Meet the Staff of Maritime Academy!

Jamie Vickers


Mrs. Vickers has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Education from the University of Central Florida and a Master of Educational Leadership from Florida State University. Mrs. Vickers has dedicated her professional education career to creating a learning environment for students to achieve their full academic capability. She was recognized at the Florida Capital by Lady Ann Scott, Governor Rick Scott's wife, for being a Community Person of Interest. Mrs. Vickers was recognized as the 2012 Assistant Principal of the year in Bay County, and most recently, she received Best and Brightest Principal recognition in 2018. Mrs. Vickers served as a K-8 School Principal at a charter school before accepting the position as the first Principal at Maritime Academy. Mrs. Vickers' love of STEM academics has been a primary reason she chose to lead this innovative and cutting-edge High School. There's no better place to be than Maritime Academy!  

BJ Morris


Supreme Master of the Challenge Course

Mr. BJ Morris is a teacher at AmiKids. He has been with the company for over 13 years. During that time, Mr. BJ has had the ability to work with children from all walks of life. He enjoys teaching, motivating his students, helping them overcome daily challenges, and inspiring them to never give up.  He believes that children must have their basic needs met to support learning, self-esteem, and personal growth. Mr. BJ is excited to begin teaching the newly offered, Construction certification class at Maritime Academy.

January Sellers

Teacher - Algebra

Mrs. Sellers has a Bachelors of Education from the University of Alaska in Anchorage, with double minors in English and Humanities. As a military family with multiple moves over the years, Mrs. Sellers has taught, substituted, and volunteered at various schools all over the country. She feels that every child learns in a different way, and enjoys employing a verity of teaching methods in her classroom so that all can be successful. Mrs. Sellers believes that Maritime Academy has the perfect balance for every student. She is thrilled to be a part of Maritime Academy’s first year and cannot wait to see what the future holds.

William Hess

Adjunct Professor

Professor Hess has a Bachelor of Science in Business from Post University and a Master Of Science in Administration/Leadership from Central Michigan University. Professor Hess is actively enrolled in a Doctoral Program at Liberty University pursuing an EdD in Educational Leadership. Professor Hess is Retired from the United States Marine Corps with 22 years of Honorable service. While Serving in the US Marine Corps, Professor Hess began as an educator at Brandman University as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Business, where he currently teaches. Professor Hess also teaches at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University at the Gaetz Aerospace Institute. Professor Hess is currently the Director of Disaster Services, where he flies drones professionally during natural disasters and can share and educate aviation students about real-world drone scenarios. Professor Hess is a lifelong learner and believes education never stops; teaching at the Maritime Academy fulfills the passion of influencing the next generation of thinkers.