Christina Twardosz, Principal 

Christina Twardosz is a proud graduate of Illinois State University.  She continued her education by completing her masters’ degree at St. Leo University.  Mrs. Twardosz, has dedicated the last twenty-five years to meeting the academic and social needs of children.  She began her teaching career in Pinellas County and then came to Pasco County in 1994.  After many years of teaching, she became the assistant principal at Wesley Chapel Elementary where she served for eight years in that capacity.  In, 2014, Mrs. Twardosz became principal of Centennial Elementary School.  When the position at Sand Pine Elementary became open she was delighted to return to the Wesley Chapel area.   She is committed to creating a positive, safe and nurturing environment where students are engaged in the rigor of the standards and motivated to learn.

Lisa Grimsley, Assistant Principal

A native of Pensacola, FL, Lisa Grimsley received her Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Education Specialist degrees all from Louisiana State University. She began her education career in the Baton Rouge area, where she taught for 12 years. She came to Pasco County in 2009 and was thrilled to join the Sand Pine family as assistant principal in May of 2019. Her career has been diverse, as she has served schools in the capacity of a high-school band director, elementary music teacher, behavior specialist, and 2nd/3rd grade teacher. Mrs. Grimsley is dedicated to nurturing a love for learning, a commitment to educational excellence, and cultivating social-emotional growth in all students.

Cranes –  Front Office

Peeps – Kindergarten Team

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Owls – First Grade Team

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Peacocks – Second Grade Team  

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Toucans – Third Grade Team

Phoenix – Fourth Grade Team

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Eagles – Fifth Grade Team

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Kookaburra – Student Services Team

Hawks – LDC / RMA / Instructional Assistants

Falcons ( Specials)

Custodial Staff

  • David Whaley, Plant Manager
  • David Phelps, Assistant Plant Manager
  • Amparo Galindo, Custodian
  • Open Position, Custodian
  • Cristian Pineda, Custodian
  • Luz Rincon Torres, Custodian

Cafeteria Staff

  • Tina Rossi, Cafeteria Manager
  • JanPadula, FNS Production Assistant
  • Denise Phillippi, FNS Assistant
  • Nadine Shea, FNS Assistant



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Mark Atkin 352-587-2716
Chuck Boltze 813-586-0339
Emily Coe 813-563-9753
Julie Conners 813-815-3248
Nan Crawford 813-575-0404
Julie Fischer 813-778-5470
Coraliz Fontanez 352-614-0181
Heather Forsman 813-485-6313
Malika Fuller 813-815-1379
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Crystal Kirchhoff 813-444-8572
Chris Klein 813-603-7711
Dania Maples 352-462-2390
Melissa Martin 813-492-5903
Jessica Medina 813-492-5221
Gina Miller 813-815-1177
Nathan Moore 352-462-2377
Linda Morales 813-815-1377
Robert Mueller 813-603-7722
Jill Nally 813-492-5008
Kristina Patton 813-575-0573
Shaylon Peck 813-815-1367
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Michelle Romero 813-563-9982
Christina Rood 813-586-0329
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Colleen Sanders 813-575-2344
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Elizabeth Simpson 813-603-7665
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Lisa Steers 813-575-2202
Jeff Strobl 813-485-6347
Julie Vohra 813-586-0344
Louise Ward 813-543-6359
Melody Welt 813-815-0905
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Jarrett Williams 813-603-8885
Ellen Willis 863-417-9693
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