About our Administrators

Principal Regina Browning

Regina Browning became the principal of Adult & Community Education School in July 2013 and she has been providing opportunities and innovative solutions to the challenges students face ever since. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and a Master of Education in Administration and Supervision from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. She is certified in political science, social science and as a school principal. 

Ms. Browning brings experience at all levels of public education to her job from elementary, high school and now adult education. She began her career in education as a social science teacher in Gadsden County. After eight years of teaching she served as an assistant principal for nine years. She was principal at Bond Elementary before coming to ACE.

Principal Browning enjoys working with the best teachers and administrators at ACE and Leon County whose primary interest is the students they serve. Her staff elected her as the Glenn Howell Distinguished Educator of the Year for 2019-20. She is known for saying, “Good, better, best. Never let it rest, ‘til your good is better and your better is best.” 

She is a native of Havana, FL and the youngest of ten siblings. Ms. Browning loves to travel and spend time with family and friends. When she’s not rooting for her favorite team, the FAMU Rattlers, she is serving the community with her sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc.

Assistant Principal Candace Gautney

Candace Gautney joined ACE in June 2019 and brought 15 years of educational experience in Leon County Schools with her. Mrs. Gautney earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Florida State University and a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from St. Leo University.

Mrs. Gautney has a variety of educational experiences including nine years as an elementary teacher, two years as a gifted teacher and four years in high school as a testing coordinator and school counselor.

Mrs. Gautney is a National Board Certified Teacher and member of Delta Kappa Gamma. She was the Teacher of the Year at Godby High School in 2017-18 as well as a District Teacher of the Year Finalist and has been a Seed Pearl of Promise Award Winner.

She is a native of New Jersey and grew up in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida. She is married to Chris, also an educator, and has a daughter named Rylee. Mrs. Gautney enjoys reading, playing billiards and taking weekend trips with her family.

Regina Browning in front of school

Principal Regina Browning

Regina Browning became the principal of Adult & Community Education School in July 2013 and she has been providing opportunities and innovative solutions to the challenges students face ever since. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and a Master of Education in Administration and Supervision from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. She is certified in political science, social science and as a school principal. 

Ms. Browning brings experience at all levels of public education to her job from elementary, high school and now adult education. She began her career in education as a social science teacher in Gadsden County. After eight years of teaching she served as an assistant principal for nine years. She was principal at Bond Elementary before coming to ACE.

Principal Browning enjoys working with the best teachers and administrators at ACE and Leon County whose primary interest is the students they serve. Her staff elected her as the Glenn Howell Distinguished Educator of the Year for 2019-20. She is known for saying, “Good, better, best. Never let it rest, ‘til your good is better and your better is best.” 

She is a native of Havana, FL and the youngest of ten siblings. Ms. Browning loves to travel and spend time with family and friends. When she’s not rooting for her favorite team, the FAMU Rattlers, she is serving the community with her sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc.

Assistant Principal Candace Guatney

Assistant Principal Candace Gautney

Candace Gautney started joined ACE in June 2019 and brought 15 years of educational experience in Leon County Schools with her. Ms. Gautney earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Florida State University and a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from St. Leo University. 

Mrs. Gautney has a variety of educational experiences including nine years as an elementary teacher, two years as a gifted teacher in Title schools and four years in high school as a testing coordinator and guidance counselor.

Mrs. Gautney is a National Board Certified Teacher and member of Delta Kappa Gamma. She was the Teacher of the Year at Godby High School in 2017-18 as well as a District Teacher of the Year Finalist and has been a Seed Pearl of Promise Award Winner.

She is a native of New Jersey and grew up New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida. She is married to Chris, also an educator, and has a daughter named Rylee.  Mrs. Gautney enjoys reading, playing billiards and taking weekend trips with her family.