Enrollment, expectations up for new school year

Published: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 02:10 PM.

The ABC School has a new preK teacher, Katy Sparks, who has a degree from Auburn University and Piedmont College. She comes from Georgia with a background in early childhood and preK experience. 

The two new first grade teachers are Roxanne Ramsdell, who studied at the University of Wisconsin Parkside and National Louis University in Illinois, with 17 years’ experience in Wisconsin and the US Virgin Islands, and Haley Baroody, who grew up in Wakulla County and graduated from Florida State University. She has teaching experience in Oregon and most recently an international baccalaureate school in Costa Rica.

The new third grade teacher is Jessi Ammons, a native of Apalachicola and graduate of Florida State University, with 10 years teaching experience in Florida.

The two new fifth grade teachers are LeeAnne Poloronis, an Apalachicola native, graduate of Florida State University, who is returning to the school with 11 years’ experience in education; and Shelby McDonald, who comes from Georgia with nine years teaching experience.

MacKenzie Williams, an Apalachicola native, former Apalachicola High School basketball star who graduated from Florida State University and is now in his first year as a certified teacher.

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