Staff

Administration

Sheila Gregory : Principal

Sheila Gregory

Principal

sheila.gregory@polk-fl.net

Bio

Bernadette Lane : Assistant Principal

Bernadette Lane

Assistant Principal

bernadette.lane@polk-fl.net

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Bucky Day : Assistant Principal

Bucky Day

Assistant Principal

bucky.day@polk-fl.net

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Amy Scheloske : Assistant Principal II

Amy Scheloske

Assistant Principal II

amy.scheloske@polk-fl.net

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Dean

William Lay : Dean

William Lay

Dean

william.lay@polk-fl.net

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Testing Coordinator

Joseph Weyers : Testing Coordinator

Joseph Weyers

Testing Coordinator

joseph.weyers@polk-fl.net

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Office & Support Staff

Cheryl Madgics : Front Office Secretary

Cheryl Madgics

Front Office Secretary

cheryl.magdics@polk-fl.net

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Jill Hutton : Principal's Secretary

Jill Hutton

Principal's Secretary

jill.hutton@polk-fl.net

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Diana Oxford : Terminal Operator

Diana Oxford

Terminal Operator

diana.oxford@polk-fl.net

Bio

Darlene Platter : Network Manager

Darlene Platter

Network Manager

darlene.platter@polk-fl.net

Bio

Angela Thomas : Media Specialist

Angela Thomas

Media Specialist

angela.thomas@polk-fl.net

Bio

Wendy Hood : Nurse/LPN

Wendy Hood

Nurse/LPN

wendy.hood@polk-fl.net

Bio

Jessica Narramore : Guidance Seceretary

Jessica Narramore

Guidance Seceretary

jessica.narramore@polk-fl.net

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Counselor

Daisy Collins : Guidance Counselor

Daisy Collins

Guidance Counselor

daisy.collins@polk-fl.net

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Joshua Oliver : Counselor

Joshua Oliver

Counselor

joshua.oliver@polk-fl.net

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Special Services Area

William Hill : Title 1/Math Interventionist

William Hill

Title 1/Math Interventionist

william.hill@polk-fl.net

Bio

Christine Lipham-Thomas : Title1/Reading Interventionis

Christine Lipham-Thomas

Title1/Reading Interventionis

christine.lipham@polk-fl.net

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Language Arts

Haley Barrow : 6th Grade Language Arts

Haley Barrow

6th Grade Language Arts

haley.barrow@polk-fl.net

Bio

Shikha Sahay : 6th Grade Language Arts

Shikha Sahay

6th Grade Language Arts

shikha.sahay@polk-fl.net

Bio

Elizabeth Daughtrey : 7th Grade Language Arts

Elizabeth Daughtrey

7th Grade Language Arts

elizabeth.daughtrey@polk-fl.net

Bio

Debra Flora : 8th Grade Language Arts

Debra Flora

8th Grade Language Arts

debra.flora@polk-fl.net

Bio

Tracy Zielinski : 8th Grade Language Arts

Tracy Zielinski

8th Grade Language Arts

tracy.zielinski@polk-fl.net

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Vanessa Edison : 6th Grade Reading/7th Grade Language Arts

Vanessa Edison

6th Grade Reading/7th Grade Language Arts

vanessa.edison@polk-fl.net

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Lauren Thomas : 7th Grade Language Arts

