Mrs. Jackson has taught preschoolers for over 19 years. She has taught at FOA for over 9 years. During this time, she has worked as a K3 teacher, K3/K4 teacher, Aftercare teacher, manager of the Summer Program, and teacher in charge of the Elementary Building. Mrs. Jackson has an ECA (Early Childhood Associate), which is equivalent to a CDA in childhood education.
Christy Simoni - Kindergarten
Mrs. Christy Simoni started working at Faith Outreach Academy in 2018 as our Kindergarten Teacher. She graduated from University of South Florida in 1987 with a Bachelor's degree in Social Science Education. She also has her Florida Teaching Certificate for K - 6 Elementary Education. Mrs. Simoni has over six years of teaching experience. She has a passion for teaching kindergarten students and helping them to be successful.
Lindsay Santos - 1st and 2nd Grade
Mrs. Santos has taught at FOA since 2006 as our second grade teacher. She has her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Psychology. Mrs. Santos has been teaching since 1976 in Puerto Rico, New York and Florida. Mrs. Santos also has been the co-director of some of our Christmas dramas, as well as various other programs.
Heather Flaschenriem - 3rd Grade
Mrs. Heather Flaschenriem graduated from Pensacola Christian College with a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. She has taught 1st through 5th grades and has been teaching elementary students since the year 2000. Mrs. Flaschenriem has taught third grade at FOA since 2014.
Michaela Paleveda - 4th Grade
Mrs. Paleveda has taught at FOA since 2005. She has taught kindergarten, first grade, third grade and more recently fourth grade for us. She has been teaching since 1995. Mrs. Paleveda received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Tampa College in 1990 and her degree in Elementary Education from U.S.F. in 1997. She is returning this year as the fourth grade teacher.
Christine DiRobbio - 5th Grade
Ms. Christine DiRobbio is originally from Rhode Island. She graduated from Rhode Island College in 2006 with a B.A. in Spanish and a Minor in Communications. Ms. DiRobbio moved to Florida in 2008 and currently lives in Spring Hill. She has been teaching for over four years. Ms. DiRobbio has taught fifth grade at FOA since 2015.