Faculty

Monarch Learning Academy Faculty members are passionate teachers and learners who know that the key to student learning is through engagement, not only with ideas but also with involvement in a hands-on, active process of learning. Monarch teachers strive to create an environment of trust in the classroom, understanding that students are successful when they know that a teacher cares about them as individuals. Mutual respect is a defining quality of the relationships between teachers and children at Monarch Learning Academy. 

 

Marguerite McNeill is the Director of Monarch Learning Academy located in Central Florida. Ms. McNeill has more than 35 years of experience in early childhood education, with 21 years in the role of director of a developmental private school. Ms. McNeill’s guidance and commitment to the growth of the whole child includes providing a supportive environment that extends to the entire family. Ms. McNeill has a master's degree from Florida State University.

 

Monarch Learning Academy's dedicated faculty is made up of the following:

 

Director: Marguerite McNeill

 

Business Administrator: Murray Christiansen

 

Dean of Students/Curriculum Resource: Tanya Balsanek

 

Licensed School Psychologist: Olivia Puyana

 

Office Assistant: Kelsey Vargas

 

Office Assistant/Art Aide: Renee Moore

 

Accountant: Bernice Kederick

 

School Pastor: Josh Christiansen

 

Toddler Teacher: Irene Scott

Toddler Teacher's Aide: Rose Duen

 

Two Year-Old Teacher:  Debra Brackin
Two Year-Old Teacher's Aide:  Crystal Cuthbertson

 

Three Year Old Teacher: Laura Burchfield
Three Year Old Teacher's Aide: Cynthia Okopski

 

Four Year Old Teacher: Tammy Hammond

Four Year Old Teacher's Aide: Dolores Divita

 

School Aide: Daphne Johnson

Preschool Aide: Catherine Owen

 

Kindergarten Teachers:  Lindsay Chamberlin and Brittany Abbott

 

First Grade Teachers:  Vicki Daley and Jeanna Carlton

First Grade Aide: Janine Looker 

 

Second Grade Teachers:  Melissa Layton and Shelley Darrow

 

Third Grade Teachers:  Beth Buchanan and Amanda Elder

 

Fourth Grade Teacher: Melanie Mulhausen 

 

Fifth Grade Teacher: Sandy Hayes

 

Sixth Grade Home Room / Middle School Language ArtsTeacher: Jessica Roberts

 

Seventh Grade Homeroom / Middle School Math Teacher: Marsha Hall

 

STEM Teacher: Ginny Burchfield

 

PE Teachers: Ellen Osborne and Ginny Burchfield

 

Music Teacher: Natalie Graham

 

Art Teacher: Kim Mathis

 

Social Awareness Teacher: Stephanie Higgins

 

Multiculturalism Teacher​: Michelle Raupach

 

Extended Care: Sue Schieffelin, Crystal Cuthbertson, Dolores Devita, Ginny Burchfield, Daphne Johnson, Miriam Lorenzi, Ellen Osborne and Catherine Owen

 



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