Pictured above -New Seminole County School System employees include, pictured from left to right, Jake Page, Janet Bennett, Britleigh Sherlock, Meredith Shingler, Jessica Johnson, Trinity Clark, amd Joel Espano
When the Seminole County School System opens the 2020-21 school year, now hopefully on Tuesday, August 2, seven teachers and professionals will step into their new roles at Seminole County elementary, middle and high schools.
Jake Page is the new Seminole County Middle High School head basketball coach, physical education and health teacher and middle school football coach. He arrives in Seminole County after serving two years as a physical education and health teacher and the head coach for girls basketball at Highlands School in Highlands, North Carolina, where he was selected the 2020 LSMC Basketball Coach of the Year and lead his team to the 2020 LSMC regular season and tournament championships.
Page is from Bainbridge, Georgia and Rabun County, Georgia. A graduate of Rabun County High School, he has a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Georgia.
Janet M. Bennett will join the Seminole County Elementary School lunchroom staff. From Donalsonville, she is a graduate of Harlem High School in Loves Park, Illinois and attended Waukesha Technical College in Wisconsin.
Britleigh Sherlock will join the Seminole County Elementary School faculty as a third through fifth grade special education teacher.
With seven years in the education profession before arriving in Seminole County, she was an instructional support teacher in Fulton County.
From Sandy Springs, Georgia she is a graduate of Harrison High School in Cobb County. Britleigh earned her bachelor’s degree in special education general curriculum from Georgia State University and a master’s degree in behavior learning disabilities in January of 2016.
She is also a certified personal trainer and is currently working on her nutritional coach certification.
Meredith Shingler will join the Seminole County Middle High School staff as middle school counselor. With eight years in the education profession she was most recently the counselor at West Bainbridge Elementary.
From Dallas, Georgia, Meredith is a 2005 graduate of Hiram High School. She attended the University of West Georgia where she earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology, a masters of education degree in professional counseling and a specialist of education degree in professional counseling and supervision.
She is the wife of Billy Shingler and the mother of two year old Tre Shingler.
Jessica Johnson joins the school system as a Spanish Instructional teacher. From Donalsonville, she is a graduate of Seminole County High School and holds a bachelor’s of science degree in sports and health services.
She will also serve as head girls varsity track coach and an assistant varsity softball coach.
Trinty Clark joins the school system as a special education paraprofessional. From Donalsonville, she is a 2013 graduate of Seminole County High School and holds a two-year degree in history.
Joel Espano joins the middle High school’s faculty as a special education teacher. from Honolulu, Hawaii, he was most recently a computer information systems instructor and he is a graduate of Damien High School.
He holds a bachelor’s of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Florida.
Espano is married and has two sons.