High School Teachers

Dr. Bobby Patton

High School Bible 

Mrs. Santiago

Middle / High School Science

Mrs. Santiago joined FOA in 2018 as our high school Science and Spanish teacher. This year she is returning and will teaching Middle School and High School Science. She earned a Bachelor's Degree of Science in Chemistry and Biology, from the University of South Florida in 1997.She also obtained another Bachelor's of Art in Theology and a Master's Degree in Christian Counseling from Life Christian University in 2012. She has over 16 years of teaching experience in the Science Industry, at the University-level and in public schools. Mrs. Santiago has a passion for teaching science from a creation based viewpoint while implementing hands on activities and proper techniques in the laboratory. 


Mr. Padilla

High School- Math / Social Studies

Mr. Padilla returned to FOA in 2019 teaching middle school Math and Social Studies and is now teaching high school Math and Social Studies. He attended William Penn University on a wrestling scholarship where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education and General History and Government. Mr. Padilla loves coaching, playing sports, and working with young people.


Dr. Elliot

Middle School & High School- Student Counselor / English

Dr. Elliot joined FOA in 2016. She began her career at FOA as the Middle School 6th grade teacher and served in that capacity for two years. She now teaches High School English and various electives. 

She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from John Bay College in New York City. She also received a Master of Science Degree in Education and a Graduate Certificate in Counseling from Capella University in 2012. She has been teaching for over 15 years. 


Dr. Elliot earned a Doctorate Degree in Christian Counseling and is a Minister of Christian Counseling. She  will also be ordained as a Minister by the end of 2020. She currently serves as a Chaplain and ministers in hospitals and nursing homes alongside her husband. 

Mrs. Wilkie

ESE Teacher

Mrs. Wilkie joined FOA in 2015. She works with middle and high school students in the ESE Dept., as well as teaching a variety of classes. 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.