Faculty

Meet Our Faculty

 

 

 

Early Childhood

Jeannie Rubenstein
PreK-2
· Associates in Advertising - Penn College, Williamsport PA · Bachelor's of Fine Arts - Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA · Sixteen years of experience
Debbie Benson
PreK-3
• Child Development Associate's Degree - Palm Beach State College • National Pre-K Certificate • Thirty one years of experience • ESE Training through Palm Beach County School System • Nominated for Disney's Preschool Teacher of the year - Palm Beach County Pre-K ESE • Scholastic's Honorable Mention Pre-K Teacher of the year • St. Andrew's Lower School Teacher of the Year 2017/2017
Jenna Specker
PreK-4
• Bachelor’s of Science Degree-Business/Marketing • VPK Certification, PreK-3rd Grade Florida Teachers’ Professional Certification • Fourteen years of experience
Kristen Dewar
ECE Electives
Mariel DeHaven
PreK-2 Assistant
Kelly Ray
PreK-4/Early Childhood Team Leader
• Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Management • Florida Teaching Certificate Grades PreK-3 through 3rd Grade • Florida Director Credential with VPK endorsement • 3+ years of experience
Lauren Harvey
PreK-4
• AA in Psychology, BS in Human Services, with a specialization in Youth and Families, both from IRSC • First year teaching

 

Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

Lauren Annen
Kindergarten
• B.S. Degree in Business Management, Johnson & Wales University • Florida Department of Education Professional Educator's Certificate for Pre-Kindergarten/Primary Education • Four years of experience
Macria Mays
Kindergarten
• Bachelors of Science in Behavioral Studies-University of Central Florida • Advanced Director credential • Seventeen years of experience
Sarah Heldermen
1st Grade
Elizabeth Laughlin
1st Grade
• Florida Teacher Certification for PreK-Three-Third Grade • Ozark Christian College - Bachelors degree in Christian Ministry (Joplin, MO) • Three years of experience
Courtney Collins
2nd Grade
• Bachelors of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from Florida Atlantic University • K-6 Professional Teaching Certification, ESOL Endorsement • 10 years of teaching experience
Rachael Cooper
3rd Grade
• Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from North Greenville University • South Carolina Initial Teaching Certification, working to get Florida Teaching Certification • One year student teaching (3rd Grade), 2 years as a camp counselor, nanny for 2 years, ESL instructor for students in China- 3 months
Victoria Randolph
Kindergarten-3rd Grade Team Leader/Support Specialist
• Bachelor of Science from Indian River State College in Exceptional Student Education K-12 • Masters in Education, Instructional Design from Western Governor's University • Orton-Gillingham Certification • Character Counts Certification • Eight years of experience
Shelley Starnes
2nd Grade
• Bachelor of Arts- (Diversified General Studies) • Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education K-6 • Thirteen years of experience • ESOL endorsement

 

4th – 6th Grade

Brandt Martin
Social Studies
• Bachelor of Science in History from the University of South Florida • Certifications in Physical Education and Social Studies • Six years of experience
Deborah Mowery
Science/Writing
• Professional Teacher's Certificate • Master's Certificate in Reading Recovery • Concentration in English • Fifteen years of experience • Areas of specialty: Writing and Science
Susan Tedder
Reading/Language Arts/4th-6th Grade Team Leader
• Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Florida • Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Florida • Florida Professional Educator’s Certificate since 2000 • Seventeen years of experience
Alyssa FitzGerald
Math
• Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a minor in Integrated Sciences and Mathematics from Saginaw Valley State University (Michigan) • Professional Teaching Certificate • 2 years of Experience

 

Middle School

Brandt Martin
Middle School Social Studies
• Bachelor of Science in History from the University of South Florida • Certifications in Physical Education and Social Studies • Six years of experience
Roxana Vega
Middle School Science
• Bachelor of Science from Stanford University • Studied biology with a concentration in neurobiology • First year teacher
Jennifer Bozone
Middle School Language Arts & Academic Coach
• Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Taylor University • Master of Science in Library of Information Sciences, Florida State University • Elementary Education 1-6, Media Specialist K-12, • Thirty years of experience • Gifted, ESOL, and Reading endorsements.
Matt DeGiovine
Middle School Math
• Bachelor of Mathematics Education • Certified 5-9 mathematics • Fifteen years of experience • Studied social studies with an emphasis on world history and western civilization

 

High School

Shea Lodes
High School Social Studies
• Bachelor of Arts in History with a Social Science Concentration from the University of Texas at El Paso • Seven years of experience • Certified in Social Studies 6-12
Timothy Rutherford
School Chaplain/Upper School Team Leader
• Bachelors in liberal arts. Majored in History minored in Youth ministry • One year of experience as Chaplain • Twelve years in youth ministry prior to teaching
Matt DeGiovine
High School Social Studies
• Bachelor of Mathematics Education • Certified 5-9 mathematics • Fifteen years of experience • Studied social studies with an emphasis on world history and western civilization
Robert Navarro
High School Strings
• Bachelor's Degree from City College of New York in Music Performance and Education. • Master's Degree from New York University • Therapeutic Recreation and Administration covering working with children who are limited because of a certain medical condition. • Thirty nine years of experience
Carol Coyle
High School English
• Masters of Arts & Education-Univeristy of Maine • Bachelors of Fine Arts-Emerson College • Seventeen years of experience • Has been trained to advise students and adults in community and restorative circles.
Roxana Vega
High School Science
• Bachelor of Science from Stanford University • Studied biology with a concentration in neurobiology • First year teacher
Sue Manchek
High School Spanish
• Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, with a minor in Spanish • Bilingual/Bicultural certificates • Thirty years of experience
Amaury Suarez
High School Science
• National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico, PhD, Materials Science and Engineering (cum laude) 2009 University of Havana, Havana, Cuba, MSc, Physics 2003, BSc, Physics 1997 • Special area of study ,Materials Science, Solid State Physics, Mathematics and Numerical Methods • Years of teaching experience-6
Greg Ayres
High School Mathematics
• B.S. Degrees in Political Science and National Security with a Public Administration minor from the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs at Florida International University. • Two years teaching experience.

Electives

Timothy Rutherford
Christian Education/Theology
• Bachelors in liberal arts. Majored in History minored in Youth ministry • One year of experience as Chaplain • Twelve years in youth ministry prior to teaching
Robert Navarro
Strings
Robert Navarro • Bachelor's Degree from City College of New York in Music Performance and Education. • Master's Degree from New York University • Therapeutic Recreation and Administration covering working with children who are limited because of a certain medical condition. • Thirty nine years of experience
Karen Petersen
Spanish
• Bachelor in Science of Education-Valdosta State University • Masters in Spanish’s Language and Culture-Salamanca University, Spain. • ESOL (English for students of other languages) certification • AP (Advance Placement) Spanish Language and Culture certification • Thirteen years of experience
Brandt Martin
Physical Education
• Bachelor of Science in History from the University of South Florida • Certifications in Physical Education and Social Studies • Six years of experience
Erin Yanaros
Christian Education
Alyssa FitzGerald
Physical Education
• Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a minor in Integrated Sciences and Mathematics from Saginaw Valley State University (Michigan) • Professional Teaching Certificate • 2 years of Experience
Reagan McCray
Music/Chorus
Sue Mancheck
Spanish
• Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, with a minor in Spanish • Bilingual/Bicultural certificates • Thirty years of experience