Watson Dunham, Potential Specialist
Mr. Watson Dunham was born and raised in Lake County Florida. After graduating from Eustis High School in 2001, Mr. Dunham attended Lake Sumter Community College before enrolling at the University of Central Florida. He obtained degrees in Social Science Education 6-12 and went on to obtain master degrees in Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Supervision and Administration K-12 from the University of Phoenix.
Mr. Dunham began his career as a history teacher and coached both football and women’s basketball in Seminole and Orange County Public Schools. He has had opportunities to serve as a teacher and leader in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina. While completing his principal leadership training in Orange County Public Schools, Mr. Dunham had various roles that developed his leadership skills including Advanced Placement Coordinator, PBIS Coach, MTSS Coach, Athletic Director, and Magnet Coordinator.
He has also developed and worked under various mentor programs including 21st Century learning with the Boys & Girls Club of America, Minority Leadership Scholars and the My Brother’s Keeper initiative. Mr. Dunham transferred to Carver Middle School to help serve the Lake County community that has done so much to develop who he is as a person. His mission is to encourage change in communities by helping students reach their goals academically and develop pride for their respective communities that they come from. Mr. Dunham’s favorite quote as an educator is one from Malcolm X that says, “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today”.
Mr. Dunham looks forward to contributing to the success of Carver Middle School and developing leaders of tomorrow.