Staff Contacts

Administration

Dr. Christopher Dunning

Dr. Christopher Dunning

Principal

Eric Williams

Eric Williams

Assistant Principal

Debbie Painter

Debbie Painter

Assistant Principal

English Language Arts/Reading

Jayme D’Avanzo

Jayme D’Avanzo

ELA III, IV & Journalism

jdavanzo@pasco.k12.fl.us

University of South Florida
Bachelor’s in Education, Master’s in Library and Information Science

Kasey Gray

Kasey Gray

ELA I, II & III

Sara Hanratty

Sara Hanratty

ELA I & II

shanratt@pasco.k12.fl.us

University of South Florida
Bachelors in English – Professional & Technical Writing
I owned horses and competed in equestrian competitions growing up. My favorite hobby is spending time with my family.

Ben Rallo

Ben Rallo

ELA IV & DE Comp I/II

brallo@pasco.k12.fl.us

University of South Florida; Pasco Hernando State College
A.A; B.A. English; B.S. English Education; M.A. English Education
I enjoy being a D.J. and doing Karaoke, and I’m the world’s biggest Elvis Presley fan!

Jami Powell

Jami Powell

Intensive Reading

Mathematics

Edina Mercurio

Edina Mercurio

ekurtovi@pasco.k12.fl.us

St. Petersburg College
Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Math Education (5-9). I hold certifications for Math 5-9 and Math 6-12.
I was born in a different country and love to travel!

Mathew Forbes

Mathew Forbes

Mike Sturdivant

Mike Sturdivant

DE College Algebra & Statistics

sturdivm@pasco.k12.fl.us

University of Central Arkansas
BSE – Math, MA – Math Education

Alexandra Walker

Alexandra Walker

aschetti@pasco.k12.fl.us

Lake Sumter State College
University of Central Florida
Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics Education
Aside from math, I have always enjoyed art. In my spare time I love to draw, craft, and create digital arts. I also enjoy spending time with my husband and one year old son, by going to the beach and traveling.

Science

Darynn Magee

Darynn Magee

dmagee@pasco.k12.fl.us

PHCC and SPC
Bachelors of science in biology education 6-12
I like blade-smithing, blacksmithing, martial arts, video games. I wore a kilt to my wedding.

Kathryn Ward

Kathryn Ward

DE Biology

Kaward@pasco.k12.fl.us

Louisiana State University
Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering
Master of Science in Entomology

Brian Zetzsche

Brian Zetzsche

bzetzsch@pasco.k12.fl.us

Western Governors – Biology 6-12 Education Degree
Capella University – Masters in Educational Leadership
I have fun biking, fishing and doing yoga.

Social Studies

Ann Ficarro

Ann Ficarro

aficarro@pasco.k12.fk.us

Lock Haven University – BS in Education
George Mason University- Master in Education with Specialty in ESL/Bilingual/Multicultural Ed
I Like to travel, do karaoke and kayak.

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

ejjohnso@pasco.k12.fl.us

Trinity Bible College, University of South Florida, Oxford UK
Bachelors Pastoral Studies, Masters in U.S. History
Dad of three beautiful children, I love the outdoors and traveling.

Dr. Matthew Pearcey

Dr. Matthew Pearcey

I love teaching and I enjoy working with high school students. They keep me on my toes. I have undergraduate degrees in sociology and social science, as well as a master’s degree in education, master’s of arts in sociology, and a Ph.D. in teaching and learning. I teach dual enrollment sociology, psychology I & II, and AP world history. 

mpearcey@pasco.k12.fl.us

Lisa Wenderoth

Lisa Wenderoth

lwendero@pasco.k12.fl.us

B.S. from FSU in Economics
Master from USF in Elementary Education
I enjoy kayaking, reading, and my guilty pleasure is still loving General Hospital.

Technical Subjects

Sarah Kumar

Sarah Kumar

Bio-Medical

scmiller@pasco.k12.fl.us

University of South Florida
Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Science, Minor in Public Health
I love to bake, I have a pup named Luna, and I’ve snorkeled with Manta Rays.

Sharon Zajd

Sharon Zajd

Bio-Medical

Dustin Marum

Dustin Marum

Business

dmarum@pasco.k12.fl.us

St. Petersburg College
BAS – Management and Organizational Leadership
I love to collect coins. I also have 2 Dogs and 3 Cats

Bren Stevens

Bren Stevens

Electronics

Scott Tumelty

Scott Tumelty

Cybersecurity

stumelty@pasco.k12.fl.us

St. Leo University Class of 1987- Bachelors – Accounting and Finance
PHSC graduated 2013- Education Institute

William Ahlgrim

William Ahlgrim

Robotics

wahlgrim@pasco.k12.fl.us

Columbia, Southern Illinois University, SPC
Bachelors of Science in Computer Information Systems
I like Robots, Hockey Fan and I am a Disabled Veteran.

