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Curriculum and Instruction

Amy Cockcroft, Executive Director
Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

510 South Palm Avenue
Howey-in-the-Hills, FL 34737
Main #: (352) 742-6900
Fax #: (352) 742-6902

Florida law recognizes that "students in Lake County deserve the best education that the citizens can provide." This education must produce academically competent students who can demonstrate their competency in the core curriculum and who can apply their knowledge and skills to the real world. The Curriculum & Instruction department offers varied instructional programs, instructional practices, professional learning, and school improvement planning to improve student academic achievement. The curriculum is discipline-based and clearly describes what students must know and be able to do in each academic content area.

Curriculum Program Specialists

Sherrie Smith, ELA K-2

Kathy McMurray, Science K-5

Beth Petty, Social Studies, ELA 3-5

Kirsten Olafsen, Reading Endorsement

Tracy Wood, Math K-5

Neysa Olivares-Torres, ELA 6-12

Sonia Blackstone, Science 6-12

Brett Fontenot, Math 6-12 

Natalie Heitman, Reading 6-12

Ben Phillis, Social Studies 6-12

Jake Broadway, Professional Learning

Susan Emrick, Curriculum Specialist Region 1

Amanda Carpenter, Curriculum Specialist Region 1

Cicely Bosley, Curriculum Specialist Region 2

Jeanine Hynes, Curriculum Specialist Region 2

Brittany Wolfe, Curriculum Specialist Region 2

Val Pumariega, Curriculum Specialist Region 3

Rachael Adams, Curriculum Specialist Region 3