The Cheerleading Program is made up of a Middle School team, a Junior Varsity team, and a Varsity team. Additionally the cheer program fields teams at the Beaches and St. Mark’s Campuses beginning in kindergarten. Episcopal’s cheer teams are an integral part of promoting school spirit on all three campuses. The teams also serve as Episcopal ambassadors to the community by volunteering each year for Buddy Walk, breast cancer walks, and charity drives such as the H.O.O.I. orphanages and the Donna Hicken Foundation.
About the Coaches
Taylor McCullers is in her first year as Program Director of Cheerleading at ESJ. Appointed Head Coach in 2020, she is looking forward to leading the cheerleading program and creating a new sense of spirit across the three campuses. Coach McCullers, who was captain of the University of North Florida cheer team, recently served as an instructor for Universal Cheer Association (UCA). She has taught stunt clinics as well as organized and judged various competitions around North Florida. As a member of the UNF cheerleading team, she competed in the NCA (National Cheerleaders Association) College Nationals Division 1 and cheered on the sideline for UNF’s men’s and women’s basketball teams as well as volleyball. Additionally, Coach Taylor is USA Cheer Spirit Safety Certified. When she isn’t coaching cheer for the Eagles, Coach Taylor works for Merrill Lynch as a Wealth Management Advisor.
Mackenzie Bera is the Assistant Coach for the Eagles Cheerleading Program. Coach Bera recently coached cheer at The Bolles School for six years and currently works on the St. Mark’s Campus teaching Pre-K. Janet Buford, longtime ESJ faculty member and science teacher, will continue to serve as the Munnerlyn Campus’s JV Cheerleading Coach.