Lauren Thomas

7th Grade Language Arts

lauren.thomas@polk-fl.net

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Reading

Vanessa Edison : 6th Grade Reading/7th Grade Language Arts

Vanessa Edison

6th Grade Reading/7th Grade Language Arts

vanessa.edison@polk-fl.net

Bio

Kjersten Mathis : 7th Grade Reading

Kjersten Mathis

7th Grade Reading

kjersten.mathis@polk-fl.net

Bio

Yolanda Webster : 7th Grade Reading

Yolanda Webster

7th Grade Reading

yolanda.webster@polk-fl.net

Bio

Special Ed. Teachers

Kim Hicks : ESE Facilitator

Kim Hicks

ESE Facilitator

kim.hicks@polk-fl.net

Bio

Ivy Roman : Teacher VE

Ivy Roman

Teacher VE

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Yesenia Lora : Teacher VE

Yesenia Lora

Teacher VE

yesenia.lora@polk-fl.net

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Sherry Propst : Teacher VE

Sherry Propst

Teacher VE

sherry.propst@polk-fl.net

Bio

Casey McParlin : Teacher VE

Casey McParlin

Teacher VE

casey.mcparlin@polk-fl.net

Bio

Terry Millican : Teacher VE

Terry Millican

Teacher VE

terry.millican@polk-fl.net

Bio

Joseph Close : Teacher VE

Joseph Close

Teacher VE

joseph.close@polk-fl.net

Bio

Resource Teachers & Electives

Matthew Huro : Art and ITV

Matthew Huro

Art and ITV

matthew.huro@polk-fl.net

Bio

David Delgado : Critical Thinking/PE

David Delgado

Critical Thinking/PE

david.delgado@polk-fl.net

Bio

Jennifer English : Health Sciences

Jennifer English

Health Sciences

jennifer.english@polk-fl.net

Bio

Manuel Rodriguez : ESOL/Spanish

Manuel Rodriguez

ESOL/Spanish

manuel.rodriguez@polk-fl.net

Bio

Josette Twait : Art

Josette Twait

Art

josette.twait@polk-fl.net

Bio

Zachary Dardis : Band

Zachary Dardis

Band

zachary.dardis@polk-fl.net

Bio

Cynthia St. John : Chorus

Cynthia St. John

Chorus

cynthia.gaitanis@polk-fl.net

Ms. Gaitanis-St.John graduated from UF with a BA in vocal performance in 1998 and USF with an MA in Music Education in 2000.  She taught at Stewart Magnet Middle in Tampa and then at Florida State University School until 2007.  She took time off to raise her 3 kids and returned to the classroom in 2016 at KMS. In her spare time she leads a girl scout troop, loves to craft, leads the children’s choir at her church, and is active in a medieval reenactment society.

Bio

Ms. Gaitanis-St.John graduated from UF with a BA in vocal performance in 1998 and USF with an MA in Music Education in 2000.  She taught at Stewart Magnet Middle in Tampa and then at Florida State University School until 2007.  She took time off to raise her 3 kids and returned to the classroom in 2016 at KMS. In her spare time she leads a girl scout troop, loves to craft, leads the children’s choir at her church, and is active in a medieval reenactment society.

Kevin Fuller : Business

Kevin Fuller

Business

kevin.fuller@polk-fl.net

Bio

Melissa Robertson : Avid Teacher

Melissa Robertson

Avid Teacher

melissa.robertson@polk-fl.net

Bio

Teresa Yearicks : Critical Thinking Teacher

Teresa Yearicks

Critical Thinking Teacher

teresa.yearicks@polk-fl.net

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.

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.

Jenna Barefoot : Agriculture Teacher

Jenna Barefoot

Agriculture Teacher

jenna.barefoot@polk-fl.net

I went to Kathleen Middle and Kathleen High School. I was very involved in the Kathleen FFA chapters. I went on to the University of Florida for a degree in Agricultural Education and Communication. I’ve worked at Kathleen High and Tenoroc High before taking some time off with my babies. I look forward to a great year offering many opportunities for KMS agriculture students and FFA members.

Bio

I went to Kathleen Middle and Kathleen High School. I was very involved in the Kathleen FFA chapters. I went on to the University of Florida for a degree in Agricultural Education and Communication. I’ve worked at Kathleen High and Tenoroc High before taking some time off with my babies. I look forward to a great year offering many opportunities for KMS agriculture students and FFA members.

