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Lisa Davenport Named Indiantown High School Principal

Lisa Davenport Named Indiantown High School Principal

January 17, 2023 Jon Pine

INDIANTOWN, FL—Indian River State College (IRSC) has appointed longtime educator Lisa Davenport as Executive Director/Principal of Indiantown High School (IHS), an IRSC workforce and career education charter school serving Martin County students in grades nine through 12.

Davenport served as Assistant Principal at Treasure Coast High School from 2015–2020, at Fort Pierce Central High School from 2020–2022, and at Somerset College Preparatory Academy from June to December 2022. Prior to that, she was a Career and Technical Education (CTE) teacher from 2010–2015 at Fort Pierce Westwood High School and St. Lucie West Centennial High School.

Lisa DavenportAs a school administrator, Davenport spend six years leading CTE teams and working with local industry professionals in focused areas such as healthcare, culinary, automotive, criminal justice, engineering, aerospace, digital and computer media, and television production and helped district personnel develop and facilitate advisory boards and student internship opportunities. She also worked part-time for three years for the Florida Department of Education’s CTE Department to review and assist with writing end-of-course exams and reviewing industry certification exams and facilitated district-wide CTE collaborations and professional development days.

As Executive Director/Principal at Indiantown High School, Davenport will provide leadership for long-range planning, organization and operation of Indiantown’s first and only high school.

“The immense experience that Lisa Davenport has with workforce development and career technical education is invaluable as Indiantown High School fulfills its vision to provide a multitude of opportunities for students,” said Dean of the IRSC School of Education Debra Kohuth. “Her dedication to doing what’s right for students is apparent already. We are so excited to have her as part of our team.”

Davenport earned a Master of Science Degree in Educational Leadership from the American College of Education, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from California Coast University, and an Associate of Arts Degree in Human Resources from Ashworth College.

“I am humbled and honored to lead Indiantown High School,” Davenport said. “As a public charter school powered by Indian River State College, we are uniquely poised to fill a critical need that has long existed in education in this area, which is a community-based high school offering college ready-academics with a strong focus on career technical training. At Indiantown High School, if our students can dream it, we are prepared to help them achieve it as we equip and empower them for the future.”

Members of the community can meet Principal Davenport and learn more about Indiantown High School at an information session for interested students and parents on Thursday, January 26, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Johnson Auditorium at the Wolf Building C on the IRSC Chastain Campus, 2400 S.E. Salerno Road, Stuart.

Team members from Indiantown High School and Indian River State College will provide a presentation and host and question and answer session after the presentations. Spanish translations will be provided. Admission is free, and no prior registration is required. For more information, contact Debbie Kohuth, IRSC Dean of School of Education, by email at or by phone at 772-812-3055.

About Indiantown High School

Indiantown High School is a new public charter high school in Martin County, Florida, focusing on career and workforce education. Operated by Indian River State College in partnership with the Martin County School District, IHS integrates traditional high school curriculum with workforce and college courses, producing graduates that can directly pursue career opportunities or higher education upon graduation.

The school opened in August 2022 for incoming Grade 9 students, meeting temporarily at the Boys and Girls Club of Indiantown. A state-of-the-art 60,000-square-foot building is under construction at Southwest Citrus Boulevard. The building is expected to open in the Fall of 2023. For information about applying to Indiantown High School, visit

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