Dedicated individuals working together to help students fulfill their potential through personalized attention.
I was born outside of a small suburb of Dayton, Ohio and grew up there my whole life. I attended Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio and graduated in May 2014 with a degree in Integrated Mathematics. I decided to finally break away from the cold and move to the Sunshine state in August 2014. Prior to working for Enterprise High School, I worked as a substitute teacher and tutor for Hillsborough and Pinellas county schools. In my spare time I enjoy spending time outside, breakdancing and playing video games.
- KrisEllisData Management
I have happily been a part of Enterprise High School from the first day we opened. I am the Senior Data Management Specialist in charge of all student data. My position also includes attendance and the school clinic. I have worked in the school system as an employee and volunteer, both private and public, for over 20 years. Although paperwork, data and student files are my job, I truly enjoy interacting with the students. I was born in Bristol, PA and moved to Dunedin with my parents and siblings the summer before my 9th grade year. I then attended Dunedin High School and St. Petersburg College. I live in Safety Harbor with my two children. My hobbies are baking, painting, and of course spending time with my children. I am proud to be a part of Enterprise High School and the mission and vision our school represents. This truly is a school where each and every employee works for the betterment of each student.
- PolaGodseyExceptional Student Education Assistant
I grew up in Largo and attended Seminole High School. I earned my Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree at the University of Texas (Austin) with an accounting major. I worked in both accounting and administrative services for various firms in Texas, Tennessee and Florida. I also worked for three years at Georgetown University’s Residence Life department. I returned to my home state of Florida in 2009 to help care for my mother. In 2011, I was hired by Enterprise High School as a temporary employee for the ESE Department and then returned in 2012 as a permanent employee. I handle many of the ESE department’s administrative duties as well as assist students with various classes.
- DonnaVanHyningExceptional Student Education
I grew up in Coconut Grove, Florida, attended Ohio Wesleyan University, and graduated from Florida State University after completing a teaching internship at Miami Springs Jr. High. I taught English and Reading in Jacksonville, Florida, Guilford, Maine, St. Petersburg, Florida, and Palmetto, Florida. I also substituted and tutored in Florida, Alabama, and Maine. A different “interim” career presented itself, and I served as Director of Human Resources and Public Relations at two hospitals for a number of years. I went full circle and returned to my real love, which is teaching. I was Director of Education at a Sylvan Learning Center in St. Petersburg, Indian Rocks Beach, and Riverview. I became certified in Exceptional Student Education and have been an ESE teacher ever since. I have been at Enterprise High for seven years, and truly enjoy working with our students. I have one daughter and four stepchildren, as well as nine grandchildren. I had a wonderful trip to China with my daughter as she adopted her second child, a 3-year-old boy, who is now age 9. My daughter’s little girl was also adopted from China, and she is now 12 years old. Since they live in St. Petersburg, the family gets together often, and “Nana” gets to spend time with the kids. I enjoy travel, gardening, small home improvement projects, reading, family, and friends.
I am a native of West Virginia, but moved to Florida at the age of four. I attended school in Lake Worth, FL for seven years. I moved to Jackson, TN, and attended junior high school there, before moving back to Sarasota, FL, for high school. After one more move, I graduated from Seminole High School and received an A.A. Degree from St. Petersburg Junior College. I then attended UF to study Journalism. I worked as an Account Manager/Media Buyer for a local advertising agency and was an Account Executive in Retail Advertising for the St. Petersburg Times for seven years. After having a daughter, and reading a book called, “Turnabout Children” by Mary McCracken, I decided to pursue a teaching degree at USF’s Bayboro campus. I graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Specific Learning Disabilities Education. I taught ESE and Advanced Language Arts at Palm Harbor Middle School for nine years. When my daughter was entering high school, I transferred to Clearwater High School and taught another three years. At Clearwater, in addition to my regular classes, I taught Extended Learning and FCAT prep classes. I have been a Clinical Educator for USF’s ESE teachers in training, and have over nine years experience coaching cheerleading. Prior to coming to Enterprise High, I worked in branch management with SunTrust Bank for eight years. A few years ago, I decided my “heart” was really in the education field, and was lucky enough to be hired at Enterprise High.
