Partners in Education

The Partners in Education program links businesses and organizations with schools in relationships that enhance student learning and promote school improvement. In a partnership, a business adopts a school, or schools, and shares its human and material resources.

Education and business are so closely related that each flourishes from the support and prosperity of the other. Schools must prepare today's students for their entry into a diverse, competitive work force. When businesses take part in the education of these young people, they help strengthen the workforce of the future. The Partners in Education program is vital in helping the community and the school system work and grow together.

To become a Partner in Education at Discovery Middle School, contact Dr. Ramery-Gelpi Email or call 407-384-1555 ext. 5052259 for an appointment.

The instructions for signing up as a Partner In Education you will need to:

  • Go to
  • Within the Partners In Education, section Click on Get Involved! Located in the middle of the page, towards the bottom.
  • Search for an opportunity with an OCPS school or department by clicking on "Search Opportunities"
  • Click on “Partners In Education”
  • Write the name of the school “Discovery Middle”, click search
  • Select an Opportunity title “Become a Partners In Education 2018-2019 with Discovery Middle”
  • Click on Sign up as a Partners In Education, If you are a new Partner Click on “Create a New Account” or if you are a returning Partner. Enter the User Id and the Password that you created when you first completed the registration form. New Partners need to fill out ALL the information and submit application (takes 5 to 15 minutes)
  • Once you have submitted your application you will have created a “Dashboard” that you can access at any time to apply for other volunteer opportunities in which case you would click on “Search Opportunities,” “Volunteers,” “Write School Name” and select other opportunities.

Partners in Education

We are pleased to announce two new partners joining the Discovery family:

Painted Oaks Academy: Painted Oaks Academy is best known for their stable of well-trained and safe horses for lessons for both beginners and experienced riders. They also offer summer riding camps, field trips, group tours, kids pony parties, petting zoo, and our fall pumpkin patch and corn maze in October and November.

First Watch: First Watch ranked as the best breakfast chain in a survey of 150,000 Consumer Reports readers earning top ratings in taste, service, value, and menu choices. The new location is here in Waterford Lakes across from St. Joseph Catholic Church.