Lower Elementary Faculty at Charlotte Academy

 

 

Ms. Debby DeSimio

Deborah DeSimioLower Elementary Montessori Lead Teacher
& Drama Club (C.A.T.S.) Advisor

  • Montessori Elementary I and Elementary II Education Certification, Houston Montessori Center
  • B.S. Social Work, Eastern Michigan University
  • Years of education experience: 27
  • At CA: 17 years

Loves hiking, working with children and teens at her church and Heart for Missions

Mrs. Katie Forbes

Forbes-KatieLower Elementary Montessori Teacher

  • International Montessori Certification (NAMC)
  • B.S. Elementary Education, University of Phoenix
  • Years of education experience: 17
  • At CA: 4 years

Enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and relaxing at the beach

Ms. Julie Heitman

Julie HeitmanPreprimary Montessori Lead Teacher & Tennis Club Advisor

  • Montessori Early Childhood Education Certification, New Gate Center for Montessori Studies
  • B.A. English Literature, Rangoon Arts and Science University, Burma
  • Years of education experience: 16
  • At CA: 15 years

Enjoys teaching and playing tennis and spending time with her three children

Mrs. Jamie O’Briant

Jamie O'BriantPreprimary Montessori Lead Teacher

  • Graduate of Florida Southwestern with a degree in Early Childhood Studies
  • Montessori Early Childhood Education Certification, Center for Guided Montessori Studies
  • Years of education experience: 12
  • At CA: 8 years

Enjoys spending time with her family

Mr. Jason Osborne

Art/Music/Technology Teacher
Lower & Upper Elementary and Middle School

  • B.A. Fine Arts, Shawnee University
  • Years of education experience: 14
  • At CA: 6

Enjoys painting, playing music and collecting vintage “Masters of the Universe” figures with his son Dominic, who is in kindergarten at Charlotte Academy

Miss Sherry Rivera

Sherry RiveraSpanish, 6the – 8th grade
World Culture, pre-primary – 5th grade

  • M.S. Secondary Education
  • B.A. English with minors in Secondary Education and Theology, St. Johns University
  • Years of education experience: 27

Miss Rivera’s hobbies include reading, listening to music, Japanese culture and tea parties.  She lives with her husband Mike, their two children, Thomas and Sherry, and their cat, Luna.

Miss Kelly Sutton

Kelly SuttonPre-primary Montessori Teacher
Pre-primary Montessori Assistant

  • Montessori Early Childhood Education Certification, New Gate Center for Montessori Studies
  • Montessori Fundamentals Certification (CGMS)
  • Attends Florida Southwestern State College for a degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Years of education experience: 6
  • At CA: 6 years

I love spending time with my family, reading, and watching the Green Bay Packers win!