Mrs. O'Neal, Assistant Principal
Spring Creek is my second home. I am often asked why I have spent my entire career at one school. The response is simple, "Why wouldn't I?" Why wouldn't I want to spend my days with colleagues who are striving for excellence, students who are growing and learning, parents who are desiring the best for their children, and far reaching communities who tirelessly support our school family?
As Spring Creek's Assistant Principal, it is my goal for each and every one who comes in contact with our school family to have a positive experience, to ensure a safety net as we take the risks necessary to thrive as adults and students, to support those who are in need, and to build a stronger foundation of academic excellence while thinking outside of the box. The conversations are not always easy, the decisions can be tough, the emotions can run deep; but at the beginning and end of every day, the question is still the same; why wouldn't I? I love seeing the kids every morning and afternoon at bus duty, popping into classrooms to see the awesome work and learning going on, watching our kids grow from those little PreK giggles to independent, thriving 8th graders ready to take on the world, and working side by side every day with the best faculty and staff to be found anywhere.
Over 29 years and it continues to be an honor to serve Spring Creek!
A Little About Me:
Married since July 1986 to Bud
Children: Jacob (Kayla), Travis (Brittney), Amy (Andrew), Brian (2009)
Granny to Bean, Tanner, Leanna and Seth
Graduated from Umatilla High School, Lake Sumter Community College, University of Central Florida and American College of Education
Favorite Things: anything that puts me in a tree stand or spending time with family and friends, being on or near the water, music
Mrs. Ferrie, Assistant Principal
As an Assistant Principal of Spring Creek Charter School my hope is to inspire students to reach their full potential. As a former student, teacher, literacy coach, and now an administrator of Spring Creek Charter; my goal is to be a role model and help students to overcome barriers to be successful in life. My entire career, (17 years) as an educator, has been with the Spring Creek Family. The reason for this decision is I value the community in which the school is located and know it to be my home away from home! Community bonds, connections with families, and providing resources to excel are what drives my passion and purpose.
A little bit about me:
Where I grew up: Altoona, FL
Schools I attended as a student: Altoona Elementary, Spring Creek Charter, Umatilla Middle, Umatilla High c/o 2002; Lake Sumter State, and the University of Central Florida—Go Knights! I did my graduate programs at National-Louis University of Chicago, IL.
Family/Children: Husband Scott and 2 daughters Anna and Adele
Pets: 2 cats named Boogs and Tiffany
Color: Purple and anything sparkly!
Food: Anything Spicy! Tacos are my fav!
Book: The Night Flight by JoAnne Ryder (My daughter is named after the character Anna)
Places I Have Been: Many cruises to the Caribbean, Mexico, New Orleans, Washington D.C., mountain trips to Tennessee, Alabama Lake House
Places I Want to Go: I love sunny weather, but Alaska is my dream place to visit!
Hobbies: Exercise, Reading, boating/water sports, anything crafty, baking, and spending time with my family
How I got into the Field of Education: My dad worked as Lake County Maintenance Supervisor and helped me start as a substitute teacher and volunteer right out of High School; I also taught baton twirling at Dee's Dolls Twirl for elementary age students throughout high school where I developed a love for teaching.