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Debbie Coad (email)

Head of School & Dean of Academics, Literature (Dialectic School)

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Emory University
  • 4 years experience as Paideia's Academic Dean
  • 6 years experience as an educator at Paideia
  • 13 years experience in formal education
  • 20 years experience in homeschool education

  • Jennifer Chandra (email)

    Director of Admissions & Development

    Bachelor of Science in Finance, University of South Florida

    Matt Allen (email)

    Rhetoric School Bible

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Tennessee;
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, Vanderbilt University School of Law

  • Laura Demid (email)

    5th Grade Teacher

  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education;
  • Master of Arts in Reading Education

  • Christina Dunn

    Dialectic Math

  • Bachelor of Science in Consumer and Family Science, Meredith College

  • Dr. David Head

    Literature, Rhetoric I, Bible

  • PhD in Educational Pedagogy and the Great Books Honors College, Faulkner University

  • Bachelor of Science in Elem. Ed., Pensacola Christian College;
  • MBA, The University of Phoenix

  • Adam Keffer (email)

    4th Grade, Bible (Dialectic School)

  • Bachelor of Arts in Writing, University of Tampa

  • Marne Kendrick (email)

    Literature and Logic

  • Bachelor of Arts in Romance Languages, Colorado College;
  • Juris Doctorate, Stanford Law School

  • Bachelor of Arts in English, Calvin College;
  • M.L.I.S., University of South Florida

  • Isoraida Lorenzo (email)

    Office Administrator

    Lynda MacPherson


  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, University of South Florida
  • Master of Arts in Elementary Education, University of University of Tampa

  • Alissa Pagano (email)

    Latin and Rhetoric

  • Bachelor in Elementary Education, Southeastern University

  • Keith Riel (email)

    Greek and History

  • Bachelor of Arts in History, University of South Florida

  • Bachelor of Science Elementary Education, University of South Florida

  • Beth Smith (email)


    Faith Stone (email)

    Upper School Math

  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics & Computer Science, Denison University

  • Will Swartz (email)

    K-12 Music and PE

  • Bachelor in Marketing, University of South Florida

  • Carson Vogus

    6th Grade

  • Bachelor of Arts in English, University of North Carolina

  • Raegan Wertz (email)

    Science (7th-12th), After-Care Director

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, University of South Florida

  • Georgia Whitehurst

    Art Teacher (K-6)

  • Bachelor of Arts, Cincinnati Christian University

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