Principal, Michael Young
Mr. Young began teaching at Lecanto High School, Citrus County, Florida in 1991. In 1999 he became a Guidance Counselor at Sleepy Hill Middle School in Lakeland. He was the Assistant Principal for Curriculum at Mulberry Middle from 2005 and was appointed Principal the summer of 2008.
Mr. Young holds a B.A. degree from Southeastern University in English Education and M. Ed. degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi in School Counseling and the University of South Florida in Educational Leadership.
Assistant Principal of Administration
Assistant Principal of Curriculum
Mrs. Cangelose began her career with Polk County Schools in 1999 as a teacher at Bartow Middle. From 2002-2004, she was a Social Studies teacher at Compass Charter. Ms. Cangelose transferred to Kathleen Middle in 2004. Since 2006, she had been a Dean at Westwood Middle.
Dean of Students
Mrs. Pickett began her teaching career while traveling with her husband in the United States Air Force. She was a Math/Business teacher at Edgren High School, Misawa Air Base, Japan and Visions and E.O.P. (Alternative schools), Colorado Springs, Colorado and Math/Reading teacher at Spangdahlem Middle School, Spangdahlem, Germany. Upon moving to Florida, she served as a Math teacher at Lake Gibson Middle School and George Jenkins High School and Dean of Students at Mulberry High School. Presently, she is the Dean of Students at Mulberry Middle School.
Mrs. Pickett received a B.S. Degree from Virginia Union University in Business Administration, M.Ed. Degrees from the University of Southern California in Secondary/Post Secondary Education and Trinity University in School Administration, M.A. Degree from Dallas Theological Seminary in Biblical Studies and Educational Leadership certification through the Polk County Aspiring Leaders Training Program.
Dean of Students
Mr. Lasseter began his teaching career in 2005 at a residential treatment facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 2006, he moved to Florida and became a history, government, and economics teacher at Celebration High School in Osceola County. Mr. Lasseter then became a teacher at Crystal Lake Middle School (2007-2009), where he taught general and advanced American History. He also received the Teacher of the Year award in his first year of teaching there. In 2009, Mr. Lasseter became Dean of Students at Mulberry Middle School.
Mr. Lasseter has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Alabama, a Master’s Degree in Education from Florida Southern College, and Educational Leadership certification from the University of South Florida.