Academic Team Directory

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Ocelots - 6th Grade

 
Patricia Stepp : 7th Grade & 6th Grade Accelerated Science

Patricia Stepp

7th Grade & 6th Grade Accelerated Science

patricia.stepp@polk-fl.net Office Hours: 9:00-11:00 & 1:00-2:00 M-F
Phone #: (863)853-6040

Bio

Linda Moore : 6th Grade Social Studies

Linda Moore

6th Grade Social Studies

linda.moore@polk-fl.net Office Hours: 10:00-1:00 M-Th & 10:00-3:00
Phone #: 863-853-6040

Bio

Panthers - 6th Grade

 
Shikha Sahay : 6th Grade Language Arts

Shikha Sahay

6th Grade Language Arts

shikha.sahay@polk-fl.net Office Hours: 3:00-6:00 M-F
Phone #: 863-797-4676

Bio

Taylor Brady : 6th Grade Math

Taylor Brady

6th Grade Math

taylor.brady@polk-fl.net Office Hours: 10:30-11:30 & 1:00-3:00 MWF & 10:30-11:30 & 3:00-5:00 T Th
Phone #: 863-853-6040

Bio

Hello! I’m Mrs. Brady. I teach 6th Grade Math.  I have loved every minute of teaching at KMS and miss my students terribly! I am excited to start our new journey together through online learning.

Attributes:

  • At KMS since 2017
  • About to be a New Mom
  • Star Wars Fan
  • USF Bull

Contact Info:

Office Hours: MWF 10:30 to 11:30 & 1:00 to 3:00

TuTh 10:30 to 11:30 & 3:00 to 5:00

Email: taylor.brady@polk-fl.net

Phone: 863.510.7402

Pumas - 7th Grade

 
Lauren Thomas : 8th Grade Language Arts

Lauren Thomas

8th Grade Language Arts

lauren.thomas@polk-fl.net Office Hours: 9:00-12:00 M-F
Phone #: 803-386-7013

Bio

Mary Knox : 7th Grade Science, Accelerated, & Forensics

Mary Knox

7th Grade Science, Accelerated, & Forensics

mary.knox@polk-fl.net Office Hours: 9:00-11:00 & 1:00-2:00 M-F
Phone #: 863-589-7606

Bio

Bobcats - 7th Grade

 
Chenel Simonville : 8th Grade Math & Alg 1

Chenel Simonville

8th Grade Math & Alg 1

chenel.simonville@polk-fl.net Office Hours: 10:30-11:30 & 12:30-2:30 M-F
Phone #: 863-853-6040

Bio

Hello, I’m Mr. Simonville.  I teach 8th Grade Math and Algebra 1.

Attributes:

  • 8 Year Veteran Math Teacher
  • Began teaching in Miami, FL
  • Loves Sports Stats
  • FIU Panther
  • NOVA Shark
  • Enjoys Family Time, Playing Pool, Basketball, Travelling

Jaguars - 8th Grade

 
Kristen Felgar : 7th Grade Math

Kristen Felgar

7th Grade Math

kristen.felgar@polk-fl.net Office Hours: 12:30-3:30 M-F
Phone #: 863-853-6040

Bio

Hello, I'm Ms. Felgar.

I have a bachelors degree in mathematics from Florida Southern college. I have a certification in math education grades 5-9. I have been a teacher at Kathleen Middle school since 2016. I am thankful for the opportunity to teach your students currently in 7th grade and advanced 7th grade math. I can be reached through my email at kristen.felgar@polk-fl.net to answer any questions or provide any necessary support.

Yesenia Lora : ESE Teacher

Yesenia Lora

ESE Teacher

yesenia.lora@polk-fl.net Office Hours: 10:00-1:00 M-F
Phone #: 863-853-6040

Bio

Anne Stemmerman : US History and World History

Anne Stemmerman

US History and World History

anne.stemmerman@polk-fl.net Office Hours: 9:00-10:00 & 12:00-2:00 M-F
Phone #: 863-853-6040

Bio

Leopards - 8th Grade

 
Tracy Zielinski : 7th Grade Language Arts

Tracy Zielinski

7th Grade Language Arts

tracy.zielinski@polk-fl.net Office Hours: 1:00-4:00 M-F
Phone #: 863-.225-3486

Bio

Mikia Kelly : 8th Grade Math & Geometry

Mikia Kelly

8th Grade Math & Geometry

mikia.kelly@polk-fl.net Office Hours: 12:30-3:30 M-F
Phone #: 863-853-6040

Bio

Hello, I’m Mikia Kelly.  I teach 8th Grade Math and Geometry.  I love to inspire my students to reach higher heights in math and personal development.  I hope you all continue to reach for your goals!

