Mrs. Rebecca Oakley was named the principal of Centerville Elementary School during the Houston County Board of Education meeting held December 14, 2021 and officially started as principal. Oakley has served as the Assistant Principal for Instruction at Northside Elementary School since 2016. She officially became the principal on June 1, 2022.
Prior to joining Northside Elementary, 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.