Avalon Elementary School opened its doors in August 2001 serving students in the Avalon Park community of East Orange County. Recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School, Avalon strives to offer innovative and creative learning experiences for students. We are committed to providing a world-class education through inquiry-based learning, arts enrichment, and academic programs that enhance students’ growth and development. Avalon implements a House system for students and staff to strengthen relationships and comradery across grade levels and disciplines. Students are sorted into Houses that represent character traits we expect all of our Avalon Mariners to display. The overall goal of the House system is to benefit the school community through positive peer pressure, increased school spirit, and healthy competition. At Avalon, we encourage our students to take risks and challenge themselves to become better students, caring friends, and outstanding citizens. #WeAreAvalon
Mr. Jeff Aldridge
Jeff Aldridge has been the principal at Avalon Elementary since August 2015. He joined Orange County Public Schools in 1999 and taught multiple subject areas before moving into administration as a dean, assistant principal, and principal. Mr. Aldridge believes that positive relationships are the key to learning and growing, and he strives to build strong, positive partnerships with all stakeholders. Educating the whole-child is a central focus for Mr. Aldridge, and he is committed to offering a strong Arts program to allow students to demonstrate their creative talents while also ensuring they are challenged academically in the classroom.
Mrs. Tameka L. Hamilton
Mrs. Tameka L. Hamilton has complete devotion towards the art and science of education. Her tenacity and commitment for education is her prevailing forte that has garnered her with three Education degrees and over 12 years of experience in various educational roles such as 4th grade teacher, math instructional coach, and Assistant Principal. With her passion and love for fostering, enriching, and molding all minds, in order to effectively enhance lives through education, she often states that, “A good education is an essential element towards being a better “YOU”.” Such highlights are just a microscopic view of her shine, as her true sparkle is her vivid and optimistic demeanor that brightens day the of her students and colleagues at Avalon Elementary.