Attributes:

  • 7 Year Veteran Teacher
  • 5th Year at Kathleen Middle
  • Entrepreneur
  • FAMU Rattler
  • UF Gator
  • Certified Nerd
Elana Tedrick : Para

Elana Tedrick

Para

elana.tedrick@polk-fl.net
Phone #: (863)853-6040

Bio

Lynx - Reading and Electives Team

 
Vanessa Edison : 6th Grade Critical Thinking/7th Grade Intensive Reading

Vanessa Edison

6th Grade Critical Thinking/7th Grade Intensive Reading

vanessa.edison@polk-fl.net Office Hours: 8:00-11:00 M-F
Phone #: 813-492-5320

Bio

I am currently teaching 6th grade Critical Thinking and 7th grade Intensive Reading. I have been at Kathleen Middle School since 2016. I am a Georgia native and am pursuing a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. My prior teaching experience includes 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Intensive Reading and Language Arts in Haines City, Lake Alfred, FL, and Albany Georgia). In addition, I have taught Adult Basic Education and General Education Development (Tampa, FL and Albany, Georgia).

Yolanda Webster : 8th Grade Reading

Yolanda Webster

8th Grade Reading

yolanda.webster@polk-fl.net Office Hours: 10:00-1:00 M-F
Phone #: 863.354-4175

Bio

Hi, I’m Mrs. Webster

I graduated from Saint Leo University with a master’s degree in Business Administration.  I have a certification in Business Education grades 6- 12 and a Reading Endorsement endorsed from the State of Florida Department of Education. I started my journey as a Reading Teacher at Kathleen Middle School in 2016. I am excited to educate students currently in the 8th grade. 

I believe that the true gifts of teaching are those experienced in the classroom (traditional and virtual). My own child has taught me to look at the individual, not to assume anything, and to be flexible toward change.  We're in this journey together; please feel free to communicate with me about your child’s reading development.

You can reach my email at yolanda.webster@polk-fl.net.

 

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Manuel Rodriguez : ESOL/Spanish

Manuel Rodriguez

ESOL/Spanish

manuel.rodriguez@polk-fl.net Office Hours: 10:00-1:00 M-F
Phone #: 863-999-3755

Bio

Teresa Yearicks : Critical Thinking & TV Production Teacher

Teresa Yearicks

Critical Thinking & TV Production Teacher

teresa.yearicks@polk-fl.net Office Hours: 10:00-12:00 & 4:00-5:00 M-F
Phone #: 863-272-1845

Bio

Mrs. Yearicks is originally from Southern New Jersey and has lived in Lakeland, Florida for the past 17 years. This is her second year teaching Critical Thinking at Kathleen Middle School.

Before KMS, Mrs. Yearicks taught TV Production at Mulberry Middle School for 5 years. She also taught at Griffin Elementary for 10 years as an ESE teacher and the school Network Manager.

Mrs. Yearicks earned her Bachelor's of Arts in Special Education at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. She is certified in Exceptional Education VE K-12, Elementary Education K-6, and Business Education 6-12.

Lions - Electives Team

 
Lori Raymond : 7/8th Grade PE Teacher

Lori Raymond

7/8th Grade PE Teacher

lori.raymond@polk-fl.net Office Hours: 9:00-10:00 & 1:00-3:00 M-F
Phone #: 863.546-0153

Bio

Mitchell Vandyke : 6th/7th Grade PE Teacher

Mitchell Vandyke

6th/7th Grade PE Teacher

mitchell.vandyke@polk-fl.net Office Hours: 1:00-4:00 M-F
Phone #: 863-853-6040

Bio

Zachary Dardis : Band

Zachary Dardis

Band

zachary.dardis@polk-fl.net Office Hours: 10:00-1:00 M-F
Phone #: 863.666-0314

Bio