- BensonCallierGraduation Coach
Because Enterprise High School is committed to serving its students it created the position of graduation coach and hired me to fill that role. I currently serve as the only graduation coach in the Pinellas County School District. My primary focus is to teach students life skills and inspire them towards on-time graduation. I feel I am a natural fit for the position with my experience as an athlete and background in athletic coaching. I also have experience in alternative education at the secondary level. Serving in Pinellas County School’s non-graduate services department and professional training at the University of Tampa’s Instructional Design and Technology program proved pivotal in my growth as a professional. With the implementation of online credit recovery in Pinellas County Schools, much of my experience has been in the secondary online and blended learning environment. I am now poised to apply my knowledge, skills, and services to meet our focus to graduate students. Through my experience in alternative educational programs and background in Instructional Design and Technology, I think I am a good fit to create and explore this new position as graduation coach.
I was born in Florida but grew up in New England where I attended and graduated from a small school of just 150 students. After graduation, I moved back to Florida to attend Clearwater Christian College. During that time, I had the opportunity to travel to Ecuador and China to teach English as a foreign language which led to my desire to pursue teaching full time after college. Prior to working at Enterprise High School, I volunteered as a mentor for incarcerated youth, taught community English classes, and tutored undergraduates in English grammar and literature.
- GregKahnAssistant Director
I am Greg Kahn, Assistant Director at Enterprise High School. Prior to Enterprise, I worked as the Dean of Academics and Educational Counselor at Learning Unlimited Preparatory School on the island of Sint Maarten and as the High School Counselor at the International School of Aruba. Born in Connecticut, I moved to North Carolina as a teenager and received my bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. An avid Tar Heel fan, I refuse to leave my boat (which I live on with my wife and two dogs) without wearing at least two pieces of Tar Heel gear. At the age of 23, I started a consumer behavioral research firm that focused on how consumers interact with retail environments. Our research was mentioned in publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and numerous business management textbooks. After ten years in the business world, I decided to “shift gears” and pursue a career in education. I received my master’s degree in educational counseling from National University in San Diego, California. Upon completing my degree, my wife and I (and our dogs) decided to set sail from San Diego for Florida. Four years, 17 countries, and 6,000 ocean miles later, we are happy to be back in the United States.
- BrianSettlemireExceptional Student Education
I was born in Pittsburgh, PA and raised in Clearwater, FL. I’ve been married for the past 19 years and have three wonderful children (2 boys, 1 girl). I Graduated from the University of South Florida in 1997 with a degree in Sociology. I have had the privilege of teaching for 14 years and look forward to many more. Throughout my years teaching, I have enjoyed coaching football, track, and basketball. My hobbies are coaching youth sports, golfing, and fishing.
- AliciaDuebelExceptional Student Education
I was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH where I met and married my husband. He served in the Air Force for four years, and then we relocated to Florida in 2001. After spending 12 years raising our 3 children and working part-time as the secretary of our church, I was ready to begin a full-time career. I began classes at St. Petersburg College and graduated with a degree in Secondary Mathematics Education in 2016. While completing my student teaching, I discovered a passion for working with students who were “slipping through the cracks” in a traditional high school setting and soon heard about Enterprise High. After earning my ESE certification, I was blessed to be invited to join the awesome Enterprise team. I love working with our students and being part of a team of teachers and administrators who genuinely care about them and work to help them succeed!
My name is Mrs. Grabowski or Mrs. G.. I teach Algebra and Florida College Math courses at Enterprise. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and a Master of Arts in Computer Education. I taught Algebra for a few years at a high school in Connecticut. My husband and I moved to Florida in 1994, have been married for over 20 years, and have two children and a dog. I also worked in business for 15 years in the following departments: finance, billing, and training. I returned to teaching math in 2008. I was teaching part time at some local colleges and was tutoring and substituting in Pinellas County Schools. I was hired as a full time math teacher in March 2009 at Enterprise High School.
- HillaryHartVocational Specialist
I am the Vocational Specialist. I manage Workplace Essentials, a course that allows students to earn elective credits for working or volunteering. I also teach skills that help students obtain employment. I am certified in Business Education and English. I have been teaching in alternative education for most of my adult life. I can honestly say that I can’t think of another career I would have chosen. Each day I have a chance to teach something new to a student. Every day I learn something new from a student. I feel fortunate to be a member of the staff of Enterprise High School.
