Staff Directory

  • Wantanisha Morant
    Executive Director
    (352) 671-7789
    Ext. 55771
    • Oversee Employment Services Division, Equity and Compliance, Professional Practices, and Talent Management
    • Enforce District, State, and Federal Rules and Statutes
    • Employee Discipline
    • Chief Negotiator for Marion Education Association
    • Unit Control for District Staffing Plan
    Christine Ventura
    Executive Secretary
    (352) 671-7789
    Ext. 55771
    • BoardDocs Management
    • Employee Relations SharePoint Updating
    • DROP Extension Requests
    • Labor Relations Co-recorder

    Employment Services Division

    Paige Zadnik
    Supervisor
    (352) 671-7179
    Ext. 57179
    • Oversee Administrative, Instructional, Non-Instructional Employment Processes and Personnel Certification
    • Administer Policies, Procedures, and Directives Relating to Personnel Administration
    • Develop and Maintain Information (e.g. Records, Databases, Files, Reports, etc.) Relative to District Initiatives and Activities in Personnel Administration
    • Approval of Vacancy Postings, Maintenance of Personnel Records, Veterans’ Preference Compliance
    Christina Sapp
    Bookkeeper
    (352) 671-7780
    Ext. 57780
    • Employment Services Division Payroll/Budget/Finance
    • Skyward FastTrack Support
    • Manage SharePoint

    Administration / District Specialized Personnel / Confidential Employees

    Theresa Brady
    Personnel Specialist
    (352) 671-7752
    Ext. 57752
    • Administrative / District Specialized Personnel / Confidential Employees New Hire Facilitator
    • Administrative / District Specialized Personnel / Confidential Employees Personnel Contracts, Salaries, and Upgrades
    • Administrative / District Specialized Personnel / Confidential Employees Board Items and Appointment Packets
    • Instructional Employees for Departments, Marion Technical College, Marion Technical Institute
    • Employee PARs - New Hire, Transfer, Leave, and Summer School
    • Extra Duty Supplements
    • Athletic Coaching Supplements
    • Instructional Grants
    • Employee Calendars
    • Secretary Trainings

    Certification

    Carole Gray
    Certification Specialist
    (352) 671-7781
    Ext. 57781
    • New Hire Certification Approval
    • Temp to Pro Requirements
    • Certification Oversight and Compliance
    Robert Grissom
    Assistance Certification Specialist
    (352) 671-7517
    Ext. 57517
    • ESOL Compliance
    • Out-of-Field Compliance
    • New Hire Certification Orientation
    • Transfer Certification Review
    Vacant
    Clerk Specialist
    (352) 671-7570
    Ext. 57570
    • Athletic Coach Certification Review
    • Skyward Certification Data Entry
    • Maintain SharePoint Certification Folders
    • Data Mining
    Tia Belcher
    Clerk Specialist
    (352) 671-7793
    Ext. 57793
    • Certification Renewals
    • Certification Additions
    • New Hire Certification Orientation
    Jonah Ziegler
    Clerk Typist
    (352) 671-7182
    Ext. 57182
    • Certification Digital Records
    • Other Certification Duties as Assigned

    Evaluation Compliance and Personnel Onboarding

    Hannah Hustosky
    Personnel Specialist
    (352) 671-7106
    Ext. 57106
    • Evaluation Compliance and Technical Support
    • Marion County Instructional Evaluation System
    • Marion County Administrative Evaluation System
    • Personnel Onboarding for Contracted for Service, Charter Schools, Interns, and Volunteer Coaches
    • Unemployment Hearings/Claims
    • BoardDocs/Contracts
    • Records Subpoenas
    • Public Records Requests
    • Special Projects
    Ramdai Ally
    Clerk Specialist
    (352) 671-7572
    Ext. 57572
    • Onboarding Support
    • Records Subpoenas
    • Public Records Request
    • ESS Support
    • Special Projects
    • Assistant to Personnel Specialist

    Instructional Employees

    Lori Burton
    Personnel Specialist
    (352) 671-7782
    Ext. 57782
    • Instructional New Hire Facilitator
    • Instructional Personnel Contracts, Salaries, Salary Verification, and Upgrades
    • Instructional Employee PARs - New Hire, Leave, Transfer, and Summer School
    • Instructional Personnel Board Items
    • Instructional Reappointment Packets and Mid-Year Reappointment
    • Instructional Calendars
    • Secretary Trainings
    Sierra Patchen
    Clerk Specialist
    (352) 671-7785
    Ext. 57785
    • Instructional New Hire Facilitator
    • Instructional Personnel Items
    • Camp Kiwanis
    • Assistant to Personnel Specialist
    Hannah Pirkl
    Clerk Typist
    (352) 867-2182
    Ext. 50082
    • Schedule New Hire Sessions
    • Document Scanning/Filing
    • ID Badges
    • Mail Pick-up/Delivery

