Kurt S. Browning, Superintendent of Schools
September 2019
Kurt S. Browning, Superintendent of Schools
September 2019

Superintendent's Message


District Awarded $1 Million Grant for Middle School Math

Pasco County Schools is one of 12 school districts in the nation selected to receive a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant...

Pasco’s Accessibility Week

Technology can enable and empower learners of all ages and levels of ability to create, collaborate, and communicate...

2019-2021 Two-Year Salary Plan

As the District continues its efforts to prioritize employee salary increases, there continues to be general consensus that we have to look beyond state funding increases if we want to position...

New Arts in Education Website Provides Helpful Resources

The Arts Council of Hillsborough County has launched a new website focused on K-12 arts in education in Tampa Bay...

Educator Passport Program

Check out the latest Educator Passport Program offers!

Pasco County Schools employees can save money on products, services, dining and entertainment, health and fitness, and much more! Visit our offers page for more information.


USF Bulls Celebrate Extra Yard for Teachers Week!

Join the USF Bulls to Celebrate Extra Yard for Teachers Week...

Non-Instructional Hiring Event

After School Enrichment Programs and Food and Nutrition Services are...

Volunteers Needed for International Coastal Cleanup in Pasco

Help transform your community and keep our coastal areas clean...

Pasco Pathways Schedule of Events

Mark your calendar with these important dates for events coming this year related to school...

Lectures on the Lawn

Pasco County Parks, Recreation, and Natural Resources Department's next installment...

Cinderella Project Homecoming Boutiques

Once again this fall, the Cinderella Project will be setting up boutiques in several...

Center for the Arts Wesley Chapel Events

The Center for the Arts at Wesley Chapel's 2019 - 2020 "Learn it Live" event line-up...


LEAD Professional Development for Aspiring Leaders

Are you wanting to maximize your leadership potential...

Assistant Principal Candidate Application Open

We are excited to announce that the process to become an Approved Assistant Principal...


September is Attendance Awareness Month

We all play an important role in helping the students...

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month...


Staff in the Spotlight: Amanda Johnson

What is your role in Pasco County?

I have been the Bookkeeper Secretary at Northwest Elementary School for the past three years. Previously, I was an ESE Instructional Assistant for two years.



Nathan Baker, Cypress Creek Middle/High School

Good morning, Ms. Hetzler-Nettles!

Happy Friday!  I'm sure you are looking forward to the 3-day weekend!

I have written before regarding Mr. Baker; however, he continues to make such a meaningful impact on Nicky, and I wanted to let you know how much we continue to appreciate him and his contributions to the Cypress Creek community.

Aside from the knowledge Mr. Baker shares and the strong qualifications he brings to the table with regard to his content area, he is an inspirational and supportive teacher.  He has continuous conversations with his students regarding their current academic and future career plans and enthusiastically supports their participation in their extra-curricular activities, whether it's showing up at a game to cheer his students on or making a donation to their sports team.

The impact Mr. Baker makes on Nicky on a daily basis is heartwarming and long-lasting. Nicky comes home and continually shares with us the current project he and a team of peers are working on. He looks forward to his class every single day because he understands the real world benefit and truly enjoys the creative thinking required. Additionally, Nicky appreciates the extra care Mr. Baker provides for his students.  He recently met with Nicky and reviewed his course card advising him on which courses to take given his future goals.  He's even researched colleges for him that have strong engineering and lacrosse programs because he knows Nicky would like to play lacrosse in college.

Every student should have the experience of a "Mr. Baker" in their lives.  He is in education for the right reasons; he clearly cares deeply for his students - both their academic well-being and their emotional and social well-being.

I love that Nicky still has two more years with Mr. Baker in the engineering program and will continue the strong relationship he has with him.

You've got a great man on your hands!

Warmest regards,

Kim V.

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