Our Faculty

The Village School teachers all hold at least a Bachelor’s Degree. Many of the staff also have a Master’s Degree. In addition, many opportunities for in-service and staff development are provided to enhance and update the skills of the staff.

Grisell Abad
Spanish Teacher

Grisell Abad

Mrs. Abad is originally from Cuba. She received her Bachelor of Arts…

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Glen Beitmen
Science Coach

Glen Beitmen

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Melodi Belei
Media Center Director

Melodi Belei

Ms. Belei received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Purdue University…

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Janett Benoit
Part Time PE Teacher

Janett Benoit

Mrs. Benoit received her Bachelors of Science in Business as well as…

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Linda Bruns
Entrepreneurship Instructor

Linda Bruns

A native of Nashville, Tennessee, and a graduate of George Peabody College…

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Tami Cox

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Deneen Crandall Athey
MI Teacher

Deneen Crandall Athey

Mrs. Crandall Athey received her Bachelor of Science from Saint Leo University…

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Susan DeAngelis
Jr Engineering and Culinary Arts

Susan DeAngelis

Ms. DeAngelis received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University of…

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Gillian DeFrancesco
Pre-K 3 Teacher

Gillian DeFrancesco

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Kelsey Landis
Middle School Social Studies Teacher

Kelsey Landis

Kelsey Landis graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor’s Degree in…

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Rachel DeVito
Language Arts Teacher

Rachel DeVito

Mrs. DeVito received both her BA in English and her MA in English…

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William Foster
Upper School Engineering Teacher

William Foster

Mr. Foster received his B.S degree in Mathematics from the University of…

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Chrissy Gomory
Pre-K3 Teacher

Chrissy Gomory

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Dawn Hazelett
1st Grade Teacher

Dawn Hazelett

Mrs. Hazelett received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Central…

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Desiree Campbell
2nd Grade Teacher

Desiree Campbell

Mrs. Campbell received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Central…

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Emily Kaczynski
Middle School Social Studies Teacher

Emily Kaczynski

Mrs. Kaczynski graduated summa cum laude from Duquesne University with a Bachelor…

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Rachael Klaas
ESE Specialist

Rachael Klaas

Mrs. Klaas received her Bachelors of Art in History from the University…

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Cynthia Leftwich
Think Lab Teacher

Cynthia Leftwich

Ms. Leftwich holds a B. Ed., a Masters in Education, pre-school certification…

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Kathie Liebert
Pre-K4 Teacher

Kathie Liebert

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Kelly Losada
3rd Grade Teacher

Kelly Losada

Kelly Losada has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Florida Gulf Coast…

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Melvin Maxwell
Band Director

Melvin Maxwell

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Michelle Merrow
Pre-K3 Teacher

Michelle Merrow

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Celeste Miller
1st Grade Teacher

Celeste Miller

Ms. Miller received her Bachelor of Science from Florida Gulf Coast University…

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Ann Nathan
Jr. Kindergarten Teacher

Ann Nathan

Ann Nathan received a Bachelor of Science degree from Lynchburg College in…

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Steven Noyes
4th Grade Teacher

Steven Noyes

Mr. Noyes has been teaching since the fall of 1989 and has…

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Christine Ochs
3rd Grade Teacher

Christine Ochs

Christine Ochs received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from The University…

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Ted Sauter
Debate Teacher

Ted Sauter

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Jennifer Schehr
Reading Specialist

Jennifer Schehr

Jennifer Schehr received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing from Florida Gulf…

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Leanne Scullin
Middle School Language Arts Teacher

Leanne Scullin

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Torrey Skloff
Middel School Mathematics Teacher

Torrey Skloff

Mrs. Skloff received her BA in Management, with a concentration in Accounting and…

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Tish Tarpley
Middle School Social Studies Teacher

Tish Tarpley

Tish Tarpley joined our staff eight years ago as a Pre-K Spanish…

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Katie Waugh
2nd Grade Teacher

Katie Waugh

Mrs. Waugh attended Florida State University where she received her Bachelor of…

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Andrea DeLadurantey
Music Teacher

Andrea DeLadurantey

Andrea DeLadurantey "Mrs. D" was born and raised here in Naples and…

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Kelly O’Connor
Middle School Science and Math Teacher

