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Congratulations to Marcella Carpenter, the Blind Elementary School Teacher of the Year for 2018-2019!

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assistant principal

James Della Penna

James M. Della Penna began his educational career as a high school English Teacher and Coach in New Jersey. When he moved to Florida, he taught English, Speech, and Drama to high school and middle school students in Palm Beach County. After becoming a National Board Certified Teacher and receiving several teaching accolades, he became an administrator in the Department of Professional Development in the Palm Beach County School District. Assisting teachers was his focus; he later became placement supervisor for student teachers and monitored their developing skills. In 2010, he was hired by FSDB to teach Language Arts in the Blind Middle School. Mr. Della Penna received recognition as FSDB Teacher of the Year for the 2013-2014 academic year, and has since 2016 served as the Assistant Principal of the combined Blind Elementary/Middle Schools which oversees academic education for blind and visually impaired students.

Master of Arts, English Education, Nova Southeastern University
Bachelor of Arts, English and Speech/Theater, Minor in Communications, Montclair State College

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BEMS teachers

Tristan Alfant

Kindergarten & 1st Grade

Marcella Carpenter

5th Grade

Mary Bilancio

2nd Grade

Carla Ferber

ESE 3rd-5th Grade

Michelle Garay

Michelle Garay

3rd Grade

Meagan Lindberg

Meagan Lindberg

4th Grade

Elementary

Rachel Clarke

Rachel Clarke

Language Arts

Lucio Garay

Lucio Garay

Mathematics/Technology

Hilary Norman

Technology

Leslie Costello

Leslie Costello

Music

Brigit Jensen

Mathematics

Wendy Pinkston

Wendy Pinkston

Mathematics

Karen Daniels

Karen Daniels

Science

Kirsten Lehman

Mathematics / Science

Edith Stein

Edith Stein

Social Studies

Ellen Fertsch

Language Arts

Laura Miller

Laura Miller

Mathematics / Science

Michael Zuaro

Reading

Middle

BEMS Specialists & Support Personnel

Cheryl Burgess

Administrative Assistant

Kathleen Michaelson

Braille Specialist

Joy Carriger

Librarian

Cristina Sapp

O&M Specialist

Mary Hanson

Speech Language Pathologist

Christian Lewis

Associate Teacher

April Wallace

Braille Specialist

Jennifer Enache

O&M Specialist

Karen Kolkedy

School Counselor

D.J. Prater

Technology Specialist

Julia Mangan

Associate Teacher

Kathleen Ryan

Educational Diagnostician

Carl Jacobson

O&M Specialist

Laura Pamer

School Counselor

Tania Dulin

Braille Production

Amy Riley

IEP Coordinator

Carl Jacobson

O&M Specialist

Lisa Barbetti

Social Worker

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