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New administrative appointments in Pinellas County Schools

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September

About 10 new administrative appointments will be formally announced at tonight's Pinellas County School Board meeting. This list is taken straight off the agenda:

Kathlene Bentley, Principal, Fuguitt Elementary

Dr. Bentley is credited with 13 years of service with Pinellas County Schools, having served as

a teacher at Seminole High. She also served as assistant principal, Seminole High and at

Madeira Beach and Largo middle schools. Her most recent assignment has been as assistant

principal, Pinellas Park Middle. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of South

Florida, a master’s degree from Nova University and a doctoral degree from the University of

South Florida.

 

Daniel Brennan, Principal, Pasadena Fundamental Elementary

Mr. Brennan is credited with 13 years of service with Pinellas County Schools, having served as

a teacher at Bauder Elementary and Oak Grove Middle, and as assistant principal at John

Hopkins Middle. His most recent assignment has been as assistant principal, Mount Vernon

Elementary. He earned both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from the University of

South Florida.

 

Suzette Burns, Principal, Sexton Elementary

Ms. Burns is credited with 19 years of service with Pinellas County Schools, having served as a

teacher at Bay Point Elementary. Her most recent assignment has been as assistant principal,

James Sanderlin Elementary. She earned both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree

from the University of South Florida.

 

Karen Coffey, Executive Director, Budget & Resource Allocation

Ms. Coffey is credited with 19 years of service with Pinellas County Schools, having served as

an Accounting Clerk, III, Budget & Resource Assistant I & II, Financial Reporting Analyst,

Information Systems Microcomputer Specialist, Business and Government Financial Reporting

Specialist. Her most recent assignment has been as Budget Specialist. She earned a

bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida.

 

Mary Beth Corace, Director, Strategic Planning & Policy

Dr. Corace is credited with 22 years of service with Pinellas County Schools, having served as a

countywide teacher for Elementary Education, middle school resource teacher and a teacher at

Carwise Middle. Dr. Corace also served as Special Projects, Grants Specialist and supervisor,

Quality Academy. Her most recent assignment has been as assistant principal, Palm Harbor

University High, IB Program. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University, and

both a master’s degree and a doctoral degree from the University of South Florida.

 

Felita Lott, Principal, Bay Point Elementary

Ms. Lott is returning to Pinellas County Schools, having served as a Supervisor for Hernando

County Schools Title I Program. She is credited with eight years of service with Pinellas

County, having served as a teacher at Lakewood Elementary. She also served as assistant

principal at Maximo and Pinellas Central elementary schools, and as principal at Tarpon Springs

Middle. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and a master’s degree

from Nova University.

 

Busara Pitts, Principal, Lealman Intermediate

Ms. Pitts is credited with 13 years of service with Pinellas County Schools, having served as a

teacher at Tyrone Middle and as assistant principal at Seminole Middle. Her most recent

assignment has been as principal, Pasadena Fundamental Elementary. She earned a

bachelor’s degree from Florida A & M University and a master’s degree from Florida State

University.

 

Kim Short, Principal, Pinellas Park Elementary

Ms. Short is credited with 18 years of service with Pinellas County Schools, having served as a

teacher at Mount Vernon, North Shore and Rio Vista elementary schools Her most recent

assignment has been as assistant principal, Pinellas Park Elementary. She earned a bachelor’s

degree from Florida State University and a master’s degree from the University of South Florida.

 

Donna Sicilian, Executive Director, Student Services

Ms. Sicilian is credited with 17 years of service with Pinellas County Schools, having served as

a countywide school social worker. Her most recent assignment has been as Supervisor

School Social Work/Full Service Schools. She earned both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s

degree from the University of South Florida and a specialist degree from National-Louis

University.

 

Jeannine Welch, Director, Exceptional Student Education

Ms. Welch is a Pinellas County High school graduate of Countryside High School and is

credited with 21 years of service with Pinellas County Schools, having served as a teacher at

Calvin Hunsinger, and as a resource teacher for both SEDNET and Low Prevalence. Ms.

Welch’s most recent assignment has been as Supervisor, Exceptional Student Education, Low

Prevalence. She earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from the University of

South Florida.

 

[Last modified: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 3:42pm]

    

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