Dr. Chundra Evans has been named the new Assistant Superintendent of High School Curriculum and Instruction by the School District of Osceola County.

She replaces Laura Rhinehart, who retires from the district on May 31 after her time as an district administrator and, before that, the principal at Celebration High School.

Evens becomes the second new face confirmed to Superintendent Debra Pace’s administrative team; Scott Flowers was named the Chief of Staff on Feb. 3.

“It will be very odd to go on without Laura on the team, her and I have been teaching together in some capacity since 1988,” Pace said “However, I’m excited to recommend Dr. Evens to her her very important seat.”

After spending nearly a decade in social work, corrections and juvenile justice and protection for the states of Oklahoma and Florida, Evens is starting her 20th year in education in Osceola County.

“I want to thank Dr. Pace and our leadership for this opportunity that I’m grateful for,” Evens said. “I will do my best to continue the great work that’s been established before me.”

She served as a teacher and dean for the county before landing at Osceola County School for the Arts, where she was the Assistant Principal of Curriculum & Instruction from 2010-15 and the principal until Tuesday’s appointment. She begins her new county administrative role on June 1.

“People don’t realize how hard moving an ‘A’ school forward is,” Pace said, referring to Evens’ time at OCSA. “Not a moment of complacency there, serving all students with excellence. I think she’ll be an exceptional person to move our high schools forward in this role.”

She received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Central Florida, a master’s degree in Supervision/Educational Leadership from National-Louis University, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from National-Louis University.