Faculty & Staff 2023-2024

GABRIELA ACOSTA

gacosta@tridentacademy.com

Physical Education Teacher

B.S., College of Charleston

KYLA BERKOWITZ

kberkowitz@tridentacademy.com

Classroom Teacher

B.S., College of Charleston

KYLE BROWN

kbrown@tridentacademy.com

Director of Educational Technology

B.A., University of Evansville

M.A., State University of New York at Albany

Google Certified Trainer

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CANDY COLLINS

ccollins@tridentacademy.com

Receptionist

JILL DEJAK

jdejak@tridentacademy.com

O-G Fellow

Fellow, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners & Educators

B.S., Pembroke State University

M.Ed., University of North Carolina

BETSY FANNING

bfanning@tridentacademy.com

Head of School

Associate, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners & Educators

B.A., College of Charleston

MAT, University of Charleston

M.Ed., The Citadel

CHRIS FESLER

cfesler@tridentacademy.com

Facilities Manager

AMANDA FOREHAND

aforehand@tridentacademy.com

Classroom Teacher

B.S., College of Charleston

CARLEY GIMENEZ

cgimenez@tridentacademy.com

Guidance Counselor

B.A., College of Charleston

MORGAN HALL

mhall@tridentacademy.com

OG Teacher

B.S., Kennesaw State University

M.Ed., University of Georgia

DORA HARTSELL

dhartsell@tridentacademy.com

Classroom Teacher

B.A., University of South Carolina

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LAUREN HOUSTON

Music Teacher

STACEY KAPOOR

skapoor@tridentacademy.com

Classroom Teacher

B.S., Athens State University

B.S., Auburn University

M.Ed., Kansas State University

ERIK KREUTNER

ekreutner@tridentacademy.com

Director of Enrollment

B.S., College of Charleston

M.Ed., University of South Carolina

LESLI MASON

lmason@tridentacademy.com

Classroom Teacher

B.S., College of Charleston

M.S., The Citadel

JENNIFER MAYSER

jmayser@tridentacademy.com

Business Manager

B.A., York College of Pennsylvania

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FALLON McKENNA

fmckenna@tridentacademy.com

Aide to Lower Elementary School

Certificate in Early Childhood Ed., Trident Technical College

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EMILY MELENDEZ

emelendez@tridentacademy.com

Classroom Teacher

B.S., Towson University

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STEPHANIE SANDERS

ssanders@tridentacademy.com

OG Fellow-in-Training

Certified Level, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners & Educators

B.A., University of North Carolina-Wilmington

M.S., Walden University

HALLIE SMITH

hsmith@tridentacademy.com

Director of Advancement

B.B.A., Stetson University

KYLE STEPHENSON

kstephenson@tridentacademy.com

Classroom Teacher

B.A., University of South Carolina

JP STICCO

jsticco@tridentacademy.com

Dean of Teaching and Learning

B.A., Union College

MAEd/SPE, University of Phoenix

M.Ed., Grand Canyon University

JAMIE STROUSE

jstrouse@tridentacademy.com

OG Teacher

B.A., Lock Haven University

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MARY TIBBETTS

mtibbetts@tridentacademy.com

OG Teacher

B.A., Wofford College

M.A.T., American University

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MAURA TWOHIG

mtwohig@tridentacademy.com

Classroom Teacher

B.A., University of South Carolina

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BETSY WARD

bward@tridentacademy.com

Classroom Teacher

B.S., College of Charleston

M.A.T., College of Charleston

BETHANY WUKAWITZ

bwukawitz@tridentacademy.com

Classroom Teacher

B.S., Washington State University

M.A.T., Washington State University Vancouver

LISA YOUNG

lyoung@tridentacademy.com

OG Teacher

B.S., College of Charleston


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