Welcome to the FLVS Governmental Affairs & Strategic Solutions

The Governmental Affairs & Strategic Solutions team is charged with educating government agencies, lawmakers, and other key stakeholders on issues that coincide with our mission to deliver high quality, technology-based education. We work to keep our stakeholders informed about Florida Virtual School and the needs of students that benefit learning, choice and provide access to quality education.

Meet The Team:

Holly Sagues
Holly Sagues
Executive Director, Governmental
Affairs & Strategic Solutions

Stefanie Steele
Stefanie Steele
Governmental Affairs Administrator

Teresa Umstead
Teresa Umstead
Senior Policy Support Representative

Shearon Arnott
Shearon Arnott
Strategic Solutions Administrator

Governmental Affairs & Strategic Solutions Vision:

Position FLVS as a leader in virtual education through policy, strategy, data governance, continuous improvement and thought leadership.


The Florida legislative session runs January 8th through March 11th, 2016, but we work hard all year long educating key stakeholders about our mission and student successes.

We also work with other states on developing policy best practices for virtual education.

Click here to download the 2015-16 Legislative Platform


Our Governmental Affairs platforms are developed to best serve our community and the students who live in it.

We’d love to hear from you! If you have questions relating to Governmental Affairs, please send an email to

Strategic Solutions:

Strategic Solutions are programs that FLVS is undertaking to meet the strategic goals of our organization. These programs span functional areas of FLVS and may involve external stakeholders as well. These programs may spawn one or more projects to implement desired outcomes. Some of the projects include Data Governance and Accreditation.

Contact information for state legislators can be found at and