Principal: Mrs. Kirby

Anitonette KirbyMrs. Kirby  attended Florida State University where she earned a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction. Mrs. Kirby has experience in kindergarten, first, and fifth grades as a classroom teacher at Kathleen Elementary School. She served as Assistant Principal at Auburndale Central Elementary School. While there, she was named one of the Lakeland Ledger’s 20 professionals to watch in the next decade. Mrs. Kirby enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and cooking.

Assistant Principal:  Mrs. Joette Burse
Joette BurseMrs. Burse graduated from the University of Florida with her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. She obtained a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education and a second Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of South Florida. Mrs. Burse has fifteen years of teaching experience in grade K-3 and Reading Resource at various schools in Polk County.

Teacher of the Year -   Mr. Hayes

Brandon Hayes

Support Person-   Mrs. Garcia

Alveza Garcia


Kindergarten Teachers

First Grade  Teachers

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

Special Areas

Para Educators

Office and Support Staff

Lucretia BrunoLucretia Bruno - Principal Secretary 
Zena MoodyZena Moody - Finance Secretary

Shari YoungMs.Young - Network Manager

Patrick Coughlin Patrick Coughlin - Guidance Counselor