Mr. Rivera – Principal/ Grades 5 – 8 Teacher: Juan Rivera graduated from the University of West Florida with a Master of Science in Education Leadership. He has 14 years of experience in teaching middle school American History, Civics, ESOL, and Reading. He seeks to develop learners who love God, love others, and engage in Christian service in the community. Mr. Rivera’s instruction focuses on teaching students to develop critical thinking skills by creating lessons that engages learners in questioning techniques, student-led discussions, inquiry-based learning, collaboration, and problem-based learning. At the heart of his lessons is the principle of loving God with all of your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind, and your fellow human-being as yourself.
Mrs. Goosey – Grades 1 – 4 Teacher: Diane Goosey graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education with additional Math endorsement. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in Reading Education from Andrews University and is certified in the Montessori teaching method from the American Montessori Association. She has taught in various private elementary schools for over 20 years. She seeks to teach concepts thoroughly to reach students’ understanding and challenges each student to reach their highest academic potential especially in the areas of reading, writing, and math. Various hands-on activities are utilized for individual and/or large group instruction. It is her highest honor and passion to be able to daily present Jesus and His love to her students along with providing students with speaking opportunities for skits and songs as Christian outreach for school chapels and church.