• Crest    Mrs. Kelsey Arons
     
    Contact Information
     
    Phone Number:
    352-394-9600 Ext. 5187
     
    Office Hours
     
    Monday - Friday:
    7:00 - 7:15 - LUNCH - After School
    iPad Pull Days
    Monday, Wednesday, and Friday - They can be picked-up at lunch
     Courses
    •  Innovative Learning Specialist (ILS)
    Certifications
    • English 6-12
    • Reading Endorsement
    • ESOL Endorsement
     
    Teacher Profile

    I am currently the Innovative Learning Specialist (ILS) at Lake Minneola High School. I am currently working on my Masters in Educational Leadership through Capella University. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies from the University of Central Florida. I began my journey as an educator in 2003 as a sixth-seventh grade Language Arts teacher at Gray Middle School. I currently work with two of my former students.

    My greatest joys are my family, two pugs, and my husband. We rescued them from Central Florida Pug Rescue. Since rescuing them, two years ago, we have become a pug foster home and help other fur-babies find their perfect home. 

    Pug

     
    Celebratory Best Practice

    Students want to be successful, but the hurdles they must overcome at times are just too much for them. As an educator it has been my mission to provide my students with the best education I can give them. An education that, most times, goes beyond the lesson I am teaching. It becomes mixed lessons of curriculum and love, understanding, anger, frustration, but at all times self-worth. 

     
    Instructional Best Practice

    Students do not have permission to forget. The best practice I used in my class was handing my students the vocabulary words they were to know for my class (with definitions) and proceed to quiz them on the words randomly weekly. Students monitored their own progress, I monitored their progress, and we monitored their progress as a class. No longer did they struggle with common terminology used in English classes and they took pride in their accomplishments. 

     
    Inspirational Quote

    Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.