2017-18 St. Stephen Catholic School Advisory Board Members
School Assistant Principal
Fr. Dermot Dunne
Fr. Curtis Carro
Representive from the Church Finance Committee
Ted Russell joined Saint Stephen Parish in the Summer of 1998. He, his wife Lori and three children moved to Valrico pursuant to Ted's military assignment at MacDill AFB. Ted retired from the Army in 2001. After serving on active duty, Ted pursued a second career in the financial services field for 15 years - ultimately retiring in the Spring of 2016. All three children have settled in the Tampa Bay area, and Ted and Lori have been blessed with a beautiful granddaughter. As members of the parish for nearly 20 years, both Ted and Lori have been actively connected with many ministries. Ted currently serves with the Knights of Columbus, the Men's Club, is a lector and a catechist for the RCIA program. As a member of the Parish Pastoral Council, Ted currently serves as an active liaison to the Saint Stephen School Board.
Cynthia Pritchett is the strategic planner for the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies and serves as their Liaison to U.S. Central Command in Tampa. Cindy is responsible for planning, coordinating and synchronizing the Center’s annual program plan consisting of over 50 events in support of Department of Defense objectives. She retired from the Army in February 2010 after over 36 years of active service as a Command Sergeant Major. Ms. Pritchett serves in the following professional organizations: first Vice President on the Board of Directors of the Army Women’s Foundation; Park’s Military and Public Service Advisory Council; the Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) Advisory Council and the St. Stephen Catholic School Advisory Board. She served for two years as a board member for Tampa Crossroads which oversees programs that provides assistance to veterans. Cindy has a Master of Science in International Relations from the Troy University.
Caryl Nolan retired from Diocese of St. Petersburg Catholic Schools in 2012 where she completed 25 years as a teacher and a school principal and in two of the diocese’s schools. She also was a teacher for fifteen years in school systems in New Jersey and Indiana. Her last eight years in education were spent as a middle school math and science teacher at SSCS. Caryl graduated from University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne with a degree in Elementary Ed and holds two master degrees in Special Education and School Leadership. Caryl and her husband, John, have lived in the Bloomingdale area since 1983 where they raised two daughters and a son: daughter Tracey Cardoso lives nearby and is a member of St. Stephen’s parish. Elizabeth and Jeff live out of the state. Caryl is also a proud grandmother of four granddaughters. Currently, Caryl enjoys her new career as a real estate agent and volunteering in many capacities at St. Stephen Catholic Church.
Dennis Fletter has Bachelor's and Master's degrees from The University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He served as teacher and then Principal for 19 years in the Diocese of Fort Wayne – South Bend. He then became a therapist working in a residential program for severely mentally handicapped children and youth and then assumed administrative responsibilities within that community mental health center. Dennis became a systems analyst for Verizon telecommunications, but after 6 years returned to the mental health field. He retired as Chief Compliance Officer for Peace River Center in Polk County Florida. Dennis is a member of the St. Stephen Men's Club. He volunteers with the Home Makers of Hope. He is fortunate to share a marriage with his wife Joy. They have two daughters and four grandchildren. Dennis and Joy are members of The Voices of St. Stephen, and they volunteer at Brandon Regional Hospital.
My family and I have been parishioners at St. Stephen since 2005. My wife Jamie and I have three boys. Kyle and Andrew are graduates from St. Stephen School and Jacob is currently in 7th grade. I work at Spectrum Reach where I am a Business Account Manager. My department produces commercials for local businesses across the state of Florida. My hobbies are leading retreats, bible studies and teaching the Catholic faith to the youth. I also enjoy going to Mass, spending time with my family and coaching my sons’ sports teams.