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Meet Janice

Teacher - Performer - Speaker - Coach

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.

Buddhist Proverb

I crave to give back to the world. Being of service is what makes me feel fulfilled. I was raised by a public school teacher. Education is my family business.


What draws me to teaching is the power of helping people come into their own, to discover their strengths, to find their voices.


To me education is one of the most powerful ways to build a compassionate, loving, life-giving world. Teaching well, meaning your students get significant benefit, doesn’t just happen.  It takes deep thinking about what you want to share, knowing your students, and planning for their needs. I am here to support you in that exploration.

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Janice Creneti

Award-winning actor, director and educator with four decades of experience who deeply embraces and leverages theater as a vehicle for social change and personal transformation


Innovative, award-winning educator with 30 years of K-12 experience, including 12 years of instructional coaching, highly skilled at facilitating teams and building capacity through a partnership approach as well as delivering dynamic presentations to small and large groups at local, state and national levels.



Certified Professional Development Leader


  • Team facilitation with a focus on listening

  • Partnership-based relationships

  • Dynamic presenting (seasoned theatrical performer)

  • Adult learning facilitation

  • Instructional Coaching

  • Systems Coaching

  • Problem-solving with diverse stakeholders

  • Improving outcomes for diverse populations

  • Leveraging Implementation Science

  • Creating new systems, processes

  • Lifelong learner

  • Grant writing and management


Florida State Personnel Development Grant (Spdg),                             Largo, Fl

Assistant Project Manager Strategic Instruction ModelTM (SIM), 2014-current

  • Recruit and enroll districts and schools for participation with the SPDG SIM Project

  • Facilitate planning and problem-solving with district and school teams supporting implementation of SIM

  • Facilitate professional learning and coaching for District Capacity Coaches and SIM Instructional Coaches

  • Facilitate design and delivery of professional learning in SIM including working with Dr. Keith Lenz to bring the Course First! approach to Content Enhancement professional learning to Florida

  • Equity Champion and professional learning facilitator

  • Serve on University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning (KU-CRL) SIM Leadership Pathways Workgroup redesigning SIM professional learning certification processes

  • 2019 Recipient of Florida SIM Network Don Deshler “Making a Difference” Legacy Award

  • 2017 Recipient of KU-CRL SIM Leadership Award

  • 2016 Recipient of Florida SIM Network Jane Langenbach Award for highly significant contributions by a SIM Professional Developer

  • Recruited and mentored 17 new Professional Developers for SIM

Pinellas County Public Schools                                                                    Largo, Fl

Instructional Staff Developer/Instructional Coach, 2009-2014

  • Provided ongoing professional learning and follow-up coaching to teachers on evidence-based instructional practices including SIM Content Enhancement

  • Co-developed, co-facilitated Instructional Coaching Academy for secondary math and science coaches and mentored coaches to success

  • Facilitated Professional Learning Communities and Lesson Studies

  • Led science content leadership and curriculum writing teams for middle school science, Biology, Chemistry and Earth Science.

  • Attended and provided feedback on Instructional Reviews

  • Turned around faltering Bay Watershed Education and Teaching Grant (BWET) project now in its second successful year of implementation

Pinellas County Public Schools                                                    St. Petersburg, Fl

Teacher, Lakewood High School, Academy for Marine Science and Environmental Technology (AMSET), 2006-2009

  • Taught Biology, Environmental Science and Environmental Technology to students in grades 10-12

  • Co-authored Program of Studies for Environmental Technology

  • Authored and managed funded grants totaling $25,000 for the AMSET



  • State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG), USDOE Office of Special Education Projects National Meeting Keynote: Using Storytelling for Professional Development

  • University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning (KU-CRL) International SIMposium: Leveraging SIM in Culturally Responsive Teaching

  • KU-CRL International SIMposium: Coaching SIM: Meeting Teachers Where They Are to Support Them in Moving Forward

  • USDOE Office of Special Education Projects National Directors’ Conference: Panelist: Virtual Professional Learning

  • National Marine Educators Association: Successful Partnerships of Schools and Non-Profits

  • SPDG National Meeting: Supporting Sustainability with District Capacity Coaching

  • SPDG National Meeting: Partnership Approaches to Professional Learning

  • KU-CRL Webinar Series: What’s New with Content Enhancement, Course First! A New Approach to CER PD

  • Iowa and South East SIM Updates: Cue-Do-Review, It’s Not Just for Devices

  • Florida SIM Update Preconference: Coaching and Mentoring SIM Apprentices

  • Florida SIM Update: Florida Standards: Lessons Learned in Virtual Professional Learning

  • Florida SIM Update: Designing SIM PD that Builds Teacher Skills and Confidence

  • Florida Check & Connect Coordinators’ Summit: Uplifting our Students and Ourselves Through Impactful Coaching

  • Florida Association of Science Supervisors Conference: Leveraging SIM Content Enhancement for Science Literacy

  • Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System Institute: Coaching & Mentoring for Increased Collaboration

  • Florida Education Strategies & Student Engagement Institute: Increasing Student Engagement with the Strategic Instruction Model

  • League of Environmental Educators, Florida, Making Friends with the Sunshine State Standards

  • Virginia Agriculture and Health Occupations Educators Conference: Starting an Animal Science Program

EDUCATION:  Boston University

  • B.S. Secondary Science Education

  • B.A. Biology


  • Current Florida Teaching Certificate

  • SIM Professional Development Leader

  • SIM Content Enhancement Professional Developer

  • Florida Next Generation Content Area Reading Professional Development

  • Pinellas County Schools Equity Champion

  • Powerstories Theatre Seek and Speak Your Story Workshop Facilitator


  • Cindy Medici, Manager, Florida State Personnel Development Grant,, (727) 588-6523

  • Lucinda Kelley, Director, Florida State Personnel Development Grant,, (863) 414-8062

  • Amanda March, Ph.D., NCSP, Professional Learning Consultant, Corwin,, (765) 418-7295

  • Fawnia Schultz, Instructional Coach, Pinellas County School Board,, (727) 692-1660


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