High School Teachers


Brandon Channer

Basketball Coach/High School Bible 

Mr. Channer began teaching at FOA in 2020 working with middle school and high school students teaching Bible, P.E., and coaching boys basketball. He attended several colleges on an athletic scholarship for basketball. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Religious Studies from Montclair State University. Mr. Channer has a passion for basketball and has been coaching for four years. 

Mrs. Perkins

High School Science

Mrs. Perkins joined FOA in 2020. She is teaching HS Science. Mrs Perkins earned her Bachelor's degree in Anthropology from the University of South Florida. She has a passion for science education with a specialty in life science. She has taught science from 5th through 10th grade.


Christian 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. Awilda Pagan-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. 

Tammy 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.