Pauline R. Luther

1924 Seton Drive, Clearwater, FL  33763


Phone/FAX: (727) 441-8029


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Teaching Evaluations

Teaching Experience

Professional Development

Work Experience






Pauline Luther, a veteran educator, is the Director of the Environmental Distance Learning Program for Pinellas County Schools. Ms. Luther's professional and academic experience includes elementary teaching, curriculum development and teacher in-service training.   She is a liaison between Pinellas County Government, Pinellas County Schools, and numerous private and public agencies to promote excellence in teaching through the use of Science and the Internet.


Teaching Experience

Fall 2005-Present Adjunct Professor, University of South Florida, Tampa, SCE4310
2001-Present Director, Environmental Distance Learning , Supervisor: Mr. Robert Orlopp, Secondary Science
1996-2001 Resource Teacher, Instructional Technology, Pinellas County Schools
Supervisor: Mrs. Judy Ambler, Instructional Technology
1998-2001 Adjunct Professor, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg EME2040
1995-1996  Elementary Teacher, Ozona Elementary, Grade 4
Principal: Mrs. MaryAnn Sanchez
1988-1995   Elementary Teacher, Palm Harbor Elementary, Grade 3
Dropout Prevention 4/5 Combination Classroom
Principal: Mrs. Brenda Leisure

Elementary Teacher, Sunset Hills Elementary, Grade 4,
Pilot Reading Program
Ralph Mays (Ret.), Principal

1977-1979 Elementary Teacher, St. John's Lutheran, Chaska, Minnesota Grade 2
1975-1977 Elementary Teacher, St. Paul's Lutheran School, East St. Paul, Minnesota Grade 1-2 Combination Classroom


Highlights of Work Experience

Director, Environmental Distance Learning, 2001-Present
  • Designed and Developed Web based science curriculum using real time data
  • Directed teams of teachers writing lessons
  • Coordinated teacher training
  • Provided hands-on web training
  • Modeled lessons in teacher classrooms
Resource Teacher, Instructional Technology, 1996-2001
  • Designed and Developed Curriculum Technology Integration Project (CTIP): This year long intensive technology and curriculum training has provided expertise to multiple teachers in every elementary, middle and high school in Pinellas County
  • Development of Training Models for Pinellas County Training Continuum
  • Staff Development trainer for Pinellas County
Adjunct Professor, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg EME2040, 1998-2001
  • Designed and Developed curriculum for EME 2040, Introduction to Computers in Education
  • Students compiled a comprehensive thematic unit while learning to integrate technology
Elementary Teacher, Ozona Elementary, Grade 4, 1995-1996
  • Member of Research School Improvement Team
  • Member of School Advisory Council
  • Team Leader
  • School Based Technology Trainer
Elementary Teacher, Palm Harbor Elementary, Grade 3, 1988-1995
  • Team Leader, Grade 3
  • Developed Pinellas County History curriculum and hands-on activity
  • Formed Technology Team
  • Designed, developed and taught Computer Education classes
  • Organized and wrote Retrofit for Technology Grant, 1992-93 and 1993-94
  • Awarded Junior Women's Grant, 1994
Elementary Teacher, Sunset Hills Elementary, Grade 4, 1986-1988
  • Developed curriculum for all lowest readers in every grade level for grant
Elementary Teacher, St. John's Lutheran, Chaska, Minnesota Grade 2, 1977-1979
  • Adult Choir Director
  • Youth Bible Study Director
Elementary Teacher, St. Paul's Lutheran School, East St. Paul, Minnesota Grade 1-2 Combination Classroom
  • Children's Choir Director
  • Director, Vacation Bible School
    • Designed curriculum and purchased supplies for 15 teachers, 300 students
  • Director, Youth Ministry

Professional Service

Pinellas County Schools Student Expectations Database Submissions, 1997-1999
School Improvement Team, Frontier Elementary, 1999-2002
Apple Distinguished Educator, 1999-Present
University of Central Florida Video collaboration, March, 2000
Florida Aquarium Education Board, 2002-Present
Learning Associates Network, 2003-Present
Regional Ocean Conference for Students, (ROCS), 2003-Present
Florida Association for Computers in Education, President-elect, 2004-Present
Pinellas County, Keep Pinellas Beautiful Board of Directors, 2005-Present
Bauder Elementary Science Fair Expo, March, 2005
PAEMST, Florida Department of Education, Tallahassee, June, 2005

Professional Presentations

Inservice Pinellas County Training, October, 1997
Improving America's Schools Regional Conference, October, 1999
Pinellas Educational Technology Conferences, 1999-2003
Florida Educational Technology Conferences, 1999-Present
Area IV Principals, 1999
Easy Grade Pro, May, 2000
Be A Survivor for Safe and Drug Free Schools, August 2001
Board of County Commissioners, October 2002-Present
South Florida Water Management District, Miami, October, 2003
21st Century Learning Classroom, February, 2004
Philanthropy Roundtable, Palm Beach, November, 2004
Twentieth National STS Meeting at International Association for Science, Technology and Society, February, 2005
National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE), 5th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment: Forecasting Environmental Changes, March, 2005
Ground Water Institute for Teachers, American Ground Water Trust, June, 2005
Understanding Real Time Data for COSEE, Tallahassee, August, 2005

Professional Development
Advanced Technology Specialist Training, Astronauts Memorial Foundation, January 1999
Don't Surf the Net, Make Waves, March 1999
Microsoft Office 2000-Enhancing Classroom Instruction, February, 2000
Dreamweaver and Fireworks for the Web, March 2000
Apple Distinguished Educator Training, Cupertino, CA, March 2002

Professional Publications

Newsletters and Lesson Plans published on Environmental Distance Learning,

Professional Honors

Apple Distinguished Educator, 1999-Present
Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 1999, 2002, 2005
Palm Harbor Elementary Teacher of the Year, 1993

Teaching Evaluations

All yearly evaluations on record at Pinellas County Schools.  Each evaluation has been marked as excellent in Leadership, Strategy Development, Customer Focus, Information and Analysis, Human Resources, Process Management, and Performance Results