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Alternative Education

Welcome to the Department of Alternative Education, a part of the Curriculum and Instruction Division of the Escambia County School District. Our primary responsibilities include alternative placement programs, charter schools, TeenAge Parent Program (TAPP),  and educational components in Juvenile Justice facilities. These areas include many traditional and off-campus programs which provide alternative academic strategies for students who are a part of the School District of Escambia County.

The department is here to assist teachers in bringing new successes to students and all persons working with students considered to be
"at-risk" of leaving school prior to graduation. The Department site is provided as a resource to identify and define facets of work in Alternative Education, to orient the public to the mission and scope of the department, and to provide useful information related to the responsibilities that are under the Alternative Education umbrella.

Alternative Education programs provide opportunities for at risk students to maximize their potential for success in life. Programs focus upon the needs and interests of students by offering positive school experiences which are designed for improved achievement, enhancement of positive self-concept, motivation, reduction of truancy, reduction of disruptive behavior, and reduction of teenage pregnancy.

Charter schools are public schools that operate under a performance contract, or a “charter” which frees them from many regulations created for traditional public schools while holding them accountable for academic and financial results. The charter contract between the charter school governing board and the sponsor (district school board) details the school’s mission, program, goals, students served, methods of assessment and ways to measure success. The length of time for which charters are granted varies but most are granted for five years.

The Florida Legislature, in authorizing the creation of public charter schools, established the following guiding principles: high standards of student achievement while increasing parental choice; the alignment of responsibility with accountability; and ensuring parents receive information on reading levels and learning gains of their children. Charter schools are intended to improve student learning; increase learning opportunities with special emphasis on low performing students and reading; and measure learning outcomes. Charter schools may create innovative measurement tools; provide competition to stimulate improvement in traditional schools; expand capacity of the public school system; and mitigate the educational impact created by the development of new residential units.

Our Department Information page includes the names and responsibilities of each member of our staff.  Please feel free to call upon us at any time.

Sincerely,

Kerri L. Coots
Director of Alternative Education  

 

 

Kerri  L. Coots, Director

Email:  kcoots@ecsdfl.us

J. E. Hall Center

30 E. Texar Drive

Pensacola, FL 32503

Phone:  850-430-7438

Fax:   850-430-7440

STAFF

TBA 
Teacher on Special Assignment 
Phone:  850.430.7439                                     
    Email:  TBA

  • Camelot Academy

  • DJJ Sites

  • District Jail

  • SESIR/Discipline


Dr. Michael Samala              Teacher on Special Assignment          Phone:  850.430.7444             

 Email:  msamala@ecsdfl.us  

  • Teen Parent Program

  • Charter Schools


Amber Scott                                   DJJ Transition Coordinator                Phone:  850.430.7446                           Email:  ascott1@ecsdfl.us

  • DJJ Transition

  • Bully Prevention

  •    Florida Youth Survey      


Anna Tedder

Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst

Phone:  850.430.7442             

 Email:  atedder@ecsdfl.us

  • Positive Behavior Support/Training - Elementary

  • Safety Care Training 

     

SUPPORT STAFF

Belinda Gundelfinger                         Data Specialist II                                Phone:  (850) 430-7441                        Email:  bgundelfinger@ecsdfl.us


Veronica Blakes                                     Admin Secretary III                             Phone:  (850) 430-7437                       Email:  vblakes@ecsd.fl.us