Leadership Team

Jim Werner – Founder/Administrator

Jim is the Founder and Administrator of Circle Christian School. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Jim has a passion for his family and loves challenging parents and students to understand that education goes beyond mere academic accomplishment.  The learner must be equipped with skills for building relationships, developing character, and fully engaging with all life experiences.  He believes that Jesus Christ is the foundation of all sound knowledge and learning.  John 17:3  Jim is a graduate of Miami Christian College.

Linda Werner – Co Founder/Director

Linda’s love and dedication for her children empowered her to be the primary visionary for the establishment and subsequent development of Circle Christian School. The five Werner children were enrolled in Circle from kindergarten through graduation. Linda’s commitment to families and her passion for helping people understand their strengths, makes her a valuable asset in the continued growth of Circle.
Her current role in the organization is that of an encourager to the staff, teachers, and families. She presents passionate messages to groups within the organization as well as the community. Linda loves to see GOD bring people and ideas together to build something greater for the Kingdom of God.
Linda is also the founder of Legacy Principles, a ministry offering mentoring programs as well as monthly dinner club events for women. She is also a regular guest on the Z88.3 Radio Morning Show speaking on family and personal development topics. She attended Florida Bible College. 

Mike Stroup – Director of Operations and Finance

Mike joined the administrative team in April 2007 after spending twelve years in the insurance industry. He is married to his wife, Joann and they have two children, Jordynn (’10) and Tristynn (’15). Both are Circle graduates. 
He is a graduate of the University of Central Florida. His personal mission statement is “Empowering, Encouraging and Supporting Others to Reach Their Maximum Potential.” His strengths, based on the Strengths Finder Assessment, are Relator, Strategic, Responsibility, Developer and Includer