Staff

Administration

Mrs. Sealey : Principal

Mrs. Sealey

Principal

Mrs. Sealey began her career with Polk County Schools in 1999, after receiving her Bachelor's degree at the University of South Florida, as a classroom teacher at Wendell Watson Elementary.  In 2004, she worked as the Literacy Coach at Wendell Watson, where she coached and mentored teachers in standards-based instruction and utilizing data to drive instructional decisions for improved student learning.  After receiving her Masters degree at the University of South Florida, she began her administrative career at Blake Academy, a K-8 Choice school in Lakeland, in the fall of 2009.  Mrs. Sealey is passionate about building loving and caring relationships!  She believes building relationships, creating warm and caring environments and engaging everyone in focusing on a common purpose are the foundations for educational success.  Her employment history includes:

 

1999-2004 – Teacher, Wendell Watson Elementary

2004-2009 – Literacy Coach, Wendell Watson Elementary

2009-2017 – Assistant Principal, Blake Academy

 

 

kim.sealey@polk-fl.net
Mrs. Wiedenman : Assistant Principal

Mrs. Wiedenman

Assistant Principal

Mrs. Wiedenman began her career with Polk County Public Schools in 2005 as a classroom teacher at Blake Academy.  Because she is a lifelong learner, she worked toward additional degrees in Collaborative Teaching and Learning as well as Educational Leadership.  In 2015, Mrs. Wiedenman transferred to R. Bruce Wagner Elementary to serve as the dean of students, working to support a positive school culture for teachers and students.  Mrs. Wiedenman believes that respectful relationships and a supportive school environment are foundations for academic success.

