HCEF Programs

Tools 4 Schools

Tools 4 Schools is a wonderful program that provides support for Hernando County teachers.
This program allows teachers to shop for 25 free items every month.

Please note: Due to the Corona Virus:

* Teachers: Tools 4 Schools events are closed until further notice.
This includes the Tools 4 Schools events hosted on March, 28th (Saturday) and March, 31st (Tuesday).

STEAM Letter: 

The Hernando County Education Foundation (HCEF) hereby notifies the Hernando County community
of our intention to apply to the Florida Department of Education 21st Century Community Learning
Centers(21st CCLC) program grant.
To save the letter for this opportunity, click here.



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STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math) AfterSchool (SAS) is a FREE after school program that provides academic and personal enrichment services to Hernando County’s students and families.  Participating youth and families will receive academic and personal enrichment education by STEAM’s trained specialist as well as business partners in our community. Services will include but are not limited to after school tutoring, mentoring, health & nutrition, fitness education, career & technical education and performing arts education.

We are currently serving 350 students from 3rd to 8th grade with a total of 45 staff members at the following locations:
  • Elementary Schools
    • Eastside

      27151 Roper Rd.Brooksville, FL 34602  352-797-7045

      Contact Person- Craig Barter

      After School Hours: 3:10 to 5:45

    • Westside
      5400 Applegate Dr. Spring Hill, FL 34606  352-797-7080

      Contact Person- Melinda Pennell

      After School Hours: 3:10 to 5:45

    • Moton

      7175 Emerson Rd.Brooksville, FL 34601  352-797-7065

      Contact Person- Tyesha Ruffins

      After School Hours: 3:10 to 5:45

    • Deltona

      2055 Deltona Blvd.Spring Hill, FL 34606  352-797-7040

      Contact Person- Janet Fehlhaber

      After School Hours: 3:10 to 5:45

    • J.D. Floyd

      3139 Dumont AveSpring Hill, FL 34609    352-797-7055

      Contact Person- Sue Roth

      After School Hours: 3:10 to 5:45

    • Spring Hill

      6001 Mariner Blvd. Spring Hill, FL 34609  352-797-7030

      Contact Person- Wanda Soto-Gascot

      After School Hours: 3:10 to 5:45 

    • Pine Grove

      14411 Ken Austin Pkwy, Brooksville, FL 34613  352-797-7090

      Contact Person- Danial Rodgers

      After School Hours: 3:10-5:45

  • K-8 and Middle Schools
    • Explorer

      10252 Northcliffe Blvd.Spring Hill, FL 34608  352-797-7094

      Contact Person- Wendy Buscemi

      Before & After School Hours: 7:45 to 9:10 and 4:10 to 5:45

    • West Hernando Middle School

      14325 Ken Austin Pkwy, Brooksville, FL 34614  352-797-7035

      Contact Person- Danial Rodgers

      After School Hours: 4:05 to 5:45


Steam Staff

Natisha Feacher
Regional Project Director
Cell: (352) 279-5475
Work: (352) 544-6418

Bonnie Townsend
Special Program Coordinator
Work: (352) 544-6418

Sonya Kalamores
Special Program Coordinator
Work: (352) 544-6418

Operation Cinderella

Operation Cinderella allows High School girls the opportunity to attend their homecoming and prom dances. Girls who don’t have a chance to buy a dress are able to visit the boutique and try on dresses that they like and attend their dance!

Purchase a custom license plate to show your support for Hernando County Schools!
For details and information, click here
Thank you!