Today's Choice for Tomorrow's Future

Administrative Deans

David Hamilton

I was born and raised in Oklahoma and always considered Tulsa as my “home town” until I moved to Clearwater, Florida in October of 2001.  Florida has become home and I really don’t want to call anywhere else home. I believe that there are two kinds of people in the world, those who read stories and those who make stories.  I’ve always leaned towards the “Let’s go make a story” side of the page.
I have my Bachelors of Science from Texas Christian University. I completed my M.A.T. in Curriculum and Instructional Leadership from the University of Memphis. I am currently writing my dissertation to complete my Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Liberty University.
This is my 20th year in the education arena. I served both independent and public schools in Tennessee as educator and administrator. I taught in Pinellas County for 14 years and came to Minneola Charter in 2020.  I truly believe I have won the lottery getting to be a part of this incredible school. My educational philosophy can be summed up in the ideal that “it’s a sin to bore a kid.” I always desire for my classes to be dynamic and engaging. We learn and we have fun doing it.     
The lovely Mrs. Hamilton and I have three grown children. When not at school or writing, I can be found playing a guitar, riding a bike, or chasing a golf ball. I am also known for hiking in the mountains of North Carolina or sitting on a deserted beach. Spending time with our family is very important to us and we make time to see our children and our parents. We are very active in our local church, First Orlando.
My responsibilities this school year include:
· Middle Grades 7th grade B Team
· 8th grade A & B Teams
· Operations including buildings and grounds
· Technology
· Registration
· Buses
I can be reached at:
I am looking forward to an exciting and rewarding school year. 
College – Texas Christian University – Bachelors of Science – Fort Worth, Texas
Graduate School – University of Memphis
Masters of Arts of Teaching in Curriculum and Instructional Leadership - Memphis, TN
Liberty University – completing Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership – Lynchburg, VA
Career – First Presbyterian Church – Director of Youth and Young Adults - Monroe, LA -  
YMCA of North East Louisiana – Program Director and Executive Director of YMCA Med Camps, Monroe, LA
Social Studies Teacher and Coach – Collierville High School - Collierville, TN
Director of Athletics, European History Teacher and Coach – The Hutchison School - Memphis, TN
Financial Planner – MassMutual Mid-South Financial Group – Memphis, TN
Account Executive Jack Rice Insurance, Largo, FL
Social Studies Teacher, Pinellas County Schools  - Largo, FL
Social Studies Teacher – Minneola Charter School 
Instructional Dean,     Minneola Charter School - Minneola, FL

Kathy Howell

Kathy Howell, Instructional Dean, is starting her 7th year at Minneola Charter School.  She has previously taught Third Grade and Kindergarten at Minneola.   Before coming to Minneola she worked at Groveland Elementary for 8 years, where she taught First grade and Third Grade.

Kathy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Purdue University.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from University of Central Florida. 

Kathy is originally from Indiana and now lives in Clermont with her husband.  She enjoys running, biking, yoga, and spending time with family and friends. 


Amanda Willis-Frye

Amanda Willis-Frye is excited to start another legendary school year at Minneola Charter School as an Instructional Dean for PreK and Grades 3rd-5th.  In the past 21 years, she has served as a Teacher, Curriculum Resource Teacher, Literacy Coach, ESE Specialist, MTSS Coordinator, Testing Coordinator, College Professor and Curriculum Reviewer for the State of Florida, and Literacy Consultant to other school districts across the country.  Mrs. Willis-Frye is passionate about the success of her community by investing in the lives and education of children and their families.   

She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies- Communication and Music and a Minor in Health Science from The University of Central Florida.  She has a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Nova Southeastern University and an additional Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from The American College of Education.   

She has amazing twin daughters who have attended MCS since PreK and will be sixth graders this year.  Her favorite pastimes are meditation, yoga, swimming, football, reading, music, and travelling with friends and family.