New Administrative Appointments (03-21-17)
New Administrative Appointments (03-21-17)
Posted on 03/22/2017
New Administrative Appointments Stock ImageOn March 21, the Osceola County School Board approved the following administrative appointments:











Hickey
Jim Hickey, Principal of Harmony High School
Throughout his career, Jim Hickey has held the following positions: Teacher for Brevard Public Schools (1985-1997); Teacher at Satellite High (1997-2001); Assistant Principal for Curriculum at Satellite High (2001-2004); Principal of Andrew Jackson Middle (2004-2011); Principal of Viera High (2011-2014); and Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations for Brevard Public Schools (2014-2016). He received his bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication from North Carolina State University and a master’s degree in English Education and a certification in Education Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.


Gilbert
Connor Gilbert, Principal of Celebration High School
Throughout his career, Connor Gilbert has held the following positions: Para-Professional at Gateway High, Teacher at Osceola High, Dean of Students at Osceola High (2006-2009); and Assistant Principal at Harmony High (2009-present). He received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the College of Charleston in South Carolina and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from National Louis University.


Preisser
Gary Preisser, Principal of Liberty High School
Throughout his career, Gary Preisser has held the following positions: Teacher at Maynard Evans High (1973-1976 and 1978-1982); Teacher at Apopka High (1976-1978); Dean and Athletic Director at Apopka High (1982-1987); Teacher at Dr. Phillips High (1987); Teacher at Edgewater High (1989); Assistant Principal at Apopka Memorial Middle (1990 and 1988); Assistant Principal at Dr. Phillips High (1991); Principal of Apopka Memorial Middle (1992-1996); Principal of West Orange High (1996-2000); Athletic Director for Bishop Moore Catholic High (2000-2002); Principal of Community Education Partners Northwest Campus (2002-2005); Director of Operations for Community Education Partners Southeast Region (2005-2006); Principal of Liberty High (2006-2008); Principal of Osceola High (2008-2011); Principal on Assignment – County Athletic Director for Orange County Public Schools (2011-2013); and Principal of Titusville High (2013-present). He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton and a master’s degree in Administration and Supervision from Nova Southeastern University.


Campbell
Dr. Nia Campbell, Principal of Osceola High School
Throughout her career, Dr. Nia Campbell has held the following positions: Teacher at C. Leon King High in Hillsborough County (2003-2010); Assistant Principal of Student Affairs at Bloomingdale High (2010-2012); Assistant Principal for Curriculum at C. Leon King High (2012-present). She received her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Wagner College in New York and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from National Louis University. In addition, she has an Educational Specialist degree and a Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Argosy University.


Davenport
Sandy Davenport, Principal of Harmony Community School
Through her career, Sandy Davenport has held the following positions: Teacher at Polk Life and Learning School (1984-1985); Teacher at Mill Creek Elementary and Denn John Middle (1985-1990); Teacher at Ahoskie/Winton Elementary School (1990-1992); Teacher at C.J. Hicks Elementary (1992-1996); Teacher at Lakeview Elementary and Narcoossee Community School (1996-2007); Learning Resource Specialist at Narcoossee Community School and Dean of Students and Literacy Coach at Narcoossee Middle (2007-2012); MTSS/RtI Specialist for the Osceola School District (2012-2013); School Improvement Coordinator (2013-2015); Assistant Principal at Denn John Middle (2015-2016); and Assistant Principal at Harmony Community School (2016-present). She received her bachelor’s degree in Education from Southeastern University and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from American College of Education.



Transfers:

Wendy Honeycutt, currently Principal of Bellalago Academy, will transfer to be Principal of Sunrise Elementary.

Dr. Jonathan Rasmussen, currently Principal of Celebration High, will transfer to be Principal of Bellalago Academy.

Yanelys Ballard, currently Director of Secondary Curriculum, will transfer to be Assistant Principal of Harmony High.

Evelith Olmeda Garcia, currently Principal of Liberty High, will transfer to be Director of Secondary Curriculum.

Edward Jones, currently Principal of Osceola High, will transfer to be Coordinator of Transportation.

Dustin Sassic, currently Assistant Principal at Thacker Avenue Elementary for International Studies, will transfer to Assistant Principal at Neptune Middle.

Amy Layton, currently Assistant Principal at Sunrise Elementary, will transfer to Assistant Principal at Thacker Avenue Elementary School for International Studies.

Matt DeRight, currently Assistant Principal at Central Avenue Elementary, will transfer to Assistant Principal at Harmony Community School.

Jennifer Perez, currently Assistant Principal at Central Avenue Elementary, will transfer to Assistant Principal at Sunrise Elementary.

Beth Telemko will be Resource Teacher on Assignment at Sunrise Elementary.

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