Department: Middle School

 Staff Listing

Sofia Cowart-Middle School Writing 7th/8th
Middle School Writing 7th/8th

Cowart, Sophia-Middle School Writing 7th/8th

7/8 Grade

Sofia has over 21 years of teaching experience in public and private schools. She earned a B.S. in Elementary Education at FSU and holds a Florida Teaching Certificate.  While at […]

Jim Giles-Middle School Math 7th/8th
Middle School Math 7th/8th

Giles, Jim-Middle School Pre-Algebra/Algebra I 7th/8th

7/8 Grade

Jim earned a B.B.A. and an M.B.A. degree in Finance from the University of Georgia, an M.A. in Teaching from U.S.F., and is certified in Mathematics.  He brings to TDS […]

Physical Education

Gilliand, Amanda, Middle School Enrichment & Science 7th/8th

7/8 Grade

Amanda has been part of the TDS family since 2011, when one of her children attended lower school. She has held many roles at TDS since then, and the student population […]

Darren Nelson, Educator
Middle Division Civics and US History

Nelson, Darren Middle School Civics and US History 7/8th Grade

7/8 Grade

As the most recent addition to the staff, Darren brings 15 years of teaching experience in Hillsborough County Schools as a Social Studies/Exceptional Student Education teacher for middle school students […]

Reading-7th & 8th Grade

Olson, Shelly-Middle School Reading

7/8 Grade

Shelly has over 21 years of teaching experience in Tampa. She earned her B.A. in Special Education and her M.A. in Reading Education from USF. She has held the roles […]