PRINCIPAL, TED BANTON
To our Pacetti Bay Community,
I would like to welcome all our Wildcat community members to Pacetti Bay Middle School. I have had the opportunity to serve as an educator in the St. Johns County School District since 1999. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Sciences and Secondary Education from Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida, I continued my studies towards a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from Stetson University in DeLand, Florida.
I began my career as a US Government teacher at St. Augustine High School. I then moved to Switzerland Point Middle School as a US History and Reading teacher. In 2000 I was part of the inaugural staff at Pedro Menendez High School where I taught US Government, US History, World History, Ceramics and Intensive Reading. In 2004, I moved to the SJCSD offices and served as a curriculum coordinator, focused on Social Sciences, Advanced Academic Programs, the Arts, World Languages and ESOL. In 2012, I moved to the position of Assistant Principal at Sebastian Middle School. In 2016, I was offered the opportunity to serve at Allen D. Nease High School.
In June, 2020 Superintendent Forson offered me the opportunity serve as the Principal of Pacetti Bay Middle School. With my experiences in the high school arena, I plan to ensure that all of our kids are prepared for the most rigorous and challenging high school experience. I look forward to the possibilities for the 2020- 2021 school year as part of the Wildcat Nation!
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL, TWILA NEEDHAM
I am very excited to serve as an Assistant Principal at Pacetti Bay. I have a Bachelor of Arts in English and Speech from Southern Arkansas University and obtained my Masters in Educational Leadership through Walden University. I have served as an educator with St. Johns County for the past 18 years. My leadership roles include Elementary Administrator, Virtual Coordinator, registrar, dean, literacy coach, and classroom instructor in levels K-12. My most recent role as the Assistant Principal of Cunningham Creek Elementary afforded me an incredible opportunity to work closely with special needs students. The experience and knowledge I gained will be invaluable as incorporate our own self-contained classroom here at The Bay. I know it will be an asset to the nurturing community of PBMS. I look forward to the upcoming year as a new Wildcat. I know it will be a great one!!
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL, WENONA ARLINE
I am eager to become a positive instructional leader at Pacetti Bay Middle School. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Florida. I continued my education and completed my Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from Jacksonville University. In 2009, I achieved the National Board Certification in Early Adolescence Mathematics. Additionally, I am certified in Middle Grades Mathematics, Business and Elementary Education.
For the past 14 years, I have been serving students. My career began in Duval County Public Schools, with ten years of service. In 2014, I entered St. Johns County Schools. I have a wide range of experience as a Math Teacher, School Based Leader, Instructional Math Coach and Professional Development Facilitator. I am honored to be selected to lead such a strong community of learners. I look forward serving alongside the faculty, staff and community to ensure student success.