Denise Palmer earned her B.A. degree in Social Studies Education in 1982, and her M.A. degree in Mental Health Counseling in 1993, both from University of Central Florida. She started teaching in Orange County in 1983, and has been a Guidance counselor at Apopka High School for the past 17 years. Mrs. Palmer is married, and has three daughters and one son, all grown now, and one granddaughter. She enjoys attending a variety of sporting events (especially Soccer and Football), reading, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.
Lisa Munyon graduated from FSU with a B.S. degree in Rehabilitation Services in 1991 and earned her M.S. and Ed.S. from FSU in Guidance & Counseling in 1993. Mrs. Munyon has worked for OCPS since 1994 and is excited to have joined the staff at Apopka High School during the 2012-13 school year. Mrs. Munyon lives in Apopka with her family and enjoys reading, going to the beach, and spending time with family and friends.
Sheri Damery Sheri Damery
graduated from Northeastern Illinois University with a Master’s degree in
school counseling after teaching high school students in Chicago for several
years. She continued with her career as
a high school guidance counselor on the Northwest side of Chicago before moving
to Orlando with her family. Mrs. Damery
is excited to be at Apopka High School after a year as an elementary school
counselor in Seminole County. She loves
spending time with her family, especially in Disney World, watching Chicago
sports, and traveling to any Florida beach destination to enjoy the warm
Michelle Taylor graduated from the University of Florida in 1994 with a Masters and a Specialist degree in School Guidance and Counseling. She started out working as a Guidance Counselor at Gainesville High School and then later moved to Kentucky where she worked at Jeffersonville High School. Before coming to Apopka, Mrs. Taylor worked as a counselor at Dr. Phillips High School. She has been married almost 20 years and has three amazing kids. She enjoys hanging out with her family and running them to all their crazy after school activities and sporting events. Mrs. Taylor joined the Apopka High School Student Services Team during the 2014-15 school year.
Stacey Holderfield earned both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Webster University. She just recently received her certification in School Guidance Counseling. Mrs. Holderfield is also a graduate of Apopka High School and is so excited to be back home. Mrs. Holderfield currently lives in Apopka with her husband, two little boys, and two miniature schnauzers.
Resealia McKinney graduated from Florida A&M University with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a minor in Psychology. She began teaching at the middle school level and has been with OCPS since 2000. While teaching, she decided to further her education at NOVA Southeastern University. She graduated in 2004 with a Master’s degree in School Guidance and Counseling. Mrs. McKinney is an avid reader who loves to encourage others and make people laugh. She also enjoys traveling, retail therapy and spending time with family and friends. Mrs. McKinney is excited to now be a Blue Darter!
Jennifer Metts graduated from Florida State University in 1996 with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. After teaching in central Florida and Japan, she attended Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada, where she earned her Master's of Education in Counseling, and has been a professional school counselor for the past eleven years in Osceola County. She loves to hike, kayak, and adventure in locales both foreign and domestic. She is thrilled to be a part of the Blue Darter family at APK, and is looking forward to helping our students on their journey to life beyond high school.
Kristina Roberts transferred to Apopka HS from McCoy ES where she worked as guidance counselor and staffing specialist, among other duties. Prior to OCPS, Kristina worked for DoDEA schools as a guidance counselor in Guam and Japan. Prior to working in education, she worked for non-profit agencies that specialized in issues such as domestic violence, child sexual abuse, foster care and group homes. Kristina is married to a retired Air Force spouse and has two teenage boys.
Jim Montgomery is transferring from Apopka Elementary where he worked as a Guidance Counselor and Staffing Coordinator. Jim Montgomery has 19 years of experience for Orange County Public Schools while working at Apopka Elementary. He has earned his Master’s degree in School Counseling from Stetson University and Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from National Louis University. Jim Montgomery is happily married whose children attend Volusia County Public Schools. He enjoys coaching his children’s youth sports and recreation teams. Jim Montgomery is looking forward to working at Apopka High School and assisting students reach their full potential beyond high school.