The Division of Learning

The Division of Learning provides support for curriculum, instruction, and student assessment in Charlotte County Public Schools.

This includes ensuring that the instructional program of the district adheres to Florida Standards as specified in Florida State Statutes. The staff of the Division of Learning support schools through many strategies including:

  • Professional Development
  • Assessment/Data Service
  • Instructional Strategies Implementation
  • Student Progression Plan
  • School Improvement
  • Federal Programs
  • English Language learner Support
  • Digital Learning
  • Instructional Materials Implementation

For links and online resources for students please visit the: Florida Department of Education's website.
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Elementary Learning

Carmel Kisiday
941-255-0808 Ext. 3089

Secondary Learning

Cheryl Edwards
941-255-0808 Ext. 3160

Career and Technical Education (CTE) K-12

Deelynn Bennett

English Language Learners

Carmel Kisiday
941-255-0808 Ext. 3089
View our District Plan for Services to English Language Learners (ELL)

Exceptional Student Education

Karen Owens
941-255-0808 Ext. 3100
Visit our Exceptional Student Education Website

Home School

Tara Whisenant

Curriculum Specialists

Elementary English Language Arts and ELL

Phebe Westby

Secondary Literacy: ELA, Reading & Media K-12

Kym Sheehan
941-255-0808 Ext. 3163
Secondary Literacy & K-12 Media Website

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Cynthia Dunham-Derheimer
941-255-0808 Ext. 3076
STEM Website

Social Sciences PK-12

Donna Dunakey
941-255-0808 Ext. 3087
Social Studies Website

Fine Arts, World Languages, Health & PE

Ellen Harvey
941-255-0808 Ext. 3178
Fine Arts, World Languages, Health, and PE Website


Dawn Johnson
941-255-0808 Ext. 3054