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Dr. Acocelli

Administration - Assistant Principal

Hello Wildcats! This will be my 8th year working for The Schools of McKeel Academy. A couple of things to share: -I have a firm belief that ALL students can excel with the proper motivation,...

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Mrs. Adlam

7th Grade Team

Welcome to 7th Grade! I am Mrs. Adlam and this will be my 6th year teaching 7th graders Math at SMA. I am looking forward to the 2014-2015 school year, I know it will be great!

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Mrs. Aponte-Rogers

Kindergarten Team

Welcome to Kindergarten!       Our class name is the Brown Bears and our motto is to Always Do Our Best!  Teaching kindergarten for the past 20 years has helped me...

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Mrs. Backes

7th Grade Team

Hello Wildcats! I am excited to be joining the team at South McKeel Academy this year.  I will be teaching Language Arts and Guitar this year.  It is a new adventure for me and I...

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Mrs. J. Baker

6th Grade Team

Welcome rock star 6th graders! I am super excited to start my second year at South McKeel Academy teaching Language Arts and Social Studies.  I received my teaching degree from Florida...

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Mrs. S. Baker

2nd Grade Team

Welcome to 2nd grade! I am Mrs. Baker. This is my 4th year at South Mckeel, and I am so excited to be part of such a great school! I graduated from the University of South Florida's...

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Mrs. Benson

Administration - Principal

South McKeel Academy is an exciting place to be.  Our students, parents and teachers work together to create an inviting, encouraging and innovative place to learn for all of our...

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Mrs. Birge

4th Grade Team

Welcome to 4th grade!! This is my 9th year teaching 4th grade at South McKeel. Prior to it's opening, I was at McKeel Academy Central where I also taught 4th grade for 2 years. I...

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Mr. Bohnenstiehl

5th Grade Team

Welcome to Fifth Grade! It is such an honor and privilege to be teaching here at South McKeel Academy! I am originally from Illinois and I graduated from Southern Illinois University with...

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Mrs. Bowden

Pre-Kindergarten Team - Para

Hello! This is my fifth year at South Mckeel Academy. I am very excited to be a part of the preschool team. I love working with children and I am looking forward to a great year.

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Coach Boyd

Specialists

Hello Wildcats!  Welcome to Elementary Physical  Education.  I have been part of the SMA family for over three years.  I have both a Bachelor's degree and a Master's...

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Coach Bradley

Specialists - PE Coach (K-4)

Hey Wildcats!   I have been a physical education teacher for nine years.  I love teaching PE... it's not my job; it's my passion. I  graduated from  USF.....Go...

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Mrs. Brandt

Paraprofessionals

Hello Wildcats! It's such an honor to be a part of the South McKeel Academy family! I consider it a privilege to be working with your children every day. I attended the University of...

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Mrs. Butler

1st Grade Team

  Welcome to First Grade!  With 20 years of classroom teaching experience, I am thrilled to begin another year of igniting young learners who develop a love of learning.  I...

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Mrs. PButler

5th Grade Team

Greetings Wildcats!  I am extremely excited to be joining the SMA family.  Although this is my first year as a McKeel teacher, I have been teaching young minds for the past thirteen...

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Mrs. Byrd

2nd Grade Team

Welcome to Second Grade!  I have been a teacher at South McKeel Academy since the beginning. I graduated from USF with a B.A. in Early Childhood and Elementary Education.  It is my...

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Mrs. Clark

1st Grade Team

Hello, and welcome to 1st grade!!!   I feel so honored to be teaching at South McKeel Academy.   This is my 2nd year here, but my 13th year...

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Ms. Collins

Paraprofessionals

I grew up in Lakeland about 400 years ago when 'The Mall' was on Memorial Blvd:) I moved away for awhile (a decade or two) and upon my return was delighted to become part of the SMA...

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Mrs. Conner

1st Grade Team

Welcome to first grade! I am excited to begin another year of teaching at South McKeel Academy. I am a graduate of McKeel Academy and the University of South Florida. I have been at South...

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Mrs. Czerkiewicz or Mrs. C.

Paraprofessionals - Media Para (K-4)

Hello Wildcats!  This is my 7th year at South Mckeel.  I have an AS degree in Floriculture.  My hobbies include reading, crafts, camping and travel!  The media center is...

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Mrs. Davis

2nd Grade Team

Welcome to second grade! I am so excited to be joining the Wildcat family this year. I have been teaching in Polk County for 4 years. I have my BA degree in elementary education from the...

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Mrs. Dippold

4th Grade Team

"That which is learned in pleasure - is never forgotten." - Alfred Mercier 1816-1894   This quote was given to me this summer when I attended a week-long residential workshop with the Seminole...

