Mrs. Elliot was born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. She attended John Jay College in New York City and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. She also received a Master of Science Degree in Education and a Graduate Certificate in Addiction Counseling from Capella University in 2012. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate Degree in Counseling from the Christian Leadership University. She moved to Florida in 2007. Mrs. Elliot has been teaching since 2005.
Ivelisse Rodriguez - English & History
Ms. Rodriguez has taught at FOA since 2003. She began as our 5th grade teacher and has taught 4th – 12th grades, as well as being the co-director of our Christmas dramas and other programs. Ms. Rodriguez graduated from Lehman College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Special Education. Ms. Rodriguez has been teaching students for over 26 years. Ms. Rodriguez will be teaching middle school English, Social Studies and High School Spanish this year.
Nick Segallos - Bible
Coach Nick says there are two things in this world he loves more than virtually anything; sports and the Bible. Coach Nick was born again when he was seven years old and he grew up in the church. On a mission trip to the inner cities of New Orleans, LA, Nick was called into full time ministry. He is now a licensed minister and has earned a diploma of theology from FTSCC. While he continues to pursue further degrees, Nick is inspired by heroes of the faith, like Ravi Zacharias, Billy Graham, Josh McDowell, and his own mentor, Pastor Bobby Patton. He is so excited to help FOA students grow deeper in God’s Word.
Ms. Rachele Roman - English & History
Rachele Roman was born in Queens, NY from Puerto Rican parents. She has lived in Tampa for over ten years, here she has earned her Bachelor's degree in Africana Studies from the University of South Florida. She has also earned a Master's degree in Educational Leadership and has been working in education for the past five years. This year Ms. Roman joins FOA teaching high school English and Social Studies.
Mistina Thornes - Math & Science
Ms. Thornes has a Bachelor’s Degree in Multi-disciplines from Liberty University. She has nine years of teaching experience. This year she will be teaching high school math and science.
Lisa Perry - Math and Science
Mrs. Perry has a Bachelor of Science degree in Education, Psychology and Religion. SHe has over 18 years of teaching experience. She is joining FOA this year as our middle school math and science teacher.