Administration

Principal – Wes Smith

wsmith@university-academy.org

Dean of Elementary School- Whitney Gillman

wgillman@university-academy.org

Mrs. Gillman has been at University Academy since 2015.  She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Cell and Molecular Biology from Troy University and will also be graduating with her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy studies later this year. Throughout her teaching career she has taught on both the elementary and middle school levels. Mrs. Gillman is certified in Elementary Education (K-6) and Exceptional Student Education (K-12), and was one of the first middle school teachers at University Academy when the program was in its inception. Whitney brings an in-depth knowledge of our curriculum and instruction along with a deep understanding of the UA model.

Dean of Middle School – Debbi Whitaker

dwhitaker@university-academy.org

Mrs. Whitaker has been at University Academy since 2013. Throughout her teaching career she has taught on the preschool, elementary, and middle school levels. She is certified in Elementary Education, Preschool Education, Middle Grades English, Music, and has earned her ESOL endorsement. Mrs. Whitaker has been selected as Teacher of the Year on two different occasions, one of those being here at University Academy, where she was also a top five finalist as Bay County’s Teacher of the Year.