Leadership Team

Principal - Joshua Bing - [email protected]
I was born and raised in Eatonville, Florida a tiny town with a large amount of tradition and history. I went to college at the University of North Florida where I majored in English Studies and minored in Education. I then went on to teach English at Westside High School in Jacksonville, Fl. I returned to the University of North Florida where I completed my Masters in Educational Leadership before returning to Orlando to work at Edgewater High School as an Administrative Dean and ESOL Curriculum Compliance Teacher, followed by moving to Blankner K-8 School as an Assistant Principal.
I’ve experienced all levels of K-12 education, and from that experience have hardened my belief that all students across all types of learning styles, demographics and socio-economic statuses can learn. I believe that it’s our job as educators to solve the puzzle of figuring out the best way to ensure that outcome for every student that walks our halls.

Assistant Principal - Timothy Baumbach- [email protected] 

Assistant Principal of Instruction - James Morosetti - [email protected]
It is truly an honor to have the opportunity to serve Conway Middle School and the Conway community as an Assistant Principal for the 2021-2022 school year! This will be my 2nd full year as an Assistant Principal at Conway Middle School. Prior to working at Conway Middle, I was a Music teacher at Meadow Woods Elementary for 5 years. After that, I served as the Curriculum Resource teacher for 4 years where I worked closely with teachers on Math and Science instruction, testing, and positive behavior strategies/discipline. I earned my Bachelors of Music Education at the University of Central Florida in 2011 (Go Knights!) and my Masters in Educational Leadership at Stetson University in 2017.
Through my experiences over the years, I continue to believe all students have the ability to learn when we as a school community provide students with an equitable learning experience. I look forward to working closely with Mr. Bing, our leadership team, and staff to ensure our students receive a high-quality educational experience through standards-based instruction and meeting student social and emotional needs! I can’t wait to see our Falcons soar this school year!

Staffing Specialist (ESE Students) - Dolores Santiago - [email protected]
I am Mrs. Dolores Santiago, your school’s Staffing Specialist. I was born in Chicago, Illinois and moved to Puerto Rico when I was 6 years old. I completed most of my education there from 1st grade to a Bachelor’s degree. My major in college was Humanities, alongside a minor in Communications. My master’s is in Educational Leadership. I have taught most grade levels from pre-kindergarten to 12th. I have been living in Florida for the past 22 years. I enjoy cooking, reading and traveling. One of my favorite things to do is to work with students and see their faces when they understand a concept and are able to master the skill in class. I’m confident we will have a great school year 2021-22. Welcome back Falcons!

Dean 8th Grade and 7th Grade (Letters M-Z) - Benjamin Rivers - [email protected]
I was born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. I moved to Orlando to attend the University of Central Florida. I received my bachelors in Business Management, Masters in Educational Leadership, and was a part of the UCF Football team. I started my career teaching intensive math and have been a Dean for the past 10+ years.
I have a true passion for all children and a passion for building positive relationships leading our kids to become successful students, children, siblings, and contributing members of society.

Dean 6th Grade and 7th Grade (Letters A-L) - Gerald Simmons - [email protected]
Conway Middle School Administration, Faculty, Staff and Student Body. I am Mr. Gerald D. Simmons, a new member to the Falcon Family and will serve as Dean for the 2021-2022 school year. I am a seasoned professional in the education and business spectrum with over 25 years of experience. I began my educational journey in the Fall of 1994, at the high level and throughout the course of my tenure I have had the pleasure of working with scholars in the elementary, middle, and high school settings. I always embed in every person that I nurture in life to be the best "you" and always strive to be a productive citizen. When asked what my favorite motto is, I constantly reflect on my strong ability to change, "I can't too I can."
In 1992, I graduated from "The Great Bethune- Cookman College" (formerly) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. In 2016, I returned to Bethune Cookman University to receive a Master of Science Degree in Transformative Leadership. At present, I look forward to graduating in December of 2021 with a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida. My goal by 2023, is to receive my Doctoral Degree in Curriculum Education from the University of Central Florida.
My educational goals will lead me to greater endeavors in the educational field. With a safe and structured educational environment, I look forward to working with each staff member and students in our quest to make Conway Middle School one of the TOP schools in the Orange County Public School Districts.

