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Mrs. Stephanie Robertson

Mrs. Stephanie Robertson teaches Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) to all of Clewiston High School’s Tigers (9th-12th grade). She provides instructional support in reading classes. Mrs. Robertson is our AVID site coordinator and one of our lead teachers. Mrs. Robertson is a product of Clewiston High School. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from Florida SouthWestern State College (formerly Edison State College). She holds a Reading Endorsement, ESOL Endorsement, and ESE Certification. Mrs. Robertson has been married for 29 years and she has 2 children and 1 grandchild.


Mrs. Robertson's teaching philosophy is To be great at anything, you must practice it daily.

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Ms. Roxana Crespo

Ms. Crespo teaches Special Education at Clewiston High School.  Ms Crespo was born and raised in Habana, Cuba. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education while living in Russia.  Ms. Crespo also earned endorsements at the University of Florida in Autism and kindergarten Handicapped. Ms. Crespo has two sons who attend University of Central Florida. She has been teaching for eleventh years in Florida and eight years outside to U.S.

 

Ms. Crespo's teaching philosophy is "Teach the students well and let them lead the way."

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Ms. Dorothy Shanahan

Ms. Shanahan grew up in Clewiston.  She has two daughters and three granddaughters.  Ms.  Shanahan earned her Bachelors in Special Education.  She then continued on, earning her Masters in Psychology.   

Ms. Shanahan lived and taught in Hawaii for three years.  She taught in Orlando for four years but has come back to Clewiston to teach at Clewiston High School.  She enjoys being back in her hometown spending time with her family and friends. 

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Mr. Brent "Cheese" Johnston

Mr.Johnston is a former Clewiston High School graduate who has worked at CHS over the past 7 years and taught multiple subject areas. He attended Bridgewater College and the University of South Florida where he earned his Bachelors Degree in Education. Currently at the school, he is teaching Learning Strategies and ESE push in mathematics. He is the Head Varsity Baseball coach and an assistant coach for the Varsity football team.

 

His teaching philosophy is that all children are unique and must have a stimulating educational environment where they can grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. It is his desire to create this type of atmosphere where students can meet their full potential. Also, provide a safe environment where students are invited to share their ideas and take risks.

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Mrs. Deborah Finley

Mrs. Finley is a 1974 graduate of Huntington East High School, though she grew up in Boyd County Kentucky.  She is a 1988 graduate of Morehead State University with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education. Mrs. Finley continued her education obtaining a Master's in Elementary Education with Reading Specialist Endorsement from Morehead State University, Rank I in Elementary Education with Teacher of Hearing Impaired Certification from Eastern Kentucky University, Supervisor of Instruction & Principal Level I Certification from Morehead State University, Master's in School Administration with Principal Level II Certification from Morehead State Univeristy, Professional Certificate for School Superintendent from Morehead State University, and continued education towards an Ed.D in Administrator Leadership for Teaching and Learning from Walden University. 

Mrs. Finley retired from Russell Independent School District in July 2016 as Chief Academic Officer.  While employed with RISD, Mrs. Finley served as Principal of Russell Primary from 2005-2010 and Chief Academic Officer from 2010-2016.  Before RISD, Mrs. Finley served as a Literacy Interventionist with Wayne County Schools in West Virginia, Teacher of regular education, speech & language, and teacher of hearing impaired with Boyd County Schools. She also served as Principal of Catlettsburg Elementary in Boyd County.  Along with school leadership, Mrs. Finley was an active member of Kentucky Association of School Administratiors (KASA), Kentucky Association of Assessment Coordinators (KAAC), Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), Reading Recovery Council of North America and was a Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) partner.

Mrs. Finley joined the staff of Hendry County Schools in October of 2016 as a substitute teacher. She moved to Clewiston Middle School in February of 2017 as a part time teacher - moving to full time in 2018.   In 2019 she moved to Clewiston High School as a full time teacher. 

Mrs. Finley's family includes husband, Jim, and two daughters, Rebecca and Keri.  Of her four grandchildren, one is a Russell Graduate and two are current students.

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Mrs. Crystal Drake

Mrs. Drake is a 1977 CHS graduate & a member of the first graduating class of FGCU! She has a Bachelor's degree in Secondary Social Science Education and a Master's degree in Public Administration both from FGCU.  She has taught for 21 years in Glades County & one year at CMS.  Mrs. Drake has also worked as the District Career Counselor, New Teacher Induction Coordinator, Federal Programs Supervisor and sponsored numerous clubs and served on multiple committees over the years.  Education is her passion! She was elected to Glades County School Board in 2018. Mrs. Drake has been married for 41 years with two grown children and six grandchildren ages 6 - 13.  She is excited to return to her Alma Mater!