Kerlande Patterson

Kerlande Patterson

Tribal Professional Development Supervisor (Tribal Wide), Hollywood

I am really glad that my professional and educational journey brought me here to the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Education Department 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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