Tynes Elementary School


sarah brennan principal

Phone: (904) 336-3875

Email: sarah.brennan@myoneclay.net

Degrees and Certifications:

BA History

MEd Special Education

MEd Educational Leadership

K-6 Elementary

K-12 ESE

5-9 Middle Grades Integrated

K-12 Educational Leadership

School Principal

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” - Aristotle

Principal and Title IX Coordinator, Sarah Brennan

Welcome to Tiger Country and welcome back to the 2022-23 school year! I am delighted to serve the Tynes Elementary community as your principal.

At Tynes Elementary we provide quality instruction in a safe, orderly and nurturing environment. We maintain high academic expectations for ALL students and work to develop a sense of responsibility for themselves, one another, and their community.

We are a comprehensive pre-k to sixth grade school, and our students are provided with appropriately rigorous grade level instruction in English Language Arts (ELA), mathematics, science and social studies using the adopted Clay County curricula. Our resource team provides instruction in art, music, technology, media, and physical education. In addition, we offer a variety of clubs and activities including chorus, track, and safety patrol to allow students opportunities to have leadership roles in their school community outside of academics.

The Tynes Elementary area is booming with growth, but the feel on campus is warm and welcoming. We are committed to Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and work to help students grow into lifelong learners and responsible citizens. You will see and hear the phrase Tiger P.R.I.D.E. all over our campus. Tynes Tigers know this acronym stands for Positivity, Respect, Integrity, Determination, and Effort. Students and staff members are recognized for demonstrating these traits.

Another unique characteristic of Tynes Elementary is our high percentage of students who are connected to active duty military. We have a full time Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC) through the Department of Defense who works to support our students and their families in all stages of deployment.

We are excited to continue to collaborate with our students, parents, caregivers, business and faith partners, and the community to educate our children. We look forward to welcoming visitors and volunteers back into our building and to establishing an active School Advisory Committee (SAC).

steven bright asst principal

Phone: (904) 336-3675

Email: steven.bright@myoneclay.net

Degrees and Certifications:

Master of Education in Education Leadership

Bachelor of Science in Social Science Education

NEFEC Regional Principal Leadership Academy

University of Central Florida

Saint Leo University

Ridgeview High School

"Even the wisest mind has something yet to learn ."

George Santayana

Assistant Principal, Steven Bright

Dear Parents and Community Members,

Hello and welcome to Tiger Country. I am very excited to be a part of leading this tremendous school with such a dynamic staff, stellar students, and supportive parents and community members.

Tynes Elementary School is part of the Clay County School District, located in Middleburg, FL. We offer a full academic program to approximately 1000 students. Our school motto is: ROAR with P.R.I.D.E. This means our students, staff, and faculty are expected to demonstrate our Guidelines for Success of showing Positivity, Respect, Integrity, Determination, and Effort in everything they do. Students are challenged and rewarded every day in this rich learning environment. In addition to the core subject areas of reading, writing, math, science, and social studies, Students at Tynes Elementary School have the opportunity to participate in art, music, PE, Science Lab, Technology, and Media Tech.

Families and community members are so important to our success at Tynes.. Parents are welcome additions, and we always look forward to seeing parents in classrooms engaged in meaningful work to enhance the education students are receiving. All parents are encouraged to get involved with various committees at work including our School Advisory Council (SAC), as well as other opportunities to volunteer and be a part of Tiger Country.

Every student at TES has access to a chromebook laptop to support individualized learning and 21st century learning through a wealth of digital curriculum. Every day students are engaged in highly rigorous learning through technology, collaboration, inquiry, and project-based learning.

I am so honored to be a part of this school and district. Thank you to all our staff, parents, and community members who make each day meaningful for the students we serve. Together, we are preparing our students to be leaders in the 21st century.


Steven K Bright

Assistant Principal

Tynes Elementary

Phone: (904) 336-3875

Email: nakia.christopher@myoneclay.net

Degrees and Certificates:

Bachelor of Arts in Education

Master of Educational Leadership

University of North Florida (Bachelors, Masters)

Assistant Principal, Nakia Christopher

Dear Parents and Community Members,

Hello and welcome to Tynes Elementary School. I am a proud member of this school community where we are committed to academic excellence and strive to pave a path to success for all students. We have a positive school culture that permeates throughout our campus where we demonstrate our “Tiger Pride” (P-Positivity, R-Respect, I-Integrity,D-Determination, E-Effort). We are a highly inclusive school with strong camaraderie amongst staff and a shared sense of belonging for our students. We invite you to work collaboratively with us and to keep the lines of communication open. I look forward to a successful school year and the opportunity to meet many of you as we welcome volunteers back into our building. Please feel free to contact us with your questions and concerns.


Nakia Christopher