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Jennifer Ellis, Principal


Jenni Ellis is in her first year as Principal of Everglades Elementary School.  As a previous student herself at Everglades, she feels honored to return after many years as Assistant Principal!  Prior to her new position at Everglades, Jenni has been a 4th grade teacher.  Before beginning her career with the school system, Jenni earned a Bachelor’s degree from Nova Southeastern University and Master’s degree from University of West Florida.  Jenni is looking forward to getting to know the students and families at Everglades and is ready for an awesome school year!


Mike Worf, Assistant Principal

Mike was born and raised in West Virginia.  He is married to his wife, Kathi.  They have two children, Mike II and his wife Karla and their children Brodan and Kailey who live in Colorado.  Their youngest son Matthew lives in West Virginia.


Mike and Kathi moved to Florida six years ago. They were living in New Smyrna Beach on the east coast of FL and coming to Okeechobee to camp and fish.  They fell in love with the area and talked about retiring there.  Eventually, Mike took a job teaching school for Okeechobee Schools, and they have resided in Okeechobee for the last 3 years. 


Mike has been a previous school administrator in West Virginia.  He is looking forward to being the new Assistant Principal at Everglades Elementary School.