Kenny Gillion is a 10 year Social Science veteran that has garnered numerous teaching accolades ranging from Teacher of the Year to Step up for Students Teacher of Excellence. He is entering his 7th year as the history teacher of West Oaks Academy.
In addition to teaching, Gillion is also the basketball team’s national coach. He was named 2020 & 2019 SIAA Coach of the Year. He has led West Oaks to the State Final Four in four of the last 5 years while maintaining a Fab 50 national ranking 5 consecutive years. Gillion has produced hundreds of college players and pros.l
Gillion, a native of Ft Lauderdale, FL is the second oldest of eight siblings. He attended Florida A&M University where he majored in psychology. He is married with two sons and a daughter.
Arlington Country Day in Jacksonville FL.
College: Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute.
-Graduated in 2016 with an Associate in Arts
Physical Fitness teacher at West Oaks Academy.
Director of International Student athletes at West Oaks Academy.
Boys basketball Assistant coach
Roger Mike has served as Minister of Music for numerous churches in the Orlando, Florida area. Roger has been married for 50 years, has 4 children and 7 grandchildren. The name Roger Mike is synonymous with good music, well done. He is revered and remembered for his dedication to the art of making beautiful music. Born and raised in Winter Park, Florida, Roger learned to play the piano at the early age of seven. He excelled so much that one year later he was invited to play during church services at his home church where he has been faithful ever since. Roger’s ear of music and his God given ability to rearrange a simple hymn had made him a musician much in demand by local community churches in the Orlando regional area. On more than one occasion, he accompanied on piano, numerous great gospel singers such as Sister Rozetta Tharpe, Reverend James Cleveland, Reverend Cleophas Robinson and Brother Joe Mays. Roger’s most memorable moment was playing for Reverend Cleveland in a performance of “The Beautiful Garden of Prayer”. Roger studied piano under three accomplished pianists. To better understand his gift of music, Roger took summer courses for Music Theory at Rollins College.
When just a teenager himself, his musical skills were expanded through his participation and organization of the Winter Park Boys Chorus. This 35-voice chorus traveled extensively in the southern states. They won many awards and performed on several radio and television programs.
The “Tribute of Love- A Wedding Album” is the first completed commercial musical project for Roger, and for this we say, “to God be the glory”. He is presently working on various gospel and contemporary music projects. Roger has completed two more projects, Patmos Praise Volume 1, which he is accompanied by his church choir “Final Chapter” and musicians, which is the first 10 uniquely rearranged hymns of 100. The Anointed Praise project consisting of 120 voice youth choir, is his third CD for praise and worship which was nominated for an Stellar Award. Roger ultimate vision as he puts it “is to create beautiful wondrous music that touches the soul and bring us humans together in this global world”.
Vanette Gordon, Agricultural Specialist, graduated from the highest training agricultural institution in Jamaica. As a naturalist had an inclination for Mother Nature which led me to pursue a career in Agricultural Science.Have had successes In the training of young farmers in providing them with the necessary skills and techniques needed in Horticulture, crops and livestock production, both theory and practical areas. She also serves as technical advisor and plant nursery supervisor at a plant production company. Desirous of making a difference at West Oaks by inspiring young minds and molding them for the future demand of economic growth and development in the agricultural science sector. Vanette Gordon is passionate about her work and gets results.