Dr. Harriet Rice

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Dr. Harriet Rice

Dr. Harriet Rice teaches English III to Juniors and English IV to Seniors. Also, she is a professor for Florida SouthWestern State College and Clewiston High School’s Collegiate Academy. Dr. Rice sponsors the senior class. Dr. Rice is a product of Clewiston High School and earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in English with the emphasis in Creative Writing from Florida State University. Dr. Rice earned her Ph.D. in English from the University of South Carolina. She is a proud mother to two beautiful daughters and two grandsons.

Dr. Rice’s teaching philosophy is: "Scholars learn best by doing. When scholars complain about having work to do EVERYDAY, I smile."

Mrs. Alison Sanchez

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Mrs. Alison Sanchez

Mrs. Alison Sanchez teaches English IV, as well as our Journalism/Yearbook class this year. She is our coordinator for Poetry out Loud and Reading & Literacy. Mrs. Sanchez is a product of Clewiston High School. She earned her Bachelor of Science in English Education from Florida State University. She is married to Mr. Pablo Sanchez and has two children.

Mrs. Sanchez’s teaching philosophy is "You Must Be Present To Win!"

Ms. Labrena Coleman

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Ms. Labrena Coleman

Ms. Labrena Coleman teaches English III and AP Psychology to juniors. She is a product of Hendry County Schools. She coaches Junior Varsity Softball. Ms. Coleman earned her Bachelor's in Psychology from the University of Central Florida.

 

Ms. Coleman’s teaching philosophy is "Set yourself up for success."

Mr. Phillip Schneider

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Mr. Phillip Schneider

Mr. Schneider teaches English III to the juniors at Clewiston High School. Originally from New Jersey, Mr. Schneider attended Rutgers University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. This is his second year teaching in Hendry County, and he is very excited for this year with the scholars of Clewiston High School.

 

Mr. Schneider's teaching philosophy: “All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.” -Aristotle

Mrs. Lauren Naylor

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Mrs. Lauren Naylor

Mrs. Lauren Naylor teaches English I to freshmen and English II to sophomores. She is a product of Clewiston High School. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Florida State University. Mrs. Naylor is married with two sons.


Mrs. Naylor's teaching philosophy is "All scholars bring their individual strengths and creativities to the classroom. Each scholar deserves to have a stimulating educational environment where they can grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. I aim to create the type of atmosphere where scholars can meet their full potential and I strive to always provide a safe environment where scholars are invited to share their ideas and take necessary risks to help them grow in their education."

Ms. Lauren Kinard

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Ms. Lauren Kinard

Ms. Lauren Kinard teaches English 2 and English 2 Honors to sophomores. She grew up in New Jersey and worked in Human Resources  in NJ/NYC for 4 years before moving to Florida to teach for Hendry County Schools. Ms. Kinard earned her Bachelor of Arts in English, with a minor in mathematics, from Rutgers University. Ms. Kinard also sponsors the Robotics team. She loves going to the beach and reading new books.

 

Ms. Kinard’s teaching philosophy is "Bring your own sunshine wherever you go. Pick a good mood and make the best out of any situation."

Mr. Jay Similien

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Mr. Jay Similien

Mr. Jay Similien teaches English I and Reading I to our Clewiston High School’s freshmen. He is a product of Clewiston High School. Mr. Simlien is the Head Girls Track & Field coach. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in English Language Arts Education from the University of Central Florida. Mr. Similien is the proud father of one amazing son.


Mr. Similien’s teaching philosophy is "Learning is Fun!"

Ms. Katie Elgar

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Ms. Katie Elgar

Ms. Katie Elgar teaches English and Reading to freshman. Katie was born and raised in Chicago, IL and attended North Central College. In 2016, Katie graduated with a degree in English Literaute and a focus in Social Justice. During her undergrad, she was involved in numerous leadership groups which allowed her to travel around the United States and Middle East to study political, religious, and social justice issues. In 2017, Katie moved to Clewiston, FL with her boyfriend and two pups. In her free time, Katie enjoys going to the beach, reading, cooking. Ms. Elgar is a Chicago White Sox fan. Go Sox!
 
Teaching philosophy: "The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit" -Nelson Henderson 
Ms. Kiomi Williams

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Ms. Kiomi Williams

Ms. Kiomi Williams teaches English I & II to our freshmen and sophmore classes. Ms. Williams is a Clewiston High c/o 2008 graduate. She comes from several generations of tigers. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Central Florida. Born in the Glades area and raised in Clewiston, Ms. Williams considers it an honor and privilege to be able to share her gifts and talents with scholars within the district. Ms. Williams, in her spare time, enjoys shopping, journaling, and spending time with friends and family. Ms. Williams also enjoys being a new mother to her 10 month old son!

 
Teaching philosophy: "Stay committed to your decisions; but stay flexible in your approach." -- Tony Robbins
Mr. Ivan Denhartog

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Mr. Ivan Denhartog

Mr. Ivan DenHartog teaches Social Studies to our Freshmen and Reading to our Sophomores. He was born in Jacksonville, Florida and grew up in Leander, Texas. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Baylor University and a Master’s in Education from the University of Missouri. Mr. DenHartog coaches Varsity Football. He loves going on hikes with his wife and their 2 dogs.

Mr. DenHartog’s teaching philosophy is “Through purposeful effort, anything can be achieved!”