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
Ms. Bialoski : Speech Pathologist

Ms. Bialoski

Speech Pathologist

Ms. Cottman : Psychologist

Ms. Cottman

Psychologist

Ms. Hedrick : Library Media Specialist

Ms. Hedrick

Library Media Specialist

Ms. King : ELA Interventionist

Ms. King

ELA Interventionist

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. Vuto : Math Coach

Ms. Vuto

Math Coach

ariel.vuto@polk-fl.net
Mrs. Wright : Math Interventionist

Mrs. Wright

Math Interventionist

caitlin.wright@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

Paraeducators

Ms. Burgess : Paraprofessional

Ms. Burgess

Paraprofessional

Ms. Daugherty : Paraprofessional

Ms. Daugherty

Paraprofessional

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
Ms. Peters : Paraprofessional

Ms. Peters

Paraprofessional

Mr. Ortiz : Paraprofessional

Mr. Ortiz

Paraprofessional

noel.ortiz@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. Shankles : Paraprofessional

Ms. Shankles

Paraprofessional

Ms. Troxel : ESE

Ms. Troxel

ESE

cindy.troxel@polk-fl.net
Ms. Venialgo : Paraprofessional

Ms. Venialgo

Paraprofessional

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 Facilitator

Ms. Baranowski

ESE Facilitator

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
Mrs. Ford : Teacher

Mrs. Ford

Teacher

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

Mr. Ford

Teacher

david.ford@polk-fl.net
Ms. Gonzalez : Teacher

Ms. Gonzalez

Teacher

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

Ms. Harris

Teacher

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
Ms. Yamba : Teacher

Ms. Yamba

Teacher

Foodservices

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

Stanley Middlebrooks :

Stanley Middlebrooks

Kindergarten

Ms. Arias : Teacher

Ms. Arias

Teacher

venecia.arias@polk-fl.net
Ms. Gonzalez-Gatica : Teacher

Ms. Gonzalez-Gatica

Teacher

Ms. Kelly : Teacher

Ms. Kelly

Teacher

Ms. Parker : Teacher

Ms. Parker

Teacher

1st Grade

Ms. Ceballos : Teacher

Ms. Ceballos

Teacher

lisa.ceballos@polk-fl.net
Ms. Charland : Teacher

Ms. Charland

Teacher

Ms. Herzog : Teacher

Ms. Herzog

Teacher

lynne.herzog@polk-fl.net
Mrs. McKenzie : Teacher

Mrs. McKenzie

Teacher

veronica.alexander@polk-fl.net
Ms. Williams : Teacher

Ms. Williams

Teacher

2nd Grade

Mrs. Ellis : Teacher

Mrs. Ellis

Teacher

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

Ms. Gonzalez

Teacher

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

Ms. Lynskey

Teacher

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

Ms. Madrigal

Teacher

Ms. Wagner : Teacher

Ms. Wagner

Teacher

3rd Grade

Ms. Goff : Teacher

Ms. Goff

Teacher

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

Ms. Mattocks

Teacher

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

Ms. Odum

Teacher

Ms. Pagan : Teacher

Ms. Pagan

Teacher

lara.pagan@polk-fl.net
Ms. Roth : Teacher

Ms. Roth

Teacher

morgan.roth@polk-fl.net
Ms. Soto : Teacher

Ms. Soto

Teacher

4th Grade

Ms. Francisco Salas : Teacher

Ms. Francisco Salas

Teacher

Ms. Garcia : Teacher

Ms. Garcia

Teacher

Ms. Mondonedo : Teacher

Ms. Mondonedo

Teacher

Ms. Pope : Teacher

Ms. Pope

Teacher

Ms. Whitehead : Teacher

Ms. Whitehead

Teacher

rachel.whitehead@polk-fl.net

5th Grade

Ms. Champion : Teacher

Ms. Champion

Teacher

Mrs. Cress : Teacher

Mrs. Cress

Teacher

maria.probasco@polk-fl.net
Ms. Curatolo : Teacher

Ms. Curatolo

Teacher

jessica.curatolo@polk-fl.net
Ms. Fallin : Teacher

Ms. Fallin

Teacher

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

Ms. Harris

Teacher

Ms. Irving : Teacher

Ms. Irving

Teacher