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.

Lisa Gilbert

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.

Dhand Presley

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.

Jeffrey Miller

Jeff Miller has nearly four decades in leading educational teams.  His career in education began with his first assignment as a Special Education teacher in the Chicago area.  After assuming various administrative roles over the next two decades, he retired from the Illinois system as Principal.

While working fulltime, Mr. Miller earned 2 masters degrees, one in Special Education and one in Educational Leadership, along with his BA in Elementary Education.

Mr. Miller moved to Florida in 2001 and continued his administrative leadership in the Volusia and Flagler County school systems, serving as Assistant Principal and Principal over the next 17 years.

Throughout his career, he has been guided by the principle “A leader is powerful to the degree he empowers others” and has strived to provide opportunities to empower those around him.  This was reinforced by his recognition in 2015 as Volusia County Assistant Principal of the Year by VASA.

He is looking forward to his next career step at Seabreeze, where his two sons graduated.  GO SANDCRABS!

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