- MichelleGrammickAdministrative Assistant
My name is Michelle Grammick, I am the Administrative Assistant at Enterprise High School. I grew up in the Tri-State Area of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. I was a school board secretary and secretary to a business manager in Pennsylvania for many years. Also, I was a financial aid secretary at Wilson College in Pennsylvania, but I feel my most rewarding position was as an ESE Teacher Assistant at a High School in PA. I moved to Florida in 2009 to take care of my elderly family. After that, I wanted to obtain a position in the education field again. I was able to obtain a position as an ESE Transportation Assistant in Pasco County, and then I was so blessed to be hired as the Administrative Assistant with Enterprise High School. This position embraces all of my experience working one on one with students and also utilizing my skills in an administrative position. I enjoy working everyday making a difference with our students and the Enterprise Community. Our staff is one of the best I have had the pleasure to work with. After all of my career experiences, this job, by far, is the one that is truly meaningful to me.
- BobGodseyHealth & Social Studies
I was born and raised in New Brunswick, NJ and graduation from the College of New Jersey with a degree in History and Political Science. After graduation, I played for the Washington Generals (opposition team to the Harlem Globetrotters) and traveled for the next two and a half years. Upon returning, I relocated to Omaha and taught and coached at Father Flanagan’s Boys Town. Remaining in high school coaching for the next three years,I left to attend Graduate School at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. For the next ten years, I remained in college coaching at Baker University and Columbia College. Married with three sons, I left coaching to spend more time with my family and took a teaching position at St. Francis Academy, which was a juvenile detention facility. Coming from Kansas in 2009, I was fortunate to become a teacher here at Enterprise High School.
My name is Jason B. Smith, English Teacher at Enterprise High School. I was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado and have lived in the St. Petersburg area since 1981. I went to Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Pete then the University of Florida and graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in Organizational and Interpersonal Communication.
I got my start in Education working as a teaching assistant at Bauder Elementary and I moved onto other various other teaching jobs in Pinellas County from working as a substitute teacher to being an Alternative behavior monitor at Maderia Beach Middle. My first full time Instructional teaching position was teaching English at St. Petersburg Catholic High School and I have also had the same role at Lakewood High School. Most recently, I worked at Lakewood Community School as an ABE/GED teacher helping students with basic adult education and GED work. Additionally, I have also worked in the Web Development, Design and Ecommerce world.
I enjoy Education because of the relationships that are built with students and that change that can be seen when they finally understand a concept or process. That’s the most rewarding part. I like watching the Gators, Bulls & Wolverines, concerts, music, my shoe collection, movies and weekends where I do nothing.
- JakeMontalvoEnrollment Specialist
I was born and raised in Littlefield, Texas. I served 21 years in Naval Aviation and retired from military service in July of 2011. I was provided the wonderful opportunity to travel throughout the world while flying for the Navy. I graduated from National University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with a minor certification in Human Resource Management. Additionally, I hold an associate’s degree in Individual Studies from Columbia College. I am married with wonderful kids and have an awesome dog named Zack. I feel very fortunate to be provided the opportunity to work here at Enterprise High School and to be a part of each student’s journey to completing their High School education.
- JonFolsomSocial Studies
I was born in Mansfield, Ohio on August 21, 1973. I graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1991. I attended Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio and received my Bachelor’s Degree in Communications in 1998. After graduation, my mother suggested that I try becoming a teacher. For the next two years, she continued to push me in this direction until I decided to become a sub. I substituted in my old school district for a year, and the weirdest thing happened; I actually enjoyed being in the classroom. The next year, I took the required classes and tests to become a teacher and applied to the Mansfield Alternative School. I worked there for six years until I decided to move to Florida. I obtained a job at Oak Park School in Pinellas Park, Florida until it closed. Out of work, I began applying to different schools in Pinellas County. I found Enterprise High School and was hired on the spot. I’ve been working here since the 2008- 2009 school year.
- FeliciaSingletonTechnology Coordinator
A native of New York City, I graduated from Evander Childs High School and then attended Southwestern Christian College in Terrell, Texas where I received my Associates degree in Mathematics. I returned to New York to attend Pace University, and I received my Bachelors Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. Since I like computer programming I thought I had found my niche as a Systems Engineer with Verizon Communications, Inc. After 10 years, I grew dissatisfied and realized that I wanted to do something more rewarding. After I received a Master’s degree in Computer Information Systems from the University of Phoenix (online) I was ready for my second career. I began teaching at a small private school in Saint Petersburg and have taught and/or administered at several private schools for the past eleven years. I am very happy to be teaching at Enterprise High School. Outside of school, I spend my time with my two sons and two cats. I also like taking various classes, riding my bike (at least 10 miles, 3 times a week), reading, and renovating my house.
