About Us

District Mission Statement

The Hernando County School District collaborates with parents and other community stakeholders to effectively prepare all students for a successful transition into a diverse and changing world.

CTE Mission Statement

Preparing students to be workforce ready, postsecondary education prepared, and civic life responsible.


Goal 1

Develop strong, knowledge-based graduates who will become highly competent and qualified employees prepared to meet local and regional workforce demands.

Goal 2

Provide CTE Programs leading to careers designated as high-skill, high-wage, and high-demand while integrating content from core subject areas (STEM)


Dr. Marcia Austin
Supervisor of Secondary Program

For more program information, please contact a CTE Specialist:

Christine Kostis
(352) 797-7000 ext. 474

Jeff Perkins
(352) 797-7088 ext. 275

Kara Trowell
(352) 797-7020 ext. 304

Melissa Wilkerson
(352) 797-7010 ext. 360