Secondary Faculty

Meet the Secondary Faculty at The King’s Academy, West Palm Beach, Florida.

Departments and Positions: President
Administration
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Previously, Randy worked in commercial real estate as Vice President, Accounting for Woolbright Development, Inc. as well as Vice President, Controller, and Chief Accounting Officer for the New York Stock Exchange-listed CRT Properties, Inc. and Dycom Industries, Inc. He began his career as an auditor at the international accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP […]

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Departments and Positions: Chief Operating Officer
Administration
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Before taking on the roll as The King’s Academy COO, Jeff was President for 17 years. Jeff also coached Football and Basketball for 20 years and loved being a coach. His 1996 football squad made it to the final four in the state playoffs.

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Departments and Positions: Headmaster
Administration
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Building relationships with students and inspiring them to find God’s best for their lives has been a daily commitment in Mr. Raines’ time at The King’s Academy. He enjoys observing students and teachers as they work together to cultivate learning. Doug enjoys reading history and theology, following sports, and listening to good Southern Gospel music. […]

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Departments and Positions: Director, Development
Administration
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Outside of the classroom and office, Glenn has coached JV and MS football (with undefeated seasons in both) and Boys and Girls Varsity soccer (winning 5 district championships and one trip the State Final Four). He also directed Fall Plays including “The Mousetrap,” “Dear and Glorious Physician,” “The Carpenter,” “15-minute Hamlet,” and “The Boor.” Glenn […]

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Departments and Positions: Principal, Secondary
Administration
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During her 26 years in education, Sonya has taught Advanced Placement English, English, English Speakers of Other Language classes, and Drop-Out Prevention in both public and private schools. In 2001, she was recognized as Teacher of the Year in the school district of Martin County. In addition to teaching responsibilities, she was a Department Head […]

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Departments and Positions: Assistant Principal, Secondary
Administration
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Michelle and her husband Jim were missionaries with Word of Life Fellowship for 15 years. They served in Barcelona, Spain and here in South Florida. They have 3 grown children who all graduated from The King’s Academy: Jonathan (’05), Jordan (’06), and Jason (’10).

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Departments and Positions: Assistant Principal, Secondary
Administration
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With 29 total years of experience in education, Coach Toulson has worked as teacher, coach and administrator. While he has coached in the football program all of his 17 years at TKA, he also coached JV Boys Basketball and Baseball for several seasons. Coach Toulson and his wife Rebecca attend the Beacon Baptist Church of […]

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Departments and Positions: Director of Student Ministries
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Departments and Positions: Sixth Grade Teacher
Elementary Faculty
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With almost 25 years in the education field (half of that spent at The King’s Academy), one could say that education is Mrs. Collins’s passion.  She is married to Dr. Glenn Collins, and together, they stay quite busy raising their  family of five girls. They enjoy attending weekend services at Christ Fellowship. Being from the […]

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Departments and Positions: Assistant Athletic Director
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Departments and Positions: Science Teacher
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Departments and Positions: Secondary Administrative Assistant
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Departments and Positions: Secondary Business
Secondary Business
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Departments and Positions: Secondary Computer Science
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Departments and Positions: Theatre Arts
Fine Arts
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Sarah recently finished her BFA in Theater at NYU’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts. She began her education at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute where she studied method acting and musical theater. Sarah, TKA class of 2012, is thrilled to be teaching and sharing her passion for theater at The King’s Academy

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Departments and Positions: English Teacher
Secondary English
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Departments and Positions: Visual Arts
Visual Arts
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Macey is a videographer and video production business owner. She graduated from The King’s Academy in 2008 and then graduated from Biola University, in Los Angeles, with a degree in film production in 2013. She has experience with videography from weddings, music videos, corporate videos and many styles in between.

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Departments and Positions: Assistant Director of Instrumental Arts
Instrumental Arts
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Wesley Lowe joined The King’s Academy as Assistant Director of Instrumental Arts in the spring of 2016. Wesley graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina. During his undergraduate studies, he was principal tubist for the University Symphony Orchestra and the University Symphonic Wind Band.