- PedroJarquinEnglish & Art History
Pedro Jarquin is an award-winning Hip-Hop, Spoken Word, and freestyle artist, an activist, a proud father of two, a teacher, and an Eckerd College graduate with a B.A. in Creative Writing. Born during the civil war in Nicaragua, Pedro immigrated to the U.S., becoming a political refugee at the age of six, and grew up in the Washington D.C. area. He has been performing from an early age, and since moving to St. Petersburg, FL in 2001, he has racked up a long list of accomplishments, including: getting named 2014 Tampa Bay Artist of the Year at the 2014 Tampa Bay Regional Talkie Awards; being an honorary speaker at TEDx Tampa Bay 2011; performing the entire soundtrack to the internationally acclaimed, award-winning short film, “Torn Asunder”; acting in and composing the soundtrack to the full length film, “Southsyde”; getting featured in the documentary, “Hip-Hop! Remember Me?”; opening for legendary icons like Cypress Hill, Everclear, Method Man & Redman; opening for other national acts like George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelics, Black Uhuru, and Russell Simmon’s Def Poetry Jam on Broadway; as well as many other accomplishments. He has also produced four albums, including “the Street Reporter EP,” which was executive produced by Lance Quinn (Bon Jovi, Talking Heads, etc.). Aside from his music career, Jarquin has been working with, mentoring, and teaching at-risk youth in the Tampa Bay area for over ten years. He is a highly motivated, passionate, and devoted English and Art History teacher, and is proud to be part of the Enterprise High School family.
As the Receptionist at Enterprise High School, it’s likely I’ll be the first person you speak with either on the phone or in person. Born and raised in Greenville, SC (I’ve been told I have a bit of an accent, but I am skeptical) I have also lived in the small village of Sawtry, England; Alexandria, Louisiana; and Atlanta, Georgia before moving to Florida in June 2016. During my free time I enjoy watching my daughter play soccer and basketball, traveling, and spending time with my wonderful family and our sweet dog Buster. I love working here at Enterprise! The teachers and staff truly care about each student and it shows. I feel extremely fortunate to be a part of such a great team of people.
My name is Aurela Mustali, and I am really excited to be teaching at Enterprise High School! This is my 4th year as a high school teacher. Science is my passion and to have the opportunity to teach it makes me feel fulfilled since this is the best way of using and sharing my knowledge by transmitting it to our younger generation. The best part of my job is that I get to connect with every student each day, and my hope is to make a difference in their lives. I am thrilled to be part of such a great team this year. Everybody in this school has our student’s best interest at heart, and being part of this heart-warming group of people brings out a positive attitude and desire to give the best every moment and every day. I’m looking forward to a great and successful school year!!!
My family is from the small town of Shelton, Connecticut. After high school, I decided to attend college in Florida and was accepted at Flagler College in St. Augustine. After three years at Flagler, I transferred to USF in Tampa to finish my Bachelors Degree in Special Education. Later in life I pursued my master’s degree in the area of Educational Leadership at USF in St. Petersburg. I was very fortunate to start my educational career with Pinellas County Schools and had many different positions over a 25 year period. I taught at Sandy Lane Elementary and Pinellas Park Elementary. I worked at countywide positions for over 10 years and finished my career as the Supervisor of the Hospital-Homebound Program. In 2010, I started working at Enterprise High School. I have truly enjoyed working as the Director and feel very fortunate to work with these wonderful staff members and students on a daily basis. When I have down time, I enjoy spending time with family, traveling to new locations, reading, and gardening.
- SandraVelascoBilingual Assistant
I was born in El Salvador, Central America but lived in Mexico City where I attended a bilingual elementary school. I later moved to Miami, Florida because of my father’s job and graduated from high school and community college. After graduating, I went to visit friends in Los Angeles and ended up staying there for approximately six years. While there, I worked at and attended UCLA, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. I married, had two children, and came back to Miami, Florida. In Miami I worked as a recreational therapist at Villa Maria Nursing Center. While working there, I obtained a Masters Degree in Therapeutic Recreation at Florida International University, became a certified elementary school teacher, and taught in Miami Dade County for a few years. I relocated to Clearwater approximately two years ago, worked as substitute for Pinellas County, and now as Bilingual Assistant here at Enterprise High School.