2017 Teacher Academy

On Friday, June 23, 2017, The Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association celebrated the success of the 2017 Teacher Academy program. This celebration featured a keynote address by Brian Wong, General Manager of the Celebration Suites Hotel as well as recognition of the 15 Central Florida educators and the lodging establishments they shadowed.

This annual, weeklong job shadowing experience partners Central Florida educators with lodging establishments to better understand the various career opportunities in the hospitality industry. This awareness will enable educators to guide students in the many career choices within the hospitality industry and enhance their curriculums to reflect real world workforce needs.

CFHLA 2017 Teacher Academy Participants

Matthew Barkevich
Cypress Creek High School
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld

Christopher Bates
Wekiva High School
The Alfond Inn at Rollins

Laura Doud
Dr. Phillips High School
Sheraton Vistana Resort

Shirley Hartwig
Zenith School
Park Inn by Radisson Resort and Conference Center Orlando

Kimaris Hickey
Orange Technical College
Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes

Nicole Jamieson
Dr. Phillips High School
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

Robin Lacerenza
Seminole High School
Hampton Inn & Suites Orlando/East UCF Area

Carmen Lynch-Booker
Jones High School
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

Julie Marcello
Lake Howell High School
Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs Resort Area

Ronald Murdoch
Gateway High School
Springhill Suites and TownePlace Suites Orlando at Flamingo Crossings

Eric Ortiz Reyes
Dr. Phillips High School
Sheraton Lake Buena Vista

Candace Paramore
Cypress Creek High School
DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando East – UCF Area

Bianca Pottinger
Poinciana High School
Reunion Resort & Club

Matthew Thompson
Haggerty High School
Best Western Orlando East Inn & Suites

Jenna Vanek
Haggerty High School
Orlando Marriott Lake Mary


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