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.

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.

Administration & Front office
Sondra Dutram

Sondra Dutram

Principal

Jay Bouck

Jay Bouck

Secondary Director

Karen Edwards

Karen Edwards

Lower School Admissions Coordinator

Jeanine Reny

Jeanine Reny

Admin. Assistant

Beth Sandstrom

Beth Sandstrom

Admin. Assistant / School Nurse

Tiffany Vaggalis

Tiffany Vaggalis

Admin. Assistant

Teachers

 

Monica Frost

Monica Frost

PreK-3

Lauren Clack

Lauren Clack

PreK-3

Nancy Shahan

Nancy Shahan

PreK-4

Stephanie Ward

Stephanie Ward

PreK-4

Nancy Stegall

Nancy Stegall

Kindergarten

Melanie Carpenter

Melanie Carpenter

Kindergarten

Kim Griggs

Kim Griggs

1st Grade

Chesney Middleton

Chesney Middleton

2nd Grade

Brittney Robey

Brittney Robey

2nd Grade

Susan Bell

Susan Bell

3rd Grade

Amy Baker

Amy Baker

4th & 5th Grade

Emily Townsend

Emily Townsend

4th & 5th Grade

Jordan Barton

Jordan Barton

4th & 5th Grade

Stephanie Goldsmith

Stephanie Goldsmith

Secondary Grades

Julie Cowan

Julie Cowan

Secondary Grades

Christy Kearney

Christy Kearney

Secondary Grades

Tammy Morris

Tammy Morris

Secondary Grades

Bruce Perry

Bruce Perry

Secondary Grades

Amanda Sik

Amanda Sik

Secondary Grades

Lethia Bolus

Lethia Bolus

Secondary Grades

Janina Van Leeuwen

Janina Van Leeuwen

Secondary Grades

Special Areas & Support Staff
Desiree Salles

Desiree Salles

PreK-3

Melissa Becker

Melissa Becker

PreK-3

Zabria McGill

Zabria McGill

PreK-3

Heather Mollihan

Heather Mollihan

PreK-4

Monica Alfaro

Monica Alfaro

PreK-4

Natasha Testa

Natasha Testa

PreK-4

Brittany Sweet

Brittany Sweet

1st Grade

Tracy Kozikowski

Tracy Kozikowski

4th Grade & Spanish

Dorise Sessum

Dorise Sessum

Secondary Grades

Susan Sharp

Susan Sharp

Physical Education

Gina Woodham

Gina Woodham

Physical Education

Sandy Stokes

Sandy Stokes

Physical Education

Kristy Hart

Kristy Hart

Resource Assistant

Suzanne Herzog

Suzanne Herzog

Art & Music

Security & Facilities
Deputy Whatmough

Deputy Whatmough

Nathan Vandiver

Nathan Vandiver

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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

Teacher Student Ratio

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