Rebecca Oakley Named Principal of Centerville Elementary School

Wednesday, December 15th, 2021

Mrs. Rebecca Oakley was named the principal of Centerville Elementary School during the Houston County Board of Education meeting held December 14, 2021. Oakley has served as the Assistant Principal for Instruction at Northside Elementary School since 2016. She will finish the current school year at Northside Elementary and will start as principal of Centerville Elementary on June 1, 2022.

“I am grateful to Dr. Scott and our board members for this great honor and responsibility,” said Oakley.  “I am excited to continue the tradition of academic excellence at Centerville Elementary. I look forward to building relationships with students, teachers, staff, and parents. At Centerville, we will continue to put children first, and focus on building successful futures for all of our students.” 

Prior to joining Northside Elementary School, Oakley served as a teacher at Feagin Mill Middle School, Warner Robins Middle School, and Mossy Creek Middle School. In 2011, she was named the Warner Robins Middle School Teacher of the Year and the Houston County District Teacher of the Year. She was also named as the 2015 STEM Teacher of the Year by the Air Force Association.

Oakley is a proud product of the Houston County School District, where she attended Miller Elementary, Bert Rumble Middle School, and graduated from Warner Robins High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in middle grades education from Mercer University. She also earned her master's and specialist degrees in middle grades education and educational leadership from Valdosta State University. She and her husband Russell have two children. 

 Centerville Elementary School is located at 450 N. Houston Blvd. For more information about the school, visit