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 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. 

Mrs. Lund would love to visit Germany and Scotland one day. She can ballroom dance and could eat tacos every day and never get tired of them.

"It's up to YOU how far you'll go. If you don't TRY you'll never know." - Merlin, The Sword in the Stone

Shantelle RievesCulinary Arts

Graduated from Loyola University of Chicago. My favorite part of the day is the bellringer at the beginning of class when I can touch base and visit with students. My dream vacation would be anywhere in the Mediterranean. I could eat Greek food every day and never tire of it. My hobby is entertaining and event planning. 

Humans only have one ending. Ideas love forever. - Barbie Movie

Mayra VelezElementary Music, Guitar, Exploring Musical Performance


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! My dream vacation would be to the Maldives. I could eat pizza every day and never get tired of it. 

"Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." - Carl Bard

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!) 

"The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it." -Peter Pan

Nicholas LaferaP.E.


Abdel ManningP.E.

Joey ZigganTechnology/Robotics

Mr.  Z graduated from Liberty University. He enjoys working on pet projects, could eat gyoza every day and never get tired of it, and dreams of vacationing in Akihabara in Japan. He also just had a book published in the spring. 

"I am that I am"

Brindy BranneckyElementary STREAM

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!

Lisa StanleyElementary STREAM

My name is Mrs. Stanley and I am the Media Specialist (aka Librarian) at the best school! This is my 23rd 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! My dream vacation spot is anywhere tropical. I could crunchy tacos every day and never get tired of it! 

"You became a reader because you saw and heard someone you admired enjoying the experience, someone led you to the world of books even before you could read, let you taste the magic of stories, took you to the library, and allowed you to stay up later at night to read in bed."- Jim Trelease

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).