About HEATHER CARNEY
BiographyHeather Carney is a University of Miami grad where she double majored in Journalism and International Studies with a minor in Business Administration. She was the editor-in-chief of the campus magazine, directing a staff of 50 and interned at the Howard County Times – a Baltimore Sun publication, and at Bethesda Magazine in Maryland.
Q&A: Schools Super Patton talks testing, budgets and the future
Published 07/10/2012 at 5:30 a.m. 16 Comments
The Daily News recently sat down with Patton to talk about her first year, the budget and testing challenges the district faces, and her hopes for Collier students.
Local landscapers embracing green lawn practices
Published 07/06/2012 at 5 a.m. 4 Comments
People want to see great things, beautiful estuaries, she said. Were the ones that determine that. Greenscapes uses less herbicides and pesticides because the employees are educated, Nelson said.
Collier Schools reinstates director accused of belittling employees
Published 06/30/2012 at 4:15 p.m. 51 Comments
Tom Petry, the districts director of technology, was reprimanded earlier this year for belittling employees, making racist and derogatory remarks, and for possibly having an inappropriate relationship with
Former Lely student accepts 50-year plea agreement in murder case
Published 06/26/2012 at 5:30 a.m. 26 Comments
Before jury selection began in his first-degree murder case Tuesday, a 22-year-old former Lely High School student accepted a 50-year plea agreement.
Lee Schools projected deficit down $5 million after audit appeal
Published 06/20/2012 at 6 a.m.
The district will have to use about $20 million in reserves to make ends meet. Superintendent Joseph Burke said the district will maintain at least 7 percent in reserves.
Collier teachers union proposes furlough days in exchange for raises
Published 06/20/2012 at 5 a.m. 109 Comments
Jonathan Tuttle, executive director of the Collier County Education Association, estimated that the two furlough days would save the district about $1.7 million.
Collier Schools don't keep pace with others with high number of English language learners
Published 06/19/2012 at 6:30 a.m. 25 Comments
In comparison to other counties with a similar percentage of ELL students, such as Martin County on Floridas east coast, the district has a far way to go to improving test scores.
Collier School Board proposes contract extension for Superintendent Patton
Published 06/13/2012 at 7 a.m. 14 Comments
The contract extension is a result of Pattons positive one-year evaluation. Board members rated Patton on eight goals, including communication, governance, and community partnerships. She exceeded board ex
2 Collier principals removed as summer shuffle begins
Published 06/13/2012 at 6 a.m. 39 Comments
Superintendent Kamela Patton also hired Fred Conde, a former colleague from Miami-Dade County Public Schools, to serve as the districts assistant superintendent.
Schools, parks to feed hungry children this summer
Published 06/08/2012 at 6:59 p.m. 19 Comments
This summer the Collier County Public Schools Nutrition Services Department is teaming up with the Collier County Department of Parks and Recreation to provide the summer food service program to feed children in 18 locations across the county.
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