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.
I began my educational career in Flagler county as a kindergarten teacher in 2009. I then moved to Pine Trail Elementary where I taught kindergarten and then second grade. During my time there, I participated in a national two-year Japanese Mathematical lesson study. Our school-based team collaborated with Japanese instructors and Mills College to help improve students in their mathematical practice. I then went on to Pathways Elementary where I worked as a fourth-grade teacher for two years while getting my master’s degree in educational leadership at Stetson University. Upon graduation, I was hired as a teacher on assignment at Holly Hill School. I enjoyed leading various teams and working with the teachers and students.
Prior to my career in education, I worked as a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative at Johnson & Johnson for 5 years. I also served as a trainer to new representatives and led product initiatives for our district.
I am extremely excited and proud to be a part of Seabreeze High School serving as their Assistant Principal, overseeing assessments and attendance.
Mr. Dhand Presley was born and raised in Daytona Beach, Florida. He is a proud product of Volusia County Schools. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Bethune-Cookman College, currently known as Bethune-Cookman University and a Master’s degree from Stetson University. Mr. Presley’s first two years began as an Exceptional Student Education teacher at Pine Ridge High School in 1999. Mr. Presley continued serving Volusia County Schools as an Exceptional Student Education teacher at Edith I. Starke Elementary School for the next ten years. His administrative duties began as a T.O.A at New Smyrna Beach High School where he remained for two years. He was appointed as the assistant principal for Exceptional Student Education at Atlantic High School where he remained until moving into his current position as the assistant principal for Exceptional Student Education at Seabreeze High School.
Mrs. Jackie Bynum was born and raised in Wantagh, New York and earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Oneonta State University. Since moving to Volusia County in 2005, Mrs. Bynum has served as an English teacher, chairperson, academic coach, PAR, high school testing coordinator, dean, and an assistant principal. During this time, she earned her master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Nova Southeastern University, and her certification in Educational Leadership from Stetson University.
Mrs. Bynum is looking forward to the 2021-2022 school year and is extremely excited to join the Sandcrab family!
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