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Departments and Positions: Dance
Fine Arts
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Risselle Alexandra Portuondo began her dance training in West Palm Beach, Florida at The Academy of Ballet Florida and boasts a history of 21 years of dancing. She graduated from The Boston Conservatory in 2014 and received her B.F.A. in Contemporary Dance. She has performed along with the professional company of Ballet Florida in works […]

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Departments and Positions: Registrar
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Departments and Positions: Attendance Assistant
Secondary Staff
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Andrea’s focus has been her family for the last several years as a soccer mom, a volleyball mom, a room mom, and a school volunteer. In her free time, she loves to read. Finding, cooking and baking new recipes is also her joy, and she is famous for her chocolate chip cookies. Andrea and her […]

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Departments and Positions: Bible Teacher
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Departments and Positions: Bible Teacher
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Departments and Positions: Chaplain, Business Ethics Teacher
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Departments and Positions: Bible, History Teacher
Secondary Faculty
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Outside of the classroom, Bruce was the Varsity Golf Coach, where he took 2 teams to the State Finals, and is the Faculty Advisory for the Political Science Club, taking several delegations of students to Model UN at Lynn University and in New York City. Bruce and his wife Marilyn have been married for 47 […]

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Departments and Positions: English Teacher
Secondary Faculty
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Jeff has enjoyed many experiences at The King’s Academy in addition to his Bible, English, Psychology, Speech, and Journalism teaching roles. He was instrumental in beginning and establishing the academic counseling department and greatly valued his years of leadership as secondary principal. Jeff has managed the JV baseball team, coaching many of the players who […]

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Departments and Positions: Public Speaking Teacher
Secondary Faculty
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Outside the classroom, Deborah has coached tennis. She has taught English for 16 years, teaching 7th, 9th, 10th, and 11th grades. Deborah has also been involved in the speech program at her previous school. Deborah and her sons attend Life Church in Wellington, where she serves on the host team. In her free time, she […]

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Departments and Positions: English, Bible Teacher
Secondary Faculty
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Ms. Breckenridge’s family is originally from Memphis, TN, but she grew up in Arkansas. She went back to school when her children were in middle and high school, and began teaching during her daughter’s 8th grade year at the same school where she had graduated twenty years before. Ms. Breckenridge had been working as a […]

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Departments and Positions: English Teacher
Secondary Faculty
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Cammie and her husband Tim attend Family Church West where Cammie serves as a Preschool teacher. In her free time, Cammie enjoys camping, hiking, reading, cooking, and being with her family.

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Departments and Positions: English Teacher
Secondary Faculty
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Domenica was an elite level athlete in high school and enjoys coaching and playing recreational sports with her family and friends. She also volunteers a great deal of her time at Christ Fellowship where she, her husband Vince, and their three small children have attended for the last 4 years. In her free time, Domenica […]

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Departments and Positions: English Teacher
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Departments and Positions: English, Debate Teacher
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When not in the classroom, Nancy loves teaching Bible study classes in her church and reads a variety of books. She also was the play director at King’s for many years directing plays like, Cheaper by the Dozen, Arsenic and Old Lace, and The Beverly Hillbillies. Currently, she is the high school debate coach, and […]

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Departments and Positions: Mathematics Teacher
Secondary Faculty
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Tammy has taught Secondary Mathematics in Palm Beach County since 1995. When not working with students at The King’s Academy, she enjoys serving as Director of Student Ministry at Family Church Sherbrooke. Investing in the spiritual lives of students is her passion! When not working, Tammy enjoys traveling, Grisham novels, sports, and the outdoors.

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Departments and Positions: Mathematics Teacher, Business
Secondary Faculty
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Anne is the sponsor of The King’s Academy’s Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America. She is the mother of 4 children and a member of Lake Osborne Presbyterian Church. Anne was the 2013-2014 recipient of the William H. Vimont Award.

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Departments and Positions: Mathematics Teacher
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Cheryl and husband Doug are parents to two young daughters (both in the elementary school at TKA). In addition to spending time with her family, Cheryl enjoys scrapbooking, watching movies, and playing games.

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Departments and Positions: Mathematics Teacher
Secondary Faculty
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Mrs. Martin teaches in the Mathematics department. She is currently the Key Club sponsor. She also is actively involved in assisting Student Life with the production of the Homecoming Skits for each class.

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Departments and Positions: Mathematics Teacher
Secondary Faculty
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Christine and her husband Daniel are active members of Family Church West, where they serve on the worship and tech teams. They are in the process of adopting their first child domestically from the state of Florida. In her free time, Christine likes to read and practice the art of calligraphy.

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Departments and Positions: Mathematics Teacher, Calculus
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Departments and Positions: Mathematics Teacher
Secondary Faculty
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When not teaching or tutoring, Charlene enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, having company and going to the beach. She has sponsored and played an active role in The National Junior Honor Society, National Honor Society, and National Math Honor Society. Charlene and her husband attend Trinity West Church and are both active in […]

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Departments and Positions: Mathematics Teacher, Geometry
Secondary Faculty
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Kyle has taught at various schools and levels throughout New York, North Carolina, and Florida. Outside of the classroom, She enjoys many outdoor sports including running, kayaking, and mountain biking. Kyle and her family enjoy participating in orienteering and adventure racing throughout Florida. When not out in the woods, they are generally at a soccer […]

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Departments and Positions: Science Teacher, Chemistry & Physics
Secondary Faculty
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Jennifer enjoys the challenge of making science relevant and exciting for her students. Her family’s life revolves around science and her own peer-reviewed research conducted at TAMU continues to garner citations. She has lived in South Africa, England, Venezuela, and throughout the United States. Outside of academics, Jennifer enjoys paddle boarding, beach walking, reading, and […]

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Departments and Positions: Science Teacher
Secondary Faculty
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Cherri and her husband, Tracy, who teaches science for the PBC school district, have two children that attended TKA from JK-12. Their daughter, Aubrey, is working on her PhD in Biomedical Science at UAB and their son, Robert, a recent graduate of FSU, works in accounting for a local business.

