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Learn About Dr. Tina Calderone, Seminole County School Board, District 5 Candidate

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."—Nelson Mandela

I first joined the Seminole County School Board in November 2010. Since then, I have been thrilled to witness many district education victories including an A-rating despite new tougher standards. Seminole County Public Schools’ SAT scores also improved and exceed the state and national averages. Plus, our graduation rates are at an all-time high as are vocational offerings and industry certifications.

Even before joining the board, I supported the school district through efforts aimed at fostering a love of learning in our children from a young age. Maintaining the belief that children come first, I worked to ensure our top-notch teachers received the support they needed to inspire a love for learning in children from a young age. From forming educational partnerships that give students valuable resources, to early education programs to prepare them for kindergarten through careers, I hope to continue to find creative, cost-effective ways such as these to guarantee the best education for our children.

Educational Background and Achievements

I pull from my advanced experience and educational degrees to find creative new ways to improve our childrens’ and teachers’ access to resources. Continuing to call on my stellar academic record, I aim to make the most informed school district choices as a Seminole County Public School Board Member:

  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Central Connecticut State University
  • Masters in Educational Administration, University of Florida
  • Doctorate in Educational Leadership, University of Florida
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Along with regular visits to area classrooms and dialogue with parents and teachers, this extensive educational background equips me with the tools I need to make the most informed decisions. I am also a Certified School Board Member, a distinction recognizing dedicated board members who have “actively pursued a formalized training program for developing a high level of boardsmanship skills and knowledge in 12 curricular areas” through the Florida School Boards Association.

"We make living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." - Winston Churchill

I use my years of leadership experience in both business and community service.  Having served on the boards of many organizations, I continue to support many local causes and community organizations with my time and talent. See some of my leadership and volunteer experiences below.

Board Memberships:

During my tenure on the Seminole County Public School Board, I was also honored to represent the board within several other organizations:

  • Central Florida Public School Boards Coalition (Past Chairman)
  • Business Advisory Board
  • Energy Conservation Task Force
  • Wellness Committee
  • Insurance Committee
  • Gifted Advisory Committee
  • The Children’s Cabinet
  • CALNO
  • Seminole Health Advisory Committee
  • Hispanic Community Leaders
  • Marketing and Communication
  • Mayors and Managers
  • Sanford Community Leaders
  • Value Adjustment Board
  • Five Year Capital Improvement Plan Committee
  • Greater Seminole County Chamber of Commerce
  • Progress Energy-UCF Educational Leadership
  • Seminole County Library Advisory Board
  • America’s Charities
  • Central Florida Regional Hospital Women’s Advisory
  • Florida Hospital Altamonte Foundation
  • American Cancer Society
  • South Seminole Hospital Women’s Advisory
  • School Readiness Coalition
  • Seminole Behavioral Healthcare
  • Markham Woods Homeowners Association
  • Florida School Boards Association
  • Greater Sanford Chamber of Commerce
  • Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens
  • Orlando Science Center

A testimony to my skill and dedication, these extensive board member, community service and volunteer experiences have won me many formal recognitions and awards. Seminole County Public Schools deserves someone with the experience and dedication to successfully support our teachers and students. To learn how you can help re-elect me as a Seminole County Public School Board Member, click here.

Community and Volunteer Positions:

  • All Chambers of Commerce in Seminole County
  • Past Chair of 5 S.C.P.S. School Advisory Councils
  • PTA Member
  • Dividend Volunteer
  • Leadership Seminole Graduate
  • Teach In Participant
  • Junior Achievement Volunteer
  • Past Alumni President of Leadership Seminole
  • Member of the Orlando Magic Read to Achieve Team
  • Lake Mary Heathrow Festival of the Arts
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