Orlando Junior Academy has been guiding students into bright futures for over 100 years!  Registration Opens January 25th at 1 pm for the fall 2015 School Year.  Come, Discover OJA at our open house Pre-K and Kindergarten Round-up on January 25th.  Get to know the teachers and staff early by checking out our staff page.

Orlando Junior Academy exists to develop a love for learning and a joy of service while following Jesus.

Edible Schoolyard Orlando, which was recently filmed for an episode of Emeril’s Florida, finds its’ home on the OJA campus and is integral to Kitchen Classroom program.  To find out more check out their blog at: http://thegardenatoja.wordpress.com/

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Get to know the Pre-K and Kindergarten Teachers!


Mrs. Webster – Pre-K Teacher

Webster is a Registered Nurse who has worked in hospital areas from Intensive Care in major hospitals, and onward to the areas of Occupational Medicine, seeing patients in a clinical setting on a daily basis. Debra is an entrepreneur, having owned and operated a daycare and preschool in Illinois for 12+ years. She is a graduate of Loma Linda University where she earned her Bachelors in Nursing and graduated from the Loma Linda University School of Public Health with a Masters in Family Health Services Administration.
“I love working with children, our most important asset, and am interested in early childhood development where children gain early insights and skills that they maintain for the rest of their lives.” Debra appreciates so much the involvement of families, promoting that safe, nurturing, loving environment both at school and in the home setting. “I am always working toward the enhancement of partnerships, i.e. parent/family and community involvement in further broadening our early childhood educational experience”. “May God be with us, bless our school and our individual endeavors as we continue to grow our most important assets”.

Mrs. Hudak – Kindergarten Teacher

Mr.s Hudak has been teaching at Orlando Jr. Academy since 1996. “I love teaching in this school community because although we are diverse in many ways, we all share a love for learning and an even greater love for our Creator.” Teaching is just one of her passions. She also enjoys spending time with my family, relaxing on the beach, decorating her home, and shopping for home decor! Her number one goal as a kindergergarten teacher is to help her students know Jesus better. “I also strive to help them become positive contributers to our learning community. My prayer for all of my students is that they grow into individuals who love the Lord, serve Him, and continue to learn through His wisdom and grace.”

Mrs. Berry – Pre-K Teacher

Mrs. Berry is married and has four children, three boys and one girl. Her three boys are in college and they are doing very well. Her daughter is currently in the seventh grade at Orlando junior Academy. She graduated from high school in the beautiful Island of Jamaica and Wheelock College in Boston Massachusetts with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been teaching for 23 years. She is a Seventh Day Adventist Christian and “without God’s wisdom and direction I could not do what I have done or be who I am today. I am proud and honored to be apart of Orlando Junior Academy’s team. I know God has placed me here in a time such as this.” Her goal as a Pre-Kindergarten teacher is to model Jesus Christ for her students and their family members.

Miss Villanueva – Kindergarten Teacher

Jessica Villanueva is excited about being a kindergarten teacher here at OJA. “I just LOVE kids! I enjoy teaching them to have a love for others, a love for self, and most importantly, a love for God.”

2013 was her first full year as a teacher, although she did serve her for as a substitute the prior year.
Miss Villanueva attended Southern Adventist University and graduated in December 2012 with a B.A. in Elementary Education.
She looks forward to a new school year as a first time teacher. “I am excited to get to know my students, as well as learn from my students. I can’t wait to teach them new things and to read Dr. Seuss books to them! I am extremely happy and blessed to be a part of of the OJA family and look forward to all the experiences that await us.”

Interested in enrolling?  Head to DiscoverOJA.com/round-up to RSVP for our Open House Round-up where we’ll be giving out exclusive prizes and discounts.