Mr. Joseph Rawlings Biography

My education career began at Sunrise Elementary in 1997 as a fourth grade teacher.  I have been an assistant principal at the elementary and middle school levels. 

I became principal at Debary Elementary in 2008 and remained there for two years.  Following my time at Debary I became principal at New Smyrna Beach Middle School and was principal there from 2010-2014.  Following my time at New Smyrna I was honored to become principal at Seabreeze High School in 2015.

I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but have lived most of my life in Florida.  I moved to Volusia County in 1989.  Prior to my career in education I worked in the radio and television industries for 18 years.  I have lived in Ormond Beach with my wife and daughter since 2004.

Krissy Butrico

Kristin Butrico is currently the Assistant Principal for Exceptional Student Education at Seabreeze High School in Daytona Beach, Florida. She is in her 13th year of education with Volusia County Schools, spending 8 years as a music educator, 2 years as a middle school assistant principal, and 3 years as a high school assistant principal. Ms. Butrico earned her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Stetson University and her Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.

Kathy Gibbons

Mrs. Gibbons was born and raised in Quebec, Canada.  As a teenager, she spent summers in Ormond Beach and decided to make it her home.  She earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Central Florida.  Mrs. Gibbons began her career in education as a teacher of mathematics at Ormond Beach Junior High School and was on the faculty as it transitioned to a middle school.  When Atlantic High School opened in 1994, Mrs. Gibbons served as a member of the charter cadre.   In 1996 she became an assistant principal at Atlantic High School where she remained for the next ten years.  In 2006 she returned to the Ormond Beach community and joined the faculty and staff of Seabreeze High School.  Recently, Mrs. Gibbons was honored to be named a principal intern.  

Steafon Jenkins

My name is Steafon Jenkins and I am a product of the Volusia County School System.  Graduating from Mainland High School in June of 1979 I decided to attend college locally.

I received my Bachelor Degree from Bethune Cookman College which is now Bethune Cookman University In 1996.  My graduate studies were completed in 2007 from Nova Southeastern University.

My career in education has been one that has me well versed in every level of learning.  My first experience being an educator was at Turie T. Smalls Elementary from 1996- 1998 under the leadership of Betty Powers. There I was assigned to a third grade classroom.

1998 – 2001 I transferred to New Smyrna Beach Middle School.  While there I taught a self- contained classroom of ESE students for three consecutive years. The school was under the leadership of Linda Reader.

Campbell Middle School was my next experience for the next three years 2001- 2004.  Stanley Whitted was the principal for my first two years with my final year there being led by Mrs. Vicky Pressley. VE mild is what I taught during my three year tenure at Campbell Middle School.

From 2004-2006 I was assigned to Atlantic High and again taught VE mild students Algebra 1.  During these years I started my graduate studies and started my administrative track and was removed from the class room.  I was a Teacher on Assignment my final year at Atlantic and was assigned as administrator of the Multi VE department. Ronald Pagano was the principal during my years at Atlantic.

Stinamay Lagrotta

Beginning my career as a media specialist at the elementary level in 1994, I participated in a state-wide grant for technology and many reading initiatives that put books in the hands of students. Moving on to high school in 1997, I spent the next 15 years collaborating with faculty and administrators to create active student-centered learning environments that supported literacy and technology. As a teacher on assignment at the district level, I managed a multi-media team that developed and organized digital staff development content and supported media specialists in the county.  Upon the move to Seabreeze High School, I served as a media specialist for the school, teacher on assignment, and now an assistant principal responsible primarily for testing and attendance.
B.A. in Secondary Education – Fairmont State College  1989
M. Ed in Educational Leadership – University of Central Florida 2003
National Board Certified Teacher 2008-2018