Ms. Keiper, Principal
I am proud to be joining the Rawlings family this year as your principal. It is my mission to ensure a positive learning environment that encourages family engagement, integrity and always doing what is best for students. I look forward to continuing the traditions that make Rawlings a school of academic and cultural excellence.
This year, I will be focusing on communication, collaboration and celebrations with and for all. Together, we will continue to provide outstanding academic opportunities with a renewed focus on writing while supporting the growth of the whole child.
I look forward to seeing you all on campus for our family events. Feel free to send me a dojo message or email with any suggestions or concerns.
Ms. Heuman, Assistant Principal
I am excited to be joining and serving the staff, students, and community at Rawlings Elementary. After beginning my career with Pinellas County Schools in the late 90s as a ParaProfessional and then a substitute, I started teaching my first classroom of at Maximo Elementary in 2003. I spent six years in the classroom, followed by several years working as a Reading and RtI coach before moving into administration. After spending one year at Pinellas Park Elementary as Assistant Principal, I was most recently privileged enough to serve as Assistant Principal at San Jose Elementary in Dunedin since 2013.
After receiving my Associates degree from SPJC, I graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education as well as a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. My current certifications include Elementary Education (K-6), Reading (K-12), ESOL Endorsement, Educational Leadership (K-12) and School Principal (K-12).
I am excited to begin this journey with the staff, students, and families of Rawlings Elementary. As a mother of 3 recent Pinellas County School graduates, and a grandmother to a little one, I am deeply invested in seeing our students grow and learn in all areas, both academically and socially. I have always held a firm belief that our students can achieve academic success. We can accomplish this through a positive partnership with our families and by providing equitable access to a high-quality education. I am excited to be a part of this work at Rawlings Elementary! I look forward to seeing you on campus!