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Florida Homeschool Evaluators and Test Administrators

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Below is an alphabetical list of homeschool evaluators throughout Florida.  Choosing an evaluator is a personal decision and we encourage you to shop around and ask other homeschoolers in your area who they recommend. For tips on choosing an evaluator, please read How to Choose a Homeschool Evaluator.  For information on your evaluation options, read Florida Homeschool Evaluations. If you are a homeschool evaluator and would like to be included in our directory, please send us your information. If you need to have your information changed or removed, please contact us.

If you know the name of the evaluator you're looking for, you can select him or her from the box below.  To view the certification status of any Florida teacher, please visit the Florida Department of Education's Educator Certification Lookup page.

Ellis, Michelle L.

Evaluator:Michelle L. Ellis
Contact Information: Phone: (863) 648-2723 • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Certification(s): (CumLaude from USF, Tampa) BS in Elementary Education 1-6; English (grades 6-12) Certification; PreK-Primary (PreK age 3 to Grade 3) Certification
Qualifications & Experience: State Certified in Preschool Ed 1987-1989; Public School Teaching 1999-2000 and 2014; 16 yrs of Home Education (currently ongoing) w/Special Needs to Gifted; Lead VPK Teacher 2014-2016
What to Expect at Your Evaluation: I meet with parent/s and child to discuss portfolio, successes, challenges, and to learn more from child specifically regarding interests. I will need 1-2 wks to evaluate portfolio, create an annual evaluation Letter, and write recommendations and suggestions for further academic success. I need all documentation per Florida Home Education statutes - in the Portfolio I will need to see all Curriculum, Materials, Workbooks, Texts, Workshops, Classes, Extra Curricular-Activities, Music/Art Instruction, etc used/listed to include a Book List of all Read-Alouds or Independent Reading Materials, as well as samples of each Subject covered from the beginning, middle, and end of your Home School Academic Year to showcase progress commensurate with child's abilities. I have a Special Needs sensitivity - ADHD/OCD/TS/ASD & Gifted.
Location(s): Polk and East Hillsborough Counties
Cost: $25/Elementary Portfolio - $30/Middle and Up Portfolio - w/Multi-child Discount completed concurrently

Estelle, Heather

Evaluator:Heather Estelle
Contact Information: Phone: (941) 713-0894 • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Website
Certification(s): BS in Elementary Education
Qualifications & Experience: Experience teaching overseas and at all grade levels. Taught homeschoolers many different subjects including Spanish, and developed a Spanish curriculum. Homeschooled my two kids since 2004, and began doing homeschool evaluations in 2008. Also do homeschool consultations with curriculum recommendations.
What to Expect at Your Evaluation: I focus on portfolio evaluations with optional diagnostic testing in math and reading. My goal is to keep it as stress-free as possible for everyone, and also to provide recommendations for curriculum, teaching strategies, and resources for the following year.
Location(s): Bradenton / Sarasota or virtual options
Cost: $70/child for initial evaluation, $65/child for returning students, $60/child for families of 3 or more school age students

Everett, Daryl A.

Evaluator:Daryl A. Everett
Contact Information: Phone: (904) 419-9464 • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Website
Certification(s): K-12 Deaf/Hard of Hearing, K-12 ESE, 6-12 English, 6-12 Earth-Space Science
Qualifications & Experience: I completed my schooling as a homeschool student and then pursued a degree in education at UNF. I taught typical high school students as well as those with special needs from learning differences and hearing loss to Down Syndrome. I tutor in a virtual environment, teach sign language to students from infant to adult and homeschool my own son.
What to Expect at Your Evaluation: At your evaluation, I will take a look through the samples and logs that you provide to be gauge progress. If there are any significant strengths or areas needing support, I will discuss those with you. I'll also chat with your student about school, favorite topics, specific items in the portfolio or maybe the weather (whatever gets them talking!).
Location(s): Duval County or digital submission
Cost: $30 for the first child, $20 per 30 minutes of travel (discount for more than one child)

Galiardo, Carleen

Evaluator:Carleen Galiardo
Contact Information: Phone: (727) 692-6596 • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Website
Certification(s): I have been a certified teacher for 27 years, and taught in the public school for 6 years before becoming a homeschool mom.
Qualifications & Experience: I have officially homeschooled 3 children for over 15 years and have been an advisor to many, officially opening my website in 2010 to serve the homeschooling community.
What to Expect at Your Evaluation: I conduct in-person OR online portfolio evaluations throughout the state of Florida. Visit my website to view my power-point, "How to Prepare for a Portfolio Evaluation, without losing your mind!" and read parent testimonies!
Location(s): All counties in Florida
Cost: $25-Cyber, $30- in-person

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