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Liberty Pines Academy’s
Administrative Team

Donny Hoessler

Donny Hoessler is thrilled to come back to Liberty Pines Academy to proudly serve as the Principal. Mr. Hoessler graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exceptional Student Education and obtained a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Saint Leo University. In addition, he holds a certification in Middle Grades Mathematics. Mr. Hoessler began his teaching career as an elementary ESE teacher in 2002 in Orange County Public Schools in Orlando, Florida. Prior to moving to St. Johns County in 2016 with his wife and three children, he taught middle school mathematics, coach basketball and track, served as a Math Coach, an Administrative Dean, and a Testing Coordinator during his time in Orlando. Mr. Hoessler has had the opportunity to serve in a leadership capacity in St. Johns County as the Vice Principal of Elementary at Freedom Crossing Academy as well as an Assistant Principal at Julington Creek Elementary and Liberty Pines Academy.
Mr. Hoessler believes that all students can learn and a team of teachers working collaboratively are the key to unlocking their full potential. Fostering positive relationships, having high expectations for all students, and implementing cognitively engaging and motivating lessons are fundamentally essential to maximize learning experiences for all students. He also understands that it takes the contributions of all stakeholders to ensure a student’s success. His leadership philosophy is weighed heavily in fostering positive relationships with all stakeholders, building capacity in the staff, and creating opportunities for shared leadership. Modeling these traits encourages a learning environment that is supportive of each other, maintains high expectations, and promotes a collaborative nature campus wide. He is excited to rejoin the LPA family and ready to continue LPA’s successful traditions of excellence!
Go Wolves!

Jacqueline Ashcroft
Assistant Principal

Mrs. Ashcroft moved to the Unites States in 2007 and began her teaching career in St. Johns County in 2008. With a Bachelor’s Degree from Middlesex in London and her teaching qualifications from Cambridge University she obtained her Master’s Degree from the University of West Florida. Mrs. Ashcroft’s career in education in St. Johns County included eleven years at Nease High school as Social Studies teacher, Dean of Students and Testing Coordinator. She moved to Pacetti Bay Middle School as Dean of Students and is excited to serve as Assistant Principal at Liberty Pines for kindergarten through 2nd grade.

As a proud parent of two young men, who both graduated from Nease, she is committed to building positive relationships between educators and parents, working together to support student success in and out of the classroom. She has spent many years on the sideline of the soccer field and traveled to a variety of states watching games. Now that her children are grown, she enjoys reading, running, and skiing when she is not walking her goldendoodle.  Mrs. Ashcroft is the Assistant Principal of Grades K-2.


Erin Glennon
Assistant Principal

Ms. Glennon holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland, University College, three Master’s degrees in Elementary Education, Curriculum and Instruction, and Education Leadership, as well as endorsements in reading and ESOL. She taught 3rd grade in Portsmouth, VA from 2006 until she moved to St. Johns County in 2010 where she served at Osceola Elementary School for eight years as a 5th grade teacher, Math Coach, and Testing Coordinator. She last served as a classroom teacher in 2018-2019 where she taught 5th grade math at Palencia Elementary School. 

As a parent of three young adult children, she believes a positive relationship between the school and home is essential to a student’s success.

Ms. Glennon is the Assistant Principal of Middle School Grades 7-8.  

Jessica McCool
Assistant Principal

Mrs. McCool made the move to St. Johns County from Putnam County with her husband and two adventurous children. While working for the Putnam County School District, Mrs. McCool began her career as a primary grade lead teacher. After being in the classroom for eight years, she became a Data Driven Instructional Coach and School Improvement Specialist for the school district’s Professional Development team working closely with the Florida Department of Education, district administrators, school administrators, and teachers to improve their instructional practice through data analysis and implementation of high-yield strategies. Mrs. McCool holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education K-6, a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership, and endorsements in ESOL, Reading instruction and strategy implementation. When Mrs. McCool is not at work, she enjoys reading, going to the beach, spending time with her husband, and watching her children on the ball fields.

Mrs. McCool is the Assistant Principal for grades 5-6.  

Rebekah Walton
Assistant Principal

An educator for 13 years, Rebekah has served as a teacher, reading interventionist, Instructional Coach and currently as Assistant Principal in K-8 settings.  She started her education career in Jacksonville, in Duval County, where she was New Educator of the Year.  She holds a Master’s in Educational Leadership from St. Thomas University, a Master of Arts in Teaching-Elementary Education from National-Louis University and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Columbia College.    

In my free time, I enjoy baking, traveling and spending time with family! 

“I am excited and eager to work as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success and I look forward each day to building relationships with all our wonderful students, families, teachers, and staff.  I look forward to working with you this school year!” 

Ms. Walton is the Assistant Principal for grades 3-4.