Staff

Administration

Karen Irace : Assistant Principal

Karen Irace

Assistant Principal

Degrees:

· BS- Elementary Education, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

· MS- Curriculum and Instruction, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

· Ed.S- Administration and Supervision, Lincoln Memorial, Harrogate, TN

· Ed.D- Educational Leadership, Argosy University, Sarasota, FL

 

Certifications:

· Elementary Education (Grades 1-6)

· Educational Leadership (All levels)

· School Principal (All levels)

· English for Speakers of Other Languages (Esol) Endorsement

 

I have had the pleasure to work in the field of education for twenty-three years and counting. I have served nine years as an elementary school teacher in various grade levels and fifteen years as an assistant principal in Polk County Public Schools. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve the students, staff, and community at Lake Shipp Elementary this year. I look forward to an enjoyable and successful school year. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Karen.Irace@polk-fl.net

karen.irace@polk-fl.net

Secretaries

Angela Harrison : Secretary

Angela Harrison

Secretary

angela.harrison@polk-fl.net
Eva Martinez : Secretary

Eva Martinez

Secretary

eva.martinez@polk-fl.net

Pre-K

Kindergarten Teachers

Karen Hunter : Third Grade Teacher

Karen Hunter

Third Grade Teacher

karen.hunter@polk-fl.net
Delphinn Stephens : Kindergarten Teacher

Delphinn Stephens

Kindergarten Teacher

delphinn.stephens@polk-fl.net
Lauren Martinez : Kindergarten Teacher

Lauren Martinez

Kindergarten Teacher

lauren.martinez@polk-fl.net
Latonya Daniels : Kindergarten Teacher

Latonya Daniels

Kindergarten Teacher

latonya.daniels@polk-fl.net

1st Grade Teachers

Hildaliz Rosado Valentin : First Grade Teacher

Hildaliz Rosado Valentin

First Grade Teacher

hildaliz.rosado@polk-fl.net
Kyria DuBose : First Grade Teacher

Kyria DuBose

First Grade Teacher

kyria.dubose@polk-fl.net
Angela Thompson : First Grade Teacher

Angela Thompson

First Grade Teacher

angela.thompson@polk-fl.net
Juliann Smith : First Grade Teacher

Juliann Smith

First Grade Teacher

juliann.smith@polk-fl.net
Lindsey Daniel : First Grade Teacher

Lindsey Daniel

First Grade Teacher

lindsey.daniel@polk-fl.net

2nd Grade Teachers

Olga Rivera Colon : 2nd Grade Teacher

Olga Rivera Colon

2nd Grade Teacher

olga.rivera@polk-fl.net
Deborah Godwin : Second Grade Teacher

Deborah Godwin

Second Grade Teacher

deborah.godwin@polk-fl.net

3rd Grade Teachers

Krista Fike : Third Grade Teacher

Krista Fike

Third Grade Teacher

krista.fike@polk-fl.net
Likisha Bradwell : Third Grade Teacher

Likisha Bradwell

Third Grade Teacher

likisha.bradwell@polk-fl.net
Fans Williams : Third Grade Teacher

Fans Williams

Third Grade Teacher

fans.williams@polk-fl.net

4th Grade Teachers

Amy Rietschel : Fourth grade ELA teacher

Amy Rietschel

Fourth grade ELA teacher

amy.rietschel@polk-fl.net
Robyn Cortello : Fourth grade math teacher

Robyn Cortello

Fourth grade math teacher

robyn.cortello@polk-fl.net
Maria Pizarro : Fourth Grade Science Teacher

Maria Pizarro

Fourth Grade Science Teacher

maria.pizarro@polk-fl.net

5th Grade Teachers

Ronald Shell : 5th Grade Math Teacher

Ronald Shell

5th Grade Math Teacher

ronald.shell@polk-fl.net
Carla McCrea : Fifth Grade Teacher

Carla McCrea

Fifth Grade Teacher

carladawn.mccrea@polk-fl.net
Kelly Peterson : Fifth Grade Teacher

Kelly Peterson

Fifth Grade Teacher

kelly.peterson@polk-fl.net

Special Area Teachers

Patrick Stone : Art Teacher

Patrick Stone

Art Teacher

patrick.stone@polk-fl.net
Marcos Ventura : Music Teacher

Marcos Ventura

Music Teacher

marcos.ventura@polk-fl.net

Media Center

Joyce Dilts : Library Volunteer

Joyce Dilts

Library Volunteer

Sara Gossman : Media Specialist

Sara Gossman

Media Specialist

sara.gossman@polk-fl.net

Para-Educators

Cassandra Daniels : ESE Para

Cassandra Daniels

ESE Para

candance.daniels@polk-fl.net
Judy Randolph : ELL Para-Educator

Judy Randolph

ELL Para-Educator

judy.randolph@polk-fl.net
Shurla Skipper : Clinic Paraprofessional (LPN)

Shurla Skipper

Clinic Paraprofessional (LPN)

shurla.skipper@pollk-fl.net
Allison Crutchfield : Network Manager

Allison Crutchfield

Network Manager

allison.crutchfield@polk-fl.net

Custodial and Plant Maintenance

Patricia Brown : Custodian (night)

Patricia Brown

Custodian (night)

patricia.brown@polk-fl.net
Mahogany Reese : Custodian (Day)

Mahogany Reese

Custodian (Day)

mahogany.reese@polk-fl.net
Rhonda Phillips : Custodian (night)

Rhonda Phillips

Custodian (night)

rhonda.phillips@polk-fl.net

Resource

Jane Murphy : Reading Coach

Jane Murphy

Reading Coach

jane.murphy@polk-fl.net
Jimmie Farren : Ese Resource Teacher

Jimmie Farren

Ese Resource Teacher

jimmie.farren@polk-fl.net
Lorinda Utter : Gifted Itinerant

Lorinda Utter

Gifted Itinerant

lorinda.utter@polk-fl.net
Courtney Schmitt : Tile 1/Math Interventionist

Courtney Schmitt

Tile 1/Math Interventionist

courtney.schmitt@polk-fl.net

Dining Room

Aracelis Camacho : Food Service

Aracelis Camacho

Food Service

aracelis.camacho@polk-fl.net
Nancy Harris : Food Service

Nancy Harris

Food Service

nancy.harris@polk-fl.net
Joy Johnson : Food Service

Joy Johnson

Food Service

joy.johnson@polk-fl.net
Daviena Lloyd : Food Service

Daviena Lloyd

Food Service

daviena.lloyd@polk-fl.net
Melissa Palmer : Food Service

Melissa Palmer

Food Service

melissa.palmer@polk-fl.net
Helen Brandenburg : Food Nutrition Manager

Helen Brandenburg

Food Nutrition Manager

helen.brandenburg@polk-fl.net
Danita Wills : Food Service

Danita Wills

Food Service

danita.wills@polk-fl.net