Curriculum and Instruction

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Welcome to Preservice  Teacher Internships

All Universities requesting Field Experience, Internship, or Clinical Placement that requires consistent levels of student interaction (see below for additional details) must have an affiliation agreement on file with the Curriculum and Instruction office.  Please contact Catherine Cocozza (Catherine.cocozza@sarasotacountyschools.net) for more information or to submit a signed agreement. 

Deadlines for submitting a request placement is:

  • Fall Placement: May 1
  • Spring Placement: November 15

RAPTOR is the visitor management system the Sarasota County School District uses to conduct the state-mandated screening of all public school visitors through sexual predator/offender databases. Because this system accesses live databases, every visitor to our schools must be screened through this system upon each visit to the schools. Therefore, when you first visit a school, you will be required to present a valid driver's license or official state photo identification card. Resident Alien Card, Temporary Protected Status Cards, U.S. Military Identification Card, and Foreign Consular Card also may be used. Upon subsequent visits, schools will continue to require an ID card or security badge upon entry to the campus.

Office of Community Involvement is the office of the Sarasota County School District that registers, approves, and tracks volunteers in our schools. Initial registration must be reactivated at the beginning of each academic year. Registration/reactivation can be done on the Volunteers Count! computer at any district public school or in the OCI at the school district administration building.

Volunteers Count! registration and reactivation prompts a Level I criminal background screening necessary to be approved for frequent access to our schools. There is no charge for this screening. 



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Curriculum and Instruction

Directors
Kelly Ellington, Elementary School
kelly.ellington@sarasotacountyschools.net
Sue Meckler, Middle School
sue.meckler@sarasotacountyschools.net
Catherine Cocozza, High School 
catherine.cocozza@sarasotacountyschools.net
Lakedra Barber, Administrative Assistant
lakedra.barber@sarasotacountyschools.net

Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 34101
Fax: 941-927-4023
1960 Landings Boulevard
Sarasota, Florida 34231
Maroon 3rd Floor

Catherine Richter, Bookkeeper
Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 32232
1960 Landings Boulevard
Sarasota, Florida 34231

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