Meet our Board of Directors

Katrina Hill – Founding Board Member, President

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Katrina is a cofounder of Cypress Junction Montessori, and has two children who have attended the school from day one. Serving over the years as Board President, Board Member, Head of School Search Committee Chair, Co-Chair of the Annual Lip Sync Battle Fundraiser, Volunteer, and even on staff Katrina is dedicated to being part of the success of CJM. She currently serves as the Director of Public Affairs and Communication for the City of Winter Haven. Previously she spent eight years in Marketing Strategy and Media Buying working with clients across the country through marketing agency CNP in Winter Haven. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Winter Haven Public Education Partnership. Outside of work, you’ll find her cheering her kids on at their sports events or hanging out with the animals on her family’s small hobby farm.

Tasha Keppler – Founding Board Member, Vice President

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Tasha holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Software Engineering, an education that ultimately began within a Montessori environment. She has worked in various industries including classical music, theme park entertainment and custom software. She is the mother of two Montessori students and is a big proponent of the Montessori education philosophy. She is currently a Software Engineer for CertiPay.



  Louis Reich – Board Member, Treasurer

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Craig Clevenger – Founding Board Member

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A 2001 graduate of Lake Region High School, Craig returned to Polk County Public Schools as a teacher at Winter Haven Senior High School from 2009-2017. He is a Life Member of the Florida State University Alumni Association and graduate of the Educator Preparation Institute at Polk State College. As an advocate for education, Craig serves on the Board of Directors for both Cypress Junction Montessori public charter school and Public Education Partnership of Winter Haven (PEP). He has leveraged his social capital to generate support for local nonprofits, including Polk Education Foundation and local Boys & Girls Clubs. After volunteering on the Youth Leadership Polk Advisory Council, he worked as a consultant for Polk Vision in 2018 to develop community volunteer programs supporting pilot initiatives in local public elementary schools to improve student attendance and school health.

Craig was recognized for his professional and civic contributions as a recipient of the 2014 Polk Emerging Leaders Awards and was selected as the Outstanding Club President for the Florida District of Kiwanis International in 2016. He was appointed to by the City Commission and elected Vice Chair for the City of Winter Haven Charter Review Committee in 2017 and is a member of the Greater Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce Government and Legislative Affairs Committee. Craig is a graduate of Leadership Winter Haven Class 38 and Emerge Serves Class 6, and currently serves as Vice Chair for the Endeavor Winter Haven young professionals group. Through is company @theClevision, Craig guides new and potential residents through familiarization tours helping his guests assimilate to the community while introducing locals and tourists to the lakeside lifestyle along Florida’s Inland Coast.

Heather Reuter – Board Member

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Heather was born and raised in Winter Haven, and after three years away while her husband attended law school, they returned to their hometown in 2010 to raise their family.  Being active and involved in the community is very important to Heather, and is evident in service and participation throughout many organizations.  Heather founded and still serves as the event coordinator for Feed the Ridge, a local initiative to sponsor food drives and mobile pantries to serve the food insecure in our community.  Heather is a graduate of Leadership Winter Haven Class 40. She is a Certified Public Manager through the Florida Center for Public Management at FSU, and helped found the Heart of Florida Chapter of the Florida Society of Certified Public Managers where she currently serves on the Board of Directors.  Heather is a member of the American Planning Association, APA Florida Chapter, and Heart of Florida Section of APA FL.  She is the proud mother of three Cypress Junction Montessori students.  Heather is currently a Senior Planner for the City of Winter Haven.



Tiffani Gozdur – Board Member

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Tiffani Gozdur is a Private Banker with Citizens Bank & Trust and an active member of the Winter Haven community. She enjoys banking because it allows her to mix creativity and professionalism. She invites the challenge of building strong personal relationships with her clients while providing them with the most convenient solutions to their unique financial situations. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her extra hyper puppy, Piper, and sitting down to watch Jeopardy with her favorite people. With two daughters who have both graduated from schools in Polk County, Tiffani has witnessed first-hand the impact an education can have. She dedicates most of her time to supporting the community’s youth. Tiffani is always out volunteering, serving on boards, and giving back to her community. In the past, she served as the president of the board of directors for Girls Incorporated of Winter Haven and the Kiwanis club of Winter Haven. She is a graduate of Leadership Winter Haven Class 35. Tiffani is the current president of the Public Education Partnership of Winter Haven (PEP) and the Winter Haven Chamber Foundation. There is one thing she knows for sure- she would never hesitate to say that Winter Haven is one of the best places to live, work and play.


Marcus Wright – Board Member

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Shandra Blocker – Board Member

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Board Meeting Schedule

  • Monday, August 15, 2022
  • Monday, September 19, 2022
  • Monday, October 17, 2022
  • Tuesday, November 15, 2022
  • Tuesday, December 13, 2022
  • Tuesday, January 17, 2023
  • Tuesday, February 21, 2023
  • Monday, March 20, 2023
  • Monday, April 17, 2023
  • Monday, May 15, 2023
  • Monday, July 17, 2023

Board Meeting Minutes

2018-19 Board Meeting Minutes

2019-20 Board Meeting Minutes

2020-21 Board Meeting Minutes

2021-22 Board Meeting Minutes

2022-23 Board Meeting Minutes

Annual Audit Reports

2016-2017 Cypress Junction Montessori, Inc Financial Statement

2017-2018 Cypress Junction Montessori, Inc Financial Statement

2018-2019 Cypress Junction Montessori, Inc. – June 2019 Financial Statements FINAL

2019-2020 Cypress Junction Montessori, Inc. – Financial Statement

2020-2021 Cypress Junction Montessori, Inc. – Financial Statement


Annual Budget Reports

2018-2019 Budget – Approved

2019-2020 Budget – Approved 

2020-2021 Budget – Approved

2021-2022 Budget – Approved

2022-2023 Budget – Approved



Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) School Public Accountability Reports (SPARs)

2016-17 Report