I am so proud to serve as the principal at Matanzas High School. I was raised in a military family and lived all over the country before graduating from high school. I attended the University of Florida, where I earned a B.A. in English and then the University of North Florida, where I earned a M.A. in English. I have 17 years of educational experience in the St. Johns County School District as a teacher, registrar, District Program Specialist, Assistant Principal, and most recently HR Director for Instructional Personnel.
I am extremely honored to serve as the ESE assistant principal at Matanzas High School. I was born in Daytona Beach and raised right here in Flagler County. My husband and I have a blended family with two teenage boys. Our youngest son is going into 9th grade and my bonus son is going into 10th grade. In our free time, we love boating, going to theme parks, and spending time with our family.
I received my Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central Florida. My passion for working in the area of Exceptional Student Education led me to apply to Project ASD at UCF, where I earned my master’s in Exceptional Student Education. Most recently, I attended Stetson University where I received my master’s in Educational Leadership.
My career began in 2009, at Rymfire Elementary working with students with varying exceptionalities. I was a classroom teacher at Belle Terre Elementary and transitioned into ESE support facilitation for my last two years at BTES. Wanting to take on more of a leadership role, I accepted a support facilitation position in Volusia County. I mentored and trained teachers on IEP development, providing accommodations, PBIS, best practices, and research-based interventions. I was on the behavior leadership and school safety teams. When my youngest son went into 6th grade, I began working at Ormond Beach Middle School. While at Ormond Middle, I served on the leadership team, Best Practices for Inclusive Education (BPIE) committee, School Advisory Committee, and was in the Aspiring Leaders Academy. I designed and presented professional development, assisted with the coordination of state testing and master scheduling, and helped with curriculum mapping. I am excited to return to Flagler County and be a part of the Pirate Nation family.
I am thankful for the opportunity to work at Matanzas High School. I look forward to working with the students, families, staff, and community members to make this a great year!
I am honored and excited for this career path as an Assistant Principal at Matanzas High School. With 19 years of experience in public education and 16 years with Flagler Schools, I have had the opportunities to learn, develop, and grow.
From 2001–2005, I served as the district health coordinator while teaching both K-12 Physical and Health Education in Homer Central School District in New York. In 2005, I moved to Palm Coast and accepted a teaching position for Physical and Health Education and Head Softball Coach. In 2016-2020, I held the leadership role of Dean of Discipline/Behavioral Interventionist at Matanzas High School.
Educationally, I earned a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and a Master of Science in Health Education with a concentration in Adaptive Physical Education from the State University of New York at Cortland. I continued my education and earned a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership at Arkansas State University.
As an assistant principal for Matanzas High School, I am extremely grateful for this opportunity.
It is my honor to serve as an assistant principal at Matanzas High School. I am originally from the small town of Live Oak, Florida where I graduated from Lafayette High School as valedictorian. I earned my undergraduate degree in Secondary Social Science Education from Flagler College in St. Augustine. I received my master’s in Education Administration from the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatchewan, Canada, where I lived for three years.
My career in education began in 2012 when I worked as a support facilitator for Ormond Beach Middle School, fostering a more one-on-one atmosphere in classrooms. I began teaching mathematics and social studies courses at Atlantic High School in Port Orange, FL from the fall of 2012 to 2016, helping to raise student achievement in several areas. I began working at Matanzas High School in 2019 and have been an instructor in Cambridge’s AICE program, where we have exceeded the national average for passing percentages on student exams. I am now the Assistant Principal of Data and Assessments at Matanzas High School and am excited and proud to serve in this new role for Pirate Nation!
I am very excited to be a new member of the Matanzas High School team. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree from Anderson University in Indiana. After graduation, I remained in Anderson to begin my educational career. While teaching at the elementary level, I coached high school football.
Athletics and teaching brought me to Palm Coast in 1990, joining the faculty at Flagler-Palm Coast High School. There I continued teaching, while coaching basketball and football until becoming a dean and then assistant principal.
In 2004, I obtained my master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida. For several years, I had the privilege of representing Flagler Schools alongside administrators from Volusia County to partner with Bethune-Cookman University on an Educational Alliance. Additionally, I served in the African American Male Mentoring Program at Wadsworth Elementary School.
My time at Wadsworth granted me the opportunity to see many Flagler Schools students advance from pre-kindergarten through the sixth grade. I look forward to reuniting with those students, who are now at Matanzas.
It is an honor for me to join the administrative team and contribute to the excellence that the students, faculty, parents, staff, and administration bring to Matanzas High School.