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Mrs. McElroy

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Mrs. McElroy

Adrienne McElroy is the Principal of Deep Creek Elementary School in Punta Gorda, FL. She is married to a Firemedic for Charlotte County and they have two daughters who have attended Charlotte County Public Schools. The McElroys love adventures such as fishing, camping, scuba diving, rock climbing, snow skiing, and hiking. Instructional technology is a professional passion of Principal McElroy and she has infused this passion throughout the campus. She is an instructional leader first and foremost as a principal. Doing what is best for students is at the heart of her daily responsibilities.

 Principal McElroy graduated from a local high school and traveled with her husband who was serving our country in the United States Navy. Her goal has always been to influence the lives of children through their education. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Central Florida. She taught 2nd and 3rd grade for most of her teaching career spanning two counties in Florida. During her career as a teacher, she received the recognition of Teacher of the Year for Charlotte County.  Principal McElroy continued her education by earning a Master of Education with a concentration in Educational Leadership from Florida Gulf Coast University. Continuing her pursuit to help even more children, she accepted her first leadership position as an Assistant Principal and then on to her first Principalship. She has been a school leader since 2008. Currently, Principal McElroy has begun her next educational pursuit of earning Doctor of Education at Nova Southeastern University. Her anticipated graduation is May 2020.

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Assistant Principal

Mr. Vernon

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Mr. Vernon

James Vernon is the Assistant Principal of Deep Creek Elementary School. He is married to Joanne Vernon who is the County Engineer for Charlotte County and they have two daughters that attend school in the Charlotte County Public School system. The Vernons love traveling and visiting different cities in the US, eventually that travel will lead overseas. Mr. Vernon has never doubted a career in education and strives to promote a positive culture at the DCE campus each day.

Mr. Vernon is a proud product of CCPS attending both Peace River and Neil Armstrong Elementary Schools, Murdock Middle School , and achieving high school graduation from Port Charlotte High. He achieved a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education at Florida State University. During his career, he has taught grades ranging from 3rd – 12th, coached middle school and high school basketball, served as Dean of Students at Murdock Middle School and the Athletic Director at Port Charlotte High. Mr. Vernon continued his education by earning a Master of Education with a focus on Educational Leadership at Nova South Eastern University. Mr. Vernon accepted his first Elementary leadership at Deep Creek in 2014.

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Guidance Counselor

Mrs. Olby

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Mrs. Olby

 

Noelle Olby has been a school counselor for 21 years and has worked in education since 1993.  She is married to Dr. Brian Olby, a local Psychologist, and has two children, ages 12 and 14. The Olby family like to take road trips during winter and summer breaks.  Two years ago, she and her family traveled for 31 days, logging in over 9,000 miles on her minivan, and visited beautiful National Parks such as The Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Arches, and Carlsbad Caverns. This vacation with her family is one of her most fond memories. Mrs. Olby also enjoys playing tennis and swimming at the beach. 

 She graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the State University of New York, Plattsburgh.  She went on to graduate from The College of St. Rose with a Master's degree in School Counseling. 

 Mrs. Olby desires to help students at Deep Creek be the best Cubs that they can be! She works with students individually, in small groups, and conducts classroom lessons. She is Deep Creek's MTSS Coordinator, 504 and ELL Coordinator, and facilitates our Check and Connect mentoring program. She assists students and families with community resources. Email is the best way to reach Mrs. Olby if you have any concerns or questions.

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Lead Teacher

Mrs. Brown

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