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    Ms. Tonya Mitchell

    My name is Tonya Mitchell, and I am so excited to introduce myself as the principal of Clearwater Intermediate School. Over the past 10 years, I have worked as a teacher, staff developer, and administrator, but I consider my most important job to be that of a child advocate. I will spend a lot of time with your children, getting to know their personalities, learning styles, and interests. I will celebrate their successes, large and small.
    I will encourage them every day and let them know they are valued and have a special place in our school community. Not only am I excited to begin working with your children, but I look forward to the work we will do together. As the old African Proverb states, “It takes a village to raise a child.” I am excited to see your children through your eyes. I cannot wait to share with you the great things they do here on our campus. And of course I will be here to work with you should they need any help navigating any aspect of the school day.

    My goal is to ensure that all students are healthy, happy, and safe, so they may learn as much as they can. This has been my philosophy since I began my career teaching with Pinellas County Schools. My educational career began in 2007 as a 6th grade Mathematics teacher at John Hopkins Middle School. I hold a B.S. in Marketing from Bethune-Cookman University and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Saint Leo University.
    In 2012, I became an Assistant Principal at Morgan Fitzgerald Middle School. In 2014, I transitioned to Azalea Middle School in the same capacity. As a school administrator, I strive to make a positive difference in the lives of our students, families, and community. My key educational philosophy is to ensure all students meet their fullest potential.
    Once again, I am thankful to have the opportunity to bring all that I have experienced and learned with me to Clearwater Intermediate. I look forward to getting to know you and your children. I look forward to meeting you soon. 

    Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

                                                                                                    -Nelson Mandela


Assistant Principal

  • Melissa Porter
    Dr. Melissa Porter

    I have been an educator of Pinellas County Schools for 16 years.  I am passionate about education. I believe we must alleviate the obstacles that are interfering with this initiative in order to prepare students for the real world. There are tests to pass and rules to follow but I believe all students can make it.  Students, believe in yourselves, as I believe in you. I strive to support and implement collaboration among parents, students, and all school personnel to ensure student success. 

    If you should have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me via email at or by calling 727-298-1616 ext. 2014.