Meet Our Administrators

Kelly Slusser - Principal

Ms. Kelly Slusser tracks the 10th grade cadre with the exception of disciplines which are split between the three admin.

Ms. Kelly Slusser is the Principal of Central High School where she cultivates a school culture focused on academic success and college and career readiness for all students.  Prior to becoming a high school Principal, Kelly served as an Assistant Principal for three years at the secondary level.  In addition, she taught high school mathematics for 15 years where she served as Mathematics Department Chair.  Ms. Slusser earned her B.S. degree in Mathematics from the University of Tampa and her M.Ed. degree from National Louis University.  She has had the opportunity to use sports as a vehicle to further her education both as a player and as a coach.

"It's the little details that are vital.  Little things make big things happen."  ~John Wooden

Mrs. Jodi Slone is the administrator for the 11th grade cadre as well as the 10th grade students with last names P-Z.

Mrs. Slone came to CHS in the 2022-2023 school year. Previously she was the Assessment Coordinator and Dean of Students at D.S. Parrott Middle School. She taught 8th grade Science at West Hernando High School and was an ESE Para and Teacher at Explorer K-8. She obtained her Master's Degree in Ed Leadership at Saint Leo University. She is married and has four children. She joined the Army after graduation and served active duty as a Combat Medic. She was born and raised in Key West, where she met her husband.

Dr. Lore Adesso is the Admin over the 12th grade cadre as well as 10th grade students last names A-Ge.

Dr. Lore Adesso joined Central High School in January 2023, after 17 years in Hernando County Schools. Her career began at Deltona Elementary, where she taught 2nd and 3rd grade, then to Fox Chapel Middle School as a Reading Resource Teacher for grades 6 and 7. Prior to joining Bear Country, Dr. Adesso was at Weeki Wachee High School for almost 8 years as Teacher of Intensive Reading, Assessment Coordinator, and more recently MTSS Coordinator.

Dr. Adesso, originally from New Jersey graduated with her Bachelor's degree from Kean University. Her love for education afforded her the ability to go back to school at Saint Leo University where she earned her Master's in Educational Leadership (2010), Educational Specialist in Leadership (2021), and in 2023 she earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership.

Dr. Adesso believes in building relationships with all stakeholders and focuses on student success. During her free time, she enjoys reading, playing with her dog, and spending time with her family.