    Non-Instructional Employees

    Anabel Garcia
    Personnel Specialist
    (352) 671-7783
    Ext. 57783

    Areas: IUPAT Positions, MAPs Positions, Temporary/Grant Positions

    • Non-Instructional New Hire Facilitator
    • Non-Instructional Salary Verifications/Upgrades
    • Non-Instructional Employee PARs - New Hire, Transfer, Leave, and Summer School
    • Non-Instructional Personnel Board Items
    • Non-Instructional Reappointment Packets
    • Non-Instructional Calendars
    • Secretary Trainings
    Brittani Rodriguez
    Personnel Specialist
    (352) 671-7719
    Ext. 57719

    Areas: MESP Positions, Non-Instructional Management Positions, MTC Positions

    • Non-Instructional New Hire Facilitator
    • Non-Instructional Salary Verifications/Upgrades
    • Non-Instructional Employee PARs - New Hire, Transfer, Leave, and Summer School
    • Non-Instructional Personnel Board Items
    • Non-Instructional Reappointment Packets
    • Non-Instructional Calendars
    • Secretary Trainings
    Nathalie Rivera
    Clerk Specialist
    (352) 671-7784
    Ext. 57784
    • Non-instructional New Hire Facilitator
    • Grants/Special Project Contracts
    • Part-Time/Student Workers
    • Assistant to Personnel Specialist
    Christina Rossi-Bennett
    Clerk Typist
    (352) 671-7756
    Ext. 57756
    • Schedule New Hire Sessions
    • Document Scanning
    • Document Filing
    • Mail Pick-up/Delivery
    Kimberly Kuder
    Clerk Specialist
    (352) 671-7714
    Ext. 57714
    • Non-Instructional New Hire Facilitator
    • Part-Time/Student Workers
    • Assistant to Personnel Specialist
    Brooke Cook
    Clerk Typist
    (352) 671-7755
    Ext. 57755
    • Schedule New Hire Sessions
    • Document Scanning
    • Document Filing
    • Mail Pick-up/Delivery

    Reception and Badging

    Deborah Guinn
    Clerk Specialist
    (352) 671-7786
    Ext. 57786
    • Receptionist
    • Employment Verifications
    • ID Badges
    • Incoming Mail
    Vacant
    Clerk Typist
    (352) 671-7151
    Ext. 57151
    • ID Badges
    • Receptionist (Back-up)
    • Incoming Mail

    Records

    Jennifer Smith
    Records Manager
    (352) 671-7792
    Ext. 57792

    Carmon Negron
    Records Manager
    (352) 671-7178
    Ext. 57178
    • Create/Maintain All Personnel Records for District
    • Internal/External Query Requests
    • Liaisons to DOE for Staff Reporting/Requirements
    • Liaisons to Alternative/Charter/Contracted Sites
    • Create/Maintain Position Control/Matrices for School Year Plan, Supplement Plan, Summer School Plan
    • Salary Upgrades for District/Supplements/Evaluations/Bonuses
    • Maintain FLEID
    • Electronic Contracts for Instructional Employees and Administrators
    • Create Job Codes/Assignments
    • Maintain Instructional Contract Status/Years of Experience for TrueNorthLogic (TNL)
    Cheryl McCall
    Assistant Records Manager
    (352) 671-7779
    Ext. 57779
    • Create/Maintain All Personnel Records for District
    • Internal/External Query Requests
    • Liaison to Payroll Regarding Any Issues
    • Assist with DOE Staff Reporting/Requirements
    • Assist with Alternative/Charter/Contracted Sites
    • Assist with Salary Upgrades
    • Daily Audit/Export
    Rochelle Ziegler
    Data Entry Clerk
    (352) 671-7559
    Ext. 57559
    • Create/Maintain All Personnel Records for District
    • Data Mining
    • Daily Audit/Export
    • Liaison to Payroll
    • Assist with DOE Staff Reporting/Requirements
    • Assist with Salary Upgrades

