Meet our Executive Team

Michelle Axson


Following an extensive career as an educator, Mrs. Axson became Principal of Marion Charter in 2013. She has a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and a Master’s in Educational Leadership from Saint Leo University.

Mrs. Axson is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the entire Marion Charter School organization, and oversees compliance, administration, financial accountability, school safety, organizational development, and much, much more!

Mrs. Axson believes that all children can learn, and that each child learns in a different way and at a different rate. She believes that with hard work and perseverance, we can make a positive impact on each child in a special way. Keeping the atmosphere positive and the lines of communication open among staff, parents, and students is the key to success! Through TEAMWORK, we can be successful in reaching our goal of making sure that each of our students attains his or her potential!

Valerie Wells

Guidance Counselor/Dean

Ms. Wells has been the School Counselor and Dean at Marion Charter School since 2012. Prior to that, Ms. Wells was a Social Worker and School Counselor.

At Marion Charter School, Ms. Wells reinforces the school-wide expectations: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be a Problem Solver. Ms. Wells utilizes various counseling methods with individuals and groups as needed and helps reinforce social skills, problem solving strategies, "I" messages, cool-down techniques and more.

Ms. Wells also leads school events such as Career Day, Red Ribbon Week, and Kids Heart Challenge (formerly Jump Rope for Heart). Additionally, Ms. Wells connects students and families to community resources, leads MTSS meetings, participates in conferences and staffings, oversees attendance, and helps promote Marion Charter School, and more.



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Marion Charter School
39 Cedar Road
Ocala, FL 34470
(352) 687-2100

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