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
Ellen Hiser, Director of Berry Good Farms
Rina Park, Director of Programs/Services
Amanda Robison, Director of Academics
Stacy Santiago, Director of Resources and Enrichment
Jessica Waugaman, Director of Advancement
Kim Namey, Director of Business Operations /Donor Relations
Ann Atkins, Director of Transition & Post Grad
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, Communications and Web Manager
Nancy Hutchison, Administrative Assistant
Michelle Largent, Receptionist


Julieann Hanrahan, Elementary I Teacher
Lenae Lowe, Elementary I Teacher Assistant
Angela Simons, Elementary II Teacher
Blair Putz, Elementary II Substitute Teacher
Jennifer Bruno Lamb, Elementary II Teacher Assistant
Kelly Veihdeffer, Elementary II Teacher Assistant
Roberta Cooley, Elementary III Teacher
Brittany Selmon, Elementary III Teacher Assistant
Alisha Bowman, Elementary IV Teacher
Kelli MaroneyElementary IV Teacher Assistant
Camila Gonzalez, Communications Class Teacher
Jessica West, Communications Class Teacher Assistant
Sarah Raynor, Intermediate I Teacher
Joshua Beran, Intermediate I Teacher Assistant
Kara Bragg, Intermediate II Teacher
Patti Sexton, Intermediate II Teacher Assistant
Lauren Busta, Intermediate III Co-Teacher
Dominque Devine, Intermediate III Co-Teacher
Mary Rose Thompson, Secondary I Teacher
Corrie Hines-Daniels, Secondary I Teacher Assistant
Nikki Szwedzinski, Secondary II Teacher
MeKenzie Joiner, Secondary II Teacher Assistant
Caitlyn Tofferi, Secondary III Co-Teacher
Christy Iglesias, Secondary III Co-Teacher


Grace Williams, Art Co-Teacher
Whitney McCown, Art Co-Teacher
Ciaran Sontag, Music Teacher/Video Production Coordinator
Tanner Graham, Physical Education/Job Coach
Barbara Charlton, Occupational Therapy Assistant
Mary Kay Hall, Physical Therapy

Berry Good Farms

Brett Swearingen, BGF Culinary Manager/Food Truck Manager
Natalie Thomas, Culinary Instructor
Christine Thomas, ARC Café Manager
Tim ArmstrongBGF Manager
Onya Schroeder, BGF Assistant
Wayde Quisenberry, Facilities & Groundskeeping Manager
Zach Dennis, Farm Assistant
Gail Wickenden, Barkin’ Biscuits Manager
Donna Hayes, Barkin’ Biscuits Assistant Manager
Colleen Miller, Barkin’ Biscuits Assistant

Transition/Post Grad

Dawn Thomas, Transition Co-Teacher
Madeline Gilmore, Transition Teacher Assistant
Terri Goodridge, Transition Co-Teacher
Heather Welch, Transition Teacher Assistant
Matt Wiley, Employment/Vocational Specialist/Maintenance Coord
Ingrid Fabianova, Employment/Vocational Specialist
Monique Thompson, Employment/Vocational Specialist
Jill Morrow, Manager of Anam Cara Creations
Beth Hemmelrich, Employment/Vocational Specialist