Contact List

Contact Name Contact Title Email Phone Number
Georganna Gordon Coordinator and Parent Services Contact, manages FDLRS  and FIN (850) 469-5423
Katie Bontempo Secretary (850) 469-5422
Terri Stoker Child Find Specialist (850) 469-5425
Jenyne Strickland Child Find Specialist (850) 469-5447
Jan Young Child Find Specialist (850) 469-5426
Caty Andrews Assistive Technology Specialist (850) 469-5545
Suzanne Day Human Resource Development Specialist (850) 430-7520
MaKeysa Rhymer Human Resource Development Specialist (850) 469-5429
Philicia Rich Florida Inclusion Network Specialist (850) 469-5427


Who Are We?

Child Find Specialists

Mrs. Terri Stoker, Child Find Specialist:  Mrs. Stoker provides Child Find screenings, primarily in Santa Rosa County, in face-to-face or virtual formats depending on a family's need.  She has served as a trainer in the Multi-Modal Emerging Language Development (MELD) program, and represents the project at various community and interagency events.  Her prior experience includes many years of working with physically impaired and intellectually disabled  ESE prekindergarten through fifth grade students at Holm Elementary School.  

Mrs. Jenyne Strickland, Child Find Specialist:  Mrs. Strickland provides Child Find screenings, primarily in Escambia and Okaloosa counties, in face-to-face or virtual formats depending on a family's need.  She is the lead specialist for Adobe Connect DC applications supporting Child Find.  Her prior experience includes managing a medical office, and serving as an ESE prekindergarten teacher at West Pensacola Elementary School. 

Mrs. Jan Young, Child Find Specialist:  Mrs. Young is the lead Child Find Specialist for FDLRS Emerald Coast, screening children primarily in Escambia and Okaloosa counties, in face-to-face or virtual formats depending on a family's need.    She provides leadership and guidance to new Child Find staff both at FDLRS and within our districts.  Her prior experience includes many years as an ESE prekindergarten teacher at Holm Elementary School. 

Human Resource Development Specialists

Ms. Caty Andrews, Assistive Technology Specialist:  Ms. Andrews serves as the project contact for Assistive Technologies and provides training on various applications, software, and hardware to ensure students with significant cognitive and physical disabilities can utilize technologies to access general education and specialized content.   She will become a lead trainer for MELD, working with Mrs. Stoker and selected ESE PreK teacher trainers, and for AT in the Classroom.  Her prior experience includes teaching a variety of students with exceptionalities at the elementary level, with particular expertise in students served on access points.  She has also served as an instructional coach and on RTI and MTSS committees. 

Mrs. Suzanne Day, Human Resource Development Specialist: Mrs. Day is the lead trainer for direct instruction, behavior and special education policies and procedures. Her prior experience includes serving on the Florida Teacher Certification Exam Committee for PreK/Primary certification as well as the FCAT Norming and Cut Scores committees, teaching in elementary and secondary ESE units, and serving as a district reading coach.  

Mrs.  MaKeysa Rhymer, Human Resource Development Specialist:  Mrs. Rhymer is the lead trainer for reading and mathematics literacy, and conducts and/or assists with providing various differentiation and explicit instruction courses.  She coordinates the PDA Differentiating Reading Instruction and Exploring Structured Literacy courses offered by FDLRS in collaboration with districts to assist with state reading requirements.  She currently serves on the Bureau of Exceptional Student Education's literacy team. Her prior experience includes serving at the school level as an elementary ESE mentor teacher, multi-tiered systems of supports (MTSS) team leader, and reading coach, as well as developing literacy courses for state-wide literacy initiatives.

Florida Inclusion Network at FDLRS Emerald Coast

Mrs.  Philicia Rich, Florida Inclusion Network Specialist: Mrs. Rich assists districts and schools in completing the tri-annual Best Practices in Inclusive Education, and provides numerous professional development offerings supporting the inclusion of students with disabilities. She serves as the lead trainer for Collaborative Teaching, Building Inclusive Schools, and Effective Instructional Practices.


Mrs. Georganna Gordon, Coordinator:  Mrs. Gordon has prior experience as an ESE teacher at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, focused on working with students with learning and emotional/behavioral disabilities.  As a Florida Inclusion Network Facilitator, Child Find Specialist, and SEDNET Region 1 Project Manager prior to becoming project manager, primary responsibilities included providing a variety of professional development opportunities, assisting families in navigating community agencies and school district services, and collaborating with discretionary projects from around the state. As the administrator for FDLRS Emerald Coast since June, 2022, she is responsible for the work of the project and ensuring equity of project services provided in Escambia, Okaloosa, and Santa Rosa counties.  

Ms. Katie Bontempo, Administrative Secretary II:  Ms. Bontempo provides Office Management services at FDLRS Emerald Coast, primarily handling payroll, purchasing, guest and telephone services, and library and production lab service.  

Our Location

JE Hall Center
Suite 148
30 East Texar Drive
Pensacola, FL 32503
  • This is a secure building; visitors must enter through the main entrance and sign in.
  • Please bring a photo ID or a school employee badge. 

The center is open Monday-Friday, 7:30-5:00 pm. For more information, please call (850)469-5423 or toll-free at 1-888-445-9662.