Faculty

 

  • Ms. Cheri Ashwood

    Ms. Ashwood has been a School Counselor for 14 years. Prior to coming to Lakewood she spent 5 years at Clearwater High School and 7 years at Tyrone Middle School. She is a St. Pete native and a graduate of Lakewood High School. She attended Florida A&M University and is a proud rattler! She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology Continue Reading...

  • Mr. Christopher Borg

    Mr. Borg has been teaching at Lakewood High School for 15 years and in the CAT program for 11 years. He graduated from Saint Leo University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Information System and in 2006 with a Master’s in Education Leadership. Mr. Borg is the District adviser and Lakewood adviser for Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Continue Reading...

  • Mr. Paul Dickman

    Mr. Dickman has been a teacher in Pinellas County for 39 years and an instructor at the CAT Program for 22 years.  He graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry.  Mr. Dickman is the acting Director of the Pinellas Regional Science and Engineering Fair and a member of the State Scientific Review Committee Continue Reading...

  • Mr. Ryan Frewin

    Once Mr. Frewin earned his bachelor’s degree in physics from Brigham Young University (Provo, UT), he had a desire to teach physics.  So he returned to school and earned a master’s degree in physics and a master’s degree in secondary science education from the University of South Florida.  Mr. Frewin was hired right out of graduate school by the Center Continue Reading...

  • Mrs. Jessica Herring

    Mrs. Herring has been teaching for 14 years, 7 of them at Lakewood High School.  She has taught almost all of the Social Studies courses that exist, but insists that World History is the best.   Mrs. Herring has been the department head for Social Studies for 3 years, the Debate Coach for 4 years, and has recently been working Continue Reading...

  • Mr. Kevin Hutcherson

    Mr. Hutcherson has been an educator for four years.  This is his second year at Lakewood High School.  He has taught Biology, AP Chemistry and Honors Chemistry.  Courses: Chemistry 1 Honors, Research 2 Email: hutchersonk@cat.pcsb.org  ...

  • Mrs. Laura Lake

    Ms. Lake has been an educator for 30 years; the past 16 years in the CAT Program. Ms. Lake, an alumnus of the University of South Florida, has served as an adjunct professor at USF-SP and SPC. In 2005, she was named the Pinellas County Mathematics Teacher of the Year and, in 2008, was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by Continue Reading...

  • Mrs. Beverly Mitchell-Brown

    Mrs. Mitchell-Brown has been the Secretary in the CAT Program for eight years and in the Pinellas County School System for 28 years.  She has worked at Tyrone Middle School and Gibbs High School.  Mrs. Mitchell-Brown was a Business Management major at Eckerd College.  When she has the occasional moment of free time, Mrs. Mitchell-Brown enjoys spending time with her Continue Reading...

  • Mr. Jason Ness

    Mr. Ness has been teaching at Lakewood High School for ten years and in the CAT Program for six. He graduated from Eckerd College with a Business degree. Mr. Ness is the Faculty Adviser for the Lakewood Robotics Club.  He is originally from San Diego, CA and doesn't care about Michigan or Ohio. Email: nessj@cat.pcsb.org Courses: Foundation of Robotics, Robotic Continue Reading...

  • Ms. Vanessa Oduah

    Ms. Oduah has lived in Florida for the past six years. She was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, and her family is Nigerian. Ms. Oduah received a Bachelor's degree in biology,  from the University of Georgia in 2011 while also minoring in Latin. She then went on to receive a Master's degree in Medical Sciences from the University of Continue Reading...

  • Ms. Melissa Ostrowski

    Ms. Ostrowski has been teaching at Lakewood High School for the past four years. This is her third year teaching in the CAT Program. She has taught Geometry, and Analysis of Functions with Trigonometry, but, currently teaches Algebra II and Calculus. She graduated from St. Petersburg College with a degree in Secondary Mathematics Education and is currently furthering her education at the Continue Reading...

  • Mr. Andrew Oyer

    Mr. Oyer is the Assistant Principal and Coordinator for the Center for Advanced Technologies, a nationally recognized program of excellence. He holds an honors degree from the State University of New York and a Master’s degree from the University of South Florida. Email: oyeran@pcsb.org...

  • Mrs. Jennifer Pacowta

    Mrs. Pacowta has been a faculty member at Lakewood High School for over 14 years, but just joined the CAT program last school year. Prior to Lakewood High School, Mrs. Pacowta taught for two years at Palm Harbor University High School. She currently teaches Chemistry I Honors and Research II, but has taught a variety of science courses including biology, Continue Reading...

  • Mr. Thomas Penkethman

    Mr. Penkethman has been teaching Mathematics in the CAT Program for seven years and is known by his students as “Mr. P”. He is an alumnus of the University of South Florida with a degree in Finance. Email: penkethmant@cat.pcsb.org Courses: Math Analysis, Pre-Calculus Honors, AP Calculus AB...

  • Ms. Kayla Rodak

    Ms. Rodak has been teaching at Lakewood High School for 3 years, with this year being her first in the CAT program. Prior to CAT, she taught Geometry, Geometry Honors and Algebra 1 Credit Recovery. Ms. Rodak attended school at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, and graduated with a degree in Mathematics and in Secondary Education. Email: rodakk@cat.pcsb.org Courses: Geometry Honors Continue Reading...

  • Mr. C. David Schneider

    Mr. Schneider is the instructor for CAT’s multimedia & communication program: CATCOM. Mr. Schneider graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Spring Arbor University, worked in corporate communications for a Fortune 500 company, owned his own video production company, and managed radio and television stations in the United States and Puerto Rico. After producing award-winning documentaries in Central Continue Reading...

  • Mr. Ron Schnell

    Mr. Schnell recently extended his 30 years of teaching martial arts into the world of scholastic academia. He graduated from USF with a bachelor's in Mass Communications ('89). Mr. Schnell's daughters are both graduates from the acclaimed CAT program. Email: schnell@cat.pcsb.org Courses: Digital Information to Technology...

  • Mr. Robert Tencza

    In 1986, Mr. Tencza moved to Florida from New Jersey where he worked for Dun & Bradstreet in the Program Production and Testing Department.   Prior to his teaching career, he worked for a few major corporations in the IT department.  In 1994, Mr. Tencza accepted a position at CAT as a computer and biology teacher. He has seen the evolution Continue Reading...

 

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