PreK and VPK Faculty

Ms. Lindsey Axson

PreK teacher

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Ms. Dawn Ball

PreK teacher

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Ms. Dawn Parker Ball holds a BS in Early Childhood Education birth – 3rd grade.  Ms. Ball has worked in the Early Childhood Field for 34 years within early learning centers, owning an accredited Inclusion Preschool/VPK for 10 years and more currently this will be her 13th year working for the Okaloosa County School District.  She has been a CRA in VE classroom and Pre-K D classrooms, VPK teacher, Kindergarten Teacher and currently Pre-K Disabilities teacher.  Ms. Ball was recognized in 2008 Okaloosa – Walton College Early Childhood Education Honor student of the year and 2020 Okaloosa STEMM Academy Educational Support Professional Employee of the Year.  Ms. Ball enjoys being a daily part of the well-being and education of young children.

Ms. Ball lives with her daughter Margaret, grandson Dave, her fur baby Drew and visits her mom every day.  Family is very important; her hobbies are spending time with them.  Being a nana is the best!   She thanks God every day for many blessings in her life. 

Mrs. Jeanise Dubose

VPK teacher

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Ms. Deborah Hutson

Physical Therapy


Mrs. Amanda King

PreK Teacher


Mrs. Jennifer Lewis

PreK Teacher

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Mrs. Natalie Vanrandwyk

Speech Language Pathologist


Mrs. Deanna Regans

PreK Assistant to Mrs. Ball


Mrs. Maggie Spencer

VPK Teacher


Mrs. Kellie Velasquez

PreK Assistant


Mrs. Jackie Vines

PreK Assistant to Mrs. Axson



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Scheree Martin, Principal

Okaloosa STEMM Academy
379 Edge Avenue
Valparaiso, FL 32580

School Hours: 7:00 - 2:30
Phone: 850-833-4120 

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