Important Contacts


Dr. Brandon Hanshaw
Principal 407-320-5701

Alisa Grace
Assistant Principal 407-320-5786

Michael Hunter
Assistant Principal 407-320-5702

Student Services
Media Specialist 407-320-5751
Career Specialist 407-320-5749


Crooms Academy of Information Technology has three administrators, two guidance counselors, a careers specialist, a technology facilitator, two network specialists, an integrated learning specialist, a literacy coach, a media specialist, and 36 certified teachers. Fifty-seven percent of the staff holds advanced degrees and our full-time teachers and administrators have an average of over 10 years of experience. Our student to teacher ratio is 16:1.


Letter From the Principal

Dear Crooms Academy Families:

Demetria FaisonIncredibly, it is time to prepare for the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year. I can hardly believe that summer is about to come to a close, but I look forward to welcoming our students back for what I expect will be their most successful academic year ever. Teachers and staff have worked throughout the summer to develop new curricula, infuse technology, learn new teaching strategies, and collaborate to meet the needs of our students. I am proud of our staff and am honored to work with such an enthusiastic, dedicated group of professionals.< /p>

Although high school grades will not be posted until late fall, early indicators suggest that Crooms AOIT can expect a grade of “A” and we are the highest performing high school in Seminole County on almost every performance metric! The school-wide focus on monitoring students’ progress towards meeting high standards and the individualized instruction and remediation structures that we have in place played a key role in our school exceeding our school improvement goals.

We will continue to focus on our vision of building a “culture of excellence and success for every student”. Our teachers will utilize best practices in teaching and learning and provide our students with a rigorous, relevant, and engaging academic program. Through our systems of support, students will have access to extensive tutorial opportunities and interventions during the school day to help them improve their performance.

We are counting on your support in ensuring that students are in regular attendance, engaged in lessons, and are ready to put forth their best effort. We are also asking that parents partner with us this year on our expectation that class and homework assignments be completed on time. In just a few short years, our students will compete globally for employment and business opportunities. We want to ensure that they are prepared with the appropriate skill set and work ethic.

When home and school collaborate, students are better for it. We want a home-school partnership which is stronger than ever to support students toward meeting their academic potential.

I look forward to seeing you all soon!


Demetria Faison, Ed. S.
Crooms Academy of Information Technology