School Information and Map

  • School Mission
    Conley School at SouthWood will develop a community of inquisitive, independent, resilient learners who are safe, cooperative, open-minded, principled, empathetic, and able to meet the challenges of the changing world; maximizing technology and providing engaging curriculum in a positive learning environment.
    School Vision
    Conley School at SouthWood is a place where students achieve their maximum potential academically, socially, physically and emotionally.
    School Address
    2400 Orange Avenue East
    Tallahassee, Florida 32311
    Contact Numbers
    Phone: 850.414.5610
    Fax: 850.414.8163
    Extended Day: 850.414.6223
    School Hours
    8:30 AM to 2:50 PM Monday through Friday
    Morning supervision from 7:45-8:25
    Afternoon supervision from 2:50-3:15
    Key Contacts
    Ben Threadgill
    Ava Williams
    Assistant Principal
    About J. Michael Conley

    J. Michael "Mike" Conley was born in Huntington, West Virginia in 1936 and later moved with his family to Orlando, FL. Conley quickly discovered his athletic ability and excelled in a variety of sports. In the 1950s he become an All-American on the Florida State University Track team, and he was later inducted into FSU's Athletic Hall of Fame.

    After graduating from Florida State University in the late 1950s, Conley began a career in education, first teaching American History at Cobb Middle School in Tallahassee, FL, then moving to Leon High School.

    During his career at Leon High School, Conley served as coach and assistant principal before becoming the principal in 1973. Conley served as Principal of Leon High School until his retirement in 1989, while serving as Interim Principal at nearly every other high school in Tallahassee at one point or another.

    After his retirement from Leon High School, Conley ran for and was elected to the Leon County School Board in 1990. He served one term before retiring from public life. Conley is still very involved with the community and has served in advisory roles for the Leon County Public School system for many years. He and his wife Sue have three children, Susan, Cindy, and Jon.