Suzanne Barry is the Head of Schools/Head of Upper School for St. Andrew’s Episcopal Academy. Mrs. Barry received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Florida Atlantic University. Mrs. Barry has been a driving force for innovation in education throughout her nearly 20 years of educational leadership, in both public and private education. Her field experience as part of marine mammal rescue teams, crewing as an environmental field scientist, collecting data and monitoring water quality and marine life has been vast. Mrs. Barry has worked with several of the most premier agencies in these fields. She co-authored a chapter in the publication, Breaking the Mold of School Instruction and Organization focusing on her innovative science base programs. She was honored with the Medal of Excellence from the Florida State Senate and was awarded Outstanding First Year Teacher at Fort Pierce Central. Mrs. Barry continues to pioneer and implement exceptional educational instruction in her role at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Academy.
Head of Lower School
Mandy Doss is the Head of Lower School at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Academy. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Marketing/Sales Management from Florida Atlantic University in 2000. In 2002, she returned to school to pursue a career in education and received her ESOL endorsement, as well as her professional teaching certificate through the state of Florida.
Mrs. Doss has been involved in both public and private elementary education for the past 16 years and was awarded Outstanding First Year Teacher at Weatherbee Elementary in 2003.
For the past 10 years, Mrs. Doss has been employed at St. Andrew’s in a variety of positions, which include teaching, student support, admissions, and administration. Mrs. Doss is a native of Fort Pierce. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family.
Coordinator of Student Life, Athletics, and Development
Charlie Bridge is the Coordinator of Student Life, Athletics, and Development for St. Andrew’s Episcopal Academy. Mr. Bridge received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services with a concentration in Youth and Family Studies from Indian River State College. Mr. Bridge worked in the collegiate athletic field. While at SUNY Jefferson, a state college located in New York, he undertook a variety of roles including eight years as the Head Men’s Basketball Coach, five years as Head Women’s Softball Coach, Director of Intramurals, and adjunct instructor. While at SUNY Jefferson he was recognized as both the Mid-State Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball and Women’s Softball Coach of the Year. His men’s basketball team once climbed as high as #7 in the country and his softball team ascended the ranks to #16 in the country. Mr. Bridge also spent the previous eight summers on the Senior Staff at Camp Kennybrook, an overnight summer camp located in the Catskill Mountains.
Founded in 1970, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Academy is a nationally accredited college preparatory Pre-K through 12 school located in historic downtown Ft. Pierce with a rich tradition of academic success.