After a thorough interview process, Shirica Gulledge has been names Director of Dreamplex Therapeutic School (DTS)

Shirica Gulledge, an accomplished and passionate educator, brings a wealth of experience to her new roles as DTS Director. With over 20 years of teaching experience, Shirica has dedicated her career to inspiring and empowering students and teachers alike.

Born and raised in small town Benton Harbor, Michigan, Shirica developed an early love for learning and teaching. She pursed her higher education at the University of Phoenix, earning a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.

Throughout her teaching career, Shirica has been recognized for her exceptional dedication and innovative approach to education. She has been instrumental in transforming classrooms into dynamic learning environments, where students are encouraged to think critically, collaborate, and discover their passions. Her commitment to fostering inclusivity and diversity has played a pivotal role in creating safe and nurturing learning environments for all her students.

As Director, Shirica is thrilled to embark on this new chapter of her career. With her extensive experience, she is excited to lead and support a team of educators, working tirelessly to enhance the quality of education for students at Central Florida Dreamplex. Her vision aligns with that of the school and encompasses not only academic excellence, but also the holistic development of each student, ensuring they are equipped with the necessary skills to thrive in an ever-changing world.

Beyond her role as educator, Shirica also advocates for teacher professional development. She firmly believes in the power of continuous learning and has facilitated workshops and meetings to empower, motivate, and encourage teachers to help them stay abreast of instructional strategies. This has not only earned her the respect and admiration of her colleagues and peers, but also awarded her Teacher of the Year in 2023.

With her wealth of experience, unwavering dedication, and infectious enthusiasm, Shirica Gulledge is poised to make a lasting impact as Director at Central Florida Dreamplex. She is excited to collaborate with educators, parents, and the community to shape a future where every student has an opportunity to reach their full potential.

Dreamplex Therapeutic School mainly utilizes the Unique Learning curriculum program but also uses other curriculum including Handwriting without Tears, Touch Math, and EdMark, among others. Students receive therapy services as part of their school day (most receive 1-3 sessions each of speech, occupational, and physical therapy weekly), along with the functional curriculum programs mentioned above.

The high school program will begin next year, so any close to aging out of their current school or those looking for an alternative to the public school system are encouraged to email for more information and to take a tour.

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