Mr. Young began teaching at Lecanto High School, Citrus County, Florida in 1991. In 1999, he became a Guidance Counselor at Sleepy Hill Middle School in Lakeland. He was the Assistant Principal for Curriculum at Mulberry Middle from 2005 until appointed Principal the summer of 2008. In the summer of 2015, he was named the Principal of Mulberry High School. Mr. Young holds a B.A. degree from Southeastern University in English Education and M.Ed. degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi in School Counseling and the University of South Florida in Educational Leadership.
Dr. LaSabra Patterson
Assistant Principal, Curriculum
LaSabra Warner Patterson is proud to be a product of the Polk County School system, having attended all Mulberry area schools and graduating from Mulberry High School in 1992. Dr. Patterson received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a concentration in Writing from the Florida State University (1996) a Master of Science degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University (2007), and a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership from National Louis University (2015). Dr. Patterson currently serves as an Assistant Principal of Curriculum at Mulberry High School. She holds teacher certification in the areas of School Principal—All Levels, Educational Leadership—All Levels, English grades 6-12, and ESOL endorsement. She has taught English and Reading in all grade levels 9 through 12, and served as teacher and coordinator for the Minority Achievement Program for Students (MAPS), as well as a student and teacher mentor. She previously coached volleyball and bowling, as well as served as Dean of Students, English Department Chair, Senior Class Sponsor, Volunteer Coordinator, and school administrator in all grades pre-kindergarten through twelve.
Assistant Principal, Administration
The 2016-2017 school year will be Ms. Leverett's 33rd year at Mulberry High School, from where she proudly graduated in 1979. She has served as the Assistant Principal of Administration since 2000. She previously served 5 years as the Dean of Students, and also served the MHS community for 12 years as the art teacher, bringing the AP Art program to MHS. Ms. Leverett holds a Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of South Florida, as well as a Bachelors in Art Education from Polk Community College. Additionally, she is School Principal Endorsed K-12.
Asst. Principal II
Amy Lashkajani, began her teaching career in 2002. She has been employed by the Polk County School Board, as a Math Teacher, Math Coach, Dean and Graduation Coach. During the summer of 2015, she was named Assistant Principal II of Mulberry Senior High School. Ms. Lashkajani received both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration Degree from Florida Southern College. She received a Master of Education degree from American College of Education.
Asst. Principal II
Mr. Monacelli began his teaching career in 2006 at McLaughlin Middle School and Fine Arts Academy in Lake Wales, Florida. In 2014, he became the Academic Dean at Mulberry Senior High School. He was named Assistant Principal II during the summer of 2015. Mr. Monacelli received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Florida Southern College in 2006 and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of South Florida in 2010.
Dean of Students
Mr. Gable graduated from Bedford High School in Bedford, PA in 1985. In 1990, he graduated from Southeastern University. He worked as a substitute teacher in Pennsylvania and Florida from 1990-1993. Before coming to Mulberry High School as a Dean of Students in 2010, Mr. Gable taught history at MHS from 2002 to 2004, and was the Dean of Students at Lake Region High School from the years 2004-2010.