Meet Our Staff

Primary Assistant Teacher

Linda Boulton

"SHMA is like my second home with all the wonderful friends and families I have made over the years. The most difficult part of my job is when the children and their families move on after three years. It’s a bitter-sweet time!"

Office Manager

Lydia Buening

"I love, love, love SHMA!  From 1995 to 2008, I worked with the preprimary children and continue to have the privilege to interact with the children and families of SHMA as the Office Manager."

Preprimary Assistant Teacher

Caroline Cannici

"My family is from Colombia and I'm first generation American. I've lived in Safety Harbor for over 30 years. I enjoy spending time with my family at the beach, on the water, and traveling to new places. I love experiencing new cultures and learning more about new places I’ve never been."

Upper Elementary Teacher

Robinne Cooke

"I have loved being part of this community through my daughter’s years here, and now I get to see the delight on my granddaughter’s face. My favorite subject to teach is my middle school math group and to help them discover how much fun math is."

Associate Head of School

Germaine DiJohn

"I have been involved in almost every aspect of SHMA, from teaching to directing musicals. Currently, I am happy to serve this community as an administrator. In my opinion, SHMA is truly the happiest place on Earth."

Athletics Coach

John DiJohn

"I am just a big kid at heart! I enjoy helping students advance their athletic skills when they are young and as they grow. I hope to leave my students with the impression that exercising is fun."

Lower Elementary Teacher

Laura Enderle

Lower Elementary Teacher

Gabriela Gil

Upper Elementary Teacher

Stephanni Greenan

“I believe that everyone has a passion. I see a child’s passion as an opportunity for growth, learning, and development. I strive to encourage and inspire this next generation in the pursuit of self growth and discovery in learning.”

Upper Elementary Teacher

Lynne Gulotta

"One of my favorite moments is observing students interact with the Montessori materials and coming up with answers and conclusions to their own questions. In Montessori, it is known as an 'AHA' moment. (They get it!)"

Lower Elementary Teacher

Shannon Jones

"Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world." - Maria Montessori

Primary Teacher

Stacey Kiser

"I have had the privilege of being a part of SHMA since 2008. I am committed to providing your child with a safe, loving environment where they can grow and thrive while exploring the world around them."

Upper Elementary & Middle School Teacher

Tom McLaughlin

"Two of my older children attended SHMA for their entire K-8 schooling and two of my children are current students. My favorite subject to teach is the civics portion of American History class."

Director of Technology & Innovation

Richard Napolitano

"Curiosity is the cornerstone of learning. Curiosity leads to investigation, discovery, connection, and ultimately knowledge."

Lower Elementary Teacher

Laura Orellana

"As a teacher I believe in building a positive climate in the classroom. I love to explore, learn and have fun with my students."

Primary Teacher

Lindsey Owens

"I view every day as an opportunity to positively impact your child. My days began at SHMA long before this as I was a student here beginning in the 2nd grade."

Admissions Director

Laura Pravs

"I am honored to be a part of the Safety Harbor Montessori Academy community and feel that it is a gift to support the process of raising and educating children via Montessori principles! I have a background in both Psychology & Education as well as Natural health & healing, and I love that SHMA seems to integrate so much of what I value for this world and for the next generation."

Music Teacher

Glenn Riches

"I love to play music and try to pass on the joy of music. My favorite sport is football, otherwise known as soccer."

Preprimary Teacher

Deirdre Rivera

Co-Owner/Head of School

Melinda Robinson

Co-Owner/Business Manager

Mark Robinson

Middle School Teacher

Meaghon Ross

"I am excited to be teaching my 12th year of middle school at SHMA. I enjoy reading and discussing literature with my students."

Primary Teacher

Madison Van Dyke

Contact Us

Tel: 727-724-1767

FAX: 727-724-0289


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