Academic Coaches

Danielle Deconcilio : Reading Coach

Danielle Deconcilio

Reading Coach

danielle.deconcilio@polk-fl.net

Bio

Derek Hicks : Math Coach

Derek Hicks

Math Coach

derek.hicks@polk-fl.net

Bio

Science Teachers

Mary Knox : 6th Grade Science

Mary Knox

6th Grade Science

mary.knox@polk-fl.net

Bio

Eric Nettles : 6th Grade Science

Eric Nettles

6th Grade Science

eric.nettles@polk-fl.net

Bio

Patricia Stepp : 7th Grade Science

Patricia Stepp

7th Grade Science

patricia.stepp@polk-fl.net

Bio

Tabitha Morelli : 7th Grade Science

Tabitha Morelli

7th Grade Science

tabitha.morelli@polk-fl.net

Bio

Kevin Taylor : 8th Grade Science

Kevin Taylor

8th Grade Science

kevin.taylor@polk-fl.net

Bio

Richard Simms : 8th Grade Science

Richard Simms

8th Grade Science

richard.simms@polk-fl.net

Bio

Math Teachers

Teresa Lara : 6th Grade Math

Teresa Lara

6th Grade Math

teresa.lara@polk-fl.net

Bio

Chenel Simonville : 7th Grade Math

Chenel Simonville

7th Grade Math

chenel.simonville@polk-fl.net

Bio

Monique Smith : 7th Grade Math

Monique Smith

7th Grade Math

monique.smith@polk-fl.net

Bio

Mikia Kelly : 8th Grade Math

Mikia Kelly

8th Grade Math

mikia.kelly@polk-fl.net

Bio

Kristen Felgar : 8th Grade Math

Kristen Felgar

8th Grade Math

kristen.felgar@polk-fl.net

Bio

Taylor Brady : Math Teacher

Taylor Brady

Math Teacher

taylor.brady@polk-fl.net

Bio

Social Studies Teachers

Diane Jenkins : 6th Grade Social Studies

Diane Jenkins

6th Grade Social Studies

diane.jenkins@polk-fl.net

Bio

Linda Moore : 6th Grade Social Studies

Linda Moore

6th Grade Social Studies

linda.moore@polk-fl.net

Bio

De’Oni Dew : 7th Grade Civics

De’Oni Dew

7th Grade Civics

de'oni.dew@polk-fl.net

Bio

Ted Bogar : 8th Grade US History and Career Planning

Ted Bogar

8th Grade US History and Career Planning

theodore.bogar@polk-fl.net

Bio

Daniel Jordan : 7th Grade Civics

Daniel Jordan

7th Grade Civics

daniel.jordan@polk-fl.net

Bio

Anne Stemmerman : 8th Grade US History and Career Planning

Anne Stemmerman

8th Grade US History and Career Planning

anne.stemmerman@polk-fl.net

Bio

Paraprofessionals & Teachers Aids

Tracy Rhoads : Para

Tracy Rhoads

Para

tracy.rhoads@polk-fl.net

Bio

Trudy Scott : Para

Trudy Scott

Para

trudy.scott@polk-fl.net

Bio

Thomas Evans : Para

Thomas Evans

Para

thomas.evans@polk-fl.net

Bio

Elana Tedrick : Para

Elana Tedrick

Para

elana.tedrick@polk-fl.net

Bio

Vickey Lawrence : Para

Vickey Lawrence

Para

vickey.lawrence@polk-fl.net

Bio

Karen Williamson : Para

Karen Williamson

Para

karen.williamson01@polk-fl.net

Bio

Dining Room/Food Service

Denise Abbey : Cafeteria Manager

Denise Abbey

Cafeteria Manager

Bio

Arlene Richardson : Cafeteria Assistant

Arlene Richardson

Cafeteria Assistant

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Pamela Campbell : Cafeteria Assistant

Pamela Campbell

Cafeteria Assistant

Bio

Janet Crawford : Cafeteria Assistant

Janet Crawford

Cafeteria Assistant

Bio

Sharon Hodges : Cafeteria Assistant

Sharon Hodges

Cafeteria Assistant

Bio

Rose Tyer : Cafeteria Assistant

Rose Tyer

Cafeteria Assistant

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Campus Maintenance Staff

Rodney Jamerson : Custodial Foreman

Rodney Jamerson

Custodial Foreman

rodney.jamerson@polk-fl.net

Bio

Rosana Baptiste : Custodian

Rosana Baptiste

Custodian

Bio

Damary Sanches : Custodian

Damary Sanches

Custodian

Bio

Milagro Fernandez : Custodian

Milagro Fernandez

Custodian

Bio

Hidel Collado : Custodian

Hidel Collado

Custodian

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Physical Education

David Delgado : Critical Thinking/PE

David Delgado

Critical Thinking/PE

david.delgado@polk-fl.net

Bio

Lori Raymond : 7/8th Grade PE Teacher

Lori Raymond

7/8th Grade PE Teacher

lori.raymond@polk-fl.net

Bio

Thomas Collins : 6th/7th Grade PE Teacher

Thomas Collins

6th/7th Grade PE Teacher

thomas.collins@polk-fl.net

Bio