Tony Busin

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Tony Busin

Principal 

Tony Busin has been the principal of Westside Elementary since 2010. He holds a BA degree in Education and Psychology from Thiel College and a master's degree in Educational Leadership from Florida Gulf Coast University. 

Before Mr. Busin became principal at Westside, he taught first grade for eleven years and administered as an Assistant Principal at Clewiston High School for four years.

Mr. Busin and his wife, Stephanie are the proud parents of Anthony and Baron Busin who both attend Westside Elementary. 

 

 Aimee Sweet

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Aimee Sweet

Vice Principal 

Aimee Sweet started her career at Westside Elementary in 2008. She served as a second grade teacher, ESE specialist, reading coach, and dean, before she became vice principal in 2016.

Mrs. Sweet holds a BS in Elementary/Special Education from Culver-Stockton College and a master's in Educational Leadership from Grand Canyon University. She is certified in Educational Leadership, Elementary Education (K-6), Pre-K/Primary Education (ages 3- 3rd grade), School Principal, Exceptional Student Education (K-12), Reading and ESOL endorsed.  

Aimee and her husband, Richard reside in Hendry County with their daughter Jocelynn. They enjoy camping, fishing, and spending time at the beach. 

 Brenda Itzen

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Brenda Itzen

Secretary

Mrs. Itzen grew up in Herman Minnesota with seven brothers and one sister. She graduated from Herman High School in 1975. In 1988, she attended Technical School for Fashion Management and moved to Clewiston, Florida. 

Mrs. Itzen started working at Westside Elementary in 1993 as a P.E aide then moved into the front office where she enjoys meeting and greeting all the parents and students.

Mrs. Itzen married her high school sweetheart and has four children and two grandchildren. She enjoys camping/mudding, baking, crafts, reading, and helping others. 

 Melissa Hall

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Melissa Hall

Secretary/Bookkeeper

My name is Melissa Hall. I have worked for the Hendry County School System for many years. I started out as a substitute teacher, began working as a Paraprofessional, then moved into the position that I currently hold. I love working with kids and providing them with the encouragement they need throughout the day.

I have been married to my husband for twenty-five years. I have two wonderful children: J.T. and Tyler. I am very proud to say J.T serves in the United States Navy, and Tyler is currently employed at Walmart. I have a wonderful daughter-in-law, Ariel, who is currently attending college to get her teaching degree. I also have one terrific nephew, Owen, that currently lives with my and is a students at Westside. 

 Nora Richmond

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Nora Richmond

Data Processor 

I am Nora Richmond. I am originally from Miami, but have lived in Atlanta, and New York. I went to school at Miami Carol City, Home of the Chiefs! My husband's grandmother served as the Superintendent of Hendry County Schools for two terms in the 60's and 70's. 

 Della Jackson

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Della Jackson

Head Custodian