Donna Kay VanNote

A.S. Fashion Merchandising/Marketing Mgmt.

Certification in CDA 

Preschool Director's Credential

34 years teaching at HCA


Cheryl Gordon

B.A. Historical Studies and Secondary Education, University of Texas 

Teaching certificate in Texas in Secondary History and Home Economics;Florida teaching certificate in Elementary K-3 and Secondary Home Economics

11 years teaching, 4th year at HCA

First Grade


Sara Rivera

B.S in Education 4 - 6, Cum Laude

Universidad Metropolitana

3rd year at HCA


Arlene Pollard

B.S Everest University in Criminal Justice

2nd year teaching at HCA

Second Grade


Patrica Busko

B.S. Speech/ Theater Arts Education

Moorhead State University

27 teaching; 6 years at HCA


Tania Hernandez

Joined HCA in August, 2019

Third Grade


Jennifer Bolin

B.A. Theater Valdosta State University, Magna Cum Laude,

3rd year at HCA

Steep Mountains

Heather Simmons

Joined HCA in December, 2019

Fourth Grade


Betsy Negley

B.S. Elementary Education Univ. of South Florida

A.A. Liberal Arts Young Harris College

Professional Elementary Education (K - Grade 6)



2nd year at HCA

Steep Mountains

Faith can

Move Mountains

Matthew 17:20

Fifth Grade


Penny Ferryman

B.A. Warner Univ. in Education, Magna cum Laude

A.A. SFSC Educational Studies



4th  year at HCA


Jill Scott 

BA Liberal Studies with a Healthcare Administration Minor, UCF

Masters School Guidance, Lamar University

Masters Mental Health Counseling LMHC  

Lamar University 

Masters in Science Education

Nova Southeastern University                 

Masters in Educational Leadership and Administrations, American College of Education

State Certified in Earth Space Science, Educational Leadership, Biology, English, Guidance and Counseling, Exceptional Student Education

18 years teaching, 2nd year at HCA


Physical Education

Leroy Taylor

Senior Pastor

The Faith and Family Life Church



Coaching 14 years, 2nd year at HCA

Michael Negley

Ordained Youth Minister

Youth Pastor



Coaching 5 years, 3rd year at HCA


Alexis Armstrong





Started October 2019 at HCA

Rae Cole


B.S. Education Delta State University

State Certified in Mathematics 5-9, gifted endorsement

51 years in teaching, 3rd year at HCA

Katy Fassler

6th grade Math, Bible, History

Graduate of the Great Commission Bible Institute

3rd year teaching at HCA

Brooke Hoak

6th grade Science, History, Writing

B.S. Education, University of South Florida

M.A Education, Warner University

5 years teaching, 2nd year at HCA

Cheryl Humphrey


B.S. Agriscience Ed. Morehead State Univ.
Florida State Certified for Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum 5 - 9, Agriscience Education 6 - 12, Earth Space Science 9 - 12, and Chemistry 9 - 12
15 years teaching, 1st year at HCA

Julius Lopez

Middle School Math and Science



Started August 2019 at HCA

Daisy Rosario


B.A. Psychology with minor in Education at Herbert Lehman University

 7 years teaching at HCA 

Gary Brown


History & Religion

B.A. Theology, Baptist College of Florida
Minor in psychology
State Temp Certified Social Science 6-12 and ACSI in Bible
6th year at HCA

Kimberlee Dion

Art, Writing, Leadership, Yearbook

Interior Design, 2 years

Homeschooled 3 children, 13 years

4th year teaching, 4th year at HCA

Matthew Feliciano

Engineering; Secondary Math

B.A. Mathematics Minor Instrumental Music

Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, San German Campus

5 years teaching experience, 3rd year at HCA

Angel Lightfoot

High School English, Leadership

B.A.Liberal Arts, Biology with minor in Psychology, St. Thomas University

M.S. Management w/ certificate in Human Resources, St. Thomas University. Certified instructor for American Heart Association and The American Red Cross

Teaching 3 years, 2nd year at HCA

Kendal Onheiser

Religion; Ukulele; Broadcasting

B.A. Interdisciplinary Ministries at Warner University

3rd year at HCA 

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