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Ms. Drawdy

3rd Grade Team

   What a blessing it is to be a part of the SMA team!!! This is my fifth year teaching here and we are off to another great year!  After graduating...

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Mrs. Dunsford

Specialists - Reading

Welcome to StarBooks Reading Club! Grab a comfy chair and a great book. I am the Academic Growth Coordinator and Reading Coach for South Mckeel Academy.  My goal is to...

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Mrs. Duran

Paraprofessionals

Hello, My name is Jodi Duran and I feel so blessed to be a part of the South Mckeel family. This is my first year here at SMA. I'm looking forward to a wonderful 2014-2015 school year.

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Mrs. Ellis

3rd Grade Team

Hello Wildcats! I am looking forward to another great year in 3rd grade at South McKeel Academy! I graduated from the University of South Florida, go Bulls! This will be...

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Mrs. Ellison

Kindergarten Team

Welcome Kindergarteners! I am so happy that you are here! My name is Mrs. Ellison and this is my fourteenth year teaching in Polk County and my fourth year teaching at SMA.  I...

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Mrs. Fagan

Paraprofessionals

Hello Wildcats! I consider it an honor to be a part of the SMA family and to assist the AMAZING kindergarten team as their Paraprofessional. Everyday is something new and exciting with your...

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Mr. Flynn

7th Grade Team

Hello, and welcome to 7th grade math. I am Brendan Flynn and I am excited to begin my first full year at South McKeel!  I am entering my fourth year teaching middle school math and joined...

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Mrs. Franklin

7th Grade Team

Welcome to 7th Grade, Wildcats!  I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Financial Management and my Master's Degree in Business from Florida Southern...

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Ms. Futch

1st Grade Team

Welcome Wildcats!  I'm so excited to be part of the McKeel Family!  I graduated from The University of South Florida.This is my 9th year teaching here at South McKeel Academy...

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Mrs. Gentry

Office - Terminal Operator

Welcome Wildcats! My name is Mrs. Gentry and I am the Terminal Operator for South McKeel Academy.  This is my 4th year at South McKeel but worked for McKeel a few years ago and am...

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Mrs. Georgevich

6th Grade Team

Originally from Ohio, I am a graduate of The Ohio State University (Go Buckeyes!).  This is my 13th year teaching 6th grade, and my 6th year at South McKeel.  I am very honored to be...

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Mrs. Hall

2nd Grade Team

Hello Wildcats!  My name is Janine Hall. I graduated from Florida Southern College. I have been teaching in Polk County for over 15 years, and have enjoyed my last seven years at...

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Mrs. Hamblim

Specialists - Music Teacher

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Ms. Hamlin

5th Grade Team

Hi Wildcats! I am happy to say that this is my sixth year teaching students at South McKeel.  I received my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education in 1996 and my Master's Degree...

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Mrs. Hancock

Office - Academic Advisor

It is my firm belief that every student has the ability to not only achieve, but to excel to the highest extent that they desire.  It is my purpose and passion to enable this...

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Mrs. Harwell

6th Grade Team

Welcome to 6th Grade, WILDCATS!   I have been a teacher in Polk County for ten years and a member of the South McKeel Academy family and the 6th grade team since the middle...

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Mrs. Hasenmeier

Pre-Kindergarten Team

McKeel Pre-K is THE place to be!!  I absolutely LOVE spending time teaching my newest class of little ones to prepare them to be the BEST they can be.  It's amazing to watch...

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Mrs. Henderson

Paraprofessionals

Hello wildcats!  I'm starting my first year with SMA as the middle school academic para.  I am so excited to be part of the McKeel family and look forward to working with the...

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Miss Hoover

Kindergarten Team

Welcome! This is my ninth year teaching kindergarten and I've been fortunate enough to be with South McKeel since our first year. I truly love teaching kindergarten and I am...

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Mrs. Howard

6th Grade Team

My Name is Leslie Howard and I am teaching Science and Math for the 6th grade Howard and Stanley team.  We do lots of creative hands-on projects in both Math and Science.  I try to make...

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Mrs. Jones

4th Grade Team

I am looking forward to my third year at SMA!  I have a BS in Elementary Education (K-6 with ESOL) and a Master's in Education, both from Florida Southern College.  I began...

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Mrs. Keen

2nd Grade Team

Welcome to 2nd grade!  I am thrilled to be joining the SMA family this year!  I have been teaching in Polk County for 5 years, most recently at Dixieland Elementary School....

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Ms. Kelly

3rd Grade Team

This is my 9th year teaching, and sixth year with South McKeel Academy. I received a Bachelors Degree in Business from Southeastern University and completed my education course...

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Mrs. Kincart

2nd Grade Team

Welcome to 2nd Grade!  I grew up in Ontario, Canada, but have spent the last 13 years in Ohio and Florida.  I graduated from Southeastern University, and spent 1.5 years at Kingsford...

