Jeremy Knapp is the Principal of Central High School. He has a Master of Education from the University of Virginia in Educational Leadership and a Bachelor of Science in English Education. He has been in education for 20 years as a Principal and English teacher. He believes that every student deserves a chance to succeed and earn a high school diploma no matter the barriers they face in life. He was instrumental in the opening and ongoing success of Central High School. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his daughter Annabelle.
Martina Lucas has lived in five other states, but she absolutely loves being a Floridian. She believes that transferring from Ohio to help launch Central High School was her best career decision. She was instrumental in the opening and ongoing success of Central High She serves as assistant principal at Central High and is also a certified English teacher. Mrs. Lucas loves working with teenagers and young adults because they have so much potential and often don’t realize it yet. She has a passion for helping students understand exactly where they are academically so they can start taking positive daily steps toward earning their high school diplomas. She and her husband Jeff watch a lot of football games and enjoy traveling, church activities, and spending time with family and friends. Their two adult daughters, Kendra and Katrina, both live in Ohio.
Rebecca Herard is an English teacher at Central High School. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in English with a Secondary Education minor at Georgia State University and continued her education studies at Florida State University. She enjoys helping students grow academically and develop the confidence and skills they need to succeed. She hopes to inspire them daily with her enthusiasm and love for learning. In her free time, she loves traveling with her husband, camping, karaoke, photography, and writing.
Deseree Barnes is a Science teacher at Central High. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science from Florida A&M University. She wants to empower students so that they feel confident in their studies and in their daily life. She believes when students feel empowered they can make meaningful decisions through drive and confidence. During her free time, she loves to spend time with her family, travel, and be a part of the worship team at her church.