The administration of P.K. Yonge is keenly focused on fostering the development of a school community that strives to meet the needs of all children. This focus is rooted in the belief that all children are of unique value and, therefore, have unique needs.
P.K. Yonge is governed by the University of Florida Board of Trustees and entrusts the P.K. Yonge director to oversee school operations and school budgets.
DIRECTOR & SUPERINTENDENT – Brian K. Marchman, Ph.D. | Profile
Dr. Marchman provides overall vision and administrative direction to P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School. The Director is responsible for leading and developing a robust research agenda and the outreach mission of the school. The Director works with interested research and development partners on grant applications and awards and designing a research effort that supports and informs program development at P.K. Yonge. The Director manages the school budget and leads fundraising and communications efforts. P.K. Yonge’s Director reports to the Dean of the University of Florida College of Education.
Principal – Carrie Geiger, Ed.D. | Profile
P.K. Yonge’s Principal is responsible for leading the school programs for our students and faculty. The Principal works with the school leadership team to provide direct support to the teaching faculty, students, and parents. The principal provides leadership and oversight for the Assistant Principals, Deans, and the Faculty.
Assistant Principal/Safety Administrator – Marcus McDonald, M.S. | Profile
P.K. Yonge’s Assistant Principal/School Safety Administrator is responsible for leadership in school safety and school improvement effectiveness. The Assistant Principal works with faculty and school leaders to ensure equity in educational opportunity and academic achievement, assists in establishing and maintaining a safe and effective learning climate, and assists in developing and establishing school improvement goals and objectives. The Assistant Principal also serves as P.K. Yonge’s state-required School Safety Administrator.
Assistant Principal of Academic Achievement – Tredina Sheppard, M.S. | Profile
P.K. Yonge’s Assistant Principal of Academic Achievement is responsible for supporting high standards of students’ academic success. The Assistant Principal works with all stakeholders by gathering, analyzing, and synthesizing information to ensure equity in educational opportunities and assist in leading the school’s academic advising program. The Assistant Principal of Academic Achievement also serves as the lead for developing a Personalized Education Plan for each student, driven by student academic and career interest inventories.
Director of Elementary Programs – Ashley Pennypacker Hill, Ed.D. | Profile
P.K. Yonge’s Director of Elementary Programs leads the elementary teaching faculty as they design and test strategies and programs to improve student achievement and success. The Director of Elementary Programs collaborates with the elementary learning community leaders, elementary school counselor, and elementary behavior coach to keep a vibrant elementary program for the students and families of P.K. Yonge. In addition, the Director of Elementary Programs works with the Director of Secondary Programs to lead P.K. Yonge’s robust outreach program, which provides immersive learning experiences for interested educators from across the state, nation, and around the world.
Director of Secondary programs – Christy Gabbard, M.Ed. | Profile
P.K. Yonge’s Director of Program Development and Outreach leads the teaching faculty as they design and test strategies and programs to improve student achievement and success. In addition, the Director of Program Development and Outreach leads P.K. Yonge’s professional learning program, and manages and responds to state requirements for approved plans and requests for information. P.K. Yonge’s robust outreach program provides immersive learning experiences for interested educators from across the state and nation, and around the world.
Athletic Director – Kelly Barrett, M.S. | Profile
P.K. Yonge’s Athletic Director is the lead administrator responsible for managing and supporting the school’s highly regarded athletic program. The Athletic Director is responsible for recruiting, hiring, and supervising the Head Coach for all P.K. Yonge varsity sports including football, baseball, basketball, volleyball, swimming/diving, golf, tennis, track and field, cross country, softball, and soccer.
Communications Director – Emily Eubanks, M.S. | PROFILE
P.K. Yonge’s Communications Director develops and manages communications for the K-12 programs, faculty research, development opportunities, and alumni.