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CREST Mission 

Citrus Resource for Exceptional Students in Transition (CREST) is a special day school for students with disabilities. The mission of CREST is to provide an enriching special day school environment in which all students achieve. By addressing our students’ unique educational needs, we facilitate successful integration into the community. Our belief is that all students can achieve regardless of their disability. Innovative programs, instruction, and curriculum are defining components of CREST. Opportunities for participation and integration into our community are integral components of our school.

CREST Vision

The Vision of CREST School is to hold our students to the highest level of achievement, develop a culture of mutual respect, provide a means of communication developing a voice, and transition students to become contributing members of our community.

Citrus Resource for Exceptional Students in Transition (CREST) receives a large donation from the Citrus American Italian Organization

Pictured from left are Melanie Howard (Assistant Principal) Joanne Marinelli, Lee Mulder (Principal) Charles Marinelli, and Sean Ear (Assistant Principal)
Pictured from left are Melanie Howard (Assistant Principal) Joanne Marinelli, Lee Mulder (Principal) Charles Marinelli, and Sean Ear (Assistant Principal)

Mr. Charles and Mrs. Joanne Marinelli, from the Citrus American Italians Social Club, presented a check for $10,000 to CREST school Lecanto on December 1st, 2023. CREST is a specialized day school for students with disabilities. This outstanding contribution will allow CREST to support its students' future endeavors. The principal of CREST school, Lee Mulder, acknowledged, "This donation will enable CREST to buy many needed items for his unique population, not only this year but also for many years to come." We are eternally grateful for the community's continued patronage of our school. 

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Annette Underhill

Hello CREST Families,

My name is Annette Underhill and I am your School Nurse. I am a Registered Nurse with 20 years of experience as a School Nurse. I am very excited to meet your student. I started at CREST in 2023. I love working with students and families. I understand that your student has unique healthcare needs, and I would like to partner with you in meeting your student’s needs while they are at school. For me to care for your student in the best way possible, I would like as much information about your student’s needs and medical care so that we can work to develop the best plan for your student. Our clinic is ran by an RN and a Health Room Attendant, Cheryl Russell. Cheryl has six years of experience working in the CREST clinic and does an excellent job of getting to know each student in the school and their specific needs. We want to partner with you, the parent or guardian, to ensure that your student gets the best care possible while at our school. Please call us at any time to discuss your student’s needs or share information about your student.

Thank you,

Annette Underhill, RN, BSN