Resource Teachers 2020 - 2021
Carol Butler, aka Coach Butler, is the Physical Education Teacher at Mandarin Oaks Elementary. She has been a physical education teacher with Duval County Public Schools since 2002.. She was born in Camp Chaffee, Arkansas into an Army family, so she did a lot of moving. She attended the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and graduated with a double degree in Physical Education and Early Childhood Education.She enjoys exercising, photography, gardening and walks for miles to train for another Donna ½ marathon.
As an art resource teacher, Mrs. Michaels interacts daily with MOE students. She brings twenty years of experience to Mandarin Oaks after previously teaching high school art, fourth grade and ESE. Mrs. Michaels is a Native Floridian, and she graduated from the University of North Florida with her degree in Education. While in class, she wants to add a creative, relaxing time to the students’ day and help them develop a skill they didn’t know they had. She accomplishes this with her witty sense of humor and positive outlook. Mrs. Michaels has received many awards over the years and her students are often selected to participate, and display their art, in festivals, fairs, and art shows such as the Mandarin Arts Festival, Mandarin South Library, and the statewide competition sponsored by the Florida Art Educator Association.
Mrs. Michaels says her favorite thing about MOE is the fantastic students who make teaching a pleasure!
Tracy O’Sullivan is the Media Specialist at Mandarin Oaks Elementary School. O’Sullivan started working for Duval County Public Schools in December 2016. Prior to working for DCPS, O’Sullivan worked for the Jacksonville Public Library in Youth Services for 12 years. Past careers include Executive Secretary, Wedding Manager, and Special Events Manager. O’Sullivan has also been a State of Florida Notary Public for over 15 years. Tracy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences from the University of Florida. She continues to give back to her university through the local alumni chapter in Jacksonville, Florida by volunteering on the Board of Directors for the Gator Club of Jacksonville and is an active Past-President. The organization raises money annually to help send Duval County students to UF with additional scholarship funds. When not working hard for education at work or her alma mater, Tracy can be found spending time with her immediate family. She is a single mom to her one son, Dylan who is an honor roll student in 3rd grade. Tracy is also a football mom, traveling to Dylan’s football games and practices. O’Sullivan also volunteers at PTA, loves to travel, visit Disney, and attend outdoor festivals.
Debbie Scarbrough is a visual art teacher at Mandarin Oaks. Mrs. Scarbrough was born in Maryland and moved to Tennessee upon entering 7th grade. She graduated from Austin Peay State University in 1985, with a BS Degree in Elementary & Early Childhood Education. After graduating, she moved to Florida and started her teaching career at San Mateo Elementary. From there, she went on to teach Title One Reading at Morris Avenue and opened Chimney Lakes Elementary in 1990 where she taught 1st and 2nd grade. In 1994, she transferred to Mandarin Oaks where she has taught all grades, kindergarten through fifth grade, Project CHILD, and art. Mrs. Scarbrough’s certification is in Elementary Education 1-6 and Art K-12 and has ESOL endorsement. As a former classroom teacher. Mrs. Scarbrough enjoys incorporating math, science and literature into her art lessons. She sponsors the Art Club for 3rd -5th grade students. During the summer, she teaches the STEM Lab at Mandarin Oaks Summer Camp. She is a member of the art associations FAEA and NeFAEA. She will be a presenter at the 2017 Florida Art Conference in St. Petersburg. When not at school she enjoys reading, the beach, and is an obsessive fan of the Washington Redskins.
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