    Equity and Compliance Department

    Dawana Gary
    Director
    (352) 671-7711
    Ext. 57522
    • Provide Technical Assistance for Civil Rights Compliance
    • Title IX Coordinator for Sexual Harassment and Gender Equity in Athletics
    • ADA Compliance (Accommodation Approvals and Facilities Access)
    • Approve FMLA and District Medical Leave
    • Coordination of the Florida Educational Equity Act Update
    • Intake and Oversee Discrimination and Harassment Complaints
    • Provide Technical Assistance Regarding EEOC, OCR, and FCHR Cases
    • Provides Recommendations for District Compliance Efforts
    • Triage Employee on Student Sexual Harassment Cases for Title IX Compliance
    • Verification Medical Certification for FMLA, ADA, and District Medical Level
    • Review and Provide Recommendations to Policy/Procedures Related to Equity
    Jacqueline Haynes
    Secretary
    (352) 671-7711
    Ext. 57574
    • Equity and Compliance Bookkeeping and Purchasing
    • Budgeting and Finance
    • BoardDocs Management
    • Process FMLA and District Medical Leave
    • Train and Provide Technical Assistance to Secretaries/Clerks on Leave Process
    • Equity and Compliance Payroll Contact
    • Citrus Hearing Contract Liaison
    • Create and Provide Timeline of Correspondences Related to Legal Issues
    • Order and Distribute All-in-One Compliance Poster
    • Draft All Employee Letters Pertaining to FMLA and District Medical Leave
    Rose Castro
    Clerk Typist
    (352) 671-7711
    Ext. 50277
    • Maintain All Personnel Medical Leave Records
    • Maintain EEOC, OCR, FHCR logs, and Confidential Files
    • Log, Track, and Audit All Leave, Complaints, and ADA Requests
    • Back-up Assistant to Department Secretary
    • Schedule, Log, and Confirm Requests for Sign Language Interpreters
    • Transcribe Complaint Intake Recordings
    • Log and upload Technical Assistance Provided and Received
    • Document Required Mandatory Equity Officer Trainings
    • Collate Discrimination/Title IX Compliance Packets
    • Copying, Printing, Scanning, Typing, etc.
    • Maintains Equity District Webpage in Compliance w/ Title IX Regulations
    Vacant
    Temporary Assistant
    Records Manager
    (352) 671-7711
    Ext. 50224
    • Assist with DOE Equity Plan Reporting/Requirements
    • Monitor Websites & Handbooks for Nondiscrimination Statement
    • Assistant to the Director of Equity and Compliance
    • Compiles Title IX Gender Athletics Participation Monitoring Data
    • Generates Data Reports for Monitoring Compliance
    • Assist w/ Research on Policy, Statute, and Federal Regulations/Law
    • Calculate FMLA Time w/ Precision and Efficiency
    • Send Compliance Email for FMLA Requests
    • Document and Process ADA Requests in Skyward Tracking and Outlook
    • Department’s Spanish Translator

    Professional Practices

    Brent Carson
    Director
    (352) 671-7544
    Ext. 57530
    • District Contact for DCF Allegations Against Employees and Volunteers
    • Coordinate Employee Discipline
    • Oversee Disciplinary Investigations
    • Coordinate Disciplinary Hearings
    • Represent the District in Grievances, Mediations, and Arbitrations
    • Chief Negotiator for MESP and IUPAT
    • Employee Background Review/Approval
    • Approve Abandonments
    Laura Halcomb
    Confidential Secretary
    (352) 671-6851
    Ext. 55772
    • Professional Practices Payroll
    • Manage SharePoint Employee Discipline Records
    • Florida Department of Education Professional Practices Services Submission
    • Employee Relations Board Documents
    • Chaperone Authorization
    • FDLE Compliance Back-up

    Investigations

    Tyson Collins
    Special Investigator
    (352) 671-7539
    Ext. 57539
    • Internal Investigations
    • DCF Investigations Liaison
    • Employee Background Review/Approval
    • Vendor Approval
    Rose Cohen
    Special Investigator
    (352) 671-7114
    Ext. 57114
    • Internal Investigations

    Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Compliance

    Shayla Hagins
    Clerk Specialist
    (352) 671-7791
    Ext. 57791
    • Employee Background Clearance
    • HIT Response
    • Fingerprint Record Retention
    • Vendor Processing

    Talent Management

    Melicia Cooper
    Director
    (352) 671-7787
    Ext. 57556
    • Recruitment and Human Capital Management
    • Unit Control for District and School Staffing Plans
    • Personnel Management for Voluntary and Involuntary Transfers; ADA Compliance with Employee Assignment Determinations
    • Job Description Management and Compliance
    • Salary Schedules and Work Calendar Management (Support, Develop, and Implement)
    • Human Resources Liaison
    Ana Ramirez
    Secretary
    (352) 671-7757
    Ext. 57757
    • Human Resources Bookkeeping and Purchasing
    • Recruitment Budgeting and Finance
    • Job Description Procedure Coordination
    • BoardDocs Management
    Tonya Nunn
    Coordinator
    (352) 671-7787
    Ext. 50036
    • Recruitment and Retention (Manage, Monitor, and Evaluate)
    • Social Media Platforms
    • Marketing and Advertising (Local, State, and National)
    • Pathways for Aspiring Educators
    • District Liaisons to business community, organizations, agencies, colleges, and universities
    Betsy Velez
    Position Control Specialist
    (352) 671-7727
    Ext. 57727
    • District and School Staffing Plan Management
    • Unit Control Compliance
    • Alignment of District and School Unit Funding