Faculty & Staff

Sweetwater Episcopal Academy offers excellence in programs—academics, fine arts, athletics—and facilities, but its experienced and talented faculty are the core of the school. Our faculty is committed to the highest professional standards, and they are focused on the intellectual, personal, physical, and character development of each student.

To learn more about any of our teachers or to email them, click on the relevant photograph.

Mrs. Jessica Albertson

PE K4-3rd Grade

jalbertson@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Jessica Albertson

PE K4-3rd Grade

jalbertson@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Faculty Member since 1986

BS Physical Education and Health – University of Kansas

Gifted Endorsed

Swim Club, Tennis; SEAHawk Mini Triathlon, SEA Adventure Run

“Physical Education is my passion! I am always searching for new and innovative methods of instruction. I am committed to helping students realize that Physical Education does not end in school but is the beginning of a lifelong commitment to wellness.”

Mrs. Aura Artle

Kindergarten Assistant

aartle@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Aura Artle

Kindergarten Assistant

aartle@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Faculty Member Since 2012

Mrs. Joanne Battista

Marketing Specialist

jbattista@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Joanne Battista

Marketing Specialist

jbattista@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Staff Member since 2000

BS Business Administration – Cabrini University

SEA teaches our students to dream out loud. I am proud to be part of this amazing school who believes in working hard and setting high goals to achieve your dreams.

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mr. Erik Bendoyro

Middle School Literature & Composition

ebendoyro@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Erik Bendoyro

Middle School Literature & Composition

ebendoyro@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Faculty Member Since 2014

BS Psychology – University of Central Florida

MA Theol Studies – Asbury Theol Seminary

6th Grade Home Room

Both the students and staff at SEA bring out the best in people, and I feel honored to be working with such tremendously talented and gifted people on a daily basis.

“It’s our choices … that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – J.K. Rowling

Ms. Carla Caguin

1st Grade

ccaguin@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Carla Caguin

1st Grade

ccaguin@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Faculty Member Since 2004

BA in Modern Language & Linguistics

MA in Instructional Systems Development – University of Maryland Baltimore County

Gifted Endorsed

Every school has to teach the three R’s, but SEA goes beyond that, students have an opportunity to experience science and social studies, and I am happy to be part of that.

Mrs. Julie Campese

Music - All Grades, Vocal Ensemble, Director of Orlando Children’s Choir

jcampese@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Julie Campese

Music - All Grades, Vocal Ensemble, Director of Orlando Children’s Choir

jcampese@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Faculty Member since 2008

BA Music – Rollins College

SEA Teacher of the Year – 2014

“I am so blessed to work with the amazing students and staff that comprise the SEA community. I love coming to work every morning and watching students understand and discover music. It’s so exciting to see their faces when the ‘get’ a new concept or hear themselves perform.”

Mrs. Nan Cardamone

4th and 5th Grade Reading & Writing

ncardamone@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Nan Cardamone

4th and 5th Grade Reading & Writing

ncardamone@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Faculty Member Since 2012

BS Elementary Education – Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania

MEd Reading – California Univ. of Pennsylvania

4th Grade Homeroom

Gifted Endorsed

Reading Chair

I know I am blessed to be teaching at a school that provides a nurturing, wonderful learning environment for its students.

“Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” – Plato

Mrs. Kylee Ciullo

Kindergarten

kciullo@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Kylee Ciullo

Kindergarten

kciullo@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Faculty Member Since 2014

BS Elementary Education – University of Central Florida

Reading Endorsed, ESOL Endorsed

Gifted Endorsed

I have a passion for teaching kindergarten and I am honored to be a part of your child’s educational journey. I believe students learn best through a hands-on approach and I am excited to provide your child with this type of education at SEA. At this age children are sponges that love to soak up knowledge.

The Rev’d Dr. Steve Clifton

Religion Teacher K4-8th

sclifton@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Steve Clifton

Religion Teacher K4-8th

sclifton@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Faculty Member since 2015

Bachelor of Music Education – Troy University

Master of Divinity – Nashotah House Theological Seminary

Doctor of Ministry – University of the South

SEA Chaplain, Community Service Coordinator

“I enjoy learning from the students as well as teaching them. What better place to be than in the Kind Zone, and what greater privilege than to help children, their families, & our caring, staff draw closer to God?”

