Charlotte Joyce is the new School Board member representing District 6 in the Westside.
Meet Charlotte Joyce. Charlotte Joyce was born and raised on Jacksonville’s westside. She attended Joseph Stilwell Jr. High (now known as the Joseph Stilwell Military Academy of Leadership) and graduated from Edward H. White High School (now known as the Edward H. White Military Academy of Leadership). After graduating from the University of North Florida, magna cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, Charlotte began her teaching career at Joseph Stilwell and currently serves as the school’s Magnet Coordinator.
As an educator, Charlotte has a first-hand appreciation for the joys and challenges that are common to all students and teachers. As Magnet Coordinator, Charlotte has developed an in-depth understanding of academic and discipline data, the budget process, market development, ESE training, student incentive promotions, and the need for parental involvement.
In 2014, Joseph Stilwell became a dedicated magnet school. Because of Charlotte’s experience as a “magnet school mom” – her own children attended Duval County Magnet Schools – she knew that successful schools require invested parents. She founded the Leadership Booster Club at Stilwell to develop community support and raise money for the magnet program. As parent liaison, she also oversees parent groups such as SAC and PTSA.
Charlotte has five children of her own and understands a parent’s desire to have his/her children delivered a world-class education. Experience has taught her that each child is unique and, as a result, may need a specialized program to maximize the likelihood of success. For this reason, Charlotte is a champion for school choice. She has witnessed, in the transformation of Joseph Stilwell, how Duval County’s magnet school program has transformed communities and lives.