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Monday, November 27, 2017

SJEDS is Bold City’s Best!

San Jose Episcopal Day School was named the 2017-2018 Jacksonville.com’s Bold City Best in the Private, Primary School category. The competition, now in it’s third year of existence, gave folks an opportunity to vote for their favorites in more than 170 categories. Other schools in our community competed for this coveted recognition but in the […]

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Get to Know: Audrey Cain

Energetic, charismatic, outgoing… Those are just a few words to describe Pre-K4 assistant teacher Audrey Cain. Originally from Ireland, Audrey mesmerizes students with her accent, engaging personality, and desire to “make everything fun.” Audrey, whose mother passed away when she was only four years old, was raised on Sherkin Island in southern Ireland by her […]

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Get to know: Emily Stovall

With so many responsibilities behind the scenes, Emily keeps the business of school running smoothly. As Director of Finance and Operations, she oversees budgeting, accounting, reporting, facilities, human resources and benefits, payroll, crisis management, and the lunch program. Emily, since coming to work at SJEDS in April 2015, has focused on documenting policies and procedures, […]

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Get to know: Taylor Rush

If your student comes home talking about how long he or she can plank, you can thank Coach Rush. We are thrilled to welcome Taylor Rush to SJEDS as our new physical education teacher. Taylor joins us from New Jersey, where he attended McDaniel College and obtained a degree in exercise science with a minor […]

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Finding the Gift in Every Child

What does it mean to be gifted? There’s often a misconception about the label. By definition, gifted does not mean “easy to teach.” Students who are gifted could struggle in certain areas of school and excel in others. They might not even be “A” students. But what it does mean is that a student has […]

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

SJEDS students hoop it up with the Gators

Students at San Jose Episcopal Day School (SJEDS) were “chomping” at the bit yesterday in anticipation of meeting their pen pals, players from the University of Florida women’s basketball team. The Gators, accompanied by mascot Alberta, greeted the students with high-fives before joining the day school’s basketball teams in an exciting game of four-on-four. Through […]

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Get to know: Judy Bryan

Known for her sense of style and sophisticated southern drawl, Judy Bryan has taught art studio to hundreds of students during her 29 years at SJEDS, weaving art history, classical music, literature and self-awareness into the elements of art and design. Judy’s talent and patience extend way beyond what she gives our children. There are […]

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Get to know: Susannah Sands

What do you get when you combine the skills and interests of a teacher, a chef, a restaurateur and a gardener with someone who loves children and sees the light in each and every one? To the benefit of the students at San Jose Episcopal Day School, you have someone who uses their own unique […]

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Get to know: Joyce Deaux

If your child knows more about the U.S. states and capitals than you do, it’s probably because of Mrs. Deaux. Incredibly humble, Mrs. Deaux is the creator of the wildly popular first grade states and capitals curriculum. As the assistant teacher to both first grade classes, she supports the classroom teachers through a variety of tasks and […]

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Get to know: Lauren Ossi

Lauren, or Ms. Ossi as she’s known to her fifth graders, is incredibly passionate about kids. Magnetic, creative, relatable and patient, she has worked with kids most of her life as a babysitter, church volunteer and now as a teacher. Growing up, Lauren loved school, and felt she always had great teachers. She looked up […]

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