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Our Staff

Think of the best teacher you had during your school days. Then imagine a school full of these best teachers who are eager to help students succeed, using creative and innovative methods to make learning fun and interesting. Focus Academy teachers meet and exceed those expectations.

Our teachers are certified in Exceptional Student Education. Educational Assistants are in every classroom, helping students and aiding teachers in daily lessons. A low student to staff ratio ensures that every student has the personal attention they need.

If you wish to reach individual staff members, please call the main school office at 813.443.5558 or email info@focusacademytampa.org. If you are a Focus Academy family, you can email staff directly by logging into the Alma student information system

Looking to join our dynamic team? 

 

As we continue to grow we are seeking enthusiastic, energetic, and creative educators to join our dynamic team. We are dedicated to changing the lives and futures of our students and seek like-minded professionals with an openness to our innovative, unique, and highly successful approach to join us on this amazing journey. 

Elisabeth Kraft

Principal

Loretta Gallo-Lopez, MA, LMHC

Executive Director of Programs

Meagan Tucker

ESE Specialist

Ellie Thompson, MS, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Christine Macaluso

Office Manager

Sally Rosete

Data Processor

Kristi Benson

ESE Assistant

Lauren Corsaut

Teacher

Lawanda Fox Broadnax

Transition Specialist

Hannah Nyberg

Teacher

Lizzy Johnson

Job Coach

Carly Hyman

Educational Assistant

Lena Lemire

Educational Assistant

Mary Nasca

Educational Assistant

Savannah Vrooman

Educational Assistant

Brianna Wortley

Educational Assistant

Josephine Isenbergh

Executive Director of Operations

Heather Rodriguez

Senior Manager, Marketing & Technology

Richelle Morton

Therapeutic Education Specialist

Kathy Swenson

Fundraising & Development Coordinator

Isabel Bertram

Administrative Assistant

RaeAnn O'Sullivan

Lunch Coordinator

Keri Como

Teacher

Megan Cusack

Teacher

Nick Gallo-Lopez

Teacher

Robin Carbonell

Senior Job Coach

Cindy Rivera

Job Coach

Nathan Juliano

Educational Assistant

Gisela (Gigi) Lewis

Educational Assistant

Carmen de Quintanilla

Educational Assistant

Jennifer Woltering

Educational Assistant

Rebecca Chverak

Educational Assistant