Lake Sybelia Elementary School

Home of the Dolphins

Healthy School Team Leader

Susan MaddoxSusan Maddox

Susan Maddox has been a teacher at Lake Sybelia for 31 years, the last 29 in fifth grade.  She has a Master’s of Education degree, as well as National Board certification.  Susan loves helping the students and staff at her school increase their knowledge about the importance of proper nutrition and physical activity, as well as techniques for managing stress and increasing self-esteem.  She says spending hours and hours at her daughter’s cross-country and track meets has taught me that people who exercise regularly are happy people! Every person, no matter his age or level of fitness, can do something TODAY to feel even better tomorrow!

CHILL Counselor

Cindy KnightCindy Knight, LCSW

Cindy obtained her Masters degree from University of Central Florida in Social Work.  She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) working in the field of counseling for 15 years.  Cindy specializes in counseling with children and families and uses modalities of sand-tray, play therapy, bibliotherapy and mindfulness in her work.  Cindy has been with the CHILL program since 2006.


School Nurse

Michele Allison, LPN

Michele Allison has been an LPN for 12 years and is in her fifth year at Lake Sybelia Elementary (LSE). “I am looking forward to making a connection with the students and families of LSE, and hope that I am able to have a positive impact on them not only while at school, but when they leave here.” Her main focus is to encourage good and healthy choices by students, as well as their families. She encourages kids to stay active, because it is the best way to stay healthy. Michele also is the very proud mom of her 11th grade son who attends Lake Highland Prep where he is on the honor roll and very active in football and baseball. “We are huge sports fans—Go Gators!”

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DobbsJohn Dobbs

We have made great strides in promoting a healthy lifestyle for our students and our families. This is based on the idea that good health is the foundation for successful child development. Lake Sybelia has a variety of innovative ways in which we accomplish these goals. Our annual 5K fundraiser, the Dolphin Dash, motivates our Lake Sybelia families to be active.  The Walking School Bus program and Walk to learn program promotes daily physical activity for our kids.  We will continue to seek innovative ways to develop healthy initiatives for our school.

John Dobbs