Kari Kadlub began her educational career with the Pasco County School District in 1999 as a special education teacher. Mrs. Kadlub spent ten years teaching within the district before accepting her first administrative position in 2009. Mrs. Kadlub became Pasco High School’s principal in January 2013. This year marks her eleventh year as principal of PHS.
Throughout her educational experiences, Kari has had the privilege to work and collaborate with a diverse group of people to meet the common goal of increasing student achievement and well-being. Her educational philosophy is based on the belief that all students can learn, given a positive learning environment, strong and knowledgeable leadership, a committed and focused educational team, an encouraging community, and a supportive family.
Kari Kadlub is a proud parent of two Pasco High School alumni; Jordyn Kadlub, Class of 2019, and Kelsey Kadlub, Class of 2021.
Mrs. Kadlub is ecstatic to serve the students and their families at PHS. She understands how important a role the school plays in making sure the children receive a quality education that will prepare them with the skills they need to be successful in life.
Dr. Eshonda Swackard
Dr. Eshonda Swackard is a native of Brooksville, Fl. She is a mother of 3 wonderful children and 1 beautiful granddaughter. She possesses a Bachelors in Social Work, a Master’s in Education, an Ed. Specialist in Educational Leadership, and a Doctorate in Leadership and Management. Dr. Swackard is a multi-talented individual who strives for the advancement of underprivileged youth. She says…on a daily basis, she is tasked to be an instructional leader while walking through the halls of Pasco High School. As she acts in her role as one of the Assistant Principals, she considers herself to be truly one of a kind.
Dr. Swackard realizes that teaching and leading is a lifelong learning process. One must learn about new philosophies and new strategies, learn from the parents and community, learn from colleagues, and especially learn from the children. Dr. Swackard’s instructional leadership has taught her to open her mind and her heart to the joys, innocence, and diversity of ideas in the world. Because of this, she will never forget how to smile with the new, cherish the old, and laugh with the children all while making a difference.
Aaron Melvin has been in education for 19 years, with 8 years at PHS. Prior to being an assistant principal at PHS Mr. Melvin taught social studies for 11 years. In his free time Mr. Melvin enjoys spending time with his kids, golfing, boating, and dreaming of the Detroit Lions in the Super Bowl.
I am a true Floridian, born and raised in the South Florida area of Jupiter, FL. I moved to Tampa to attend the University of South Florida where I earned my Batchelor’s degree in Psychology and my Master’s degree in School Counseling. I most recently attended the University of Tampa to earn my certification in Educational Leadership. I have spent the past 13 years working in Pasco County as a school counselor at both the middle school and high school levels. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, gardening, kayaking, and taking my dog on adventures. I am excited and looking forward to stepping into this new role as an administrator at Pasco High School and I look forward to getting to know all of our staff, students, and families.
Mrs. Stephanie Sedacca spent her elementary years in Germany and was raised in a multicultural household. Mrs. Sedacca graduated High school in Pasco County. She then achieved her Bachelors of Arts degree in Criminal Justice at the University of Central Florida. Before she became a teacher, Mrs. Sedacca worked in Child Protection and Juvenile Arbitration. Her passion lies in working with the youth of our community and supporting them in reaching their goals.
Mrs. Sedacca started teaching in 2017 in Pasco County. She has since graduated from Saint Leo University with her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. She loves her family, is a proud wife, and mother of one little boy.
Mrs. Sedacca enjoys working with a family-oriented team and strives to be the best advocate and support for students and staff. Mrs. Sedacca prides herself on being open-minded and understanding of diverse cultures. Her strength lies in her ability to form trusting relationships. She’s new to PHS Nation and excited to learn the PIRATE way.
Phil Ellis is a Florida resident by way of Brooklyn, New York. Mr. Ellis graduated from Florida State University in 2015 with a Bachelors in Chemistry with minors in Mathematics and Physics. He then went on to earn a Masters in Educational Leadership from Saint Leo University in 2021. Prior to being an administrator at PHS he taught chemistry, physics, and AVID for 6 years. He is excited to have the opportunity to lead the Cambridge program and all it can provide for the students at PHS.
When not working Mr. Ellis enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, watching the Tampa Bay Rays, and loudly rooting for all sports Florida State Seminoles related. He also enjoys reading a good science fiction or fantasy novel, watching a great movie, or listening to music.