Mr. Kyle Daly

Director of Technology

kdaly@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Kyle Daly

Director of Technology

kdaly@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Faculty Member since 2018

BA Marketing – University of Central Florida

I want to make a change in the world and that change starts with the youth of our nation! The quote that I live my life by is: “The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.” – Alan Watts

Mr. Joey Elliot

Upper School P.E. Teacher 4th-8th

jelliott@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Joey Elliot

Upper School P.E. Teacher 4th-8th

jelliott@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Staff Member since 2015

It is a pleasure and privilege to be a part of the SEA family. I am looking forward to enhancing the program in the upper school and athletic department. My goal is to have students achieve physical excellence while in a loving and safe environment.

Mrs. Lindsay Elliott

MS Science and Math, 3rd Science and Math

lelliott@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Lindsay Elliott

MS Science and Math, 3rd Science and Math

lelliott@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Faculty Member since 2013

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, University of Central Florida

ESOL Endorsement

K-12 Reading Endorsement

Gifted Endorsement

“Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.” – Carl Sagan

Ms. Jessica Griffin

2nd Grade

jgriffin@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Jessica Griffin

2nd Grade

jgriffin@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Faculty Member Since 2018

BA Interdisciplinary Studies – University of Central Florida

Educating our youth is my passion. I cannot imagine doing anything else. My goal is to light a torch for both knowledge and kindness in all of my students. To make that light burn so brightly, no one could ever dim it.

Mrs. Jessica Hencken

Chef

Jessica Hencken

Chef

Mrs. Stacey Hencken

Spanish K-8th

shencken@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Stacey Hencken

Spanish K-8th

shencken@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Faculty Member since 2016

B.A. – Spanish/Latin American Studies – Flagler College

M.A. – San Diego State University

I feel grateful and blessed to be teaching Spanish at SEA. There is a feeling of community here at SEA that is undeniable and it is what I treasure most!

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Mrs. Jessica Henley

4th and 5th Grade Science

jhenley@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Jessica Henley

4th and 5th Grade Science

jhenley@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Faculty Member Since 2018

B.S. Elementary Education – University of Central Florida

5th Grade Homeroom

I adore having the opportunity to teach at SEA and to be a part of the SEA family. My favorite part of teaching is to see the joy of learning within students and see their interest and creativity grow to help share their futures.

Olivia Hill

Mrs. Olivia Hill

K4 Assistant

ohill@sweetwaterepiscopal.org
Olivia Hill

Olivia Hill

K4 Assistant

ohill@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Staff Member Since 2016

Seminole State College – A.A. General Studies

It is always wonderful to be on the campus of SEA. It brings me back in time to when my children were on campus as students. As an Alumni mom, I am thrilled to be back on campus as a staff member of this amazing school. I am loving the opportunity to be a part of a child’s day everyday and the SEA Kind Zone.

Mrs. Missy Jirout

Kindergarten Assistant

mjirout@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Missy Jirout

Kindergarten Assistant

mjirout@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Faculty Member Since 2014

I love working at SEA! It has been a blessing working with these kids and staff! This is the best job I ever had!!!

Cynthia Lane

Mrs. Cynthia Lane

Head of School

clane@sweetwaterepiscopal.org
Cynthia Lane

Cynthia Lane

Head of School

clane@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Staff Member since 2014

BSc Elementary Education, English Minor, Concentration in Business Administration – University of Delaware

M.Ed – Loyola College

“It is an honor to be the Head of School at SEA, and to be able to help students discover a love of learning. We take pride in being part of our students’ lives as they discover and grow. We take joy in celebrating their successes as we watch as they excel in their future.”

Mrs. Zulma Montijo

2nd Grade Homeroom

zmontijo@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Zulma Montijo

2nd Grade Homeroom

zmontijo@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Faculty Member Since 1996

BS Biology – University of Puerto Rico

Science Chair

Gifted Endorsed

Teaching at SEA allows me to explore the students’ minds, I love to encourage them to participate in the classroom, think critically, question and also respect other’s point of view. I’ve always felt great support from the Head of School, other teachers and the wonderful parents. It is a blessing and a privilege to be a part of SEA.

Mrs. Cindy Parker

1st Grade

cparker@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Cindy Parker

1st Grade

cparker@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Faculty Member Since 2005

BS Business Administration (Marketing) – Clarion University

I just love teaching reading at SEA. It is so thrilling when the students’ little eyes light up when they start to really understand the concepts.

