Admin
Headshot of Amy Envall Amy Envall
General Counsel


Administrator:
Cindy Valentin
(407) 317-3200
x2002972
  • School Board Relations
  • Inter-Governmental Relations
  • Litigation Management
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Keshara Cowans
Staff Attorney
EEO/Equity/Title IX Officer

Paralegal:
Karen Cooper
(407) 317-3200
x2002928
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Officer (EEO) and Equity Officer
  • Title IX Officer
  • Discrimination Claims
  • Oversees Legal Services Internship Program
  • OCPS District Police Matters
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Vivian Cocotas
Staff Attorney
Ethics Compliance Officer


Paralegal:
Joanne Montalvo
(407) 317-3200
x2002031

  • Lobbying & Ethics (Ethics Compliance Officer)
  • Contracts (review, negotiate, disputes for Procurement, HR, ESE)
  • Annual financial disclosure
  • Fundraising, marketing, and revenue generating concerns
  • Philanthropic matters and OCPS Foundation support
  • Whistleblower claims
  • Procurement
  • Public records requests & FERPA matters
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Eileen D. Fernandez
Associate General Counsel


Paralegal:
Joanne Montalvo
(407) 317-3200
x2002031
  • Legislative and Congressional Affairs
  • School Board Policies
  • Compliance with DOE Regulations
  • Public Records and FERPA
   Jad M. Brewer
Staff Attorney

Executive Assistant:
Tamara Andrews
(407) 317-3700
x2025034
  • Real Estate Development
  • Facility Use Management
  • Construction, Land Use and Zoning Matters
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Sarah Kopesky
Staff Attorney

Paralegal:
Karen Cooper
(407) 317-3200
x2002928
  • Student Custody and Enrollment
  • Student Discipline
  • Advisor to the District Threat Assessment Team
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Truancy
  • Rezoning
 Head shot of Sarah Koren, Staff Attorney Sarah Koren
Staff Attorney

Paralegal:
Carolyn Schieferstine
(407) 317-3200
x2002964
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • Office for Civil Rights (student) matters
  • Department of Education ESE State Complaint Matters
  • Student Discipline Matters (for IDEA and Section 504 Eligible Students)
  • ESE Charter School matters
  • ESE Legal Support in areas including but not limited to: McKay Scholarship, Testing, Behavior Support, Restraint/Seclusion, Accommodations, and Transition
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John Palmerini
Associate General Counsel

Administrator
Cindy Valentin
(407) 317-3200
x2002972

  • FHSAA and athletics issues (student eligibility issues; releases for participation in athletics)
  • Magnet Programs
  • School Choice (mostly charter schools approval, denial, and appeals)
  • Employee and human relations Issues
  • Employee benefits and retirement services
  • Labor relations
  • Workers Compensation
  • Procurement (prosecute bid protests)
 Head shot of Michael Graf, ADA Manager Michael D. Graf
Administrator
ADA Compliance Officer


Paralegal:
Karen Cooper
(407) 317-3200
x2002928
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Officer
  • ADA Accessible Design Guidelines (ADAAG) for ADA Building Code Compliance
  • EEO Investigator
  • Reasonable Accommodation Requests
  • ASL Interpreter Requests & Compliance
  • Assistive Technology Specialist
  • Website Accessibility Compliance

Sarah Koren
Staff Attorney

Paralegal:
Carolyn Schieferstine
(407) 317-3200
x2002964
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • Office for Civil Rights (student) matters
  • Department of Education ESE State Complaint Matters
  • Student Discipline Matters (for IDEA and Section 504 Eligible Students)
  • ESE Charter School matters
  • ESE Legal Support in areas including but not limited to: McKay Scholarship, Testing, Behavior Support, Restraint/Seclusion, Accommodations, and Transition