7th & 8th Grade Discipline
Mr. Abney was born in Lake County. He attended Central State University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree. He continued his education attending Florida Atlantic University where he obtained his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. Mr. Abney’s teaching experience is extensive. He began in Broward County where he taught both elementary and middle school.
Mr. Abney has a relentless desire for each and every student to achieve and succeed. His motto is, “ Move Forward with Confidence “... once they believe they can succeed, achievement and success will be theirs! Mr. Abney looks forward to working together with parents and students.. together instilling pride, motivation and a love of knowledge!
6th & 7th Grade Discipline
Ms. Shenefield was born and raised in West Michigan. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Special Education at Aquinas College and a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Grand Valley State University.
Ms. Shenefield spent several years as a Special Education Teacher, followed by 20 years as a School Principal in Michigan. In 2022, Ms. Shenefield and her family relocated to the Lake County area.
Ms. Thomas was born and raised in South Florida. She attended Lake Sumter Community College earning her Associates Degree in Internet Services before enrolling at Saint Leo University. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice. In 2017, she earned a Master’s of Science Degree in Education, focusing on Innovation and Technology and Personalized Learning from Capella University.
Beginning her career at Carver Middle school in 2011 as a substitute teacher, Ms. Thomas later accepted a permanent position as the Literacy Paraprofessional and later served as ESE Clerk then Data Clerk for nearly four years.