Phone: 352-793-3131


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Arts ESOL K-5 Elementary Education 5-9 English CARP-D Reading endorsement

Mrs. Jill Porvaznik

Being a teacher has been a life long plan. I knew at age 5, that I wanted to teach.  After high school in Leesburg, I attended Lake Sumter Community College and then finished my degree at Southeastern University. It is one of my fondest memories, college can be difficult, but it is so much fun too!

After graduating, I was hired to teach 5th grade in Wildwood and I stayed there for seven years. I loved teaching and helping lead extra curricular activities. A chance of a lifetime came and lead me to Paraguay, South America where I went and taught for two years. It was life changing. It had always been my dream.

When I returned to the states I went back to fifth grade in Wildwood and continued teaching. I soon met my husband and then had my two daughters. I stayed home for almost ten years raising them and home schooling. It was so much fun and I am so blessed to have been a part of their educational foundations.

A few years ago, I headed back to the classroom and this time it included all of the schools in Sumter County as the Gifted teacher. In 2015, I put down some roots at SSMS as part of the ELA team for 8th grade and stayed for 3 years before moving to SSHS to teach freshman English! During this time I have been able to see both of my daughters graduate and head off to college, and now life has slowed down a bit with just having a husband and a dog at home!

Both of my daughters are SSHS graduates and my oldest just graduated from FGCU and heading to San Francisco to work on her master's degree at USF. My youngest is at UCF in Orlando and loving it! We still love to travel and adventure close and far!