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Stacey Mayo, M.Ed: Principal, Teacher

* Bachelors in Science with Elementary Education from Eastern Michigan University (2005) 

* Masters in Educational Leadership from National Louis University (2012) 

* Doctoral Classes in International Education and School law taken at Northcentral University Online ('19)

* 19 years of experience teaching grades 1-12

* 9 years of public school experience

* Holds a current professional teaching certificate in Elementary Education (K-6), Secondary Language Arts (6-12), General Science (K-8)

* Randomly breaks out into song during the school day


Stephanie Powers, M.Ed : Vice Principal, High School Teacher:

*Masters in Elementary Education from University of Southern Florida.

* Holds a current professional teaching certificate in music education

* 7 years of teaching in Ruskin

* 7 years experience teaching at Educational Harbor grades 2-12

* Plays card games with her students 


Pastor Ryan Akers, High School 

* Masters in Educational Leadership

* Bachelors Degree in Education from...

* Certified teacher from Indiana including Music, History, Geography

* Taught in Indiana for over 10 years 

* Family pastor of Palm View First Baptist 

* Florida Teacher certified in Music K-12 

* Experience teaching a variety of grades in music and band

* Tells Dad jokes on a regular basis 




Kelly Parmer, Elementary:  

* 10 years teaching 1st grade 

* Bachelors degree in education

* 3 years teaching at a Little School House in Parrish

* Specialty certification in dyslexia 

* Teacher certification from Pennsylvania 

* Room decorations are exceptionally peacock-themed

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Julie Lagana, Elementary and Middle

Language arts and Math 

* 10 years of experience teaching in Hillsborough County

* Licensed to teach in the state of Florida

* Master's in educational leadership from Concordia University

* Bachelor's degree in Elementary education from University of South Florida

* Previously a district trainer for Hillsborough County

* Kids keep telling us she may be "a spy" 

Brandi Paradis, Upper Elementary

* Lead VPK teacher for 4 years

* State College of Florida Certified Nursing Assistant program

* Attended many teacher workshops such as Reading 101, classroom management, Love and Logic, and Kagan Cooperative Learning

* Early Childhood FCCPC Certification 

* Worked in an elementary school as an acting media specialist 

* Loves messy hands-on activities 


Krystal Elwing, Middle School

* Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelors of Arts in Christian Leadership

* Behavior therapy and trauma informed care work for 15+ years with multiple ages 

* Homeschooled for 5 years

* Teaches VBS, Bible Study, etc 

* Will notice the most random thing about you and compliment you on it. 

Our Amazing Teachers

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