Sebina Ponjevic

Sebina Ponjevic

Sous Chef

Sebina Ponjevic

Sebina Ponjevic

Sous Chef

Kelly Prince

Mrs. Kelly Prince

Director of Marketing

kprince@sweetwaterepiscopal.org
Kelly Prince

Kelly Prince

Director of Marketing

kprince@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Staff Member since 2014

BSc International Relations & Spanish – University of the West Indies

MSc International Relations & Regional Integration – University of Sussex, United Kingdom

I am happy to be part of the SEA family, where students are encouraged to be curious, to think critically and to love to learn.

“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.” – Albert Einstein

Ron Rhinesmith

Mr. Ron Rhinesmith

Maintenance

rrhinesmith@sweetwaterepiscopal.org
Ron Rhinesmith

Ron Rhinesmith

Maintenance

rrhinesmith@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Staff Member since 2018

Mrs. Tracy Rick

Division Head - Lower School

trick@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Tracy Rick

Division Head - Lower School

trick@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Faculty Member Since 2007

BA Elementary Education – Stetson University

MA Elementary Education – University of Central Florida

Third Grade Homeroom

Gifted Endorsed

It is an incredible honor to work at SEA in an environment where we acknowledge and foster children’s love of learning and thirst for knowledge. Working with children as they grow to become problem solvers, critical thinkers, listeners, and collaborators is a challenge I look forward to every day.

Mrs. Melissa Rudolph

Kindergarten

mrudolph@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Melissa Rudolph

Kindergarten

mrudolph@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Staff Member Since 2017

BS Interdisciplinary Studies – Education and Behavioral & Social Science – University of Central Florida

AS Early Childhood Education – Seminole State College

ESOL Endorsed

I am extremely blessed to be part of the wonderful SEA community. I have a strong passion for teaching & I love creating a fun learning environment for my students. Watching my students develop over the course of the school year is something I cherish.

Mrs. Caroline Showalter

K4 Staff Member since 2018

cshowalter@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Caroline Showalter

K4 Staff Member since 2018

cshowalter@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

BSc Early Childhood Development and Education – University of Central Florida

“I am passionate about providing an exciting environment where students can grow and learn! I am looking forward to being apart of the SEA Family!”

Mrs. Sharon Simon

Receptionist

frontdesk@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Sharon Simon

Receptionist

frontdesk@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Staff Member since 2016

“How blessed to be in this wonderful place of learning! Where the love of teaching by the staff and the excitement of the students as they experience so many new opportunities to learn are all around us. The kindness and concern for each other make each new day at SEA a joy.”

Mrs. Leslie Titorenko

Library Media Center

ltitorenko@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Leslie Titorenko

Library Media Center

ltitorenko@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Staff Member since 2003

AA – Computer Studies, University of Maryland University College

After School Enrichments; Book Club; Administrative Support; Marketing

“Technology can be a wonderful outlet for learning, but I believe there is no substitute for book and imagination in the life of a child.”

Kimberly Trammell

Mrs. Kimberly Trammell

Director of Development

ktrammell@sweetwaterepiscopal.org
Kimberly Trammell

Kimberly Trammell

Director of Development

ktrammell@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Staff Member since 2018

BS Accounting and Finance – Florida State University

MBA (Marketing and Finance) – University of South Florida

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

Ms. Hilary Waldrop

Math 4th-8th

hwaldrop@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Hilary Waldrop

Math 4th-8th

hwaldrop@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Faculty Member since 2018

4th Grade Homeroom

What I love about SEA is that the students are in an environment where they can learn and be challenged in so many ways. Students are encouraged to challenge concepts and ideas that are presented and are encouraged to think outside of the box.

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” – Walt Disney

Alison Walsh

Mrs. Alison Walsh

Technology Specialist and Financial Reporting Manager

awalsh@sweetwaterepiscopal.org
Alison Walsh

Alison Walsh

Technology Specialist and Financial Reporting Manager

awalsh@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Staff Member since 2013

BA Elementary Education – University of Central Florida

I am extremely excited to be a part of an excellent school and church. The quote that I live my life by is: “In a world where you be anything: BE YOURSELF.”

Mrs. Katie Willoughby

Art

kwilloughby@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Katie Willoughby

Art

kwilloughby@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Faculty Member since 2018

BFA Painting & Art History – Auburn University

Post- Baccalaureate teaching certificate School of Visual Arts

MAEd – Art Education University of Alabama at Birmingham

Certified K-12 Art Educator in Florida

“I’m excited to share my love of art & art history with my new favorite artists – my SEA Students!”