Board of Directors

SJCA’s founding board members are:

Diane Hutchings, President

Mrs. Hutchings is a certified financial planner professional. Mrs. Hutchings began her career in financial services at Barnett Bank and in 2001 transitioned into the investment side by joining Salomon Smith Barney. In 2003, she decided to open her own financial planning firm under the corporate partner, Prudential Financial and was  later recruited to join First Florida Investment Services in 2009. She is the Managing Director of Investment Services for First Florida Credit Union.

In addition to her professional career, Mrs. Hutchings has served in a wide variety of volunteer, appointed and elected positions representing Clay County. As a Clay County School District volunteer, she has served on the Clay County Health Advisory Council, the District Advisory Council and Green Cove Springs Jr. High School Advisory Council. She has served appointments on the Clay County Tourism Committee, the Clay County Transportation Committee, she is currently a member of the Orange Park Medical Center Board of Trustees and the Vice Chair for the Transportation Planning Organization of Northeast Florida.  Her elected positions include council member and Mayor on the Green Cove Springs City Council 1993-1999. She was re-elected to a second term as Commissioner for District 3 on the Clay County Board of Commissioners. During her 5 year tenure she has served one year as Budget and Finance Chair, two years as vice-chair and two years as the Chairman for the Commission.

Mrs. Hutchings resides in Clay County with her husband, Brett, and their two adult children, daughter Ashley Gilhousen (Adam) and their three sons Aiden, Brantley and Caleb, and son Kyle, (Tiffaney) and their daughters Raegan and Claire. The family attends Hibernia Baptist Church and enjoys serving in the preschool ministry.


 Amy Miller, Treasurer

Mrs. Miller is a licensed, professional engineer in the state of Florida.  As a lifelong Clay County resident, she graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor of science degree in environmental engineering.  She later completed a master of business administration also from the University of Florida.  Her work experience began doing civil engineering and lead to working for a construction materials company as a key account manager.  She currently serves as the national director for a construction trade association.

Mrs. Miller helped form the Northeast Florida Structural Engineers Association along with a division in Tampa and Tallahassee.  She also served in various positions on the state executive board of the Florida Structural Engineers Association including state president.  She served as a voting member of the American Concrete Institute 522 and 330 Committees.  She has also served as a Guardian ad Litem in Clay County.

Mrs. Miller resides in Fleming Island with her husband, Troy, and their three children Parker, Brock and Adaira.


Mr. Daniel Johnson, Secretary

Mr. Johnson is a U.S. Army Colonel currently serving as Post Commander, Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, with the Florida Army National Guard. Colonel Johnson’s service includes mobilization and deployment with the 653d Signal Company (Tropo Light) as a Signal Platoon Leader in support of Operation Desert Storm and as Commander, 146th Expeditionary Signal Battalion in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

He graduated from Florida State University in 1991 with a BA in Political Science and a BA in Social Studies Education.  In 1998, he received his Master’s Degree in Educational Administration/Leadership from Florida State University and earned his Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College in 2013.

Mr. Johnson taught middle school Social Studies in Tallahassee, Florida for six years and then served as Dean of Students for one year. He was ordered to active duty with the Florida Army National Guard in 1999, where he served in numerous leadership and administrative positions

He serves as the Association of the United States Army State President for Florida. He is also very active at Hibernia Baptist Church where he serves as a Church Elder, Bible Study Teacher, and AWANA Leader.

Mr. Johnson is a resident of Green Cove Springs, Florida and is married to Dawn Johnson.  They have three children:  Mackenzie, Madeline, and Grant.








2017-2018 Board of Directors Meeting Schedule

During the 2017-2018 school calendar year, the St. Johns Classical Academy Board of Directors will meet on the first Monday of each month at 4:00 pm, notwithstanding school/federal holidays.  All Board meetings will be posted on the school website in compliance with Florida’s Sunshine Law.

The tentative 2017-2018 Board Meeting Schedule is as follows: (to be held at the school)

October 25, 2017 – 6 pm; Special board meeting-bond terms approval.


November 6, 2017


December 4, 2017


January 8, 2018


February 5, 2018


March 5, 2018


April 2, 2018


May 7, 2018


June 4, 2018


Board meeting minutes

Board Minutes 10-10-16

Board Minutes 02-03-17

Board Minutes 02-09-17

Board Minutes 02-18-17

Board Minutes 03-03-17

Board Minutes 03-13-17

Minutes 5-8-17

Board Minutes 6-5-17

Board Minutes 7-10-17

Board Minutes 7-21-17

Board Minutes 8-4-17