Allison Olson: Principal, Patriot Oaks Academy
My name is Allison Olson and I am honored and humbled to have been asked to serve as the new principal at Patriot Oaks Academy.
My husband and I relocated from Denver Colorado just two years ago and we are loving it here. We have four adult children and each has found the perfect spouse for them. We are so blessed and grateful. Our family means the world to us!
My career has given me opportunities to teach ESE students, gifted students, elementary students and middle school students. I have been an administrator in an elementary setting for 10 years now and I want you to know that I love little people! I love helping them figure out how to be a student and how they can learn. I also love middle schoolers! Teaching them was one of the highlights of my education career. I love that they are discovering their passions, their talents and what makes them tick. Kids are just amazing- all ages! I truly believe that a K-8 is perfect as it brings together all the things about education that I have grown to love.
I am here to serve. I commit to you that I will do my best every day to make this school the best it can be for your children. I am about people. I am about relationships. I am about building trust and I am about kids. My decisions are always based on what I feel in my heart is best for children. I am about caring and kindness and compassion. I am about collaboration, teamwork and working with families on behalf their children.
My door is always open- literally. Come in- tell me all about you. I can’t wait!
Assistant Principal, Patriot Oaks Academy
MTSS, K-3 discipline, Field Studies, Gifted and Facilities Requests
Email: [email protected]
Hello Charger Nation!
I am Mrs. Carlson-Bright and I am very excited to be at Patriot Oaks Academy for another year. Over the last three years, I have had the pleasure and privilege of working with amazing people and have learned so much about our students, their families and this community. I am looking forward to building on those relationships and connections this year to be better able to support the students and families of our school.
Prior to arriving at POA, I was at Liberty Pines Academy for almost 8 years. While at this neighboring K-8, I worked as a testing coordinator and taught 6th grade ELA (both Gifted and standard) and 3rd grade Gifted, Inclusion and General Education. Before coming to St Johns County in 2007, I taught 1st and 3rd grade in Palm Beach County, as well as worked as a children’s therapist and children’s case manager. I earned my BS in Early Childhood Education from the University of Central Florida (Go KNIGHTS) and MS in Educational Leadership from the University of West Florida. I also hold a Master of Social Work degree from Florida International University and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
I love to travel and spend time with my family, whether that’s at the beach, the pool, hanging at home or enjoying the many wonderful things North Florida has to offer. I am also a huge JAGS fan (that is right….I am part of the Black and Teal nation and love DUUUVAL)). On Sundays during the season, you can find me at the stadium for home games cheering on the team.
I know this year is going to be amazing, and am thrilled to get to serve this great community once again.
Alexis Zamparelli M. Ed., NBCT
Patriot Oaks Academy
Hello Charger Family!
I am Ms. Zamparelli and I am very excited to begin a new school year with the opportunity to work with all of you. I am a St. Johns County native and grew up in St. Augustine. My kids and I enjoy everything our beautiful county has to offer, from St. Augustine to the beaches to the Jacksonville Zoo. We are truly fortunate to live in such an amazing place.
I have had the privilege to work as an educator in St. Johns County since 2006 when I began as a Middle School Language Arts teacher. Within that capacity I was able to work with all levels of learners in the Language Arts as well as Reading classrooms. I am an avid reader in my spare time and love talking about books. I look forward every year to learning what the best new titles are from my students. For the past two years I served as the Dean of Students at Fruit Cove Middle School. I love working with students and helping them to discover the best versions of themselves.
This is my first opportunity to work directly with K-5 students and I am looking forward to the new experience and adventure. I cannot wait to meet the students and get to know them and see them grow as learners. I am looking forward to an amazing year.
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|Mrs. Chambless||Music (K-5)||Teacher Website|
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|Ms. Partos||Art (6-8)||Teacher Website|
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