K-12 Public Schools


Hershel Lyons, Chancellor
Division of Public Schools
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1502
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
Phone: 850-245-0509

Message from the Division of Public Schools

Thank you for taking the time to visit the Department of Education's Division of Public Schools web pages. Our team is dedicated to ensuring a high-quality educational experience for all students and providing Florida's teachers and principals the training and tools they need to increase student achievement.

Everywhere you look, big things are happening for Florida’s schools and student achievement is on the rise.

In the Division of Public Schools web pages, you will find information on initiatives for Standards and Instructional Support; Student Achievement; Educator Quality; and Just Read, Florida!. I encourage you to visit the links to the left for information on specific services.

I am pleased to be a part of the Florida education team, as Florida is indeed leading the nation. It is an honor to serve Florida's students, parents, teachers, and administrators as the Chancellor.

Public Schools Contacts

Mary Jane Tappen
Executive Vice Chancellor, K-12 Public Schools
850-245-0509

Brian Dassler
Deputy Chancellor for Educator Quality
850-245-0509

Melissa Ramsey
Executive Director for School Improvement
850-245-0509

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