Kelly O’Connor

Kelly is a recent graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University and holds…

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Susan Venegas
Middle School Math and Science Teacher

Susan Venegas

Ms. Venegas was born in Washington, DC and raised in Annapolis, Maryland.…

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Sara Harms
4th Grade Teacher

Sara Harms

Mrs. Harms received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in 2003 from Grand Valley…

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James Wilson
PE Teacher

James Wilson

Coach James Is a  Physical Education teacher in his second year at…

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Laura Giraldo
Upper School Spanish & French Teacher

Laura Giraldo

Laura Giraldo, as the Upper School Spanish/French instructor, hails from New York…

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Katrina Derby
Kindergarten Teacher

Katrina Derby

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Callie Brown
Middle School Math and Science Teacher

Callie Brown

Ms. Brown received her Bachelor’s Degree in 2008 from the University of…

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Dr. Dean Oppegaard
Upper School Mathematics Teacher

Dr. Dean Oppegaard

Dr. Oppegaard was born and raised in Minnesota.  He received his BA…

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Arlen Ruiz
Art Teacher

Arlen Ruiz

Ms. Ruiz earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) and Master of…

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Dr. Stacey Klein
Upper School History & Social Science Teacher

Dr. Stacey Klein

Dr. Stacey Klein comes with an impressive background having taught AP U.S.…

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Deborah Bright
Upper School English Teacher

Deborah Bright

Originally from Philadelphia, Ms. Bright taught in New York, Chicago, and California…

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Maribet Byrne
Upper School Counselor

Maribet Byrne

Maribet Byrne obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences Interdisciplinary from State…

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Raquel Rinaldi
Kindergarten Teacher

Raquel Rinaldi

Mrs. Raquel Rinaldi received her Bachelors in Elementary Education from Florida Gulf…

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Andrew Miranti
Middle School Science Teacher

Andrew Miranti

Andrew Miranti is originally from New Orleans, LA and graduated from Loyola…

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Erica Dale Wagner
Theater Arts Teacher

Erica Dale Wagner

Erica Dale Wagner was born in Naples and raised in Southwest Florida.…

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Sharon Laconi
Fifth Grade Teacher

Sharon Laconi

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Shelley Seifert
Teacher

Shelley Seifert

Shelley, her husband, Paul, and their 9 year old twins, Maddie and…

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Peter Paddock
Middle School Math Teacher

Peter Paddock

Peter Paddock grew up in Cincinnati, OH. He is a graduate of…

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Karen Shaw
PK - 2 Art Teacher and Technology Integration Specialist

Karen Shaw

With an extensive background as a director in the fine art gallery…

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Our Staff

Lisa Johnson
Teacher's Assistant

Lisa Johnson

Lisa is originally from Niagara Falls, NY. She moved down to Naples,…

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Diane Kauffman
Teacher's Assistant

Diane Kauffman

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Doreena Layton
Teacher's Assistant

Doreena Layton

Doreena Layton has been a Middle School Teacher's Assistant for three years.…

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Teresa Spencer
Teacher's Assistant

Teresa Spencer

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Lauren Hayes
Teacher's Assistant

Lauren Hayes

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Tere Diehl
Teacher's Assistant

Tere Diehl

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Sherri Salvatori
Teacher's Assistant

Sherri Salvatori

A native of Naples, Mrs. Salvatori received her Bachelor of Arts in…

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Jessica Seeley
Teacher's Assistant

Jessica Seeley

Jessica came to the Village School in August of 2015. She is…

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Chrissy Forst
Teacher's Assistant

Chrissy Forst

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Elizabeth Kahn
Teacher's Assistant

Elizabeth Kahn

Mrs. Kahn graduated Cum Laude from Rollins College with a Bachelor's degree…

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Resource Officer
Officer on Duty

Resource Officer

The Village School of Naples | Officer Qualifications: Holds a Bachelor’s degree…

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Joanna Backus
Teacher's Assistant

Joanna Backus

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Corri Costanzo

Corri Costanzo

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Jennifer Crispo
Teacher's Assistant

Jennifer Crispo

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Taylor Dorman
Teacher's Assistant

Taylor Dorman

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