"I cannot live without books." - Thomas Jefferson

Executive Director, Richard Myhre

The Florida Department of Education offers a warm welcome to Richard Myhre as the director of Just Read, Florida! Prior to accepting this position, Mr. Myhre, served as principal of Wakulla Middle School, as well as having served as the Dean of Students at Crawfordville Elementary and taught at Wakulla High School. Mr. Myhre has a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and is a recent graduate of the Commissioner’s Leadership Academy. Richard and the entire Just Read, Florida! staff look forward to serving the state of Florida’s educators, parents and students as we strive to achieve literacy success.


Richard Myhre
Executive Director

Heather Willis-Doxsee
Deputy Director

Lee Peck
Office Manager

Hope Colle
Reading Specialist

Charlotte Johnson-Davis
Reading Specialist

Carey Sweet
Reading Specialist

Fanita McNeal
Reading Specialist

Christy Whitfield
ESE Reading Specialist

Florida Department of Education
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1432
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
Phone: 850-245-0503
Fax: 850-245-5105

Other Helpful Numbers

Bureau of Curriculum & Instruction

Florida Center for Reading Research

Exceptional Education & Student Services