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Tom Parlier

Pastor

Pastor Tom Parlier, is the pastor of the West Oaks Church of God, as well as the Administrator of West Oaks Academy. Pastor Tom has been serving as Senior Pastor since 2000. His ministry began within our church in 1981, serving as minister of music, in addition to serving as principal of Hiawassee Christian Academy, later to become West Oaks Academy. A graduate of Evans High School as well as Valencia Community College, later receiving his B.A. Degree in religious education from International Bible Seminary. He is married to Teresa Parlier, his wife of 44 years. His daughter, Kristen, is a graduate of West Oaks Academy and recently received her Doctorate in Education from Liberty University. Pastor P, as the students lovingly refer to him, can be found on Sunday mornings, sharing the word of God, as well as directing the band and singers from the piano. During the week, you might see him helping out with the lunches and even driving a school bus when needed. He certainly has a Servant’s Heart.

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  Michelange Bertrand

Principal

Discipline

I am a transplant from the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. It’s was a challenge to relocate, however, one of the best decisions I made as a parent was enrolling my son at West Oaks Academy. He did well academically, all while playing basketball and football. My son graduated from West Oaks Academy and I was very pleased with the education he received. Little did I know, that after I retired, God’s plan was to have me join the staff at West Oaks Academy. It has been a wonderful blessing and another great decision. The past seven (7) years have been very gratifying. Students at West Oaks Academy have enriched my life in so many ways. Each day I come to work with a goal to establish solid relationships with students and their parents. It is important to me that I remain humble, helpful and a positive role model. I love West Oaks Academy and you will too!

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Barry White

Admissions

Originally from Orlando, FL and the son of Ernest and Rutha White (retired educators), Barry is the founder and CEO of Community Involvement Targeting Youth, Inc. (CITY Inc), a 501(c) (3) organization. CITY Inc. after school programs includes sports, tutoring, mentoring, and performing arts. He is also the owner/president of the Orlando Outlaws Youth Football and Cheer, Inc. (OOYFC), which was founded in 1984 by his childhood friend, where he also coaches ages 4-15. The (OOYFC) program is comprised of 5 football and 5 cheer teams of girls and boys with over 300 members from several different neighborhoods in the Orlando areas. Founded in 2006, CITY Inc supports over 1,000 students ages 4-21 with a 90% high school graduation rate. Barry is also an actor, playwright, and director. He has performed in several commercials, television shows, films, and theatre productions. Barry is the former high school head football coach at Victory Prep Christian Academy in Orlando where he taught drama as well and former assistant football coach at Central Florida Christian Academy (CFCA). He is currently working in admissions, the assistant athletic director and assistant football coach at West Oaks Academy in Orlando where his wife of 18 years, Vonda White is a 5th grade teacher. Barry studied acting at Lisa Maile and Valencia College and business administration at the University of Phoenix.

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Glenda Hampton

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Charmaine Addison

Receptionist

Education was not my first thought once I finished high school or college. I actually graduated from Central Florida College on the President’s and Dean’s List with degree in Medical Information Technology as well as Medical Assistance. I was not until I started a temporary, turned permanent position with West Oaks Academy that I realized how much I loved working with kids.  This suddenly became my passion and on this journey, I’ve encountered many wonderful men and women who’ve given me so many gems and words of encouragement.  In the words of Mrs. Michelle Obama-“The journey doesn’t end, it’s a forwards motion to better yourself”. I’m always evolving, learning new concepts, tackling new challenges, and growing wiser as a women, and most importantly a mother.  I pray that I’ll continue to walk in the light of my beloved mother, grandmother, sister and ancestors.  May their wings and their words continue to guide me on this journey.

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Teresa Parlier

Finance

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Elizabeth Colon

Transportation

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James Morris

Athletics

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