Anona Elementary School was originally established in the 1800's. The first recorded history of Anona is in 1874. While the school building itself has been moved from its original location, we still strive to maintain that small community atmosphere,while increasing our use of technology offers your child the best of both worlds. Our active PTA and SAC members are a huge support to our "Anona Family" Today, we have a flourishing school community with more than 450 students in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade.
Welcome to Anona Elementary. My name is Gaye Lively and I am honored to be Principal at Anona. It has always been my passion to help each child reach his /her highest potential. What an exciting opportunity to do this at Anona. I believe we do that well at Anona, by providing a small community-based environment with high expectations. Our positive culture promotes successful learning of academics and character. Our dedicated staff, wonderful children and supportive parents make learning a way of life.
I have been an administrator in Pinellas County for 17 years and love each day working with children and staff learning and growing. I have been a teacher of 2,3,4 and 8th grade, ESE teacher, counselor in elementary and high school, Curriculum Specialist, Asst. Principal and Principal in Ohio and Florida. I have certification and degrees in in Elem. Ed., Behavior Disorders, guidance K-12, Leadership, and Principal. It has been my honor to serve as President of Florida Association of Elementary Principals, Pinellas Administrators, and the State's Administrators' Board of Directors as well as many community groups. My husband and I have two daughters, twin granddaughters and a grandson.
I believe family is a high priority and we each want the very best for each of our children. I urge you to become an active partner in our endeavors as we move through this school year towards our goals.