Sylvia Aslanian

  • Working towards B.S, Technology/Visual Communications
  • Director of the End of Year Show
  • Director of bi-annual Shakespeare Festival
  • Director of Award Winning Spotlight Kids Performing Arts
  • Developed Technology Curriculum based on National Technology Education Standars
  • Developed Speech and Debate Curriculum based on National Middle School Public Debate Program
  • Developed Drama Curriculum based on Montessori Curriculum and National Standards
  • Former Spanish Kindergarten/1st grade teacher at MMS
  • Former assistant in 1st/2nd grade classroom at MMS
  • Kindergarten Special Needs Teacher at Nova Elementary (Ft. Lauderdale), 1993
  • Member of the Educational Theater Association
  • Member of American Alliance for Theater and Education
  • Member of Theater Communications Group
  • American Red Cross Certified
  • Affiliated with MMS since 1994

Elizabeth Bublitz

Music Teacher
  • Private teacher/vocal coach
  • Featured soloist with Florida Orchestra and Space Coast Pops
  • Hobbies include singing, dancing and baking
  • Affiliated with MMS since 2011

Rhea Bush

Reading Assistant
  • Former home business owner
  • Phono-graphix certificate
  • Hobbies include sewing, knitting and reading
  • Affiliated with MMS since 2013 (since 2000 as a parent)

Jennifer Kuntz

Media Specialist & Senior Elementary Team Teacher
  • B.A., English, University of Florida
  • Masters of Libary and Information Science, Florida State University
  • Former Systems Librarian:  Florida Center for Library Automation
  • Former Head of Access Services: University of Florida Health Science Center Library
  • State of Florida Certification: Educational Media Specialist (PreK – 12)
  • State of Florida Certification: English (6-12)
  • Hobbies include Girl Scout Troop Leader (2012), Board Member at Holy Trinity Episcopal School (2010-2013), reading, writing and traveling
  • Affiliated with MMS since 2012

Branislava Lakic-McLeod

Art Teacher & Substitute Classroom Aide
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts, Academy of Fine Arts, The University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Alachua Learing Center Charter School Teacher (K-8), 2 years experience
  • Professional Educator’s certificate from the State of Florida Department of Education; Art (grades K-12)
  • Hobbies include drawing, printmaking, organizing, sewing, photography, cooking, and interior decorating
  • Affiliated with MMS since 2013

Elaine Manion

Reading Teacher & Reading Therapist for grades 1 - 3
  • B.A., Elementary Education
  • Minor in Biology
  • Phono-Graphix Certified Master Reading Therapist
  • Trainer-Member of Read America Reading Therapists
  • Former Wilton Cake Decorator (20 years); Member of the Hall of Family for 1000+ students
  • Hobbies include gardening and collecting Angels
  • Affiliated with MMS since 1993

Karina Newman

Middle School Spanish Teacher
  • BA in Architecture
  • Post Baccalaureate Journalism and Public Relations
  • Florida Professional Teaching Certificate
  • Spanish Language Tutor
  • Two children attended MMS
  • Affiliated with MMS since 2010



Cam Parker

Physical Education Teacher & Elementary/Middle School After School Program Supervisor
  • B.S., Family, Youth & Community Sciences
  • Worked a variety of after school and summer camps since 1997
  • State certified Physical Education (K-12) teacher
  • Affiliated with MMS since 2007

Samora Rugumamu

Science Teacher | Fourth through Eighth Grade
  • M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction, Condordia University
  • B.S. Biological Sciences, North Carolina State University
  • Former Lab Research Analyst, NCCU
  • Former Science Teacher, FLIS (China)
  • Former Biology Teacher, MCCU
  • Hobbies include basketball, Music, and Movies
  • Affiliated with MMS since 2013

Elizabeth Sheehan

Part-time Assistant Kindergarten - 2nd grade Media and Technology
  • A.A., Special Education
  • A.S., Special Education
  • Assistant Teacher Montessori Certificate
  • DCF Staff Credential
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Blood Pathogen Training
  • Hobbies include sewing
  • Affiliated with MMS since 2000

Maria E. Valladares

Spanish Teacher
  • Masters of Education, University of Florida, 1978
  • Bachelors of Arts, University of Florida, 1975
  • Course: Maximizing foreign language input in the classroom from UF, 2006 & 2008
  • Spanish Teacher at Westwood Hills Christian School (K-12), 2000-2012
  • Spanish Teacher at Living Faith Fellowship School (K-12), 1985-1999
  • Hobbies include scrapbooking, reading, traveling and hosting dinners at the Ronald McDonald House (since 1998)
  • Affiliated with MMS since 2013

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