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Kerlande Patterson

CSSS Tribal Professional Development Supervisor

“I am really glad that my professional and educational journey brought me here to the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Center for Student Success and Services in 2016. I have been working in education, on some level, since I was 14 years old, and this feels like the natural next step.
It is a pleasure to lead my team in assisting Tribal members with figuring out their career goals, and walking alongside them as they either get a brief introduction of the workforce through the Student Work Experience Program (SWEP), or more advanced experience through the Work Experience Program (WEP) and Advanced Career Development (ACD). I consider Tribal Professional Development (TPD) successful when I see a Tribal member, years later, still employed with the Tribe and moving up within the ranks of their department.
I look forward to providing gentle coaching and having a hand in developing the future leaders of the Tribe. As the TPD Supervisor, I feel privileged to be here years later.”

Hobbies:   Reading, writing and obsessing over places I’ll probably never visit.

Favorite quote: “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ― Maya Angelou

Contact Kerlande Patterson

Phone: (954) 989-6840 Ext: 10596 




Big Cypress
31000 Josie Billie Hwy
Clewiston, FL  33440
P: (863) 902-3200  F: (863) 902-3218
650 Harney Pond Rd. Suite 110
Okeechobee, FL 34974
P: (863) 763-3572 F: (863) 763-1525

Fort Pierce
3502 Minnie Tommie Howard Circle
Ft. Pierce, FL 34945
P: (772) 467-2454 F: (772) 489-4110


3100 N 63rd Ave.
Hollywood, FL  33024
P: (954) 989-6840 F: (954) 233-9515
295 Stockade Rd.
Immokalee, FL  34142
P: (239) 867-5303   F: (239) 658-1369

3539 Plover Ave
Naples, FL  34117
P: (239) 354-5220   F: (239) 352-1521

Non-Resident / Out-of-State

6401 Harney Rd., Suite E
Tampa, FL  33610
P: (813) 246-3100 F: (813) 663-9034

14680 SW 8th Street, Suite 214
Miami, FL 33184
P: (305) 553-8245   F: (305) 222-8139


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