Greetings Gator Family,
My name is Joanell Gatling and I am extremely proud to be your new Principal!
I have been an educator for 38 years. I have loved every moment of touching the life of a child.
I have been served scholars in many capacities, from teaching at the elementary level, as well as middle school.
My administrative career began as an Assistant Principal at Mineral Springs Elementary from 2004 - 2009.
From here, I went to serve as ana Assitant Principal at Middle Fork Elementary from 2009 - 2015.
On July 1, 2015, I was hired as the Principal at South Fork Elementary School. South Fork had many challenges and was rated as an "F" school. Within 3 years, the school"s academic proficiency had raised to a grade "C" and was no longer considered a low achieving school.
Since March. I am now the proud Principal of Ashley Academy, bringing with me the same passion and commitment to transform Ashley Academy. It is my goal to work closely with parents and the community to provide our scholars with a sense of accomplishment and the fulfillment of success through excellent learning and teaching.