Mrs. Altman is originally from San Diego, CA, and graduated from Miami University (Oxford, OH). She moved to Florida and began her teaching career in Pasco County, where she taught grades 3, 4, and 5 at both Chester Taylor Elementary and Veterans Elementary. She would go on to graduate with her master’s degree in Reading Education from the University of South Florida and became a Reading Specialist at Woodland Elementary and Veterans Elementary. Mrs. Altman also has a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Saint Leo University. Previous to joining Watergrass Elementary as the Principal, Mrs. Altman was the Assistant Principal at Raymond B. Stewart Middle School and Quail Hollow Elementary. Mrs. Altman is married with two children. She enjoys running, reading, and traveling.
Mrs. Wardell was born and raised right here in Pasco County! She attended Chester Taylor Elementary, Stewart Middle, and Zephyrhills High School. She started her career with Pasco County Schools when she was a senior in high school as a BCE Student. After earning her bachelor’s degree at Saint Leo University, she taught First Grade, Kindergarten and Third Grade at Woodland Elementary School. Mrs. Wardell also has a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Saint Leo University. Mrs. Wardell is a proud wife to a local Deputy Sheriff. She enjoys shopping, going to the beach and spending time with her friends and family!
Mr. Symons is originally from Reading, PA and graduated from Moravian University. He moved down to Florida and began his teaching career in Hillsborough. He would eventually move to Pasco County and has previously taught 4th and 5th grade at Oakstead Elementary. He would go on to graduate with his master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of South Florida. Previous to joining Watergrass Elementary, Mr. Symons was the assistant principal at Mittye P Locke Elementary School. Mr. Symons is married with three young boys. He enjoys going to the beach and has become a big Buccaneer’s fan!