Faculty

ADMINISTRATION

Suzanne D. Barry
Head of Schools/Head of Upper School
sbarry@staacademy.org
Mandy Doss
Head of Lower School
mdoss@staacademy.org

LEADERSHIP

Rhonda Blakey
Director of Development & Public Relations
rblakey@staacademy.org
Cheryl Horgan
Business Support Manager
chorgan@staacademy.org
John Causby
IT Administrator
it@staacademy.org
Charles Bridge
Coordinator of Student Life, Athletics, and Development
cbridge@staacademy.org
Jenny Huff
Logistics Coordinator and Admissions Support
jhuff@staacademy.org

Meet Our Faculty

 

The faculty at Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Academy are highly qualified and dedicated to helping your student succeed. Below you will find information on each of our faculty members, such as their qualifications, schools attended, and more. Have questions? Please feel free to schedule a tour or contact us at 772-461-7689.

 

Early Childhood

Becky Beyor
PreK-2
  • Early Childhood Education, University of Vermont
  • BA Degree, Elementary Education, Johnson State College
Mariel DeHaven
PreK-2 Assistant
Debbie Benson
PreK-3
  • AS Degree, Child Development- Palm Beach State College             
  • National Pre-K Certificate                            
  • ESE Training through Palm Beach County School System                
  • St. Andrew's Lower School Teacher of the Year 2017/2017
Kim Kraaz
PREK-3 ASSISTANT
Jenna Specker
PreK-4
  • BS Degree-Business/Marketing
  • VPK Certification
  • PreK-3rd Grade Florida Teachers’ Professional Certification
Lauren Harvey
PREK-4
  • AA  Degree in Psychology, Indian River State College
  • BS Degree in Human Services, with a specialization in Youth and Families, Indian River State College  

 

Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

Kelly Boyle
Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
  • BS Degree in Organizational Management           
  • Florida Teaching Certificate Grades PreK-3 through 3rd Grade     
  • Florida Director Credential with VPK endorsement
Lauren Annen
Kindergarten
  • BS Degree in Business Management, Johnson & Wales University              
  • Florida Department of Education Professional Educator's Certificate for Pre-Kindergarten/Primary Education  
Sarah Helderman
1st Grade
  • BS Degree in Early Childhood Education -Western IL University 
  • Associates degree in Arts and Teaching- Black Hawk Community College  
Elizabeth Laughlin
1st Grade
  • Florida Teacher Certification for PreK-Three-Third Grade               
  • BS Degree in Christian Ministry Ozark Christian College  
Courtney Collins
2nd Grade
  • BA Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies-Florida Atlantic University               
  • K-6 Professional Teaching Certification, ESOL Endorsement
Shelley Starnes
2nd Grade
  • BA Degree-Diversified General Studies)
  • Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education K-6
  • ESOL endorsement
Rachael Cooper
3rd Grade
  • BA Degree, Elementary Education -North Greenville University  
Angela Ramos
3RD GRADE
aramos@staacademy.org

 

4th – 6th Grade

Deborah Mowery
Science And Writing
  • Professional Teacher's Certificate
  • Master's Certificate in Reading Recovery
  • Concentration in English
  • Areas of specialty: Writing and Science
Susan Tedder
Reading/Language Arts/4th-6th Grade Team Leader
  • BS Degree, Elementary Education- University of Florida
  • Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Florida        
  • Florida Professional Educator’s Certificate since 2000  
Alyssa FitzGerald
Math And Social Studies
  • BS Degree, Elementary Education with a minor in Integrated Sciences and Mathematics -Saginaw Valley State University (Michigan)    
  • Professional Teaching Certificate

 

 

Middle School

Roxana Vega
Middle School Science
  • Bachelor of Science from Stanford University      
  • Studied biology with a concentration in neurobiology
Jennifer Bozone
Middle School Language Arts & Academic Coach
  • BS Degree, Elementary Education, Taylor University
  • MS Degree in Library of Information Sciences, Florida State University
  • Elementary Education 1-6, Media Specialist K-12
  • Gifted, ESOL, and Reading endorsements.
Lina Addor
SCIENCE / S.T.E.A.M.
Doug Herron
Math
  • BA Degree, Business Administration-Warner Southern College
  • ME Degree, Educational Leadership-University of South Florida, Tampa
  • PHD Candidate in Educational Leadership-Florida Southern College
Sue Mancheck
MIDDLE SCHOOL SPANISH
  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, with a minor in Spanish            
  • Bilingual/Bicultural certificates  
  • Thirty years of experience

 

High School

Lisa Angell
High School English
  • BA Degree, Fine Arts-Stephens College
  • MA Degree, Fine Arts-Sarah Lawrence College
  • Teacher Certification to teach English for grades 9-12
Roxana Vega
High School Science
  • BS Degree, Biology; with a concentration in neurobiology-Stanford University  
Sue Manchek
High School Spanish
  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, with a minor in Spanish
  • Bilingual/Bicultural certificates  

Electives

Fr. Michael Cannon
Chaplain-Christian Education/Theology
  • BA Degree Washington and Lee University
  • Master of Divinity, The University of the South - Sewanee
  • Exchange Student, Westcott House Anglican Theological College, Cambridge, UK
  • Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Level I Certificate
Kathleen Edwards
Christian Education
  • BA Degree, Elementary Education-Loyola University
  • Master of Science in Technology Education-John Hopkins University
  • Advanced Graduate Certification in Religious Education
  • Catechetical Certification-Archdiocese of Chicago
Robert Navarro
Music Director - High School Strings
  • BA Degree -City College of New York in Music Performance and Education.
  • Master's Degree -New York University   
  • Therapeutic Recreation and Administration Certification               
  • Three-time Grammy Award recipient
Marcia Mays
Student Support
  • BS in Behavioral Studies-University of Central Florida
  • Advanced Director Credential 
Emma Williams
Art
  • BA Degree,  Art Education-Adelphi University
  • Master of Fine Arts, Adelphi University
Karen Petersen
Spanish
  • BS Degree, 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        
Kristen Dewar
Spanish