Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

11 apply for Pasco County school communication director's job

LAND O'LAKES — When she decided not to renew communication director Maureen Moore's contract for another year, Pasco schools superintendent Heather Fiorentino spoke of the need to do take the job in a different direction.

She left the post open for several weeks, and declined to talk in detail about her plans.

The other day, Fiorentino advertised the job with pay ranging from about $74,000 to about $114,000, depending on experience. "We need to make sure we're more proactive and not reactive" when news occurs, Fiorentino told the Times on Wednesday. "I think we should be feeding you stories and not just leaving you to find some. We have so many great things going on, we should be sharing them."

Eleven people applied for the post. Fiorentino would not speculate on whom she might choose. The applicants are as follows:

Richard Wendlek, former Pasco Elementary principal and founder of Academy at the Lakes;

Felita Lott, former principal/executive director at Carl Sagan Academy Charter School;

Michael Cloyd, supervisor of curriculum and instructional services for Pasco schools;

Summer Romagnoli, program specialist, department of communications and government relations for Pasco schools;

Glenton Gilzean, former regional field director, Florida Department of Education, Office of the Education Commissioner;

James B. Flateau, former consultant to New York State Prison commissioner after relocating to Florida;

Joseph Humphrey, English/journalism instructor, English assistant department head, Hillsborough High School;

Jeff A. Morgenstein, supervisor of curriculum and instructional services for Pasco schools;

Cynthia Peters, supervisor of mainframe and open systems, Pinellas County government/business technical services;

Karen Pflugh, supervisor of career technical education at Savannah-Chatham County (Ga.) Public School System;

Sherry L. Scott, former director of donor relations, Saint Leo University.

11 apply for Pasco County school communication director's job 08/26/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 6:31pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Chemical industry insider now shapes EPA policy


    WASHINGTON — For years, the Environmental Protection Agency has struggled to prevent an ingredient once used in stain-resistant carpets and nonstick pans from contaminating drinking water.

    This is the Dow chemical plant near Freeport, Texas. Before the 2016 election, Dow had been in talks with the EPA to phase out the pesticide chlorpyrifos, which is blamed for disabilities in children. Dow is no longer willing to compromise.
  2. Unforgiving wildfires affect vineyard workers and owners


    SONOMA, Calif. — When the wildfires ignited, vineyard workers stopped picking grapes and fled for their lives. Some vineyard owners decided to stay and fight back, spending days digging firebreaks and sleeping among their vines.

    Wilma Illanes and daughter Gabriela Cervantes, 8, found their home intact, but had lost a week’s wages and sought aid.
  3. O'Reilly got new contract after big settlement


    Last January, six months after Fox News ousted its chairman amid a sexual harassment scandal, the network's top-rated host at the time, Bill O'Reilly, struck a $32 million agreement with a longtime network analyst to settle new sexual harassment allegations, two people briefed on the matter told the New York …

    Bill O’Reilly was fired by Fox News after multiple allegations.
  4. Trump plans to release JFK assassination documents


    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Saturday morning that he planned to release the tens of thousands of never-before-seen documents left in the files related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination held by the National Archives and Records Administration.

    FILE - In this Nov. 22, 1963 file photo, President John F. Kennedy waves from his car in a motorcade in Dallas. Riding with Kennedy are First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, right, Nellie Connally, second from left, and her husband, Texas Gov. John Connally, far left.  President Donald Trump, on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017,  says he plans to release thousands of never-seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination.  (AP Photo/Jim Altgens, File) NY107
  5. Water leak slows traffic in Westshore area

    Public Safety

    TAMPA –– A broken water main has closed the westbound lane of West Cypress Street between North Westshore Boulevard and North Ward Street. The city estimates the repairs will be completed by 7 a.m. on Sunday.