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. 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. 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

Mrs. Jessica Hencken

Chef

Jessica Hencken

Chef

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.”

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. 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.”

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

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.”