Ms. Jami Browder, Principal

Ms. Browder joined the Orangewood family in 1982 as a student and has returned in 2020 to serve as the Principal.  She has taught Pre-K, first, fourth, and 9-12 grades.  Ms. Browder served as an Assistant Principal at Bonita Springs Elementary and Bayshore Elementary.  Her last assignment was as the Principal at Patriot Elementary. One of Ms. Browder’s favorite places to relax is at the beach.  She also enjoys spending time with her dog, reading, working in her yard, and making memories with her family and friends.

Ms. Marilyn Crews, Assistant Principal


Mrs. Crews joined the Orangewood family in January, 2016. Since moving to Florida from Seattle, Washington in 2004, she has taught first and second grades at Diplomat Elementary and Orange River Elementary. She also worked as a teacher-on-assignment in charge of curriculum, training and resources for Adult Education. Mrs. Crews also spent nine years teaching kindergarten, first, second, third, seventh and eighth grades in the Seattle School District. Mrs. Crews loves being a mom to Jackson, and in her free time she enjoys playing golf, taking Zumba classes, and reading.