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Walt Shaffner

Headmaster

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Walt Shaffner serves as the Headmaster for the Bell Shoals Baptist Academy, a ministry of Bell Shoals Baptist Church.  Mr. Shaffner holds both a Bachelors and Masters degree from the University of South Florida, which has lead him to a life-long career within the education industry. 

Prior to his arrival at the Academy, Mr. Shaffner worked in two different Hillsborough County school districts, serving at ten unique sites during the span of his 38-year career.  His career has included roles such as, Band Director (12 years), Assistant Principal (4 years), Principal (16 years) and District level Director of numerous innovative programs (8 years).  

Mr. Shaffner has been a member of Bell Shoals Baptist Church since 1989, serving in various ministries including the Worship Ministry, Deacon Fellowship, as well as the Academy Steering Committee. 

Mr. Shaffner and his wife, Cheryl, have two children, Sarah and Tyler.  Sarah recently graduated from The University of South Florida with a degree in Elementary Education and Tyler is currently working towards a degree in Finance from the University of Florida.   

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Sandra Carnley

Principal

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Michele Kline

Assistant Principal

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Sue Potteiger

Assistant Principal

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Gyia Carney

Early Learning Center Director-Brandon

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Jennifer Boucher

Media Center Director

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Diann Bryan

Explorers Club Director

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Linda Heath

Athletic Director

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Alli Freda

Administration-Registrar

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Anita Cabrera

Administration-Finance

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Zonia Parker

Administration-Secretary

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Mary Beth Green

Apollo Beach ELC Director

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Charlotte Smith

Administration Finance

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