Today's Choice for Tomorrow's Future

Department Directory

Main Office

Frances Celis
Director
352.253-6770
CelisF@lake.k12.fl.us
 
Audrey Cazares
Bookkeeper
352.253.6771
CazaresA@lake.k12.fl.us
 
Robin Hipps
Secretary
352.253.6770
HippsR@lake.k12.fl.us
 
Mary Minich
Accountability Analyst
352.253.6776
MinichM@lake.k12.fl.us
 

Advanced Studies

Kathlene Daniels
Administrative Coordinator
352.253.6863 
DanielsK@lake.k12.fl.us
 
Angela Ratter
Program Specialist
352.253..6878
RatterA@lake.k12.fl.us
 
Robin Thayer
Program Specialist
352.253.6877
ThayerR@lake.k12.fl.us
 
Michael Tipton
Program Specialist
352.253.6775
TiptonM@lake.k12.fl.us              
   

Career & Tech Ed.

Marta Ramirez
Administrative Coordinator
352.253.6769
RamirezM@lake.k12.fl.us

Lynnea Weissman
Grant Project Manager
352.988.4876
WeissmanL@Lake.k12.fl.us
 
Kimberly Brown
Program Specialist
352.253.6773
BrownK@lake.k12.fl.us
 
Leslie Noble
Program Specialist
352.253.6774
NobleL@lake.k12.fl.us
 
Lynn Reich-Johns
Program Specialist
352.253.6772
Reich-JohnsL@lake.k12.fl.us

 

Purpose

The Department of College & Career Readiness comprises the offices of Advanced Studies and Career & Technical Education with a clear purpose of empowering all students in Lake County through enhanced acceleration opportunities which include advanced studies, improved digital literacy, and career and technical education that articulate to post-secondary education and the workplace. The Department also oversees District Guidance Counselors and counseling initiatives.

Students are considered college and career ready when they have the knowledge, skills, and academic preparation needed to enroll and succeed in introductory college credit-bearing courses within an associate or baccalaureate degree program without the need for remediation. These same attributes and levels of achievement are needed for entry into and success in post-secondary workforce education or directly into a job that offers gainful employment and career advancement.

Mission

The College and Career Readiness Department is committed to empowering all students through enhanced acceleration opportunities which include advanced studies, improved digital literacy, and career & technical education that articulates to post-secondary education and the workplace.

Our location

509 South Palm Avenue
Howey-in-the-Hills, FL 34737