North Lakeland Elementary School of Choice
Mr. Greg Deal is our principal. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from The University of South Florida and was a classroom teacher for five years and a resource teacher for three years here at North Lakeland Elementary. He received his Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership from University of South Florida. After a year and a half as assistant principal at a nearby elementary school, he returned to North Lakeland Elementary as assistant principal and later became principal. Mr. Deal absolutely loves encouraging the children at North Lakeland Elementary School!
Mrs. Phillips began her career with Polk County Schools in 2003 as a classroom teacher at Crystal Lake Elementary. In 2005 she taught Language Arts at Crystal Lake Middle School, where she implemented an after-school Spirit Team that consisted of 30 girls who helped cheer on their basketball team. In the fall of 2007, she began employment at Winston Elementary as a Program Facilitator for the Title 1 Program. When she left Winston in 2012 to become our Assistant Principal, she had completed her Masters in Educational Leadership from Saint Leo University. Her employment history includes:
2003-2005 – Teacher, Crystal Lake Elementary
2005-2007 – Teacher, Crystal Lake Middle
2007-2012 – Program Facilitator, Winston Elementary
2012-2014 – Reading Coach, Winston Elementary