Dougals Anderson School of the Arts Administration
Tina Wilson - PrincipalWe are excited to welcome Tina Wilson "back home" to DA! Ms. Wilson, a graduate of Douglas Anderson, comes to us from Bridge To Success Academy Middle, where she was Principal. Check back soon for a full bio!
Jacquelyn Cinotti-Dirmann - Assistant Principal of CurriculumMs. Cinotti has spent most of her career teaching Spanish at the middle school level. She also worked for 6 years at the district office coordinating the DCPS World Languages programs. After serving as a Test Coordinator for 3 years at Wolfson High School, Ms. Cinotti transitioned to administration, joining the DA team as the Assistant Principal of Curriculum in the summer of 2016.
Ms. Cinotti earned a B.A. in Spanish from Stetson University and a M.Ed. in Secondary Educational with a concentration in Spanish from the University of North Florida.
Ms. Cinotti is a promoter of lifelong learning and professional development and collaboration through membership in professional organizations. She is the Executive Director of the Foreign Language Educators of Northeast Florida (FLENEF) and also serves on the Board of the Florida Foreign Language Association (FFLA).
Ms. Cinotti has been recognized for her teaching as well as her contributions to the profession. In 2008, FFLA awarded her the Irving Wershow Award which recognizes leadership in the field of foreign language education. In 2010 Ms. Cinotti was selected as Oceanway Middle School’s Teacher of the Year and went on to become a district semi-finalist. Later that year she was inducted into the FFLA Teacher Hall of Fame and in 2011 she was named the FLENEF Educator of the Year. Finally, Ms. Cinotti was selected as the state’s Foreign Language Teacher of the Year in 2013.
Jay Franklin - Assistant PrincipalJay Franklin has served the students of Duval County Public Schools for 13 years. Mr. Franklin is a second career educator. After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Commercial Recreation and Tourism from Georgia Southern University in 2001, he worked in the tourism industry as the Supervisor of Loss Prevention at the Ritz Carlton. Believing that he could have a positive impact on the lives of children, he transitioned to the teaching profession. His career in education began at Highlands Middle school where he taught eighth grade Algebra and Geometry. After teaching for several years, he served as a math coach. In 2013, Mr. Franklin earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Phoenix. Since earning the advanced degree, he has served as an instructional leader in the capacity of Assistant Principal at Baldwin Middle Senior High School, Duncan Fletcher High School, Lake Shore Middle School, and presently Douglas Anderson School of Arts.Mr. Franklin's educational experiences have afforded him the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse group of people to meet the common goal of increasing student achievement and well-being. His educational philosophy is based on his uncompromising belief that all students can learn, given a positive learning environment, strong and knowledgeable leadership, a committed and focused educational team, an encouraging community, and a supportive family, all of which Douglas Anderson School of Arts possesses.
Mr. Franklin looks to not only inspire his students but to also ensure they understand how much they serve as motivation for him. Observing students learn, grow, transform and flourish is the catalyst to continue the educational journey as a learning leader. He takes great pride in the many lives he has been able to help shape as an educator and firmly believes his career is more than a profession but, instead, a divine calling.