Meet Your Administrators

Principal Jennifer McMillan Barnes

McMillan Barnes

Mrs. McMillan Barnes was born and raised in Georgia. She attended the University of South Florida where she earned her degree in economics and then moved to South Florida to start a family. She realized early in her career that her passion lied in educating students and joined the Lee County School District in 1998 as a mathematics teacher. While teaching, she attended the University of Florida and earned her degree in curriculum and instruction and then attended Nova Southeastern University and earned her degree in educational leadership. She has been an administrator at Oak Hammock since its opening in 2008. She was an assistant principal for 6 years and is now entering her 7th year as the principal.


Mrs. McMillan Barnes is a true Oakie; she loves the staff and students like they are her own family. She enters the school each day with a smile and can’t wait to greet students as they walk through the door. She enjoys seeing learning in action and constantly reminds students of how important getting a good education is. Her passion for the arts and a rigorous academic education has led to Oak Hammock being the only International Baccalaureate School in the east zone that also offers several elite arts electives.



Assistant Principal Carl Falk

Mr. Falk was born and raised in the Chicago, IL area.  He graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor's Degree in English & U.S. History.  After earning his Post-Baccalaureate Degree in Education from Eastern Michigan University, Mr. Falk moved to Fort Myers to begin a career in education.  He taught in the classroom for 15 years, spending the last 12 at Dunbar High School. Mr. Falk served as the AVID Coordinator as well as teaching IB-History of the Americas, U.S. History, and AVID I & III.  He has taught English at the 7th Grade Level as well 9-12th Grade in High School. 

Mr. Falk furthered his educational background by earning his Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Saint Leo University.  Outside of education, he loves spending time with his family, watching sports (Go Blue! and Roll Tide!), coaching, and reading.  He is excited to have joined the Oak Hammock Osprey family and looks to continue to make positive connections with the students and staff.   


Assistant Principal Jennifer Edwards

Edwards

Mrs. Edwards is a Fort Myers native, graduating from North Fort Myers High School and then attending the University of Florida and Nova Southeastern University. She is on her 25th year in Lee County schools and has held positions as a teacher, academic coach, curriculum writer, mathematics supervisor, and assistant principal. This is her 5th year as an assistant principal at Oak Hammock, and she is blessed to be part of such an amazing school with such a wonderful staff and fantastic group of students.

 

Mrs. Edwards is passionate about education and the arts and loves that she is able to work at a school where she is surrounded by both on a daily basis. She is here to help you with all your course selections, scheduling needs, and any other questions or concerns you have in regards to your academic choices during your middle school career. It is her goal that all students realize their potential academically, socially, and in the arts and that they are prepared for high school and beyond after their time with us. 

Assistant Principal Ryan Jackson

  Mr. Jackson was born in Indiana but has called Cape Coral home since 1988, graduating from Mariner HIgh School in 1994.  Baseball scholarships led him to Edison Community College and then Florida Tech where he earned a degree in Business Administration in 1998.  After graduation he began an eight year career in retail.   Mr. Jackson comes from a family of educators and always wanted to pursue a teaching career.  In March of 2007, he made the career change and joined Diplomat Middle School teaching 8th Grade ELA.  He switched to Ida Baker HIgh School and spent the next six years teaching 9th grade in the Career and Tech department and two years teaching AP World History.  He also served as the Head Varsity BAseball coach from 2009-2012.  During his time as a teacher, Mr. Jackson completed his Master's Degree in Educational Leadership at Arkansas State University.  This is Mr. Jackson's 8th year as an administrator, spending five years at Diplomat Middle and the last two years at Hancock Creek Elementary.  Outside of education, Mr. Jackson loves spending time with his wife of 21 years, coaching his two sons in basketball (ages 14 and 9), and spending time with his family traveling to the Smokey Mountains, visiting Disney World and the beach.   Mr. Jackson is so excited to join the OHMS Family! 

 

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