“We have an organizational philosophy of approaching every day with a growth-based mindset”

Kevin Ford

Organizational Philosophy

Our Leadership

 Magnet Director: Kevin Ford

Magnet Director: Kevin Ford

Mr. Kevin Ford, Magnet Director

2015 NAfME Band Director of the Year

2015 Florida Department of Education State Educator of the Year “Finalist”

2013-14 Pinellas County Educator of the Year

2014 Pinellas County Music Educators Association Secondary Music Educator of the Year

 Director of Band: Christopher DeLeon

Director of Band: Christopher DeLeon

Mr. Christopher De Leon, Director

2015 Savannah Swing Central, Savannah, GA, Top 3 Finish

2015 Berklee High School of Jazz Festival, Boston, MA, 1st Place L-2 Division

2014 ACE Conference Presenter

2013 Savannah Swing Central, Savannah, GA, Top 3 Finish

 Percussion Director: Todd Leighton

Percussion Director: Todd Leighton

Mr. Todd Leighton, Director

2011 National Band Association Certificate of Merit for Marching Excellence

2004, 2007, 2008, and 2009 Principal’s Award, Lake Howell High School

2004, Disney Teacher Hand Award Nominee

2004 and 2007, Orlando Sentinel Teacher of the Week

2000 – 2009, Silver Scholar, Lake Howell High School

2002 – Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers

2003 – Guest Conductor, Tangerine Bowl

 Colorguard Director: Jeannine Ford

Colorguard Director: Jeannine Ford

Mrs. Jeannine Ford, Director of Color Guard

2016 WGI Scholastic World Champions

2014 WGI Scholastic World Champions

2010 WGI Scholastic Open Silver Medalists

 Dance Director: Jason Herrington

Dance Director: Jason Herrington

Mr. Jason Herrington, Director of Dance at Tarpon Springs High School and Middle School