Staff Directory

You can always find detailed teacher information, phone numbers, email, etc. in our app! Search "The School Board of Highlands County" and choose Highlands Virtual School as one of your sites. Click on the "Staff Directory" button.

Teacher Hours:

  • Teacher office hours are 7:45am - 3:15pm, Monday through Friday

  • As a Highlands County School, we also follow the district calendar for holidays, teacher work days, etc.

  • IMPORTANT - our courseware is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, however the teachers are not. If you contact an HVS teacher after hours, it may be 24 -48 hours before you receive a response.


Create Teacher Contact In Your Phone

You can save a direct line contact with your teacher in your iPhone or Android. This will call our automated switchboard and transfer the call to your teacher automatically.


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Enter Number: 863-471-5442,

Enter Extension Number for Teacher: Found below under each teachers name

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Office: 863-471-5679

Assistant Principal

Office: 863-471-5679

Elementary Faculty

Mrs. Belanger, photo


Mrs. Laura Belenger

Office: 863-471-5442 ext. 10391

First Grade

Ms. Tiffany LaVire

Office: 863-471-5442 ext. 10403

Cell: Phone (850)764-1699

Google Classroom

Second Grade

Mrs. Susie Henson-Smith

Office: 863-471-5442 ext. 10394

Fourth Grade

Mrs. Rita Graham

Office: 863-471-5442 ext. 10392

Fifth Grade

Mrs. Kayley Cobb

Office: 863-471-5442 ext. 10396

Literacy/Curriculum Resource Teacher (LCRT)

Mrs. Daniele Sutton Brown

Office: 863-471-5442 ext. 10393

Secondary Faculty

Language Arts

Unlisted Teacher

Office: 863-471-5442 ext. 26507


Mr. John De La Cruz

Office: 863-471-5442 ext. 10384


Ms. Yvette Hendry

Office: 863-471-5442 ext. 10390

Click to schedule a time with Ms. Hendry


Mr. Micah Taylor

Office: 863-471-5442 ext. 10423


Mrs. Terri Sinclair

Office: 863-471-5442 ext. 10246

Cell: 863-949-0487

Mrs. Sinclair's Math Website


Mr. Widen Aguilera Gutierrez

Office: 863-471-5442 ext. 10436

Spanish and Algebra

Mrs. Yuleivys Magrinat Sardina

Office: 863-471-5442 ext. 10424

Cell: 863-226-1372


Ms. Zunen Cabrera

Office: 863-471-5442 ext. 10421


Mrs. Stephanie Ramos

Office: 863-471-5442 ext. 10420

Mrs. Ramos Website

Social Studies

Mr. Steven Manley

Office: 863-471-5442 ext. 10250

Social Studies

Mrs. Rhonda Hunter

Office: 863-471-5442 ext. 10418

Cell: 863-703-0487

Mrs. Hunter's Website

Social Studies

Mrs. Colleen Polatty

Office: 863-471-5442 ext. 10419

Cell: 786-520-5758

Art & Gifted

Mrs. Margaret (Mandie) Pierce

Office: 863-471-5442 ext. 10380

Cell: 863-455-9487

Mrs. Pierce's Website


Mrs. Yen Barrueta Miranda

Office: 863-471-5442 ext. 10425


Mrs. Lisa Saenz

Office: 863-471-5442 ext. 10404

Physical Education/ AVID

Mrs. Joy Cocanougher

Office: 863-471-5442 ext.10291

Mrs. Cocanougher's Website

Business & Graduation Coach

Mrs. Linda Hernandez

Office: 863-471-5442 ext. 10382

Guidance & Resource Teachers

Guidance Counselor

Ms. Jonelle Carty

Office: 863-471-5442 ext. 10416

Guidance Counselor

Mrs. Jennifer Langston

Office: 863-471-5442 ext. 10415

Dean of Students

Ms. Rebecca Donnell

Office: 863-471-5442 ext. 10376

Lead ESE Resource

Mrs. Stefanie Hendrick

Office: 863-471-5442 ext. 10381

ESE Resource

Mrs. Dawn Ziegler

Office: 863-471-5442 ext. 10395

Office Staff

ISS Para

Ms. Elizabeth Batts

Office 863-471-5679 ext. 10430

Administrative Secretary

Mrs. Tina Farless

863-471-5442 ext. 10280

Fax 863-471-5568

Guidance Secretary

Mrs. Carol Francis

Office 863-471-5442 ext. 10413

Fax 863-471-5568

Front Desk Clerk

Ms. Kaytee Howell

Office 863-471-5679

HVS Student Help Desk

Mr. Casey Jones


Attendance Clerk

Ms. Christina Schwandt

Office 863-471-5679

Fax 863-471-5568

Registration & Data Clerk

Mrs. Laurie Stoll

Office 863-471-5442 ext. 26516

Fax 863-471-5568

IDEA Guidance Clerk

Ms. Kathryn Tolar

Office 863-471-5679 ext. 10432



Office 863-471-5679

Adjunct/Part-Time Faculty

Elementary Art (adjunct)

Mrs. Kristy Harris

863-471-5442 ext. 25247

Math (adjunct)

Mr. Ben Reser

863-471-5442 ext. 16523

Physics (adjunct)

Mrs. Cindy Rivers

Cell 863-535-6314

Technical Issues

For technical support or software issues, please contact:

Edgenuity Courseware™ or Instructional Services:

PHONE: 877.202.0338



Monday–Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. (EST)

Saturday–Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST)

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