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
Brandi Weyer
Admissions Coordinator/Registrar
bweyer@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
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 Boyle
Kindergarten
• 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
Marcia Mays
Kindergarten
• Bachelors of Science in Behavioral Studies-University of Central Florida • Advanced Director credential • Seventeen years of experience
Sarah Helderman
1st Grade
• Bachelors in Early Childhood Education -Western IL University • Associates degree in Arts and Teaching- Black Hawk Community College • Special area of study -Early Childhood • 12 years of experience
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
Shelley Starnes
2nd Grade
• Bachelor of Arts- (Diversified General Studies) • Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education K-6 • Thirteen years of experience • ESOL endorsement
Angela Ramos
3RD GRADE
aramos@staacademy.org

 

4th – 6th Grade

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

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.

 

High School

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
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

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
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
Sue Mancheck
Spanish
• Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, with a minor in Spanish • Bilingual/Bicultural certificates • Thirty years of experience