Instructional Services

  • The division of Instructional Services oversees the departments of Assessment & Research, Curriculum, Dropout Prevention/Alternative Education/Juvenile Justice/Truancy Programs, Early Learning Childhood, Elementary Education, Exceptional Student Education (ESE), Federal Programs and Grants, Professional Learning, School Improvement, Secondary Education and Student Services.

Deputy Superintendent Instructional Services

  • The current Deputy Superintendent Instructional Services is Derek Jensen.

    Previously Mr. Jensen served as the Director of Teaching and Learning for Seminole County Public Schools from 2020 until August 2023. In that role, he oversaw a team of 34 coordinators, specialists and teachers on assignment that were responsible for K-12 curriculum and professional learning. He was responsible for a budget of approximately $35 million for Seminole County Schools, which has been an “A” school district every year except one (2016) since 2010. From 2018 to 2020, Mr. Jensen served as the Founder and Coordinator of the Problem Solving Incubator (PSI High) school in Seminole County Public Schools, an innovative program built on project-based learning and community partnerships. In that role, Mr. Jensen was responsible for hiring and supervision of staff, academic leadership of core subject courses, Career and Technical Education, student achievement and graduation data. He also served as Manager of Digital and Blended Curriculum Implementation and Support in Seminole County from 2015 to 2018.

  • Derek Jensen

    Derek Jensen
    Deputy Superintendent Instructional Services

    Irina Roshchina
    Executive Assistant
    (941) 708-8770  x41222