the place to be! Being able to join such an amazing school filled with such wonderful teachers, staff, students, parents, and community members is a dream come true. I look forward to helping prepare JCE students to reach their fullest potential as lifelong learners on their path to college and career readiness.”

Melissa Hatcher
Assistant Principal

Mrs. Hatcher has been employed with St. Johns County School District since 2018. She began her teaching career as an elementary school teacher and math coach in 2004 in Duval County where she focused on data-driven instruction and differentiation. She continued her teaching career in many different states including New York, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Mrs. Hatcher served as an Instructional Literacy Coach at Bartram Trail High School as well as a Testing Coordinator at Beachside at the start of the 2022-2023 school year. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from University of North Florida and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Kentucky University. Her certifications/endorsements include Educational Leadership, Elementary Education, Gifted Endorsed, ESOL Endorsed, and Reading Endorsed.

“I am so thrilled to be a part of JCE!  My kids have been here for the last 5 years, and we have had nothing but fantastic experiences!  I am so happy to be surrounded by such amazing educators, students, and families.”