We are excited to be in school and learning, in-person. Our approach to get back on campus was based on what is best for our students. 

Oakhill’s Return to School Task Force was able to identify 5 Guiding Principles that reflect our school’s mission and address our approach to learning.

  • Safety - We will do what we can to mitigate risk in a common sense and healthy way

  • On Campus Instruction - We believe in-person on campus instruction is the model for Oakhill

  • Academic Continuity - We want to build a bridge when a student is unable to be on campus and in-person by working with classroom teachers to ensure that students are able to keep on top of their learning.

  • School Culture and Climate - We will make decisions based on what is best for the education of our students, to maximize the health and safety of our community and the well-being of our school as a small business/institution. (Flexibility and Adaptability)

  • Whole Child - We will continue to be committed to every student’s social and emotional wellness. 

Wellness and Safety Protocol

Weekly Positive Cases

Social and Emotional Learning and Support

Our focus on community is more important than ever as we head into a school year that will look quite different than any school year of the past. It is our goal to make sure students continue to feel as though they are an important part of our school community whether they are at school or at home.

Our Social Emotional & Learning Support Team includes the:

  • Wellness Counselor
  • Learning Specialist
  • On-Demand Tutoring Coordinator

Crisis Resources:

  • Lifeline Number (Available 24/7): 1-800-273-8255
  • Crisis text line (Available 24/7): Text 'hello' to 741-741
  • Find more national and local resources at : www.encouragehopeandhelp.com 

Rooted in Resilience Series

Pandemic News


ODS COVID-19 Handbook Addendum
Considerations for Schools
Clay County Health
COVID in Children and Teens
Behavioral Health Resources

Tuition, Fees, and Assistance

For all questions regarding tuition and fees, or if you have been economically affected by COVID-19, please contact Dorothy Beckham, Director of Admissions and Financial Assistance. 

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School Contacts

Head of School
Suzanne McCanles

Front Office
Sharon Phillips
Front Office Coordinator

Front Office (South)
Sherri Gannon
Registrar & South Campus Office Coordinator

Division Director
Tim Ziegler
EC/LS Division Director

Amy Ganaden
IM/MS Division Director

Tori Jones
PRIME Division Director

Leslie Gasser
Director of Development

Dorothy Beckham
Director of Admissions

Kerry Estes
Finance Director

Kristin Smith
Business Manager/Smart Tuition

Mental Wellness
Maggie Chandler
Wellness Counselor

Student Affairs
Maggie Newhouse
Director of Student Affairs

Learning Specialist
Delaney Zimmermann
Learning Specialist

Kellen Smith
Athletics Coordinator

Kids' Club/Summer
Taylor Clevenger
Kids' Club & Summer Coordinator

Food Services
Justin Kieslich
Food & Beverage Director

HUB/Web Help
Michelle McDaniel
Director of Marketing & Communications

Kathryn Dodson
Director of Auxiliary Services