Today's Choice for Tomorrow's Future

Elective/Enrichment Teachers

As a K-8 school, our students get to experience a wide range of enrichments at the elementary level and then begin to target specific electives once they get to the middle grades.  Our enrichment/elective teachers will have a vertically aligned curriculum to move students through a progression from Kindergarten through 8th grade.  


Cynthia BurrisIntensive Reading

Hello, my name is Cindy Burris. I am originally from Illinois having graduated from Eastern Illinois University.  My family and I moved here in 2012 and I began working for Lake County Schools as an ESE teacher. I have been a teacher for 28 years and all of that time was in an ESE classroom. This is my first year as an Intensive Reading teacher in Middle School.  I am married, have three adult children, and three beautiful granddaughters! They are the love of my life! I also have 2 fur babies that keep me busy as well. In my spare time, I love spending time with my family going to the wonderful theme parks and beaches that Central Florida has to offer!

Cynthia LundBand, Chorus, Exploration of Music

Mrs. Lund loves all things music – playing instruments, singing, directing, choreographing dance, musical theater, and more!  She is passionate about helping students find their voice through music performance.

When she’s not in the classroom, Mrs. Lund loves to spend time with her family, read, craft, watch movies, travel, and LOVES all things Disney.  Fun Facts: She has walked on the Great Wall of China, climbed to the top of Notre Dame Cathedral, and has visited every Disney park worldwide.

Shauna BlatherwickElementary Art, 2D Art, 3D Art, Musical Theater

My name is Shauna Blatherwick and I'm in my 10th year of educational teaching,  5th year of teaching Art, 4th year teaching musical theater, and my 18th year of teaching dance.  I graduated from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia with a Bachelor of Fine Art and finished my K-12 educational studies at Florida Southern. I grew up in my mom's dance studio in New Jersey and have always had a passion for the Arts. When I'm not teaching at school,  I can be found buried in endless art projects around the house, at Disney or spending countless hours creating, teaching, choreographing, competing, and traveling with my amazing dance family. 

Joel HollawayCoding, Business Keyboarding, Robotics

“Now this is it! Now is the time to shape your stories!”

Mayra VelezElementary Music, Guitar, Exploring Musical Performance


Lisa StanleyMedia

My name is Mrs. Stanley and I am the Media Specialist (aka Librarian) at the best school! This is my 22nd year teaching. I have lived in the greater Orlando area since 2005 with my husband and now my 3 grown children. In my free time, I love reading, drawing and riding roller coasters at any theme park. My passion though is to get kids excited about all things reading!

Brindy BranneckyElementary STEM

My name is Mrs. Branneky (or Mrs. B)and I am the STEAM teacher here at LPA! This is my 8th year teaching, and my 1st year teaching STEAM. I live right here in Clermont with my husband Jeff and our two fur babies Gogi and Minnie. In my free time, I love spending time with my nieces and nephews, traveling, or hanging out at Disney. My favorite ride is Haunted Mansion, and my favorite Disney character is Belle!

Iris Moctezuma HerreraSpanish

¡Hola! ¡Wepa Familia LPA!

Soy la señora Moctezuma. Llevo más de 20 años enseñando diversas materias y grados tanto en Puerto Rico como en el condado de Lake. Me gustan las plantas y las flores, preparar diferentes platos y hablar de fe. Mi esposo y yo tenemos un chico empresario de 24 años y una universitaria y militar de 20 años.

Mrs. Moctezuma has been teaching different subjects and grade levels for more than 20 years in Puerto Rico and in Lake County. She loves to grow plants and flowers, loves to cook and loves to talk about faith. She and her husband have a son, (a 24 years old businessman) and a daughter (a 20 years old college student and US Army soldier).

Faith OteroAVID

Hello, my name is Ms. Otero and I am the AVID Elective teacher for our middle school students! I am a proud graduate of The University of Central Florida. When I am not at LPA Teaching college readiness skills to our incredible AVID Family, you might find me out at the theme parks, or sleuthing across Orlando.

(Fun Fact: I am an undefeated escape room enthusiast!) 

"Once you open up that curiosity door, anything is possible." — Mr. Clarke, Stranger Things 

Nicholas LaferaP.E.


Kristina PentaFundamentals of Culinary