Wellington Collegiate Academy
 Private School in Wellington, FL

Grades 6-8

Meet the WCA Team

The energy and skill of our teaching team have made the WCA vision into a reality. Our instructors are working hard every day to ensure the personal success of each one of our students. All teachers meet or exceed FLDOE requirements.


Anna M. Oaks and Dana C. Oaks, Founders

Juan Carlos Valdez and Jessica Valdez, Owners

Anna Morgan Oaks, School Director and Instructor

Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy, Brigham Young  University. 

Rosemary McDougal, Administrative Assistant 

Bachelor of Science, Hotel and Restaurant Management,  University of San Jose Recoletos, Cebu, Philippines.

Sherri Heinl, Instructor, Math & Science

Bachelor of Arts in Physical Geography with a minor in Geology, Boston University. Completed studies in marine biology and environmental sciences at Southampton College. 

Donna Piccillo, Instructor, English & History

Master of Urban Education with ESOL concentration and minor in Administration and Supervision. Bachelor of Elementary Education K-8 and Art, New Jersey City State University.

Yaa McFarlane, Instructor, 5th Grade English & Math

Bachelor of Science in Analytical Chemistry, De Montford University, Leicester, England. 

Catalina Herron, Instructor, Spanish Language

Bachelor of Science in Teaching Spanish, French and English as a Second Language with a minor in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language. La Salle University, Bogotá, Colombia.

Carmen Possobon, Instructor, Art

Bachelor of Arts, Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil. Completed studies at Instituto Statale di Porta Romana in Florence, Italy and University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Jessica Valdez, Choral Conductor and Private Voice Instructor

Studied Vocal Performance at New World School of the Arts College. Participant in Aspen Music Festival. Performed with Florida Grand Opera.

Erin Daley Philleo, Piano Instructor
Bachelor of Arts in Music in Voice from Miami University of Ohio, Master of Music Education in Piano Pedagogy from University of Wisconsin Stevens Point.

Academic Advisors: 

- Ellen Tidwell, M.A., International Education Administration and Policy Analysis, Stanford University

- Claire Johnson, Master of International Education, Stanford University

- Jane Alexander, M. Ed., Harvard University

Business Advisor: Dana C. Oaks, MBA and Master of Healthcare Administration, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill; Bachelor of Social Work, Brigham Young University