Mrs. Griffin has served as Principal of Oscar J. Pope Elementary School since July 2017. She began her educational career as a business education teacher at Mulberry Middle School, where she worked until becoming an Assistant Principal. She has been the Assistant Principal of Lincoln Avenue Academy and Rochelle School of the Arts. Mrs. Griffin holds a Professional Educators Certificate in Educational Leadership, School Principal and Business Education. She received her Bachelors Degree from Bethune Cookman College in Daytona Beach, Florida, and her Masters Degree from University of South Florida.
Mr. Charlie Huntley has served as Assistant Principal of Oscar J. Pope Elementary School since 2012. Mr. Huntley is a proud alumnus of Oscar J. Pope Elementary School (1984-91). Mr. Huntley is certified in Elementary Education (K-6), Exceptional Student Education (K-12), Educational Leadership (all levels), School Principalship, and is ESOL endorsed. Throughout his twenty year career with Polk County Public Schools, Mr. Huntley has served as an ESE paraeducator, substitute teacher, terminal operator, and teacher of second grade, fourth grade, and ESE inclusion. Mr. Huntley earned a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Florida Southern College and a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from University of South Florida Polytechnic.