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
Rina Park, Director of Programs/Services
Dawn Vaughn, Director of Academics and Admissions
Stacy Santiago, Director of Resources and Enrichment
Jessica Waugaman, Director of Advancement
Ariana Orne, Advancement Coordinator
Kim Namey, Director of Business Operations /Donor Relations
Kit Thomas, Director of Annual & Capital Campaigns
Carolyn Williams, Human Resource Officer
Ariana Orne, Manager of Extended Day
Marisa Knight, Bookkeeper
Allison Mitchell, Admissions and Student Services Coordinator
Sarah Troup, Marketing Manager
Nancy Hutchison, Administrative Assistant
Angie Crosten, Administrative Assistant
Kiki Examond, Extended Day Manager


Rebekah Rogers, E1st-2nd Grade Teacher
Lenae Lowe, E1st-2nd Grade Teacher Assistant
Peyton Johnson, E1st-2nd Grade Teacher Assistant
Samantha Catanese, E2nd-3rd Grade Teacher
Lauren Kilpatrick, E2nd-3rd Grade Teacher Assitant
Blair Putz, E3rd-4th Grade Teacher
Shannon Darner, E3rd-4th Grade Teacher Assistant
Alisha Bowman, E5th-6th Grade Teacher
Kelli Maroney, E5th-6th Grade Teacher Assistant
Jessica Ricordi, I5th-6th Grade Teacher
Ashley Crytzer, I5th-6th Grade Teacher Assistant
Julieann Hanrahan, I6th-7th Grade Teacher
Traci Ingram, I6th-7th Grade Teacher Assistant
Kara Omesol, I7th-8th Grade Teacher
Camila Gonzalez, I7th-8th Grade Teacher
Lauren Busta, I8th-9th Grade Co-Teacher
Liz Oxford, I8th-9th Grade Co-Teacher
Sammy Lennon, S9th-10th Grade Teacher
Patti Sexton, S9th-10th Grade Teacher Assistant
Dominique Devine, S10th-11th Grade Teacher
Maureen Moseley, S10th-12th Grade Teacher Assistant
Christy Iglesias, S11th-12th Grade Teacher
Brittany Selmon, S11th-12th Grade Teacher Assistant


Jill Morrow, Art Enterprise Manager
Grace Williams, Art Co-Teacher
Whitney McCown, Art Co-Teacher
Ciaran Sontag, Music Teacher/Video Production Coordinator
Tanner Graham, Physical Education Coach
Barbara Charlton, Occupational Therapy Assistant
Kelly Veihdeffer, Occupational Therapy Assistant
Mary Kay Hall, Physical Therapy
Roberta Cooley, Garden Teacher
Wade Quisenberry, Facilities, Groundskeeping
Gary Nuckols, Facilities and Maintenance Manager

Berry Good Farms

Ellen Hiser, Director of Berry Good Farms
Brett Swearingen, BGF Culinary Manager/Food Truck Manager
Onya Schroeder, BGF Farm Manager
Jordan Williams, BGF Farm Manager
Gail Wickenden, Barkin’ Biscuits Manager
Donna Hayes, Barkin’ Biscuits Assistant Manager
Colleen Miller, Barkin’ Biscuits Assistant
Katie Dumphy, BGF Café Manager
Stephanie LaRoche, BGF Cafe Manager
Natalie Thomas, Culinary Instructor
Marina Peacock, BGF Food Truck Assistant

Transition/Post Grad

Ann Atkins, Director of Post Graduate Program
Dawn Thomas, Transition Co-Teacher
Madeleine Gilmore, Transition Co-Teacher Assistant
Nikki Szwedzinski, Teacher of Project Search
Christine Thomas, Transition Teacher Assistant
Matt Wiley, Employment/Vocational Specialist
Ingrid Fabianova, Employment/Vocational Specialist
Monique Thompson, Employment/Vocational Specialist
Annette Himmelreich, Employment/Vocational Specialist
Michelle Onorato, Employment/Vocational Specialist
John Lee, Employment/Vocational Specialist
Sara Gomez, Employment/Vocational Specialist
Kiki Examond, Employment/Vocational Specialist