Ryan Vann graduated from Lake Gibson High in 1997 and is proud to be a product of the Polk County Public Schools system. Ryan grew up in North Lakeland while attending area elementary and middle schools. Mr. Vann received a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Studies Education, Secondary Education (2003) and Master of Science degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University (2008). Mr. Vann began his career with Polk County Public Schools in 2000, as a Physical Education paraprofessional. He began his teaching career in 2003, at Lake Gibson High School as a Social Studies teacher. He has also served as a Dean of Students, Athletic Director, and Assistant Principal of Curriculum. Mr. Vann was appointed Principal of Lake Gibson High School in September of 2016.
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Debbie Donahay graduated from Kathleen High School in 1977. While there, she was a true athletic standout playing the following sports: basketball, volleyball and was on the dive team. After high school, she received an athletic scholarship from Polk Community College in Women’s Volleyball, where she played for two years and attained her AA degree. While in her second year of college, she married Bob Donahay, and they recently celebrated their 40th anniversary. Debbie transferred to Florida Southern College and played softball for two years, declining to play basketball to focus on her degree. In 1981, she graduated with a Bachelor Science degree in Physical Education, K-12. In 1997, she earned a Master of Science degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University, this was after years of teaching and having three children. Mrs. Donahay began her teaching career in 1981 as a Physical Education teacher. She has coached numerous sports which included: volleyball, basketball, track, tennis and cheerleading at Bartow Middle School and later at Lake Gibson High School. Debbie move from a teaching position to Dean of Students, and has held her current position of Assistant Principal since 2001. Mrs. Donahay first arrived at Lake Gibson High School in 1981, where she was a student intern, and then return permanently in 1988 and has been a proud Brave for the last 30 years.
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