Michelle Croake

Michelle Croake

Business

mfrances@pasco.k12.fl.us

Florida Atlantic University and Saint Leo University
Bachelor’s in Health Administration and Master’s in Business Administration
I love to travel!

Maritsally Figueroa

Maritsally Figueroa

Spanish

mfiguero@pasco.k12.fl.us

University of Puerto Rico
Bachelor of Science Degree in Education
Professional Educator’s Certificate on Elementary Education K-6 and Spanish K-12
I love to travel and rescue animals.

Denise F. Williams

Denise F. Williams

DE Spanish

dfwillia@pasco.k12.fl.us

University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus
Bachelor’s Degree in Secretarial Sciences
University of South Florida, Tampa Campus
Master of Arts Degree in Foreign Language Education, Spanish
I love the beach and to cook. I enjoy the outdoors, salt-water fishing, camping in an “RV” or “trailer”. When I have time, I crochet afghans. I’m a certified scuba diver and have made many dives throughout Florida.

Exceptional Student Education (ESE)

Amanda DeTiberus

Amanda DeTiberus

ESE VE Support Facilitator

Kelly Smallwood

Kelly Smallwood

Transition Education Program

Kristy Jo Dockery

Kristy Jo Dockery

Patty Hanley

Patty Hanley

plinard@pasco.k12.fl.us

University of South Florida
Bachelors of Science in Exceptional Student Education
I love to travel and explore in the US and abroad

Tina Russell

Tina Russell

krussell@pasco.k12.fl.edu

Pasco Hernando Community College (PHSC)
University of South Florida:
Associate of Arts
Associate of Sciences in Business Administration and Management
Bachelor of Sciences in Elementary Education
I enjoy spending time with my husband two sons at home, visiting my daughter, son in law and grandson in Las Vegas, singing karaoke, going camping at Ginnie Springs, and hanging out with my sister.

David Sullivan

David Sullivan

dmsulliv@pasco.k12.fl.us

Middle Tennessee State University
Graduate coursework Tennesse State University
B.S Psychology
I like Cycling and kayaking.

Allison Yocum

Allison Yocum

ayocum@pasco.k12.fl.us

University of South Florida
Bachelors in Special Education
I played on the women’s golf team at USF!!

Learning Design Coach

Carolyn Erickson

Carolyn Erickson

cerickso@pasco.k12.fl.us

St. Petersburg College, University of South Florida
Bachelor of Science in Exceptional Student Education
Master of Arts in Special Education: Gifted
I’m a proud member of Sigma Kappa National Sorority, and an advisor at the University of Tampa.

Student Services

Teresa S. Van Ochten-Hawk

Teresa S. Van Ochten-Hawk

Discipline Assistant

Abraham Knowles

Abraham Knowles

Social Worker

Cory Gonzales

Cory Gonzales

Credit Recovery

cgonzale@pasco.k12.fl.us

University of South Florida
BA in Criminology and a Minor in Psychology
I love to travel with my family, especially going on camping and beach trips.

Julie Lovett

Julie Lovett

School Nurse

Jamilla Abu-Jamous

Jamilla Abu-Jamous

Counselor A-K

Jennifer Ludington

Jennifer Ludington

Counselor L-Z

jbislick@pasco.k12.fl.us

University of Florida, University of Central Florida, University of South Florida
Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Education, Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling, and a Specialization in School Counseling
I enjoy playing basketball, and traveling with my husband and dog.

David Martindale

David Martindale

Graduation Enhancement/Credit Recovery

dmartind@pasco.k12.fl.us

University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
University of South Florida
St. Leo University
Bachelor of Science
Master’s in Educational Leadership
Interests:  traveling, boating, kayaking, scuba diving, fishing, hiking, cooking

Heather Storey

Heather Storey

Speech

hstorey@pasco.k12.fl.us

University of South Florida
Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders & Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
I enjoy being outdoors.

Marsha Watkins

Marsha Watkins

Office Staff

Donna Leonard

Donna Leonard

Registrar/Data Entry

Janice Montaldi

Janice Montaldi

Front Desk

jmontald@pasco.k12.fl.us

Laurel County High School
I love interior decorating, party planning and being outdoors.

Melissa Olen

Melissa Olen

Student Records/Attendance Secretary

Pauline Carpenter

Pauline Carpenter

Principal’s Secretary

Diane Wegenaar

Diane Wegenaar

Bookkeeper

Maintenance

Ronald Reed

Ronald Reed

Plant Manager

rmreed@pasco.k12.fl.us

I love to go camping and fishing.

Wes Yohn

Wes Yohn

Assistant Plant Manager

Food Services

Tina Peck

Tina Peck

Food & Nutrition Services Manager