Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

Our Teachers

Our teachers are certified by the State of Florida in Exceptional Student Education (ESE) as well as content certified. Educational Assistants provide support in classrooms helping students and aiding teachers in daily lessons. A low student to staff ratio ensures that every student has the personal attention they need.
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.


Josephine Isenbergh

Executive Director of Operations

Loretta Gallo-Lopez, MA, LMHC

Executive Director of Programs

Heather Rodriguez

Senior Manager, Marketing & Technology


Christine Macaluso

Office Manager

Isabel Bertram

Administrative Assistant

Sally Rosete

ata Processor

Student Support

Meagan Tucker

ESE Specialist

Richelle Morton

Therapeutic Education Specialist

Kristi Benson

ESE Assistant

Lawanda Fox Broadnax

Transition Specialist

Ellie Thompson MS

LMHC Licensed Mental Health Counselor


Hannah Nyberg


Keri Como


Nick Gallo-Lopez


Cindy Rivera


Megan Cusack


Lauren Corsaut


Job Coach

Robin Carbonnell

Senior Job Coach

Educational Assistants

Savannah Vrooman

Educational Assistant

Brianna Wortley

Educational Assistant

Carmen de Quintanilla

Educational Assistant

Carly Hyman

Educational Assistant

Mary Nasca

Educational Assistant

Rebecca Chverak

Educational Assistant

Family Testimonials

What Do Parents Say?  According to our annual parent survey, the overwhelming majority of Focus Academy families recommend Focus Academy and its programming.

“The teachers here are very passionate about what they do, and they also are very good in realizing the strengths of each student.”
“There are not enough words that are superlative enough to describe the faculty and staff.”
“Here at Focus, is the first time I have seen true integration of social and education in one.”
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