jennifer.wiedenman@polk-fl.net

Faculty

Office Staff

Staci Merchant : Terminal Operator

Staci Merchant

Terminal Operator

staci.merchant@polk-fl.net
Ms. Rojas : Secretary

Ms. Rojas

Secretary

jacqueline.rojas@polk-fl.net
Ms. Torres : Principal's Secretary

Ms. Torres

Principal's Secretary

erica.torres@polk-fl.net

Support Staff

Mrs. Anderson : Reading Coach

Mrs. Anderson

Reading Coach

cassandra.anderson@polk-fl.net
Mrs. Clark : Interventionist

Mrs. Clark

Interventionist

angela.clark03@polk-fl.net
Mrs. Harris : Interventionist

Mrs. Harris

Interventionist

daphne.harris@polk-fl.net
Ms. Santillo : School Counselor

Ms. Santillo

School Counselor

veronica.santillo@polk-fl.net
Mrs. Slocum : Network Manager

Mrs. Slocum

Network Manager

tammy.slocum@polk-fl.net
Ms. Torres : Principal's Secretary

Ms. Torres

Principal's Secretary

erica.torres@polk-fl.net
Ms. Vuto : Math Coach

Ms. Vuto

Math Coach

ariel.vuto@polk-fl.net

Specialist

Coach Krause : PE Teacher

Coach Krause

PE Teacher

mark.krause@polk-fl.net
Mr. McGee : Music Teacher

Mr. McGee

Music Teacher

michael.mcgee@polk-fl.net
Wanda Rivera : Media Specialist

Wanda Rivera

Media Specialist

Ms. Selfridge : Teacher

Ms. Selfridge

Teacher

jennifer.selfridge@polk-fl.net

Paraeducators

Ms. Alley : Paraprofessional

Ms. Alley

Paraprofessional

tammie.alley@polk-fl.net
Mrs. Diehl : Primary Resource

Mrs. Diehl

Primary Resource

marianne.diehl@polk-fl.net
Mrs. Dorman : Nurse, LPN

Mrs. Dorman

Nurse, LPN

kathleen.dorman@polk-fl.net
Ms. Lemister : ESE Pre-K

Ms. Lemister

ESE Pre-K

karen.leminister@polk-fl.net
Ms. Martinez : Paraprofessional

Ms. Martinez

Paraprofessional

rosalie.martinez@polk-fl.net
Mr. Ortiz : Paraprofessional

Mr. Ortiz

Paraprofessional

noel.ortiz@polk-fl.net
Ms. Phillips : Paraprofessional

Ms. Phillips

Paraprofessional

jeannette.phillips@polk-fl.net
Coach Putman : Paraprofessional

Coach Putman

Paraprofessional

garrett.putman@polk-fl.net
Mrs. Rottmann : Pre-K Teacher

Mrs. Rottmann

Pre-K Teacher

lisa.whitley@polk-fl.net
Ms. Troxel : ESE

Ms. Troxel

ESE

cindy.troxel@polk-fl.net
Mrs. Walker : ESE Pre K

Mrs. Walker

ESE Pre K

cappie.walker@polk-fl.net
Mrs. Ward : ESE

Mrs. Ward

ESE

barbara.ward@polk-fl.net
Ms. Williams : Paraprofessional

Ms. Williams

Paraprofessional

iniskia.williams@polk-fl.net

ESE

Ms. Baranowski : ESE Teacher

Ms. Baranowski

ESE Teacher

kimberly.baranowski@polk-fl.net
Mrs. Cruz : Teacher

Mrs. Cruz

Teacher

lyan.cruz@polk-fl.net
Ms. Diaz : Teacher

Ms. Diaz

Teacher

wilda.diaz@polk-fl.net
Ms. Flournoy : ESE Teacher

Ms. Flournoy

ESE Teacher

carla.flournoy@polk-fl.net
Mr. Ford : Teacher

Mr. Ford

Teacher

david.ford@polk-fl.net
Mrs. Genson : LEA Facilitator

Mrs. Genson

LEA Facilitator

danielle.caskie@polk-fl.net
Ms. Jones : ESE Teacher

Ms. Jones

ESE Teacher

shearree.jones@polk-fl.net
Mrs. Probasco : Teacher of the gifted

Mrs. Probasco

Teacher of the gifted

jacqueline.probasco@polk-fl.net
Ms. Sheppard : Teacher

Ms. Sheppard

Teacher

rachel.sheppard@polk-fl.net

Foodservices

Carmen Lopez :

Carmen Lopez

Theresa Allen :

Theresa Allen

Joyce Amos :

Joyce Amos

Patricia Hoggard :

Patricia Hoggard

Sandra Jackson :

Sandra Jackson

Glenda Kelly :

Glenda Kelly

Paoli Serrano :

Paoli Serrano

Kimberly Stevens :

Kimberly Stevens

Catherine Talley : Manager

Catherine Talley

Manager

catherine.talley@polk-fl.net

Custodians

Leeanne Bellows :

Leeanne Bellows

Luz Diaz :

Luz Diaz

Stanley Middlebrooks :

Stanley Middlebrooks

Kindergarten

Ms. Arias : Teacher

Ms. Arias

Teacher

venecia.arias@polk-fl.net
Ms. Chase : Teacher

Ms. Chase

Teacher

lisa.chase01@polk-fl.net
Mrs. Gainer : Teacher

Mrs. Gainer

Teacher

blondene.smith@polk-fl.net
Ms. Gaines : Teacher

Ms. Gaines

Teacher

charith.gaines@polk-fl.net
Mrs. Krause : Teacher

Mrs. Krause

Teacher

deanna.krause@polk-fl.net

1st Grade

Ms. Ceballos : Teacher

Ms. Ceballos

Teacher

lisa.ceballos@polk-fl.net
Mrs. Eversole : Teacher

Mrs. Eversole

Teacher

wendy.eversole@polk-fl.net
Mrs. Gelpi : Teacher

Mrs. Gelpi

Teacher

alyssa.watson@polk-fl.net
Ms. Herzog : Teacher

Ms. Herzog

Teacher

lynne.herzog@polk-fl.net
Ms. Horvath : Teacher

Ms. Horvath

Teacher

megan.horvath@polk-fl.net
Mrs. McKenzie : Teacher

Mrs. McKenzie

Teacher

veronica.alexander@polk-fl.net

2nd Grade

Ms. Bassue : Teacher

Ms. Bassue

Teacher

annette.bassue@polk-fl.net
Mrs. Ellis : Teacher

Mrs. Ellis

Teacher

shaundra.ellis@polk-fl.net
Ms. Gonzalez : Teacher

Ms. Gonzalez

Teacher

amaryllis.gonzalez@polk-fl.net
Ms. Lee : Teacher

Ms. Lee

Teacher

tiffany.lee@polk-fl.net
Ms. Lynskey : Teacher

Ms. Lynskey

Teacher

nicole.lynskey@polk-fl.net
Ms. McClees : Teacher

Ms. McClees

Teacher

jacqueline.mcclees@polk-fl.net
Ms. Montgomery : Teacher

Ms. Montgomery

Teacher

laura.montgomery@polk-fl.net

3rd Grade

Ms. Eversole : Teacher

Ms. Eversole

Teacher

kristyn.eversole@polk-fl.net
Ms. Fullerton : Teacher

Ms. Fullerton

Teacher

amber.fullerton@polk-fl.net
Ms. Goff : Teacher

Ms. Goff

Teacher

lisa.goff@polk-fl.net
Ms. Mattocks : Teacher

Ms. Mattocks

Teacher

julie.mattocks@polk-fl.net
Ms. Walters : Teacher

Ms. Walters

Teacher

alecia.walters@polk-fl.net

4th Grade

Ms. Curatolo : Teacher

Ms. Curatolo

Teacher

jessica.curatolo@polk-fl.net
Mrs. Ford : Teacher

Mrs. Ford

Teacher

devon.ford@polk-fl.net
Mr. Kempson : Teacher

Mr. Kempson

Teacher

blake.kempson@polk-fl.net
Mrs. Sutton : Teacher

Mrs. Sutton

Teacher

robin.sutton@polk-fl.net
Ms. Whitehead : Teacher

Ms. Whitehead

Teacher

rachel.whitehead@polk-fl.net

5th Grade

Ms. Fallin : Teacher

Ms. Fallin

Teacher

cynthia.fallin@polk-fl.net
Ms. Gonzalez : Teacher

Ms. Gonzalez

Teacher

janelle.gonzalez@polk-fl.net
Ms. Probasco : Teacher

Ms. Probasco

Teacher

maria.probasco@polk-fl.net
Mrs. Wright : Teacher

Mrs. Wright

Teacher

caitlin.wright@polk-fl.net