Classical Preparatory School
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Faculty / Staff

Faculty and Staff

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  • Ben Davis, Headmaster
  • Dr. Margene Avery, Upper School Academic Dean
  • Jasmine Brightman, Assistant Upper School Academic Dean
  • Gabrielle D'Virgilio, Assistant Lower School Academic Dean
  • Elizabeth Paul, Upper School Student Support Services Coordinator 
  • Lisa Fuertes, Lower School Student Support Services Coordinator
  • Christi Lebsack, Lower School RTI Specialist
  • Patience Dussault, Kindergarten
  • Kimberly Febus, Kindergarten
  • Elizabeth Hogan, Kindergarten
  • Kristen Whelahan, Kindergarten
  • Tanya Cotner, 1st Grade
  • Sara Engel, 1st Grade
  • Desiree Rodriguez, 1st Grade
  • Rachelle Sanchez, 1st Grade
  • Lorraine Uthe1st Grade
  • Kelly Agan, 2nd Grade
  • Amy Farmer, 2nd Grade
  • Micah Lewis, 2nd Grade
  • Sara Shaughnessy, 2nd Grade
  • Amy Walker, 2nd Grade
  • Christina Fenton, 3rd Grade
  • Toni Cuevas, 3rd Grade
  • Debbie Jones, 3rd Grade
  • Kim Tally, 3rd Grade
  • Jennifer Howell 4th Grade 
  • Christina MacClellan, 4th Grade
  • Kristi Benedict, 5th Grade
  • Daniel Wheat, 5th Grade 
  • Ashley Sosa-Guarino, 6th Grade Math & Science
  • Rachel Wheat, 6th Grade Humanities
  • Peter Blain, History 7th-9th Grades
  • Alicia Clayton, Language Arts 9th-11th Grades
  • Adam Davis, Rhetoric 9th-11th Grades
  • Michael Darley, Science 9th-11th Grades
  • Connor Gleason, History 10th-11th Grades
  • Jenna Moore, Language Arts 7th-8th Grades & Math, 6th Grade
  • Joe Procopio, Logic/History 8th-9th Grades
  • Matthew Schaeffer, Math, 9th-11th Grades
  • Genesis Santiago, Latin, 9th-11th Grades
  • Will Veitkus, Latin, 4th-5th Grades
  • James Smith, Latin,  6th-8th Grades
  • Lynne Brown, Lower School Art
  • Jerry Dickerson, Upper School Art
  • Marla Oliver, Lower School P.E.
  • Josh Gunter, Upper School P.E.
  • Ashley Bache, P.E. Aide
  • Cynthia Ingram, Karate
  • Dr. Jeremy Scarbrough, Upper School Music & Moral Philosophy
  • Jason Mann, Lower School Music
  • Kara Aiello, Facility Manager
  • Luis Anavitate, Custodian
  • John Aponte, Custodian
  • Jay Barnett, IT Specialist
  • Catherine Baro, Compliance & Communication Coordinator
  • David Blevins, Custodian
  • Chris Brozostowksi, Bus Operator
  • Amy Garrity, Data Entry Operator
  • Jackie Gibson, Librarian
  • Giselle Hernandez, Front Office Staff/Clinic Assistant, Upper School
  • Stacie McIntyre, Executive Director
  • Katie Melton, Finance/HR Coordinator
  • Leah Peake, Community Development Coordinator
  • Leana Reid, Front Office Staff/Clinic Assistant, Lower School
  • Shannon Turner, Registrar and Administrative Assistant


  • Salena Power, School Director
  • Connie Hodgson, Human Resource
  • Nicole Clemons, Registar / Administrative Assistant
  • Anna Strahan, Receptionist /  Administrative Assistant
  • Nilsa Otero, Lead VPK Teacher / Curriculum Team Lead
  • Beth Vallely, Lead VPK Teacher
  • Dionne McClain, Assistant
  • Ashley Payne, Lead VPK Teacher
  • Michelle Rojas, Assistant
  • Alyssa Metz, Lead VPK Teacher
  • Jessaca Lasiewski, Assistant
  • Jillian Lester, Pre-K3
  • Sarah Kearney, Pre-K3
  • Corrine Brzostowski, Classroom Floater

Notification To Parents of Out of Field Teachers

In order to comply with Florida law 1012.42, Classical Preparatory School is required to notify parents when a teacher in a district school system is assigned teaching duties in a class dealing with subject matter that is outside the field in which the teacher is certified, outside the field that was the applicant’s minor field of study, or outside the field in which the applicant has demonstrated sufficient subject area expertise, as determined by district school board policy. Each of the following teachers were selected for their mastery of content knowledge and teaching competence. They were selected, in many cases, over other individual applicants who were considered highly qualified as defined by Pasco County School District and the State of Florida. The following teachers at Classical Prep are considered teaching out of field as defined by Pasco County School District and the State of Florida:

  • Matthew Schaeffer, Math
  • Christina MacClellan, 4th Grade
  • Jennifer Howell, 4th Grade

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