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. Aura Artle

Kindergarten Assistant

aartle@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Aura Artle

Kindergarten Assistant

aartle@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

Faculty Member Since 2012

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. 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.

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. 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!!!

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.

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.