Ms. Woodward has been our lead teacher for our ESE Department since 2012 and works with the elementary school students. Ms. Woodward received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Oakland University and her Master's Degree in Learning and Behavioral Disorders from Buffalo State College. She has many years of experience in teaching ESE, as well as kindergarten, second, third, fourth, and fifth grades. She also volunteers in the Special Needs Department at Idlewild Baptist Church and as the Commanding Officer of the Suncoast Squadron, U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps for youth ages 10 -18 in Clearwater.
Tamera Wilkie - ESE Teacher
Mrs. Wilkie will be joining Ms. Benson in working with the middle school students in the ESE Department. Mrs. Wilkie received her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Social Work, as well as her Master's Degree in Teaching from the University of South Florida. She has previous teaching experience with second, fifth, and sixth grades.
Billie Jean Benson
Mrs. Benson joined the FOA staff in January of 2017 as one of our ESE teachers working with middle school and high school students. She attended Colorado Bible College and graduated from Florida Bible College with a bachelor’s degree in Christian education. She earned a master’s degree in education from Liberty University. Mrs. Benson has taught at both Christian and public schools.