Staff

Administration

Dr. Melissa Durrance : Principal

Dr. Melissa Durrance

Principal

Dr. Melissa Durrance has been an educator with Polk County School District for 17 years. During the first nine years of her career, Dr. Durrance taught at the elementary school level. As a teacher, she was awarded Disney’s Teacherrific Award and became a National Board Certified Teacher as a Middle Childhood Generalist. In 2009, Dr. Durrance became an assistant principal and in 2014 she became the principal of Sleepy Hill Elementary. During her short time at Sleepy Hill she significantly raised student achievement and was able to move the school from a D to a B. Dr. Durrance has a passion for inspiring students and staff to work together to strive towards educational excellence.

melissa.durrance@polk-fl.net
Ms. Durham : Assistant Principal

Ms. Durham

Assistant Principal

Ms. Durham joined the Griffin team in 2013 while completing a year –long embedded administrative internship with Ms. Strong. She has since become our Assistant Principal and an invaluable member of our team. Specializing in Language Arts, Ms. Durham has over 24 years in the education field. Her impressive resume brings her full circle to the administrative team.  Her passion is to establish cooperative, professional relationships with parents, staff and students in order to reach the goal of educating and nurturing the whole child. She firmly believes in the success of all students.

tangela.durham@polk-fl.net

Office and Support

Mrs. James : Math/Science Coach

Mrs. James

Math/Science Coach

krystal.james@polk-fl.net
Mrs. Osgood : ELA Coach

Mrs. Osgood

ELA Coach

shanda.osgood@polk-fl.net
Mrs. Brown : Title One Reading Interventionist

Mrs. Brown

Title One Reading Interventionist

janel.brown@polk-fl.net
Ms. Acevedo : Principal's Secretary

Ms. Acevedo

Principal's Secretary

angie.acevedo@polk-fl.net
Mrs. Miller : Terminal Operator

Mrs. Miller

Terminal Operator

pamela.miller@polk-fl.net
Ms. Allen : Nurse

Ms. Allen

Nurse

cynthia.allen@polk-fl.net
Ms. Paige-Culmer : Guidance Counselor

Ms. Paige-Culmer

Guidance Counselor

kaila.paige-culmer@polk-fl.net

Title I VPK

Mrs. Reid : Teacher

Mrs. Reid

Teacher

karen.jones@polk-fl.net

Kindergarten

Mrs. Perez : Teacher

Mrs. Perez

Teacher

jenny.perez@polk-fl.net
Mrs. Gilliam : Teacher

Mrs. Gilliam

Teacher

teresa.gilliam@polk-fl.net
Ms. Chambers : Teacher

Ms. Chambers

Teacher

nicole.chambers01@polk-fl.net

First Grade

Ms. Tischler : Teacher

Ms. Tischler

Teacher

kaeley.tischler@polk-fl.net
Mr. Stoff : Teacher

Mr. Stoff

Teacher

geoffrey.stoff@polk-fl.net
Mrs. Kalel : Teacher

Mrs. Kalel

Teacher

cynthia.kalel@polk-fl.net

Second Grade

Mrs. Och : Teacher

Mrs. Och

Teacher

elizabeth.och@polk-fl.net
Mrs. Herbert : Teacher

Mrs. Herbert

Teacher

adrianna.herbert@polk-fl.net
Mrs. Kirkland : Teacher

Mrs. Kirkland

Teacher

donshae.kirkland@polk-fl.net

Third Grade

Miss Mason : Teacher

Miss Mason

Teacher

malissa.mason@polk-fl.net
Mrs. Navarro : Teacher

Mrs. Navarro

Teacher

rachel.navarro@polk-fl.net
Mrs. Kemraj : Teacher

Mrs. Kemraj

Teacher

lisa.kemraj@polk-fl.net
Mrs. Revolinski : Teacher

Mrs. Revolinski

Teacher

cheryl.revolinski@polk-fl.net

Fourth Grade

Miss Roth : Teacher

Miss Roth

Teacher

suzanne.roth@polk-fl.net
Mrs. Hardee : Teacher

Mrs. Hardee

Teacher

shandra.hardee@polk-fl.net

Fifth Grade

Mrs. Tadlock : Teacher

Mrs. Tadlock

Teacher

janine.tadlock@polk-fl.net
Mr. Reinhardt : Teacher

Mr. Reinhardt

Teacher

robert.reinhardt@polk-fl.net
Mr. Lewis : Teacher

Mr. Lewis

Teacher

John.Lewis@polk-fl.net

ESE

Mr. Cruz : Teacher

Mr. Cruz

Teacher

jose.cruz@polk-fl.net
Mrs. Missouri : School Psychologist

Mrs. Missouri

School Psychologist

Dedra.missouri@polk-fl.net
Mrs. Helmus : Para Educator

Mrs. Helmus

Para Educator

robin.helmus@polk-fl.net
Miss. Henderson : Para Educator

Miss. Henderson

Para Educator

holly.henderson@polk-fl.net
Ms. McCallum : Teacher

Ms. McCallum

Teacher

anne.mccallum@polk-fl.net
Ms. Williams : Teacher

Ms. Williams

Teacher

ashley.williams@polk-fl.net

Paraprofessionals

Mrs. Gambler : Para Educator

Mrs. Gambler

Para Educator

mae.gambler@polk-fl.net
Ms. Gipp : Para Educator

Ms. Gipp

Para Educator

nancy.gipp@polk-fl.net
Mrs. Glisson : Para Educator

Mrs. Glisson

Para Educator

debra.glisson@polk-fl.net
Mrs. Lampp : Para Educator

Mrs. Lampp

Para Educator

kristie.lampp@polk-fl.net
Mrs. Willis : Para Educator

Mrs. Willis

Para Educator

earnestin.willis@polk-fl.net

Dining Room

Mrs. Howard : Cafeteria Manager

Mrs. Howard

Cafeteria Manager

catherine.howard@polk-fl.net
Ms. Andrews : Food Nutritionist

Ms. Andrews

Food Nutritionist

stacy.andrews@polk-fl.net
Ms. Engram : Food Nutritionist

Ms. Engram

Food Nutritionist

shirley.engram@polk-fl.net
Mr. Fillbrunn : Food Nutritionist

Mr. Fillbrunn

Food Nutritionist

anthony.fillbrunn@polk-fl.net

Custodial

Mr. Rodriguez : Custodial

Mr. Rodriguez

Custodial

luis.rodriguez@polk-fl.net
Mr. Perez : Custodial

Mr. Perez

Custodial

rene.perez@polk-fl.net
Mr. Diaz : Custodial

Mr. Diaz

Custodial

edgar.diaz@polk-fl..net

Special Areas

Mr. Goodrum : Teacher

Mr. Goodrum

Teacher

demosthenes.goodrum@polk-fl.net
Ms. Gartrell : Teacher

Ms. Gartrell

Teacher

brittany.gartrell@polk-fl.net
Ms. Ortiz : Teacher

Ms. Ortiz

Teacher

suggey.ortiz@polk-fl.net