Office of Equal Opportunity

  • Mission Statement

    "Office of Equal Opportunity will administer comprehensive services whereby all customers are given an equal opportunity to participate in programs, activities and employment; and monitor all practices, policies and procedures for compliance with federal, state, county and district guidelines."

    Who We Are

    The OEO Staff is strongly committed toward objective problem solving and resolution.  We are dedicated to taking a pro-active approach to workplace issues through increased communication and preventative training.


    Dena Collins, Executive Director, HR; Title IX Coordinator - or 727-588-5040

    Mistine Dawe, Elementary HR Partner Areas 2, 4 & TZ - or 727-588-6163

    Tabitha Griffin, Elementary HR Partner Areas 1, 3 & TZ - or 727-588-6269

    Ann-Marie Clarke, Middle School HR Partner - or 727-588-6372

    Dr. Nicole Gallucci, High School HR Partner - or 727-588-5063

    Our Core Values

    The core values of the department are based on the desire to increase cultural awareness and provide an environment free from discrimination and harassment.

    • Diversity
    • Equity
    • Fairness
    • Honesty
    • Impartiality
    • Integrity
    • Trust

    Who We Can Help:

    • Employees
    • Parents/Guardians
    • Applicants
    • Volunteers
    • Visitors
    • Vendors
    • Community Agencies

    What We Do:

    Our priority is providing support and resources to schools, departments, administrators, teachers, and the support staff on such topics as:

    • Consultant Services on EO Issues
    • District Employment Policies
    • Pre Complaint Counseling
    • Complaint Investigations
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution (Facilitation/Mediation)
    • Broad Diversity Issues
    • Cultural Competence
    • Disability Accommodation
    • Federal and State Employment Laws
    • EO Training Workshops
    • American with Disabilities Act

    OEO Links

    Florida DOE Office of Equity and Access
    U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
    Facts about the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
    U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
    U.S. Department of Labor

    "Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal"