In order to protect the health and safety of employees and students, those who access Pasco County School locations must self-screen for symptoms and other risk factors of COVID-19.  If you answer yes to any of the questions, you should NOT be on a school campus or in a district office.  The screeners are accessible on our Covid-19 Screeners page.  Additional information about COVID-19 can be found in the district’s Covid Daily Report , COVID protocols, and Learning From Home Resource guide.



Dr. Christopher Dunning (Principal)

Eric Williams (Assistant Principal)

Debbie Painter (Assistant Principal)

Learning Design Coach

Jayme D’Avanzo

University of South Florida

 Bachelor’s in Education, Master’s in Library and Information Science

English Language Arts/Reading

Gayle E. Khodian (ELA II, English General Paper)

Ben Rallo (ELA I, DE Humanities)

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!

Samuel Bartz (ELA I, English General Paper)

Joel Santos Gonzalez (Reading)


Alexander  Helmus

Mathew Forbes

University of Central Arkansas

BSE – Math, MA – Math Education

Bruce K. Roberts


Darynn Magee


Degrees you hold: 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 (DE Biology)

Louisiana State University

Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering

Master of Science in Entomology

Brian Zetzsche

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

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

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

Lisa Wenderoth

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.

Bio-Medical Sciences

Sarah Kumar

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.

Amanda Detiberus

Elayne Cass

Technical Education

William Ahlgrim (Robotics)

Columbia, Southern Illinois University, SPC

Bachelors of Science in Computer Information Systems

I like Robots, Hockey Fan and I am a Disabled Veteran.

Baily Abbott (Electronics)

Scott Tumelty (Cybersecurity)

St. Leo University Class of 1987- Bachelors – Accounting and Finance

PHSC graduated 2013- Education Institute

Dustin Marum (Business/Cybersecurity)

St. Petersburg College

BAS – Management and Organizational Leadership

I am an avid coin collector.

Michael Dabramo (Business)

Pace University

BBA – Marketing

World Languages

Denise F. Williams (DE Spanish)

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.

Jenny Ramirez Bello (Spanish I, II)

Exceptional Student Education (ESE)

Jesse Galati

Joyce Loveless (Staffing and Compliance)

Transition Education Program

Kristy Jo Dockery

Jacky Clark

Vicki Knapp

Ann Rapp

David Sullivan

Middle Tennessee State University

Graduate coursework Tennesse State University

B.S Psychology

I like Cycling and kayaking.

Allison Yocum

University of South Florida

Bachelors in Special Education

I played on the women’s golf team at USF!!

Tina Russell (Work Evaluation)

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.

Student Services

Abraham Knowles (Social Worker)

Karen Williams (Credit Recovery)

Dawn Buzdum (School Nurse)

Barbara Strommer (Clinic Assistant)

Kerry Iannone (Counselor A-K)

Jennifer Ludington (Counselor L-Z)

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 (Graduation Enhancement/Credit Recovery)

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

Kathryn Mackenzie (Social Services Coordinator)

Heather Storey (Speech)

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

John J. Cavaliere

Robert Rivers

Office Staff

Donna Leonard (Registrar/Data Entry)

Janice Montaldi (Front Desk)

Laurel County High School

I love interior decorating, party planning and being outdoors.

Melissa Olen (Principal’s Secretary)

Nanette Galati (Attendance/ESE Secretary)

Wendy Kirchner (Bookkeeper)


Ronald Reed (Plant Manager)

I love to go camping and fishing.

Wes Yohn (Assistant Plant Manager)