• Staff 

    Hemphill Julie Hemphill has worked in education since 1999. She graduated with her Bachelor's degree from University of Florida in English with minors in Secondary Education and Teaching English as a Second Language. Her Master's degree is in Educational Leadership from University of North Florida. She taught English at Dunnellon High School in Marion County, Florida and at Paxon School for Advanced Studies in Jacksonville where she also served as an Instructional Coach.  Mrs. Hemphill was voted Teacher of the Year at Paxon and was a DCPS semi-finalist in 2004-2005. Mrs. Hemphill has served as an Assistant Principal at Mandarin Middle School and Stanton College Preparatory School.   Presently, she is the Principal at the finest middle school in the county – Kernan Middle, where we will all soar above and beyond all expectations!

    Principal: Julie Hemphill
    Phone Ext: 101
    Email: dupriesj@duvalschools.org  
    John Galeani John Galeani has worked in Duval County since 2007.  He attended the University of North Florida and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy with a minor in Psychology; he went on to receive his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the American College of Education in 2010.  He began his career in education working with special needs students at Sandalwood High School.  He went on to teach High School Math and Social Studies as well as Technology courses.  Mr. Galeani later served as an Assistant Principal at Landon Middle School before coming to Kernan Middle School as an Assistant Principal.   
    Assistant Principal: John Galeani
    Phone Ext: 122 
    Email: galeanij@duvalschools.org 
    Dr. Moore Dr. Moore comes to Kernan with a wealth of educational experiences over the past 26 years. She has served as teacher: Language Arts, Journalism, Humanities, Science, & Math as well as Yearbook & Newspaper sponsor, National Junior Honor Society Sponsor,  Coach: Intramural Sports & track & field in Middle and High school. She has been an administrator for the past 13 years in Duval County. She currently holds a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership with a minor in curriculum development from Nova Southeastern University.  She is excited about being a part of the One Team, One Dream at Kernan Middle School!

    Assistant Principal: Saundra Moore

    Phone Ext: 152

    Email: moores3@duvalschools.org