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Departments and Positions: Science Teacher, Human Phys & Life
Secondary Faculty
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In my spare time I enjoy catching up on reading, spending time with my four grown children, their spouses, and of course my seven little grandchildren. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for thirty -five years and am grateful for his leadership in our home. Prior to fulltime teaching at The King’s […]

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Departments and Positions: Science Teacher, Physical
Secondary Faculty
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Donna is a proud alumnus of TKA, class of 1996 and is married to a fellow alumnus, Michael Phillips, class of 1994. They have two boys, Aiden and Carter. They attend Christ Fellowship in Royal Palm Beach. Donna loves Gator football, spending time with her family, doing outdoor activities, having girl time with her sweet […]

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Departments and Positions: Science Teacher, AP Psychology
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Craig teaches in the Psychology Department at Palm Beach Atlantic University, as well as running a private therapy practice at his church in Palm Beach Gardens.

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Departments and Positions: Science Teacher
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Departments and Positions: Science Teacher, Chemistry & Physics
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Mary enjoys teaching both chemistry and physics because together they help explain so much of what happens in God’s creation. Outside of the classroom she is the sponsor for the Science National Honor Society. Mary and her husband, Dr. Henry Virkler, have been married for over forty-five years. Together they attend church at Christ Fellowship’s […]

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Departments and Positions: Engineering
Secondary Faculty
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Coach Keith Allen will begin his fourth season at TKA this fall and second as Head Varsity Football Coach after serving the previous two as Defensive Coordinator. Coach Allen is a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma and graduate of Union High School. After high school, Coach Allen went on to earn his BS in Civil Engineering […]

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Departments and Positions: Computer Teacher
Secondary Faculty
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Mrs. Lourdes Torres is native from Puerto Rico, and she has lived in Florida with her husband and two kids since 2007. Prior teaching in the United States, Mrs. Torres taught computer science courses in Puerto Rico at the college level for ten years. After moving to Florida, and prior teaching at The King’s Academy, […]

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Departments and Positions: History Teacher, English Teacher
Secondary Faculty
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Outside of the classroom, Cathleen enjoys investigating new and exciting learning opportunities for her students, reading for personal enjoyment, cooking and entertaining, attempting to keep plants alive, hosting game nights, and sewing. Cathleen and her husband, Scott, have five children and soon three grandchildren. They attend Wellington Presbyterian Church serving and participating in various ministries.

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Departments and Positions: History Teacher, Economics & American Government
Secondary Faculty
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Debbie and her husband, Justin, have two daughters, Madison and Macy. They have recently moved to Royal Palm Beach from Pembroke Pines, Florida, after feeling God’s call to the area and to The King’s Academy. Debbie has coached all levels of girls’ volleyball at previous schools (with four district championships, three regional championships, and three […]

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Departments and Positions: History Teacher
Secondary Faculty
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John’s experience in Christian education spans over 10 years. He currently serves as the Department Chair of Social Studies and teaches United States History. He is also the director of the TKA summer camp program, Camp Roar. John and his wife Kelly have two children, Aaden and Jack, who both attend The King’s Academy. Their […]

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Departments and Positions: History Teacher
Secondary Faculty
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Hassan was a 4 year letterman and Captain in football at the University of Cincinnati and currently serves as Defensive Coordinator of TKA’s JV and Varsity football teams. He has also been involved in TKA’s FCA as a huddle coach. Hassan and his wife Amanda attend Family Church where he serves as Pastor of Assimilation […]

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Departments and Positions: History Teacher, World
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Departments and Positions: Foreign Language Teacher, Latin & Spanish, Chair
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Departments and Positions: Foreign Language Teacher, Spanish II
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Departments and Positions: Foreign Language Teacher, Mandarin Chinese
Secondary Faculty
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Ms. Jin has over three years’ experience teaching Mandarin and Chinese culture in New York City. Before coming to US, she worked in one of top 500 enterprises in China. Ms. Jin loves to travel around the world and notes down everything she has seen and experienced. She was also a freelancer for Shanghai Morning […]

