Mrs. Carleather Falana-Ponder

Phone: 352-291-4000


Degrees and Certifications:

A.S. - Secretarial Science A.S. - Business Management B.S. - Business Management MEd - Ed Leadership ESE Certified Business 6-12 - Certified District Professional Certification - Commercial Art Clinical Ed - Certified

Mrs. Carleather Falana-Ponder

It has been a privilege to be a teacher here at West Port for seven (7) years.  I began my second (or maybe third) career, this time as a teacher seven years ago and I have enjoyed every minute of it.  I am a graduate of Central Florida Community College (now the College of Central Florida) where I received a Associate of Science Degree in Secretarial Science. Much later in life I graduated from St. Leo University where I received a Associates degree in Business Management and then the University of Phoenix where I received my Bachelors of Science Degree in Business.  I recently graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a Masters in Educational Leadership. I am certified in both Business and ESE. 


I was the 2012-2013 Rookie Teacher of the Year at West Port. I am also a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society, Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society and Kappa Delta Pi.


I bring to the classroom many years of business and community service experience.  I owned and operated a business for over 20 years and headed a non-profit cultural organization for nine years.  I am committed to helping students reach their highest potential and work within the community and the school helping students find scholarships to further their education or find their vocational career.