Dr Earl Johnson Biography

Dr. Earl Johnson was born and raised in Daytona Beach. He is a product of Volusia County Schools. He graduated from Seabreeze High School in 1981. He was an All-State football player and an All-American track athlete. Dr. Johnson received a scholarship to play football at the University of South Carolina. After four years at the University of South Carolina he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration. Dr. Johnson was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in 1985. After a short three-year stint in the NFL, Dr. Johnson moved back to Daytona where he began teaching mathematics and coaching football and track at the school that provided him so many opportunities as a student.

Dr. Johnson received his Master of Science in Mathematics, Certification in Educational Leadership, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership with a minor in Human Resources and Development from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Johnson is entering his 33rd year in education.  During this time he taught mathematics for six years, was an assistant principal for 9 years, was a principal for 13 years, and was an Executive Director for four years. In 2017 Dr. Johnson was a finalist for Principal of the Year for the State of Florida.

Dr. Johnson feels he was blessed to have significant adults in his life as a student at Seabreeze High School.  His career and life have come full circle! He is looking forward to the opportunity to give back to the students as the significant adults from Seabreeze High School did for him as a student. His “why” is to pay it forward by ensuring all students will have the opportunity to engage in high levels of learning everyday and will have significant, supportive, and encouraging adults in their lives.

Dr. Johnson is married to Jewel Johnson, who is a school counselor in Volusia County Schools. He has three beautiful children, Earl Johnson III, Industrialization Engineer at Safran; Ethan Johnson, Communication Manager for the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County, and Alexia Johnson who is a Doctor of Physical Therapy student at Florida A & M University.

 

Once a Sandcrab always a Sandcrab!

Lisa Gilbert

I began my educational career in Flagler county as a kindergarten teacher in 2009. I then moved to Pine Trail Elementary where I taught kindergarten and then second grade. During my time there, I participated in a national two-year Japanese Mathematical lesson study. Our school-based team collaborated with Japanese instructors and Mills College to help improve students in their mathematical practice.  I then went on to Pathways Elementary where I worked as a fourth-grade teacher for two years while getting my master’s degree in educational leadership at Stetson University. Upon graduation, I was hired as a teacher on assignment at Holly Hill School. I enjoyed leading various teams and working with the teachers and students.

Prior to my career in education, I worked as a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative at Johnson & Johnson for 5 years. I also served as a trainer to new representatives and led product initiatives for our district.

I am extremely excited and proud to be a part of Seabreeze High School serving as their Assistant Principal, overseeing assessments and attendance.

Dhand Presley

Mr. Dhand Presley was born and raised in Daytona Beach, Florida.  He is a proud product of Volusia County Schools.  He earned his bachelor’s degree from Bethune-Cookman College, currently known as Bethune-Cookman University and a Master’s degree from Stetson University.    Mr. Presley’s first two years began as an Exceptional Student Education teacher at Pine Ridge High School in 1999.  Mr. Presley continued serving Volusia County Schools as an Exceptional Student Education teacher at Edith I. Starke Elementary School for the next ten years.  His administrative duties began as a T.O.A at New Smyrna Beach High School where he remained for two years.  He was appointed as the assistant principal for Exceptional Student Education at Atlantic High School where he remained until moving into his current position as the assistant principal for Exceptional Student Education at Seabreeze High School.

Jackie Bynum

Mrs. Jackie Bynum was born and raised in Wantagh, New York and earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Oneonta State University.  Since moving to Volusia County in 2005, Mrs. Bynum has served as an English teacher, chairperson, academic coach, PAR, high school testing coordinator, dean, and an assistant principal. During this time, she earned her master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Nova Southeastern University, and her certification in Educational Leadership from Stetson University.  

Mrs. Bynum is looking forward to the 2021-2022 school year and is extremely excited to join the Sandcrab family!  

Stinamay Lagrotta

Beginning my career as a media specialist at the elementary level in 1994, I participated in a state-wide grant for technology and many reading initiatives that put books in the hands of students. Moving on to high school in 1997, I spent the next 15 years collaborating with faculty and administrators to create active student-centered learning environments that supported literacy and technology. As a teacher on assignment at the district level, I managed a multi-media team that developed and organized digital staff development content and supported media specialists in the county.  Upon the move to Seabreeze High School, I served as a media specialist for the school, teacher on assignment, and now an assistant principal responsible primarily for testing and attendance.
B.A. in Secondary Education – Fairmont State College  1989
M. Ed in Educational Leadership – University of Central Florida 2003
National Board Certified Teacher 2008-2018