WORKING TO FULFILL THE MISSION TOGETHER

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” -Andrew Carnegie

OUR DIRECTORS

Mark Corey

Mark Corey

Executive Director

“Building and encouraging leaders with a mindset toward growth, development, service and innovation.”   

Shirley Geiss

Shirley Geiss

Director of Upper School

“Through continued development and growth to meet the academic and social needs of every student.”

Elaine Gonzalez

Elaine Gonzalez

Preschool Director Sanford

“Striving to get to know each of our families and students and making them feel like they are part of our HCLA family.”

Betty Hoyer

Betty Hoyer

Director of Lower School

“Establish a nurturing learning community that fosters growth of the whole child; a love for learning and service.”

Stephen Rogers

Stephen Rogers

Athletic Director

Teaching and developing student athletes a champion of excellence mindset and character through faith.

Kim Sanders

Kim Sanders

Preschool Director Lk. Mary

“Instilling a love for God and learning, while creating an inviting atmosphere that encourages family participation.”

Sue Stark

Sue Stark

Admissions Director

“Sharing the story of our school with families and assist with the transformation as they integrate into our school.”

LAKE MARY PRESCHOOL TEACHERS AND ASSISTANTS

Pat Ferrara

Pat Ferrara

Admin. Assistant

Crissy Pedersen

Crissy Pedersen

Admin. Assistant

Shalynn Ricciardi

Shalynn Ricciardi

2 Year Olds Teacher

Donna Cardinale

Donna Cardinale

3 Year Olds Teacher

Michelle Auli

Michelle Auli

VPK Teacher

Lori Froehlich

Lori Froehlich

VPK Teacher

Kathy Gach

Kathy Gach

VPK Teacher

Jill Lopez

Jill Lopez

VPK Teacher

Nicole Adams

Nicole Adams

2s Teacher Assistant

Inge Bernath

Inge Bernath

VPK Teacher Asst

Sue Ricciardi

Sue Ricciardi

VPK Teacher Asst.

Jessy Rodriguez

Jessy Rodriguez

VPK Assistant

Shea Sanders

Shea Sanders

2s & 3s Teacher Asst.

Gillian Scalice

Gillian Scalice

3s Teacher Assistant

SANFORD PRESCHOOL TEACHERS AND ASSISTANTS

Gyongyi Cressman

Gyongyi Cressman

2 Year Olds Teacher

Julie Owen

Julie Owen

2 year olds teacher

Stacey Marine

Stacey Marine

2 Year Olds Teacher

Jodi Kozak

Jodi Kozak

3s Teacher

Lisette Rodriguez

Lisette Rodriguez

3 Year Olds Teacher

Brooke Williams

Brooke Williams

3 Year Olds Teacher

Patrice Santiago

Patrice Santiago

VPK Teacher

Rachel Fink

Rachel Fink

VPK Teacher

Lauren Winchester

Lauren Winchester

VPK Teacher

Miss Cheryl

Miss Cheryl

Teacher Assistant

Wondra Higgins

Wondra Higgins

Teacher Assistant

Carol Howley

Carol Howley

Teacher Assistant

Miss Karen

Miss Karen

Teacher Assistant

Anberlin Mendez

Anberlin Mendez

Teacher Assistant

Crystal Miller-Ellison

Crystal Miller-Ellison

Teacher Assistant

Kristeen Sullivan

Kristeen Sullivan

Teacher Assistant

ELEMENTARY

TEACHERS AND STAFF

Barb Cooley

Barb Cooley

Admin. Assistant

Lisa Turner

Lisa Turner

Admissions Coordinator

Kim Spira

Kim Spira

ESE Intervention

Heather Santiago

Heather Santiago

Kindergarten Teacher

Carrie Speth

Carrie Speth

Kindergarten Teacher

Miriam Melendez

Miriam Melendez

1st Grade Teacher

Erika Bosco

Erika Bosco

2nd Grade Teacher

Jenn Grill

Jenn Grill

2nd Grade Teacher

Cindy Fera

Cindy Fera

3rd Grade Teacher

Judy Salmon

Judy Salmon

3rd Grade Teacher

Sylvia Eckman

Sylvia Eckman

4th Grade Teacher

UPPER SCHOOL TEACHERS

Hannah Hill

Hannah Hill

Admin. Assistant

Lo Botschin

Lo Botschin

MS History

Lisa Casey

Lisa Casey

MS Social Studies

Grant Williamson

Grant Williamson

HS Social Sciences

Daryl Weldon

Daryl Weldon

MS Science

Emily Hill

Emily Hill

High School Science

Sarah Tran

Sarah Tran

MS Science

Carmen ZayasBazan

Carmen ZayasBazan

High School Spanish

Veronica Villamazar

Veronica Villamazar

MS Spanish

Carolyn Hill

Carolyn Hill

Middle School LA

Kaley Jemeson

Kaley Jemeson

Middle School LA

Richard Cupoli

Richard Cupoli

High School English

Russ Denton

Russ Denton

Middle School Math

Kristin McAllan

Kristin McAllan

Middle School Math

Russell Peele

Russell Peele

HIgh School Math

Kim Spira

Kim Spira

ESE Intervention

Brenda Brey

Brenda Brey

PE Teacher

Kim Shadick

Kim Shadick

Art Teacher

Suzanne Smith

Suzanne Smith

Drama Teacher

Tim Marquis

Tim Marquis

Music & Technology

Students

Sports Teams

Faculty

year history

Get In Touch

Locations:

780 N. Sun Drive, Lake Mary, FL 32746
18 months - 4 years old

5450 Holy Cross Ct., Sanford, FL 32771
Preschool - 4th Grade

100 Aero Ln., Sanford, FL 32771
5th - 12th Grade

Telephone: (407) 936-3636

Non-Discrimination Policy

HCLA admits children of any sex, race, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities, which are made available to all children at the school. We do not discriminate in administration of our programs and policies.