Tina Calderone, School Board Member
Dr. Tina Calderone was elected to the School Board in November 2010 and has since become a certified School Board member. Calderone earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Central Connecticut State University. She then went on to receive a Masters in Educational Administration and Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Florida.
Dr. Calderone has worked hard to build an extensive and successful career for herself. Her diverse background includes elements of education, marketing, sales, public relations, fundraising and training. She has held management positions at two national corporations, the Kirchman Corporation and Newtrend, where she founded and led their training departments, and later served as a Regional Vice President of Sales. Calderone’s comprehensive background in education provided her with the strong foundation needed to be an effective Board member. She’s held positions such as college administrator for Stetson University and University of Florida, and an adjunct faculty member for both Seminole State College and the University of Central Florida. Calderone is very proud of her tenure as the Executive Director of The Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools. While holding this position, she was able to work with a dedicated group of business leaders and community volunteers to raise over $4 million for our students and teachers. In addition to working in an academia-driven environment, Calderone obtained small business experience while she was the Business Manager for DeBary Dental and then the Community Relations Manager for Lake Mary Life, Oviedo Winter Springs Life and Wekiva Springs Life magazines.
Dr. Calderone is a proven community leader and passionate volunteer. Her dedication to improving the community is evident by her membership in all of our Chambers of Commerce in Seminole County, her chair positions held on five SCPS School Advisory Councils, and her participation as a PTA member. She happily contributed her time and effort as a Dividend volunteer, Teach-In participant, Junior Achievement volunteer, and member of the Orlando Magic Read to Achieve team. She was also a member of the first graduating class, and past alumni president, of Leadership Seminole.
During her tenure on the School Board, Dr. Calderone was honored to serve as Chairman of the Board in 2011-2012, 2014-2015 and 2015-2016. She most recently served as the Chairman of the Central Florida School Board Coalition, which is comprised of 13 school districts representing over 1,000,000 students.
Tina and her husband have been residents of Seminole County since 1989 and are active members of Sanlando United Methodist Church. She is a proud parent of two children who have graduated from Seminole County Public Schools. Tina is thrilled to be serving our community through her elected position and is committed to ensuring that the best individual instruction is offered to all students.
Boards served on: Greater Seminole County Chamber of Commerce, Progress Energy-UCF Educational Leadership, Seminole County Library Advisory Board, America’s Charities, Central Florida Regional Hospital Women’s Advisory, Florida Hospital Altamonte Foundation, American Cancer Society, South Seminole Hospital Women’s Advisory, School Readiness Coalition, Seminole Behavioral Healthcare, Markham Woods Homeowners Association, Florida School Board Association, Greater Sanford Chamber of Commerce, and the Orlando Science Center.
Organizations represented as an SCPS Board member: Business Advisory Board, the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Energy Conservation Task Force, Wellness Committee, Insurance Committee, Hispanic Task Force, CALNO, Mayors and Managers, Gifted Advisory Committee, Marketing Committee and The Children’s Cabinet.
Notable Recognitions: "Women Who Mean Business" award from Orlando Business Journal, "Women of Magic" from The Orlando Sentinel and Magic 107.7, "Salute to Professional Women in Education" and "Chamber Member of the Year" from The Greater Seminole County Chamber of Commerce, "Woman of Distinction-Education" from Girls Scouts of Citrus Council, "Outstanding Achievement in Education" from the Women’s Executive Council, and is a Rotary "Paul Harris Fellow."