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Mrs. Legg

3rd Grade Team

I have been teaching for fifteen years; my certification is in elementary education,  K through 6th grades.   I also have a degree in psychology.  I have taught fourth...

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Mrs. Holly Logue

Pre-Kindergarten Team - Para

Hello! This is my tenth year with McKeel schools and my third year in the preschool. I graduated from University of South Florida with a degree in Psychology. I recently received my CDA for...

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Mrs. Lund

7th Grade Team

Hello 7th grade Wildcats! I look forward to my sixth year here at SMA teaching 7th grade Civics, Art and Aviation. I earned my B.S. in Multidisciplinary Studies in...

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Mrs. Maready

2nd Grade Team

Welcome to Second Grade! I hope everyone has had a restful summer and is excited to come back to school. ! This is my 9th year of teaching here at South Mckeel . I am looking forward...

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Mrs. Marrero

6th Grade Team

Welcome 6th Grade Wildcats!  Teaching is my passion and I am so blessed to be able to work at such an amazing school, with such awesome students!  I am a Southeastern...

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Mrs. McKenzie

4th Grade Team

This is my third year at South McKeel! I am extremely excited to begin the 2014-2015 school year. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education.  I also have a Master of Science...

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Mrs. Meche

Specialists - Music Teacher

Welcome to Music at South McKeel Academy! This is my 9th year teaching music at SMA to Kindergarten through fifth grade students and my 6th year working with our middle school students. My goal...

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Mrs. Ashlee Milburn

Pre-Kindergarten Team

Hello wildcats!! I am so excited to be joining the Mckeel family.  I graduated from Florida Southern College with a degree in PreKindergarten Primary Education.  This will be my...

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Mr. Muir

7th Grade Team

I'm Mr. Muir and I'm excited to continue my journey here at South McKeel Academy! I have enjoyed teaching middle school science for 8 years now as well as working as a part-time animal...

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Mrs. Nakamura

1st Grade Team

Welcome to First Grade!  This is my fifth year teaching at South McKeel and it is a privilege to be a part of such a wonderful family of teachers, staff and students! After graduating...

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Mrs. Nations

4th Grade Team

Welcome to 4th Grade!  This will be my 19th year of teaching and 5th year at South McKeel.  I feel so lucky to be apart of such a wonderful school.  In fact Mckeel is a family...

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Mrs. Nelson

3rd Grade Team

Welcome, Wildcats!  Since graduating from Wheaton College in the Chicago area with a B.A. in Elementary Education, I have had the privilege of teaching third and fourth grade students for...

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Ms. Nix

6th Grade Team

Welcome to 6th grade Language Arts and Social Studies. I am excited to be working at such a wonderful school. It is going to be a great year!!!!

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Mrs. O'Steen

Kindergarten Team

Hello!  My name is Mrs. O'steen, and I am very happy to be a part of South McKeel Academy!  I graduated from Florida Southern College with a degree in Prekindergarten/Primary...

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Miss Paladino

Kindergarten Team

Hello and Welcome Wildcats! My name is Emily Paladino and I am a graduate from Florida Southern College with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education  and a Masters degree in...

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Mrs. Pandolfi

Office - Principal's Secretary

Hi Wildcats! My name is Sherri Pandolfi and I have been with South McKeel since 2006.  First I was parent/volunteer, then I subbed for two years, and now I am the...

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Mrs. Pell

Office

Hello Wildcats!! I am so happy to be able to assist students and parents in the elementary office.  I have a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Saint Leo University. I am...

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Mrs. Rahn

5th Grade Team

Welcome to fifth grade! I will be teaching two of my favorite subjects this year, math and science.  My family and I moved to Lakeland in 2011. We are originally from Georgia where I...

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Mrs. Reuss

5th Grade Team

  Hello Wildcats! I am Mrs. Reuss and I am extremely excited about my first year teaching 5th grade here at SMA. Originally from Illinois, I earned my undergraduate degree...

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Mrs. Robillard

Paraprofessionals - Para (K-4)

Besides being called 'Mrs. R.', students have also referred to me as 'Mrs. Boulevard' and 'Mrs. Lavallard'!  No matter what my name though, I love being...

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Coach Rodgers

Specialists - PE Coach (5-7)

Hey Wildcats! I'm so excited to be back for another awesome year here at SMA! This will be my 3rd year teaching PE here at South Mckeel! I graduated from Florida Southern...

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Mrs. S. Rogers

7th Grade Team

Hello Wildcats!  Thanks for visiting my website.  I am a 2002 graduate from Florida Southern College.  Go Mocs!  I have a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a...

