Administration

  
  

  April Gambrell

  Principal
  agambrell@oconee.k12.sc.us
  (864) 886-4525

Candice Brucke 

  Candice Brucke
  Assistant Principal
  cbrucke@oconee.k12.sc.us
  (864) 886-4525


Brian Odom

  Brian Odom
  Assistant Principal
  bodom@oconee.k12.sc.us
  (864) 886-4525


Dear West-Oak Family,

My name is April Gambrell and I am very excited to introduce myself as your principal of West-Oak Middle School.  I am honored to have the opportunity to be your principal and be able to watch our students grow in and out of the classrooms.  Over the past 18 years, I have worked as a teacher and administrator at both the school and district levels. What I’ve learned and experienced during my time teaching in the classroom and leading by example will carry over into my new role as your principal.  I will spend a lot of time with students, getting to know their personalities, learning styles, and interests. This is one of the most important parts of being a principal and also the most fun and exciting!


Not only am I excited to work with our students, I look forward to working with families and all stakeholders within our community.  As the old proverb states, “It takes a village to raise a child.” I cannot wait to share the great things students do and accomplish throughout their days with our teachers and staff members at West-Oak Middle.


My goal is to continue carrying out the School District of Oconee County vision for all students.  It is also to ensure that students are healthy, happy, and safe, so they can continue to learn and be provided a variety of learning experiences and opportunities between the school, community, families, and business leaders.  The mission of the West-Oak Middle School faculty and staff is to guide students on their path to being college and career ready. We are going to do just that!


I am so thankful and blessed to have the opportunity to work with all of you.  I look forward to getting to know you and your family.

Sincerely,

April Gambrell