Schmittdiel, Daniel

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Schmittdiel, Daniel

Principal

Mr. Schmittdiel earned a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from Central Michigan University and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from National Louis University. He has been with Pinellas County Schools for 10 years, serving as a math and science teacher, as well as an Instructional Staff Developer in Middle School Science. Mr. Schmittdiel served as Assistant Principal at Osceola Fundamental High School from 2018 until his appointment as Principal of East Lake High School. In October 2022 he was named Pinellas County Schools Assistant Principal of the Year. Mr. Schmittdiel has been married for 12 years and enjoys spending time with friends and family. 

 

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Mary Heldt

Principal's Secretary

Room #: 4109

Phone: ext. 2015

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Shawn Anderson

Assistant Principal

A native of Jamestown, New York, Shawn Anderson currently serves as Assistant Principal of Facilities and Transportation. He also oversees the Engineering and Biomedical Sciences Academies.  Mr. Anderson received his Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Hiram College in 2002, and holds a Master’s Degree in Music Education from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Fredonia. He also holds a Master of Education - Educational Leadership Degree from Saint Leo University.  Mr. Anderson taught Instrumental music in New York, Michigan, and Ohio before moving to Florida to become the Director of Bands at East Lake High School where he served from 2007-2011. During this time, The East Lake Silver Sound band earned State Championships in 2007, 2008, and 2009.  In 2011 he assumed the role of Technology Coordinator, School Assessment Coordinator, and TV Production Teacher before becoming an Assistant Principal in 2015.  In his free time Mr. Anderson enjoys cruise vacationing, reading, keeping up with new technology trends, and other travel. He resides in Clearwater.

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Chiquita Godwin

Assistant Principal

Ms. Godwin is a proud product of Pinellas County Schools. Growing up in the Saint Petersburg area where she still resides, she attended Lakeview Fundamental Elementary, Southside Fundamental Middle, and received her High school Diploma from Pinellas Park High School. While at Pinellas Park, she participated in the Early Childhood Education Program which certified her to land a job teaching preschool upon graduation. She attended PTC where she earned her CDA for early childhood education. She began her career in Pinellas County Schools in 2000, as an ESE teacher’s Assistant while working her way through an AA and bachelor’s degree in special education, K-12 from Saint Petersburg College. Upon completing her degrees, she began teaching in the EBD unit at Tyrone Middle School. Ms. Godwin’s teaching experiences also include Reading teacher at Lakewood High School, John Hopkins Middle School, and Reading Coach at Gibbs and Hollins High.  Ms. Godwin also holds a Master of Educational Leadership Degree from Nova Southeastern University. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, adventurous activities such as skydiving and parasailing.

Phone: Ext. 2014

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Dr. Megan Hatfield

Assistant Principal

Dr. Hatfield’s educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in Adolescence Education from the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz, a master’s degree in Educational Psychology from Marist College, and an education specialist degree in Educational Leadership and doctoral degree in School Leadership from St. Leo University. With a passion for empowering students and promoting excellence in education, she joined Pinellas County Schools in 2021 as a Senior Coordinator for Strategic Planning and Policy. Prior to that, she taught Social Studies in Pasco County. Dr. Hatfield cherishes spending quality time with her husband and three daughters, indulges her passion for history by visiting historic landmarks, enjoys playing the violin and cello, and frequently attends concerts and Broadway shows.

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Dwight Latimore

Assistant Principal 

Dwight Latimore is a proud product of the Pinellas County Schools. Earning an AA at St. Petersburg College a Bachelor of Arts from Palm Beach Atlantic University, and a Master of Education from Southeastern University, Mr. Latimore has served various roles in his 23 years as an educator. He began his career at Bay Point Middle School teaching mathematics and served as an Assistant Boy's Basketball Coach. During his eleven years of administration, he has worked as an administrator at Hamilton Disston Academy, John Hopkins Middle School, and now at East Lake High School. In his duties at East Lake, he oversees the Academy of Business Careers, Mathematics, field trips and school activities while also coordinating East Lake athletic programs.  He resides in St. Petersburg, Florida.