Green Cove Springs Junior High School


Phone: (904) 336-5175


B.A. English; B.A. Political Science; M.Ed. Educational Leadership; Ed.D. Candidate Educational Leadership

University of North Florida, Saint Leo University

“Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it”

-Marian Wright Edelman

Principal, Justin Faulkner

Welcome to Green Cove Springs Junior High School, home of the Cougars!

I am truly excited to serve the students, families, and faculty as the Principal of Green Cove Springs Junior High School!

My philosophy on leading a school rests on three facets: First, every student deserves a champion - an adult who is willing to enable students to believe that they can discover endless possibilities, regardless of where they come from. Second, I believe that “all means all” which implies that each of our faculty and staff believes that we share responsibility for all of our students and care for those that walk our halls - not just the ones assigned to our individual classrooms. Finally, what our teachers and staff do daily, matters.

Our primary focus here at GCJ is a strong emphasis on teaching and learning in which we intend to provide the best educational setting that Clay County has to offer. GCJ has a long standing tradition of excellence whose results have been driven by academic rigor and relationships. We have an exceptionally strong faculty that is dedicated to meeting the needs of each of our students to enable them to continue on a trajectory towards success! Building and fostering relationships with families, as well as the community, is one of the areas in which we continuously demonstrate success with this year being no different! I look forward to meeting each and everyone of you and I’m confident that this next year will be our best year yet! Go Cougars!

asst principal demarie



Masters of Educational in Educational Leadership

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in History and Minor in Education

American College of Education

Northern Illinois University

“Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.” Henry Ford

Assistant Principal, James Demarie

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Hello and welcome to GCJ where #CougarsLead. As an educator in Clay County since 2006, I am honored to daily have the opportunity to be a servant leader working alongside and supporting the amazing faculty, staff, students, and parents of Green Cove Springs Junior High. If I can ever be of help to you or your student, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.


James DeMarie

Asst principal green

Phone: (904) 336-5175


BS - English Education

MS - Educational Leadership

Florida State University and University of North Florida

Assistant Principal, Monica Green

Welcome to Green Cove Springs Junior High! I am Mrs. Green, your 7th grade Assistant Principal. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in English Education from Florida State University, Go NOLES, and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of North Florida.

My educational experience varies from teaching high school students in a health academy to teaching second grade at Orange Park Elementary. This diverse experience gives me an understanding of what education at each level looks like.

My family is passionate about helping others through local and international missions. We have served throughout Clay County, as well as, countries like Haiti and Canada.

My husband John, is the area director for FCA and leads a veteran’s ministry called Operation Barnabas. We have two children, Jackson and Savannah, who are both high school students in Clay County.