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.

Ms. Carla Caguin

Director of Curriculum, 3rd Grade Science & 6th Grade Math

ccaguin@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Carla Caguin

Director of Curriculum, 3rd Grade Science & 6th Grade Math

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. 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

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Mrs. Lydia Devia

1st Grade

ldevia@sweetwaterepiscopal.org
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Lydia Devia

1st Grade

ldevia@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Faculty Member since 2020

BA. Criminal Justice, John Jay College
MPA. Public Administration, John Jay College
Phd. Educational Leadership, Texas A&M, Kingsville

After working in public schools for over 10 years, I am happy to be at Sweetwater Episcopal Academy, my parish school. I believe in team building and motivating everyone around me. I believe in building self confidence in my students and always strive for excellence. My faith keeps me grounded.

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.

Ms. Emily Wilkins

3rd Grade Reading and Writing & 4th and 5th Grade Science

ewilkins@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Emily Wilkins

3rd Grade Reading and Writing & 4th and 5th Grade Science

ewilkins@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Faculty Member Since 2019

Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education

K-12 Reading Endorsed

3rd grade reading/writing, 4th and 5th grade science teacher

I believe in an inquiry based, hands-on approach to learning. Here at SEA I encourage students to complete investigations, think critically and work in teams to achieve their goals. I am blessed with the support from our head of school, teachers, staff and from the parents and families of our students. It is such a privilege to be able to serve as a teacher at SEA to support our students succeed.

Baechle Malone

Mrs. Baechle Malone

4th & 5th Grade Social Studies, 4th Grade Math

bmalone@sweetwaterepiscopal.org
Baechle Malone

Baechle Malone

4th & 5th Grade Social Studies, 4th Grade Math

bmalone@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Faculty member since 2019

B.S. in Recreation Therapy- University of Florida

Minor in Education- University of Florida

Preschool Disabilities Certification-University of Central Florida

ESE certified

ESOL endorsed

SEA has been the answer to our family’s prayers. It is such a blessing to be able to teach in the same school our children attend. I am so thankful to be a part of a Christian school with a family-centered environment.

“Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” -Anonymous

Mrs. Zulma Montijo

2nd Grade

zmontijo@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Zulma Montijo

2nd Grade

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. Tracy Rick

3rd Grade Math, Social Studies & 5th Grade Math

trick@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Tracy Rick

3rd Grade Math, Social Studies & 5th Grade Math

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.