Curriculum and Instruction

The objective of the Curriculum and Instruction Department of the School Board of Highlands County is to provide tools necessary to advance the knowledge and practice of teaching and learning. The goal is to address the needs of every student, educator and administrator through support, innovation and research based tools. The Department includes resources in Career and Technical Education, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Technology, Media and more.

Assistant Superintendent of Elementary

Dr. Anne Lindsay

Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education

Mrs. Jessica Thayer


    • Language Arts - Tina Starling
    • Mathematics - Jennifer Westergom
    • Science - Cathy Hardesty


    • Assessment and Accountability Data Technician - Teresa Ware
    • Federal Programs Clerk - Laura Rose
    • Secretary for Elementary Programs Director - Tracy Mays
    • Secretary for Professional Development - Ariel Madden
    • Secretary for Secondary Programs Director - Tammy Williams
    • Secretary for Curriculum and Advanced Academics - Chad Johns


Career and Technical Education Resource Teacher

    • Rebekah Wills

Federal Programs Resource Teacher

    • Debbie Wood

ESOL Resource Teacher/Homeless Liaison

    • Pat Landress

Homeless Liaison Assistant

    • Maribel Perez

Migrant Academic Advocates

    • Delilah Marquez
    • Kim Fioramanti

Gifted Education Resource Teachers

    • Laura Carter
    • Patricia Carter
    • Laura Halloran
    • Bethany Hanks
    • Kim Lethbridge