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5th Grade Teachers

Oscar Artiles

Nancy Britton

Language Arts and Social Studies

Ms. Britton is from Falls Creek, PA, and graduated from Clarion State University in Pennsylvania.  She has taught English, Speech, Drama, and Gifted classes for forty-four years.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Equivalency Degree + thirty credits in English and Speech.  Ms. Britton loves living on the Emerald Coast near her family.  This is her second year teaching at ECMS.  Ms. Britton is also an advisor to The Patriot Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes at ECMS.

Karen Fournier

Language Arts & Social Studies

Bob Grant

Social Studies & Language Arts

Mr. Grant came to the Gulf Coast via his Air Force family in 1964.  He grew up in Fort Walton Beach, attended Fort Walton Beach High School, Northwest Florida State College, and Florida State University.  He served 30+ years as a YMCA professional before retiring in 2012. 2017 begins his 5th year of teaching and his certifications include ESE, PE, Social Studies, and Language Arts.  His wife Kiersten is also a teacher and they have four children - Paige, George, Alyssa, and Anne-Marie.

Sherri Jackson

Social Studies & Language Arts

Ms. Jackson is originally from Okaloosa County.  She graduated from the University of West Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education.  She is certified to teach all subjects K-6, and ESOL.  She loves to teach reading across all subject areas and has a passion for teaching kids how to think for themselves and become independent and responsible learners.  This is her 5th year of teaching and she is thrilled to be teaching in Walton County, and loving Emerald Coast Middle School.  Go Stingrays!

Kristell McCallister

Tonia Murray


Mrs. Murray was originally from New Hampshire.  She is a graduate of Lebanon High School home of the Red Raiders. Mrs. Murray went on to Emory University and returned to NH to receive a Bachelors of Science at the University of New Hampshire at Keene.  She taught in NH before teaching here in Walton County at both Van R. Butler and ECMS.


Kristen Simpson

Brandy Wesson

Language Arts & Social Studies

Mrs. Wesson was born in Pensacola, FL but grew up in Miami, FL.  She is a graduate of Miami Sunset Senior High School. Mrs. Wesson earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Florida International University and went on to earn a M.Ed. in Reading Education from the University of West Florida.