Clearwater High School’s mission statement: To provide an educational process that gives students the information and skills needed to develop a foundation for life that enables and challenges them to be successful in a global and multicultural society.
Mr. Keith Mastorides has come back to his roots! He graduated from Clearwater High School in 1987. In 1991, Mr. Mastorides then received his bachelor’s degree in education from the University of South Florida. He taught students with Specific Learning Disabilities for eight years, and was a Varying Exceptionalities specialist. In 1997, He then received his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. He was the assistant principal over curriculum and instruction at Palm Harbor University High School for eight years. He has had training in best practices that are not limited to Quality Concepts, School Improvement, Rigor, Relevance and Relationships, CRISS, Effective Assessment and PEAK. He has won numerous national and state awards that would include the Florida State Thespians Administrator of the year award, 2014 Educator of the Year Award from NCAC, 2015 Boss of the year from PAOEP, Who’s Who among American Teachers, and the Arch Angel Michael Award from Metropolitan Alexious.
Jennifer Gil is a product of Pinellas County Schools. She graduated from Gibbs High and was part of the PCCA (Pinellas County Center for the Arts) program. Following graduation she attended the University of South Florida- Tampa where she earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in Foreign Language Education. Seven years later she returned to the University of South Florida-St. Petersburg to earn her Masters in Educational Leadership. Ms. Gil taught at Lakewood High School, Page High School in Greensboro NC and at Osceola Fundamental High School prior to joining the administrative team at Clearwater High School. When not working she enjoys spending time at home with family and friends, browsing the internet, and Spanish dancing. Ms. Gil has an interest in cultures and languages and although she cannot play anymore; she loved playing soccer. Ms. Gil says she is excited about being at Clearwater and feels it’s the right fit for her.
Mr. Henderson is honored to have served as an assistant principal at Clearwater High School for the last nine years! After graduating from Dixie M. Hollins High School in 1996, he received both his Bachelor of Arts degree in English Education, and his Master of Science degree in Educational Leadership from the University of South Florida. He taught English and coached both soccer and cross country at several Pinellas County Schools including Dixie M. Hollins High School, Boca Ciega High School, and Coachman Fundamental Middle School. Mr. Henderson is the administrator for all students in the STEAM (Science - Technology - Engineering - Aeronautics - Mathematics) Academy. Mr. Henderson is the Head of Centre for the Cambridge AICE (Advanced International Certificate of Education) program, the administrative liaison for the School Advisory Council, Principal's Leadership Council, Literacy Leadership Team, Student Rights and Responsibilities Committee, and the PTSA. He is also responsible for coordinating student services, guidance services, and is the Assistant Principal for Curriculum. Mr. Henderson truly believes in the enduring foundations of tradition, honor, and pride, and feels fortunate to be a Tornado. He is privileged to be a part of the Clearwater High School family and always supports the amazing traditions of the crimson and gray. Go Tornadoes!
Mr. Leslie Hopkins is a product of Pinellas County Schools having graduated from St. Petersburg High in 1981. He then went on to receive his B.S. from Florida A&M University and then his Master’s in Education Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. His teaching career began at St. Petersburg High as a mathematics instructor for (5) years and then moving into Administration at Pinellas Park High for (12) years as Assistant Principal. Currently he is serving as the Assistant Principal for Activities and the administrator for 9th and 10th grade students.
Mr. Krause is excited to have the opportunity to work with the students, staff, parents and community of Clearwater High School this year! He is a product of Pinellas County, attending Curtis Fundamental Elementary, Southside Fundamental Middle School, and Largo High School. In high school, Mr. Krause was actively involved in both the arts and athletics as well as a member of the National Honor Society. After high school, Mr. Krause attended the University of South Florida and received a Bachelors of Arts degree in Music Performance. After eight years of serving as a band director, he returned to the University of South Florida in pursuit of his Masters in Educational Leadership. Mr. Krause is the administrator for all students in the FAME (Fine Arts and Media Education) Academy. This year we are excited about the certification options for FAME students that include Adobe, Photoshop, Apple Logic Pro, as well as an available internship program with The Palladium at Saint Petersburg College. He is proud to be a Tornado and excited to be a part of a wonderful school! Go Tornadoes!