Lake County Schools ushers in changes to curriculum leadership
For immediate release -- Aug. 15, 2012
With teachers heading back to the school this week, they are learning some new faces that will guide them in developing curriculum for the 21st century classroom.
A new academic leadership team at the Lake County Schools District includes (left to right): Dr. Marilyn Doyle, Senior Director of Academic Services; Kathlene Jarvis, Director of Curriculum & Instruction; Hugh Hattabaugh, Chief Academic Officer; Dr. Stacey Roberts, Director of Professional Development & Leadership; and Kati Pearson, Director of Teaching & Learning.
Three changes to the Lake County School District’s leadership team this summer brought new perspectives to the District’s development and implementation of curriculum.
“The Lake County School District is about the business of educating children,” said Dr. Susan Moxley, Superintendent of Lake County Schools. “The expertise of these new leaders to Lake County Schools provides an opportunity to strengthen the core mission of Lake County Schools, which is providing every student with individual opportunities to excel.”
First to join the team was Hugh Hattabaugh as the District’s Chief Academic Officer. He is responsible for overseeing the departments of Planning, Evaluation & Accountability; Grants, Exceptional Student Education; Career and Technical Education; Federal Education Programs; Teaching & Learning; Curriculum & Instruction; and Professional Development & Leadership.
Before joining Lake County Schools, Hattabaugh served as interim superintendent for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools for a year. He joined the North Carolina-based school district in 2007 as an area superintendent and later was appointed chief operating officer. Hattabaugh has strong ties to Central Florida as a longtime principal at Boone High School in Orlando. After overseeing an eight-year renovation project at Boone High, the school’s new media center was named after him. The school’s nonprofit foundation endowed the Hugh E. Hattabaugh Leadership Award in 2005, a scholarship which gives $1,000 each year to a graduating senior. He was also inducted into the Boone Hall of Fame in 2006.
Dr. Marilyn Doyle joined the Lake County School District in July to fill the new position of Senior Director of Academic Services. The position was developed to manage and create synergy between the departments of Teaching & Learning; Curriculum & Instruction; and Professional Development & Leadership. She previously was with Orange County Public Schools as an associate superintendent. She began her career with Orange County as a high school math teacher elevating to assistant principal and then principal at Carver Middle School in Orlando.
The final addition to round out the new team was Kathlene Jarvis as the District’s Director of Curriculum & Instruction. She oversees a cadre of program specialists to assist teachers in planning and implementing instructional programs while continually developing and improving effective teaching methods and techniques. Most recently Jarvis was director for turnaround schools as well as senior administrator at Orange County schools. She taught biology and served as a math and science coach before becoming an assistant principal at several Orlando-area schools, including Carver Middle, Howard Middle and Oak Ridge High.