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Departments and Positions: Vocal Director
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Departments and Positions: Assistant Vocal Director
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Departments and Positions: Vocal Arts
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Departments and Positions: Administrative Assistant, Fine Arts
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Departments and Positions: Administrative Assistant, Fine Arts
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Departments and Positions: Dance Teacher
Secondary Faculty
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Cathy graduated from TKA and taught for 15 years in the dance department at the prestigious Dreyfoos School of the Arts, as well as 15 years for the Thomas Dance Studio, 5 years at the School of Ballet Arts and served as commissioned guest choreographer and master teacher at the Los Angeles County High School […]

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Departments and Positions: Technical Director, Fine Arts
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Departments and Positions: Professor
Secondary Faculty
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Mr. Clifford began his violin studies at age six. Many of his formative years were spent studying at the University of Michigan School of Music with Robert Culver. His summer studies include Interlochen International Music Camp, Meadowmount School, and Encore School for Strings. He received his Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance from the […]

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Departments and Positions: Director, International Student Program
Secondary Staff
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Brian served as an intelligence analyst in the US Army and has traveled all over the world in his current role as Director of International Learning and during …. They have 2 daughters who attend The King’s Academy and have served as a host family to international students.

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Departments and Positions: Assistant Director, International Student Program
Secondary Staff
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Before working at The King’s Academy, Bob served as a pastor at Christ Fellowship, and prior to that Bob was employed as a middle school teacher. Bob and his wife Amy are blessed to have 5 children.

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Departments and Positions: Marketing - International Student Program
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Departments and Positions: ESL, International Student Program
Secondary Faculty
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Jen and her husband Brian attend Christ Fellowship, Royal Palm Campus. In her free time she likes to read and spend time with her two daughters Chinelle and Lylah, who attend The King’s Academy.

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Departments and Positions: Director, Athletics
Secondary Staff
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Adam has coached MS Baseball, MS Basketball, JV Basketball, V Softball, V Baseball, Junior College Baseball winning conference championships at the high school and collegiate level in baseball. Adam and his wife Jane have four children; Nathan, Jordan, Morgan, and Ryan. Adam and his family attend Family Church – Sherbrooke.

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Departments and Positions: Administrative Assistant, Athletics
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Departments and Positions: Weight Training Teacher
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Departments and Positions: Girls' Physical Education Teacher
Secondary Faculty
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Outside of teaching, Ashlei is the Varsity Girls Volleyball Coach and the Middle School Girls Basketball Coach. She also coaches club volleyball for Palm Beach Jrs. Volleyball in Palm Beach County. Ashlei and her husband David are both graduates of TKA (’97 and ’92 respectively) and have three children who attend and are actively involved […]

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Departments and Positions: Boys' Physical Education Teacher
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Departments and Positions: Academic Support Coordinator
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Departments and Positions: Learning Specialist
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Departments and Positions: Study Hall Teacher
Secondary Faculty
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Ron’s duties at TKA are supervision of study hall and assistant coach of the football and track teams. With over 26 years of college football experience, Coach Lee has mentored over 21 student athletes who have achieved their goals of graduating from college and making the National football League. He also coordinated and participated in […]

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Departments and Positions: Dorm Parent for ISP
Secondary Staff
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Michelle and her husband Jim were missionaries with Word of Life Fellowship for 15 years. They served in Barcelona, Spain and here in South Florida. They have 3 grown children who all graduated from The King’s Academy: Jonathan (’05), Jordan (’06), and Jason (’10).

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Departments and Positions: College Counselor
Secondary Staff
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Robin enjoyed 20 years working in the accounting profession before entering the world of education, where she started as a middle school history teacher, became the middle school guidance counselor, moved into high school guidance, served as the high school principal, and according to God’s plan is thoroughly enjoying being one of the college counselors […]

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Departments and Positions: Administrative Assistant, College Counseling
Secondary Staff
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Sylvia has been happily married for 15 years and has two daughters. She and her family have attended Christ Fellowship for the past 15 years. She also enjoys leading worship in a little spanish church called Centro de Adoraccion. Her heart is also with the children of Guatemala. She collects used uniforms and shoes throughout […]

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Departments and Positions: Academic Counselor
Secondary Staff
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Joanne is a member of the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling (SACAC) and National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). Joanne is enthusiastic about having the most current information available and attends conferences and training sessions to bring information and suggestions to the student body. Joanne and her twin children (a girl and a […]

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Departments and Positions: School Nurse
Staff
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Dana has been a registered nurse for 18 years. She has worked at Joe Dimaggio Children’s Hospital in the PICU and Bethesda Memorial Hospital in the ER, has been married for 18 years, and has 2 children. Kaleigh is in the 11th grade and Conner is in the 8th grade. She also serves as the […]

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