Faculty and Staff
I was raised right here in Mulberry and graduated from Mulberry High School. I have been happily married for 33 years and have 2 children and 3 wonderful grandchildren that I love spending time with. I LOVE teaching Kindergarten and feel very blessed to be a part of the Kingsford Elementary Family!
I live in Lakeland with my husband Eric and our three children Jillene (6th grade), Chase (3rd grade) and Kayti (K). Chase and Kayti attend Kingsford too! I love to help and serve others, and I love the Lord. I have been teaching for 5 ½ years, and this is my 3rd year at Kingsford. I love teaching 5th grade and coaching A-Team. I also love Girl Scouts and I lead our Daisy Troop! My heart is as full as my hands!
I was born in Bay City Michigan and was living in Florida by the time I was 5. I graduated high school from Mulberry High School. I am a mother to 5 children. I became a paraprofessional and then decided to get my elementary education degree. I went to Polk Community College where I earned my Associate of Arts degree in Elementary Education. I then attended University of South Florida where I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. I have been in the education field for 24 years.
I love learning! And I enjoy instilling that love of learning in my students. I have a degree in Elementary Education from Lake Erie Collage in Ohio. I have 15+ years of teaching experience in both public and private education. I am also blessed to be a mother and a grandmother.
First Grade TeacherKadie.Doyle@polk-fl.net
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First Grade Teacher
Teaching is my passion. I am thrilled that my job is to help children grow everyday. I get to come to school every day and make children smile!
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Second Grade Teacher
My name is Melissa Cain, I graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education. I am currently in my 8th year of teaching. I live in Lakeland with my husband and son.
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Third Grade Teacher
I have been a teacher in Polk County for the past 25 years. I have taught first, second, and third grade. I am the praise and worship leader at my church and also teach Sunday School. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family, going to movies and reading.
Fourth Grade Teacher
Hello! My name is Christin Judy and this is my 11th year of teaching. I attended Southeastern University and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. Teaching ELA is my absolute favorite and I'm so excited to learn and grow alongside my fourth graders this year.
Fourth Grade Teacher
Miss Munroe has been a Kingsford Panther for 4 years. Primarily her focus is Math and Science, but she enjoys Reading just as much! She loves the students and the staff at Kingsford and is happy to have found this job and to have been able to settle in with the Kingsford family! In her spare time she enjoys traveling, working for her small business- Frayed Knot- and spending time with her friends and family.
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ESE / Resource K-5
Graduated from Florida Southern College with Bachelor degree in 1992. 15 years experience and certification in Regular Education k-6, ESE Varying Exceptionalities K-12, ESOL endorsement and Reading Endorsement.
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I'm a native from Puerto Rico where I worked for 6 years in a Vocational and Elementary School before moving to Georgia. There I spent 4 and a half happy years working with adolescent girls to build life and leadership skills through a program in the church. I am a very happy ESOL Teacher at Kingsford Elementary for 9 years and I enjoy every day here with the students. It is like being at home! I live happily with my husband, my daughter, my son and my poodle dog.
I am a lifelong learner, born and raised in Ohio. My family moved to Florida in 2009. My bachelors degree is in early childhood education and my masters degree is in elementary education & curriculum. Currently, I will be graduating with my doctorate degree in educational leadership in the Spring of 2020. I am married to the love of my life, who is also a teacher, and we have four beautiful children. To educators and students alike, "Know thy impact" (John Hattie, 2009).
Hello Kingsford Panthers! I have been teaching since 2005 and have taught a variety of grades! I have taught Kindergarten, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades! I actually received my Bachelors degree in Psychology, but later decided to go back to school and become a teacher! Outside of school I LOVE traveling with my family to watch my two sons play competitive soccer. Anyone who knows me well, also knows that I love Harry Potter!
Heidi is a folk artist who loves to encourage creativity in others. In her own work she specializes in using traditional skills to make contemporary toys and decor. As a teacher she wants to help each child to develop the skills they need to express their ideas visually, and to take joy in the act of making things.