chief of transformation
lake county schools (fl)
Emily D. Weiskopf, Ed.D., currently serves as the Chief of Transformation for Lake County Schools. Lake is the 19th largest school district in Florida with about 43,000 students and more than 5,500 employees, which makes it the county’s largest employer.
As Chief of Transformation, Dr. Weiskopf collaborates with Chief Officers, district staff, school leaders and teachers regarding curriculum, instruction, all elements of school improvement and the recruitment, selection, orientation and professional development of staff. She has assumed the lead role in developing a results-oriented environment that is student focused with an emphasis on student learning and performance. She provides leadership that supports the district’s overall academic performance strategy while ensuring that all administrators throughout the organization function as an integrated team.
Prior to her appointment, Dr. Weiskopf served as Director of School Improvement, Professional Development and Assessment at the School District of Clay County for four years. As such, she provided leadership and direction in school improvement based on federal, state and district guidelines, including developing and monitoring the annual District Improvement Plan and all school improvement planning. She was responsible for executing plans to address inequities in academic performance, which led to the creation of an acceleration academy at a local junior high school.
She began her education career as a first- and second-grade teacher in South Carolina. She later became an instructional resource / third-grade teacher in Colorado, overseeing all curriculum and instruction implementation at the school level. She moved on to roles with progressive levels of responsibility including instructional specialist, principal and national school improvement consultant before assuming her current position in Lake County.
She holds a doctorate of Educational Leadership from St. Louis University.