As the Principal of Manatee Academy, I am proud to share information about our outstanding school with you. When visiting Manatee, one finds a positive, well-disciplined environment. Classrooms provide an educational atmosphere that is focused on engaging students in all areas of the curriculum. High expectations are met through differentiating the instruction and concentrating on individual student needs. Our wonderful staff members are highly qualified and use research-based strategies to implement St. Lucie County’s Scope and Sequence. Parent involvement and support are important to the success of our students. I encourage you to join our School Advisory Council, PTO or Volunteer program.


Office Staff

Haynes, Donna Executive Secretary


Butala, Michelle Office Clerk

Chabab, Sharon Health Aide

Escorcia, Pam Attendance Clerk

Felix, Ray Dean’s Clerk

Gomez, Alicia Registrar Office Clerk

Morales-Santiago,Evelyn ESE Clerk

Newell, Julie Media Clerk

Sharpe, Joanna Data Specialist
Smith, Cynthia Office Clerk

Suarez, Ivon Bookkeeper

Young, Leslie Office Clerk

Counselors, Deans, Coaches, & Interventionists

Ankram, Ashley Math Coach

Benulis, Kara Elementary School Dean

Biss, Mark Middle School Dean

Cox, Donald Math Interventionist

Davis, Chad Reading Coach

Farkas, Stephen Math Interventionist

Herrera, Vanessa School Counselor

Jerome, Janet School Counselor

Montoya, Dawn School Counselor

Navaretta, Jennifer Assessment Coordinator

Taylor, Amy Reading Interventionist

Wallman, David Middle School Dean

Instructional Staff

* Indicates Team Leader

^ Indicates Department Chair


Medley, Kristine

Vega, Monique

First Grade

Cinque, Jeanne

Corrado, Sherry

Eslinger, Alicia

Garcia, Michael *

Langel, Cindy

Mathey, Tracey

Second Grade

Schmeer, Allison

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Abrams, Laurel

Coffey, Jessica

Goldman, Rebecca

Haibach, Gabrielle

Kelly, Lisa

Ramirez, Damaris

Smith, Robin

Tozer, Marisa

Fifth Grade

Sixth Grade ~ Sharks

Piggott, Rebecca Language Arts

Littmann, Matthew * Social Studies

Sixth Grade ~ Stingrays

Brown, Selva Social Studies

Chatburn, Rochelle Math

Diamond, Gary Language Arts

Seventh Grade

Cason, Agatha Math

Jones, Brian Reading

Weixler, Cliff Language Arts

Young, Eric Science

Seventh Grade

Belgraves, Keshawna Science

Damas, Hazel Critical Thinking
Nixon, Jermeka *^ Language Arts

Eighth Grade

Davis, Todd Algebra

Eliassaint, Ovenore Math

Eakins, Heather ^ Social Studies
Krueger, Bertram * Language Arts
Wallman, Jennifer Science

Eighth Grade

Brewer, Justin Language Arts

Felix, Jamie ^ Algebra

Grossman, Alexa Math/Reading

Navarro, Jose * Social Studies

Wayne, Rebecca ^ Science

Exceptional Student Education


Rosado, Casie* ESE Specialist

Barrios-Cardenas, Aurea

Billings, Margaret
Capozzolli, Kimberly

Hayes, Patrice

Maldonado, Lori

McGibbon, Brianna

Rogers, Davina

Sproul, Anne

Steele, Jodie

Seymour, Marilee


Vandegrift, Samantha * ESE Specialist


Holmes, Stephen Music-Chorus
Lankow, Paul  Technology
Nunez, Mario Science

Price, Paula Media Specialist

Putz, Ron PE

Tassone, Tommy PE

Support Staff

Alles, Elizabeth ESOL/Rosetta Lab

Alles, Jessica Paraprofessional

Arriola, Lisa ESE Paraprofessional

Caron, Deborah School Psychologist

Horne, Dale ESE Paraprofessional

Iurilli-Cooke, Renee ESE Paraprofessional

Fallacaro,Jennifer ESE Paraprofessional

Furgeson, Paula ESE Paraprofessional

Ilarraza, Diana Social Worker

Miranda, Silvina ESOL Paraprofessional

Morrison, Tania Behavior Technician

Montoya, Yovanska ESOL Paraprofessional

Muniz, Stephanie ESE Paraprofessional

Pilson, Charles BIC Monitor
Smith, Samantha ESE Paraprofessional
Surloff, Jaclyn ESE Paraprofessional

Food Service

Dekle, Cynthia Cafeteria Manager

Site Maintenance

Trejo, Magdalena Plant Manager