~Sarah Sprinkel, Winter Park City Councilwoman and Educator

Orange County children and families deserve the best and the best is what we get with Karen Castor Dentel. Her experience and heart make her the best candidate for school board.

~Judge “Rick” Roach, OCPS School Board Member 1998-2016

Karen is a winner in every way. If there is a way to make our schools a better place for teachers and kids she will find it. She fits the bill in every way possible. Run, don’t walk, to the polls and elect her to this very important seat.”

~Chuck O’Neal, Environmental Champion and Activist

There is one constant central driving force in Karen Castor Dentel, and that is her love for children. As a legislator, she always fought for schools, teachers and students. I can say that she fights for what she believes in with all of her heart. She is the right person in the right place at the right time.”

~Bill Segal, Former Orange County Commissioner

Being the mother of public school students, a teacher, and former Legislator, coupled with her great judgment, Karen will make a terrific member of our OCPS School Board.

~Wendy Doromal, Orange County Classroom Teachers Association President

Karen is an extraordinary teacher and she’ll bring the knowledge and experience that the school board needs to enthusiastically advocate for students, teachers and public education.”

~Jerry Demings, Orange County Sheriff

“As a teacher for 15 years, Karen knows Orange County Schools from the inside out. As a Florida Legislator, Karen fought for our students, our teachers, and our public schools. Karen has what it takes to lead Orange County schools in the right direction and she has my full support.”

As a teacher and a mother, with two children in Orange County Public School, and also as a former member of the Florida Legislature, I understand education policy at all levels and I want to add my voice and perspective to the Orange County School Board.

The children, and their families, attending Orange County Schools deserve leaders with the knowledge and courage to restore balance to a system where great teachers have been forced to flee their classrooms because of the over emphasis on standardized tests over creativity and innovation.

I want to be one of those leaders who will work every day to represent the needs of children, parents and educators. I invite you, here, to learn more about me and I welcome your thoughts and ideas on how we can, together, have Orange County Public Schools be the best place for our children to learn and educators to work. Please join me!

Learn More About Karen

District 6 Schools

Elementary Schools

Azalea Park Elementary
Baldwin Park Elementary
Dommerich Elementary
Dover Shores Elementary
Fern Creek Elementary
Hillcrest Elementary
Hungerford Elementary
Killarney Elementary
Lake Como Elementary
Lake Gem Elementary
Lake Silver Elementary
Lake Sybelia Elementary
Lake Weston Elementary
Pinewood Elementary
Princeton Elementary
Ridgewood Park Elementary
Riverside Elementary
Rolling Hills Elementary
Rosemont Elementary

Middle Schools

College Park Middle
Howard Middle
Lockhart Middle
Maitland Middle
Meadowbrook Middle

K-8 Schools

Audubon Park School

High Schools

Edgewater High
Evans High

Other Schools

Acceleration Academy West
BETA
Orange County Virtual School
Positive Pathways Transition Center