Our STAFF

Who We Are

Our teachers are at the heart of Gateway’s pursuit of excellence.

Only the BEst

We Know How to Make Learning Fun For Kids

In addition to educational certification, we ensure that our teachers are spiritually mature believers, called and equipped by God with hearts for shepherding and instructing our most precious gifts, our children. This is especially important as the character of our teachers will be mirrored by their students. For this reason, Gateway Academy does not compromise on a stringent faculty selection process. Our goal is to build a faculty that reflects the character of Christ.

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Standards of Christian & Professional Conduct

Our TEAM

Gateway Academy is a ministry of Destiny Worship Center and benefits from the support of the church’s pastoral leadership, administrative staff, and integration with other ministries in our endeavor to make disciples and prepare our students academically, spiritually and socially.

Leadership
Jerry Chambers

Jerry Chambers

Head of School

Sondra Dutram

Sondra Dutram

Principal

Jay Bouck

Jay Bouck

Assistant Principal

Kacey Chambers

Kacey Chambers

COO/Assistant Head of School

Administration & Front office
Kendall Bay

Kendall Bay

Academic Assistant

Tiffany Vaggalis

Tiffany Vaggalis

Finance Assistant

Stephanie Boykins

Stephanie Boykins

Front Desk Receptionist

Britney Theriot

Britney Theriot

Admissions & Advancement Coordinator

Rachel Smythe

Rachel Smythe

Business Office Manager

Teachers
Monica Frost

Monica Frost

Pre-K 3

Hannah Dwyer

Hannah Dwyer

Pre-K 3

Karen Edwards

Karen Edwards

Pre-K 4

Ashley Mook

Ashley Mook

Pre-K 4

Nancy Stegall

Nancy Stegall

Kindergarten

Melanie Carpenter

Melanie Carpenter

Kindergarten

Susan Archer

Susan Archer

Kindergarten

Maddie Williams

Maddie Williams

1st Grade

Arin Singer

Arin Singer

1st Grade

Laura Haase

Laura Haase

2nd Grade

Aleeza Kempton

Aleeza Kempton

2nd Grade

Chesney Middleton

Chesney Middleton

3rd Grade

Laura Leinecke

Laura Leinecke

3rd Grade

Susan Bell

Susan Bell

4th Grade

Jordan Barton

Jordan Barton

5th/Middle Grades

Christy Kearney

Christy Kearney

Middle Grades

Amy Baker

Amy Baker

Middle Grades

Stephanie Goldsmith

Stephanie Goldsmith

Middle Grades

Denise Pagano

Denise Pagano

Middle School Science

Sonny Smith

Sonny Smith

Middle School Math

Special Areas & Support Staff
Jessie Oliver

Jessie Oliver

Pre-K 3

Jennifer Yon

Jennifer Yon

Library

Sabrina Radliff

Sabrina Radliff

Physical Education

Faith Frost

Faith Frost

Extended Care

Jenny Jollie

Jenny Jollie

Pre-K 3

Valeria Wells

Valeria Wells

Full Time Substitute

Gina Woodham

Gina Woodham

Physical Education

Hannah Hoose

Hannah Hoose

Pre-K 4

Whitney Holland

Whitney Holland

Full Time Substitute

Suzanne Herzog

Suzanne Herzog

Art & Music

Rachel Hallman

Rachel Hallman

Pre-K 4

Crystal Baker

Crystal Baker

Full Time Substitute

Naomi Murray

Naomi Murray

Extended Care

Security & Facilities
Deputy McDermon

Deputy McDermon

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Testimonials

What Parents are Saying

I am so thankful for the challenging yet developmentally appropriate academics that Gateway provides my daughter. The faith based philosophy and loving environment is unlike any other school I have seen. I believe Gateway is setting my daughter up for the best future.

– Jess Foy

I appreciate all that the staff at Gateway Academy have done to welcome my daughters and make them feel at home. They have made comments about how friendly the other students are at Gateway from the very first day they attended. The teachers were all wonderful about getting them adjusted and caught up in their classes. The students at Gateway were very warm and welcoming to the “new kids.”

– Kevin Wells

Gateway means a tremendous amount to my tiny family of three. It means I can drop my boys at school, and head off to work, knowing they are loved big, safe, and surrounded by edifying people who honestly live to grow them closer to God.

– Leah Petrey

Students

faculty & staff

Year Established

Get In Touch

LOCATION: 122 Poinciana Blvd.
Miramar Beach, FL 32550

TELEPHONE: (850) 654-9095

EMAIL: info@destinygatewayacademy.com

SCHOOL HOURS: M-F | 8am - 2:30pm