Teaching isn’t the only profession you’ll hear about when you attend UF’s College of Education Career Night Panel on Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 at the Reitz Union Auditorium, 4:00-5:00 p.m. (Q&A session will follow).

If you are interested in the field of education then you won’t want to miss this energizing and informative event!  A panel of four dynamic College of Education alumni will offer career advice and talk about the distinctly different career paths they each have followed—quite successfully—after earning their education degrees from UF. Click here to read more about the event.

This event is open to all.

Following this event, UF’s award winning Career Resource Center is hosting “Careers in Education” Career Fair from 5 to 7:30 p.m., next door in the Reitz Union Ballroom.


Tina Calderone (MEd ’81, Ed Admin; EdD ’99, Ed Leadership) has years of experience as a public school board advocate and was elected to the Seminole County School Board in 2010 and served as board chairman in 2011-2012 and 2014-2015. For her service to the community, Tina has been recognized for many awards and distinctions. Whether honored with the “Women Who Mean Business” award from the Orlando Business Journal, or recognized by The Greater Seminole County Chamber of Commerce with its “Salute to Professional Women in Education,” Tina is the woman of the hour—any hour. Tina has established a diverse and successful career that includes education, marketing, sales, public relations, fundraising and training. She has worked as a college administrator at Stetson University and the University of Florida, and an adjunct instructor at both Seminole State College and the University of Central Florida. During her tenure on the school board, she has represented the board on numerous community organization boards.

Jayne Ellspermann (MEd ’84, Ed Leadership) was recently named ‘National Principal of the Year’ by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. During her 11 years as principal of Ocala’s West Port High, Jayne changed the school’s entire philosophy by spearheading a college-going culture personalized for students. Now, lunchtime at West Port is “Power Hour,” an initiative launched to give students autonomy over an hour of their school day for academic enrichment and other creative opportunities. Four years of Power Hour has produced a more personalized and successful school environment: course failure has nearly disappeared, the graduation rate has jumped 15 points and participation in activities has increased seven-fold to nearly 70 percent. Not to mention, West Port is an “A” school and boasts the highest test scores in the district. Under Jayne’s leadership, West Port adopted an on-campus, college program that gives students the opportunity to earn an associate’s degree before graduating from high school.

steve_freedman_linkedinSteve Freedman (BAE ’64 & MAE ’66, Education) published a revolutionary idea in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1988 that spurred the development of the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation (FHKC), and the national Child Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Currently, Steve is an adjunct Professor of Health Policy and Pediatrics at the University of South Florida College of Public Health. He is also University of Florida Professor-emeritus of Pediatrics and Political Science and Founding Director-emeritus of the Institute for Child Health Policy of the State University System at UF. Steve is an advocate for child health programs and has testified before Congress and legislatures on child health financing and delivery systems. He served on National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine’s study committee for School Health Services. His lifetime achievements warrant his distinction as one of a handful of non-physicians elected to fellowship in the American Academy of Pediatrics and his recognition as a recipient of Leadership Florida’s Distinguished Member Award.

skip_marshall_linkedinSkip Marshall (BAE ’95, MEd ’97, Elem Ed; EDS ’07, Curriculum & Instruction) is the brains behind many online learning operations. He is the vice president and CTO of the Human Capital division of Tribridge, a Tampa-based technology services firm specializing in business applications and cloud solutions. As vice president and CTO, Skip is responsible for technology solutions, R&D and new product development. Skip has extensive experience in instructional design theory, integrative content design, learning program solutions and human capital systems integration. His diverse skills allow clients to receive the most customized approach to their learning and talent management needs. Skip is a former faculty member at the University of South Florida and a teaching and technology fellow at the University of Florida. He’s served as a University Mentor and as a member of the academic computing committee and the website advisory committee. Along with his university experience, Skip has written and presented in the field of education and instructional technology, and he is a former reviewer for the British Journal of Educational Technology.

If you are interested in the Education Career Night Panel, you may also be interested in attending …

  • Resume Preparation Workshop on March 31, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Career Resource Center Library
  • Interviewing Strategies and Career Fair Prep Workshop on April 7, 5:00-7:00 p.m., Career Resource Center Library
  • Careers in Education Fair on April 8, 5:00-7:30 p.m., Reitz Union Ballroom