Mrs. Starr was an entrepreneur for 13 years before selling her business and moving out of Florida. She then worked for the local school board’s district office for five years before returning to Florida. Her experience with the school board has been invaluable to the opening and operating of Shining Starr Learning Academy. The school is both personal and business for Mrs. Starr as both of her children are enrolled in the school. She opened the school on January 9, 2017, to help her daughter and other children who need to be taught in different ways. That way may be different for each student, which is why SSLA uses different methods of teaching until the student understands the material. She is blessed and very appreciative for the wonderful staff and parental support she has in educating our leaders of the future. She is active in her parish, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community, and has been a Girl Scout leader since October 2012. She has served on many boards of directors and currently serves on the Harbour City Girl Scout team.
Mrs. Duquette graduated in 2017 from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. Her training included working with exceptional students and students for whom English is a second language. She will be leading our Spanish lessons starting in August 2018. Mrs. Duquette is an energetic and enthusiastic teacher who loves to see her students learn and grow. Mrs. Duquette joined the SSLA family in August of 2017.
Ms. Dorrity graduated in 2012 from University of Phoenix with a degree in Elementary Education. She was trained in Fluency Orientated Reading Instruction and Next Steps Certified Instruction. She also continued her education by taking professional development classes in science and behavior management, and she has begun working on her English as a Second Language certification. She is originally from Utah and lived there most of her life before moving to Florida in 2017. Mrs. Dorrity joined the SSLA family in August of 2018.
Ms. O'Boyle graduated in 1993 from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, with a bio-medical concentration. She served 20 years as a U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer officer in charge of multi-million dollar construction programs and base facility and utility systems. During her military career, she earned a Master of Science in Management from Troy University in 2001 and a Master of Military Operational Art and Science degree from Air University in 2007. She is active in her parish, Divine Mercy Catholic Church, and is a committee member and merit badge counselor for Boy Scout Troop 701. Ms. O’Boyle joined the SSLA family in October of 2017.
Mrs. Stockton graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor in Social Work degree and in 2000 with a Master in Social Service Administration (Social Work) degree. She was a homeschool teacher, a pastor of Youth and Children’s Ministries, and a therapist. She has a passion for history and teaching it in a way that excites and interests her students. She is also gifted at teaching students to read and uses multiple approaches to coach and empower her students to help them achieve and exceed grade-level reading. Her previous experiences combine to offer a kind, patient, and supportive atmosphere for her students. Mrs. Stockton joined the SSLA staff in January of 2018.
Mrs. Nulf graduated in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Salisbury State University. She was a teacher assistant with the Brevard County School Board for 18 years. She is very creative, patient, and wonderful with our students. She joined the SSLA family in January of 2018.
Mrs. Chabot graduated in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management and in 2010 with a master’s degree in Arts Administration. Mrs. Chabot has also received a Substitute Teaching certification from the Florida Department of Education and intensive instructor training with an Instructor Certification from the Institute of Public Safety. Mrs. Chabot was employed for 13 years with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. During this time, she was a project coordinator overseeing defensive driving programs. Teaching in and out of the classroom, she worked with more than 1,800 Brevard County youth enrolled in these programs. She has worked and volunteered teaching and mentoring youth for over 18 years. With the young in her heart, Mrs. Chabot has worked closely with various programs supporting academic success for our youth. After two months of volunteering, Mrs. Chabot permanently joined the SSLA family in October of 2017.