Meet Our Principal!

ANNIE AVERY

Annie Avery is the Principal of the Ina A. Colen Academy. She has served for over twenty-five years in early childhood, elementary, specific learning disabilities, and gifted education throughout Florida. Most currently, Avery has worked in administration at the high school level. Knowing she always wanted to work with children, she completed her undergraduate studies at Florida Southern College. Avery also earned two Master’s degrees. One from Florida State University in Early Childhood Education and another from Western Governors University in Educational Leadership. She has one daughter who attends the University of Florida. In her free time, Avery enjoys horseback riding and paddle boarding. Avery aims to cultivate a well-respected school where families and students feel at home during their educational journey.

ADMINISTRATION & STAFF

Vanessa Baxley

PROGRAM MANAGER

Christine Cortes

REGISTRAR/FRONT DESK

Lourdes Morales

CONFIDENTIAL SECRETARY/FRONT DESK

Noemi Laiz

GUIDANCE COUNSELOR

Wendi Jerald

PARAPROFESSIONAL

Lesley McCarson

REGISTERED NURSE

Nicole Gatch

FOOD SERVICE MANAGER

Deputy Goff

SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER

Moses Robateau

HEAD CUSTODIAN

Ovada Rowell

IT TECHNICIAN

Janyce “Bunny” Wardlaw

AFTER-SCHOOL CARE PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Ryan Young

AFTER-SCHOOL CARE PROGRAM ASSISTANT

Bailey Baker

AFTER-SCHOOL CARE PROGRAM ASSISTANT

Katherine Alcala Morel

AFTER-SCHOOL CARE PROGRAM ASSISTANT

TEACHERS

Jennifer Gibson

KINDERGARTEN TEACHER

Dana Farleo

KINDERGARTEN TEACHER

Kacey Morgan

1ST GRADE TEACHER

Nicole Comolli

1ST GRADE TEACHER

Carla Mullins

2ND GRADE TEACHER

Nicholas Wulf

2ND GRADE TEACHER

Amy Mickel

3RD GRADE TEACHER

Karen Hayes

4TH GRADE TEACHER

Laura Sparks

5TH GRADE TEACHER

Melissa Cheshire

6TH GRADE MATH/SCIENCE TEACHER

Courtney Martin

6TH GRADE ELA/SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER

Joseph Landrum

SCIENCE TEACHER

Susan Schwartz

ESE TEACHER

Marshall Bergeron

ESE TEACHER

Lanaye Engle

ART TEACHER

Elisabeth Vincze

MUSIC TEACHER

Emily Hyatte

PE TEACHER