Leadership & Faculty

Administrative Staff:

Palm Beach Christian Academy Teaching Staff meet or exceed the approved standards for education and experience set forth by the state of Florida and by Palm Beach County. Every faculty member is a dedicated Christian committed to the mission and philosophy of Palm Beach Christian Academy of Family Church.


Downtown Administration

Scott Crawford

Sandra Boyd
Administrative Assistant

Jennifer Backstrom
Downtown Preschool Director

Claudia Maxwell
Assistant Preschool Director Downtown

Gardens Administration

Kailey Lewer
Gardens Preschool Director

Farms Administration

Krystal Warner
Jupiter Farms Preschool Director

Teaching Staff:

Downtown Infant Room Teachers
126: Marlene Munoz & Marilyn Martinez
128: Simone Da Silva & Lisbet Martinez
130: Aichel Duque de Estrada & Gladys Montes
132: Sheralyn “Sher” Aker *(TL) & Natalie Singh

Downtown Toddler Room Teachers

136: Charonda “Rhonda” Few
133: Nicole Trotter
131: Lensey “Nikki” Carranza *(TL)
129: Vanessa Dorcely
127: Melissa Madonna

Downtown Two Year Old Teachers

108: Maria O’Carroll *(TL)
107: Sandra “Sami” Cabrera-Sadowski
109: Hannah Collins

Downtown Three Year Old Teachers

106: Audrajean “Audra” Locatelli *(TL)
103: Angela Craft
105: Katrina Young

Downtown Pre-k Teachers

110: Mariandree “Maria” Santiago
112: Christina Torres
116: Yolanda Nelson *(TL)
115: Nelda Erwin
111: Marissa Drum

Wellness Checkers/Floaters
South Hall: Victoria “Tori” Boyd
South Hall: Lorraine Limery
South Hall: Erica Vargas *(TL)

Wellness Checkers/Floaters
North Hall: Lazara Venereo
North Hall: Jessenia Hernandez
North Hall: Johana Ortiz

Gardens Teachers
305-2s/3s: Diane Furchess
306-2s/3s: Yanelly “Nelly” Chavez
307-VPK: Carmen Di Emidio
308-VPK: Janet Coffell(VPK *TL)
309-VPK: Jaqueline “Jackie” Sotelo (2s/3s *TL)

Farms Teachers
401-VPK: Krystal Warner

403-3’s/VPK: Valerie Flores
Assistant/Wellness Checker: Teressa Lee

Specials Teachers

PE: Coach Leticia Maya
Art & Elementary Library: Rose Heard *(TL)
Library: Deborah “Renee” Shelton
Music: Marissa Drum
Preschool Spanish: Marielys Pavon
Elementary Spanish: Claudia Maxwell

Elementary Teachers

114-Kindergarten: Skye Matther
113-First Grade: Keyla Guardado
232-Second Grade: Ashley Holford
234Third Grade: Emily Hitchcock *(TL)

229-Fourth Grade: Kourtni Taylor

Elementary Substitutes

Grace Postorino

*(TL)=Team Leader

Palm Beach Christian Academy is aware of safety concerns a parent has when leaving their child in the care of others. We employ a security officer who is posted at our Academy during hours of operation. You will see officers checking rooms, playgrounds, and the rest of the facility on a frequent basis. Security and Maintenance staff from both PBCA and Family Church undergo a thorough background check and screening before employment.