Elected November 2014
Term Expires November 2018

Biography

Personal:

  • Resident of Lee County since 1968
  • Fort Myers High School Graduate
  • Husband, Michael LaRiviere, General Contractor
  • Daughter, Britten LaRiviere, Graduate of Lee County Schools
  • Member of New Hope Presbyterian Church
  • Mothers of Preschoolers, Mentor Mom
  • Mission to the World Associate Staff with the Fairmont, West Virginia Project

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education, University of South Florida
  • Master of Arts Degree in Education, Dominican University
  • Classroom Teaching Experience:
  • Taught 31 years in The School District of Lee County at both the elementary and middle school level.

Professional Experience:

  • Curriculum writing for Reading/Language Arts
  • Creating/providing training through the Lee County School District’s Staff Development for individual schools and conferences.
  • Reading/Curriculum Specialist
  • Secondary Reading Coach
  • President of the Florida Reading Association, 2008-2009
  • President of the Lee County Reading Council, 1995-1996

Community Committees:

  • Uncommon Friends Governing Board
  • Lehigh Rotary Club

Lee County School Board Liaison / Present Positions:

  • Curriculum Advisory Committee
  • Head Start/Early Head Start Policy Council
  • Insurance Task Force
  • Legislative Liaison – State (alternate)
  • School Board Student Advisory Committee