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H. B. Plant High School Faculty and Staff

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Rob Nelson has a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Physical Education from the University of South Florida and a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from the NOVA Southeastern University.  He began his teaching career in middle school as a physical education teacher at Pierce Middle School.  During that time he began coaching girls soccer at H.B. Plant High and his team made the state playoffs 7 straight years.  He was named coach of the year four times.  In 2003, Rob became Assistant Principal for Student Affairs at Plant.  After 2.5 years in that position he was promoted to Assistant Principal for Curriculum.  He was appointed principal at Plant High School in 2007.  Rob is married and he and his wife have four young children.

Assistant Principal, Administration
Telephone Extension: 227

Laura Figueredo was born and raised in Tampa and is a graduate of H. B. Plant High.  Ms. Figueredo began her teaching career at Madison Middle School before transferring to Plant as a physical education teacher.  While in the P.E. Department she coached softball and volleyball.  She has been the APA at Plant since 1995.  Ms. Figueredo has an undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida and has her Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.

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Assistant Principal Curriculum
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Kimi Hellenberg has a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education K-12 from the University of Indianapolis and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.  She began her career in Brooksville, Florida and taught Physical Education at all three levels over nine years before entering the School District of Hillsborough County.  Ms. Hellenberg started at Sligh Middle School, where she was  a Team Leader and taught Physical Education. Once at Plant, she served as the Department Chair, taught a variety of Physical Education classes, and coached volleyball. For three years, she led her team to three state championships and was named coach of the year.  She enjoys working with the students, parents, and staff of H.B. Plant High School.

Assistant Principal, Student Affairs
Jaimye Platt
Telephone Extension: 232
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A native of Pennsylvania, Jaimye Platt earned her Bachelor's Degree in Secondary English Education at The Pennsylvania State University and her Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from The University of South Florida.  She began her career teaching 6th grade Language Arts in Lakeland, Florida before entering Hillsborough County.  Mrs. Platt taught English and Journalism at Sickles High School, was the 9th grade Team Leader, and Newspaper Advisor before working as an Administrative Resource Teacher in Student Affairs.   She is excited about working with the students and teachers at Plant High School and is looking forward to a great year.

Assistant Principal, Student Affairs
Napoleon Wade
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Napoleon Wade has a Bachelor’s Degree in English Education with an emphasis on ESE children who test Gifted. His undergraduate degree was obtained at Tuskegee University and he received his Master’s Degree at the University of South Florida in Educational Leadership. His teaching career started at the middle school level at Marshall in Plant City Florida. He then spent the rest of his teaching time at Turkey Creek Middle where his administrative interest began. Mr. Wade has also been involved in education at the Adult School level as well, teaching 9th-12th grade Language Arts to High School students seeking credit recovery. In 2007 Mr. Wade became an administrator at Sligh Middle Magnet and eventually was promoted to Assistant Principal of Student Affairs at H.B. Plant High School his alma mater.


H.B. Plant High School
2415 S. Himes Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33629
Telephone: 813.272.3033

Last Modified: Oct 11, 2013