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Ms. Sacca

Specialists

One of my favorite quotes upon graduating from school over 10 years ago has been and still remains to be this by Howard Gardner: “It’s not how smart are you, but how are you...

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Ms. Schumaker

4th Grade Team

Welcome to fourth grade!  I am very excited to begin my third year as a Wildcat.  I graduated  from Saint Leo University with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education...

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Mrs. Seeber

Administration - Assistant Principal

First, let me start by saying that I am extremely excited to be a part of the South McKeel Academy family!  This will be my 12th year with The Schools of McKeel Academy, with a total of 15...

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Mrs. Sellers

Administration - Director of Preschool

I am very excited to be the preschool director and guidance counselor at South McKeel Academy. I graduated from Florida Southern with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, and received a...

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Mrs. Sells

5th Grade Team

Greetings fellow wildcats!  I am entering my 22nd year as an educator, and have begun my 6th year as a teacher of fifth graders at South McKeel Academy.  I am a graduate of...

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Ms. Shearin

Pre-Kindergarten Team - Secretary

Hello! My name is Shannon Shearin and this is my 5th year as the Preschool Secretary. I am very excited to be part of the preschool team.

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Mrs. Silcox

Office - Clinic LPN

Hello Wildcats, My name is Mrs. Silcox, but you can call me Gina. I'm happy to join you all at South McKeel Academy as your school nurse. I have worked in the medical field as a nurse for over...

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Mrs. Smith

1st Grade Team

Hello there McKeel Wildcats!!!! I am so excited about the 2014-2015 school year!  I can't believe that this will be my 11th year teaching First Grade.  Time flies...

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Mrs. Snell

Kindergarten Team

I am Michelle Snell and I am thrilled to be a kindergarten teacher here at SMA. I have been teaching for 23 years. I graduated from Southeastern University. I cannot think of another career I could...

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Mr. Stanley

6th Grade Team

Welcome to Sixth Grade!   What a blessing and honor it is to be a part of the South McKeel Academy family.  After serving in the United States Air Force, I continued my journey...

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Mrs. Stiverson

3rd Grade Team

Welcome to third grade!  I can't believe I am starting my 8th year of teaching!  I have been teaching third grade all of those years and I love all of the growth I am able to...

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Mr. Swanson

Support Staff - Network Engineer

Hello Mckeel World... I have been here since 2007 fixing all your computer needs. 

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Mrs. Taylor

Kindergarten Team

Hi Wildcats!  I'm Mrs. Taylor and I love teaching kindergarten at South McKeel!  I am a graduate of Southeastern University with thirteen years of experience working with...

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Ms. To

Pre-Kindergarten Team

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Mrs. Tompkins

Specialists - Gifted

Welcome Wildcats!  This is my 12th year teaching at the Schools of Mckeel Academy.  I am proud to say that I have taught at all three campuses!  I love working with the...

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Mrs. Tyler

6th Grade Team

Welcome Wildcats!  I am very excited to be teaching 6th grade Science and Math this year at South McKeel Academy.  My certification includes Middle Grades Math and Middle Grades...

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Mrs. Viers

3rd Grade Team

Welcome Wildcats!!  I earned my Degree in Education from Florida Southern College.  I have taught 1st and 2nd grade, at Lake Shipp Elementary, Bartow Academy and...

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Mrs. Weeks

Office - Finance Secretary

Hi Wildcats! I am Gina Weeks and I am the Finance Secretary for South McKeel Academy.  I have been with The Schools of McKeel Academy since 2008 and have worked at McKeel Academy of...

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Ms. White

7th Grade Team

I received my degree from the University of South Florida in Biology Education.  I've taught many sciences in both middle and high school including Life Science, Earth Science, Physical...

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Mrs. Wilbur

1st Grade Team

Hello, Wildcats! I'm Mrs. Wilbur and this is my 9th year teaching first grade at South McKeel Academy. I attended Florida State University and graduated with a degree in Elementary...

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Mrs. S. Williams

Specialists - Technology

Welcome to South Mckeel's Tech Lab Website! I'm so excited to be teaching technology to students in grades k-4 and helping teachers integrate technology! I've been with South...

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Ms. T. Williams

5th Grade Team

Arrrr mateys!  I'm Ms. Williams.  I am teaching 5th grade again this year here at SMA!  I've been teaching for 26 years now.  I'm looking forward to another...

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Mrs. C. Williams

5th Grade Team

Hey Wildcats! Welcome to 5th grade! I am so excited about this school year! This is my 2nd year at SMA and my 13th year teaching.  I graduated from the University of Tennessee in...

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Mrs. M. Williams

Pre-Kindergarten Team

Hi, Wildcats! I'm Mandy Williams and this is my fifth year at South Mckeel Academy. Our year together will be filled with learning and lots of fun! I feel so blessed to have the...

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