School Counselor - Shane Johnson - [email protected]
I was born in Southern California and moved around a bit as a military family while I was young. After high school, I attended Valencia Community College before transferring to the University of Central Florida for a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. I continued at UCF for a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling. Part of my Master’s Degree was going to school in Italy for a summer semester and then backpacking throughout Europe. I believe travel is a great education in itself as I have been to 20 countries on four continents. I have worked in private practice, community agencies and adolescent residential programs. I am beginning my 25th year as a Professional School Counselor both on the elementary and middle school levels. I am also the current President of the Orange County School Counselor Association advocating for Professional School Counselors. This will be my 22nd year at Conway Middle School and am honored to serve the community. As a Professional School Counselor, my goal is to address the academic and career endeavors of students and also their social and emotional well-being. Thank you for allowing me to serve.

School Counselor - Brooke Coe - [email protected]
I was born and raised in a small town outside of Jacksonville, Florida. After high school I attended Florida Community College at Jacksonville, now known as Florida State College at Jacksonville. After completing two years of college there, I transferred to the University of Florida where I graduated with my Bachelors of Science in Sociology and minored in Education. I had the opportunity to work at the University of Florida career center. During my time at the career center, I was able to teach a college and career class. It was there that I decided to work toward earning a Master’s degree. My next step led me to the University of Central Florida where I received my Master’s degree in Counselor Education, with both school counseling and mental health counseling tracks. Upon graduation I began working as a Professional School Counselor in OCPS. I have been at Conway Middle School for 16 years. I enjoy working with the Conway community. As a Professional School Counselor, I strive to help prepare students for their next step in life whatever that may be. I believe all students are capable of being successful in school and life and I am happy to support them and their families along the way.

SAFE Coordinator - Jeanette Jofre - [email protected]
My name is Jeanette Jofre. I was born in Miami, Florida and moved to Orlando to go to The University of Central Florida where I graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. My passion has always been to work with students and families on their path toward self-discovery, growth, and healing. My passion to help others motivated me to continue my education and complete my Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling and then become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Prior to working for OCPS, I had the rewarding opportunity to work closely with children and their families as a Counselor. For the last 20 years, I have worked for OCPS with students and their families, as a Teacher, Professional School Counselor, Administrative Dean and SAFE Coordinator. I believe in helping students make safe, healthy, and positive choices for themselves. I am look forward to having a great year together!

ELL Curriculum Specialist - Ileana Diaz - [email protected]

ELA/Social Studies Coach - Krista Dukes- [email protected] 
Math/Science Coach - Stephanie Garland - [email protected]
Stephanie was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. She attended Shenandoah Elementary, Conway Middle School, and Boone High School. After high school she attended Valencia Community College, earning her degree in Statistics. She then moved onto The University of Central Florida, majoring in Actuarial Science.
Mrs. Garland has taught students in Orange County at Freedom Middle School, West Orange High School, East River High School, and Conway Middle School. She has had students in her classroom from 6th to 12th grade and from a diverse variety of backgrounds.
When she’s not at school, Mrs. Garland enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, attending UCF Football games (Go Knights!), quilting, gardening, and traveling

Testing Coordinator/Reading Coach - Deogracia Wigen - [email protected]
Hello, my name is Deogracia Wigen; I was born in Panama City, Republic of Panama. I lived in Panama for 6 years, in which my mother remarried and we moved to the United States in 1978 to Fort Bragg, NC where my father was stationed until June of 1979, then we moved to Milwaukee, WI where I grew up and completed my elementary, middle and high school years. I attended Marian College in Fond du Lac, WI for my under graduate. My major was in Science of Education from grades 1-9 and a minor in Spanish. In 2001, I moved to Florida to get away from the cold weather. I worked at Ridgewood Park from 2001- 2013. While working at Ridgewood I attended Nova Southeastern University. In 2004 where I completed my Masters in Organizational Leadership and Management and then in 2008, I received my Reading Specialist. From 2013-2017 I worked in Moss Park Elementary in Lake Nona. From 2017-2020 I worked at Meadow Woods Elementary as a Dean and as an intensive Reading teacher. Then I decided I wanted to try middle school in 2020.
As an educator, I have taught in grades 1st through 7th grade and have enjoyed every minute of it. I can honestly say that my philosophy about education has changed in the 22 years that I have been teaching. My believe as an instructor is that all children can learn when they have a safe and caring community that allows them to express their feelings and their thoughts. In our communities today, it is very important to have parental involvement for our students. When students see that their parents are present in their education achievements they tend to work harder and feel proud about themselves. For an educator he or she should be morally obligated to enter the classroom with only the highest of expectations for each and every one of his/her students.