Our Staff

Staff Directory

Our staff are the collective heartbeat of North Florida School of Special Education. We are educators, cheerleaders, confidants, and coaches, united by a love for our students and an eagerness to see them grow and succeed. North Florida School of Special Education starts and ends with these people.


Sally Hazelip, Head of School
Deb Rains, Assistant Head of School
Kim Namey, Director of Business Operations/Donor Relations
Jessica Waugaman, Director of Advancement
Dawna Vaughn, Director of Academics
Kit Thomas, Director of Annual & Capital Campaigns
Rina Park, Director of Programs/Services
Stacy Santiago, Director of Family and Student Activities
JJ Vitale, Marketing Manager
Allison Mitchell, Admissions and Student Services Coordinator
Carolyn Williams, Human Resource Officer
Angie Crosten, Administrative Assistant/Lower School
Nancy Hutchison, Administrative Assistant/Upper School
Sarah Troup, Communications Specialist
Beth Mueller, Nurse
Catherine Roberts, Nurse


Sam Myhre, Director of Facilities

Culinary Services

Ellen Hiser, Director of Culinary Services
Hillary Lake, Food Truck Manager
Carrie Eagle, Catering / Special Events Manager
Natalie Thomas, Manager, Lunch Services
Katie Dumphy, Culinary Assistant
Tawny Fitzpatrick, Culinary Assistant
Avery Williams, Culinary Assistant

Micro Enterprises

Onya Schroeder, BGF Farm Manager/Mobile Market Manager
Jordan Williams, BGF Farm Manager
Eleanor Perry, Berry Good Farms Assistant
Gail Wickenden, Barkin’ Biscuits Manager
Donna Hayes, Barkin’ Biscuits Assistant Manager
Colleen Miller, Barkin’ Biscuits Assistant
Kim Cisneros, Barkin’ Biscuits Assistant
Jill Morrow, Art with Soul Manager
Braxton Beaty, Art With Soul Artist
Betsy Zahn, Art With Soul Artist
Annette Himmelreich, Cafe Manager

Equestrian Therapy

Sis Van Cleve Miller, Equine Therapy Instructor
Andrew Sack, Barn Manager
Michelle Onorato, Equestrian Employment Specialist
Sandra Brewer, Equine Therapy Assistant


Ciaran Sontag, Music Teacher
Amy Hunt, Physical Education Coach
Grace Williams, Art Teacher
Kristen McCauley, Art Assistant
Roberta Cooley, Horticulture/Garden Teacher
Camila Gonzalez, Virtual Teacher
Lauren Perry, Virtual Teacher
Courtney Headley, Behavior Coach
Kelly Veihdeffer, Occupational Therapy Assistant
Barbara Charlton, Occupational Therapy Assistant
Mary Kay Hall, Physical Therapy
Anthony Holley, Van Driver


Rebekah Rogers, 1st-2nd-3rd Teacher
Lenae Lowe, Teacher Assistant
Peyton Johnson, Teacher Assistant
Nicole DeLaCruz, 3rd-4th Grade Teacher
Angela Fountain, Teacher Assistant
Joanna Markowski, Teacher Assistant
Alisha Bowman, 5th Co-Teacher/Lead Teacher
Sarah Monaco, 5th Co-Teacher

Blair Putz, 6th Grade Teacher
Linda Castaldi, Teacher Assistant
Jessica Ricordi, 6th-7th Grade Teacher
Darian Corrao, Teacher Assistant
Kara Omesol, 7th-8th Grade Teacher
Traci Ingram, Teacher Assistant
Belinda Gammage-Floyd, 8th-9th Grade Teacher
Hayley Moran, Teacher Assistant
Patti Sexton, Teacher Assistant

Liz Oxford, 9th Grade Teacher
Dominique Devine, 10th Grade Teacher
Shannon Darner, Teacher Assistant
Cally Rakita, 11th Grade Teacher
Brittany Selmon, Teacher Assistant
Bethany Sinclair, Teacher Assistant
Christine Iglesias, 12th Grade Teacher/Lead Teacher
Marla Anderson, Teacher Assistent

Transition/Post Grad Program

Ann Atkins, Director of Transition/Post Graduate Program
Dawn Thomas, Transition Teacher
Madeleine Gilmore, Transition Teacher
Christine Thomas, Transition Teacher Assistant
Matt Wiley, Employment/Vocational Specialist
Ingrid Fabianova, Employment/Vocational Specialist
Monique Thompson, Employment Specialist
John Lee, Employment Specialist
Hannah Batten, Farm Employment Specialist

Extended Day Program

Kiki Examond, Extended Day Manager
Peyton Johnson, Assistant
Riley Gutzke, Assistant