Meet our Teachers

THE HEART OF DMCA

Our Teachers

Meet the people that make us so great
teachers

Mrs. Sandy Allen

PK4

Master’s of Education Degree from University of Florida
Florida Educator’s Certificate for Pre-K through grade 3
16 years of experience
VPK Coordinator
allens@dmccs.org

Mrs. Patti Schmidt

Kindergarten

Bachelor of Arts Degree in American History Education and a Master of Science Degree in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education.
Florida Educator’s Certificate in Pre-K through grade 3 and K through grade 6, 22 years of experience Divine Mercy Teacher Mentor Program.  Studied personally under Magda Gerber where she received her Infant Educators Training Certificate
schmidtp@dmccs.org

Ms. Stephanie Ring

1st Grade

Bachelor of Science Degree Public Health and a Master’s Degree in Physical Education
Florida Educator’s Certificate in Elementary Education K through grade 6 and Health and Physical Education K through grade 8. 3 years of experience. Alumni of DMCA, Class of 2004.  Worked with youth through the American Red Cross teaching a variety of health and safety lessons.
rings@dmccs.org

Ms. Dani Donnelly

2nd Grade

Bachelor of Science Degree in Family and Child Sciences and a Master of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education.
Florida Educator’s Certificate in Pre-K through grade 3 and a VPK certificate
5 years of experience
Space Day Coordinator
donnellyd@dmccs.org

Mrs. Mary Rodriguez

3rd Grade

Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education
Florida Educator’s Certificate for grades 1 through 6 since 1992
3 years of experience in Catholic school
Spent 17 years providing educational services in a non-traditional setting
rodriguezm@dmccs.org

Ms. Julia Mrdjenovich

4th Grade

Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education
Florida Educator’s Certificate in Elementary Education for grades 1 through 6
19 years of experience
Master in-service point coordinator
mrdgenj@dmccs.org

Mrs. Michelle Boland

5th Grade

Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Technology/ Curriculum and Instruction
Florida Educator’s Certificate in Elementary Education in grades K through 6
ESOL Endorsement
25 years of experience
Spiritual Director
bolandm@dmccs.org

Mrs. LuAnn Maute

Middle School English /8th Grade Religion / Seton House Homeroom Advisor

Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Education and a Master’s of Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction: Scriptural Literacy.  She is currently working towards her Ed. D. in Scriptural Literacy and Theological Studies
Florida Educator’s Certificate for English grades 6 through 12
29 years of experience
Yearbook Advisor for the 8th grade class, Certified Nutritionist and Personal Trainer, Certification in Youth Ministry Studies
mautel@dmccs.org

Mr. Peter Harris

Middle School Math /Technology Coordinator/Joseph House Homeroom Advisor

Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering
Florida Educator’s Certificate for mathematics grades 6 – 12
2 years of experience
Middle school girls’ basketball coach and an alumni of Divine Mercy.   Student Council Advisor
harrisp@dmccs.org

Mrs. Allison Hinkel

Social Studies / 6th & 7th Grade Religion

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in International Business and an Ed. S. in Curriculum Instructional and Assessment
Florida Educator’s Certificate in Elementary Education grades K through 6 and a Certificate for Humanities grades 5 through 9
7 years of experience
National Junior Honor Society advisor for middle school.  Alumni of Divine Mercy.
hinkela@dmccs.org

Mrs. Elizabeth Moore

Middle School Science

Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master of Science Degree in Horticulture Professional Educator’s Certificate in Science grades 6 through 12
11 Years of experience
Science Lab program from grades Pre-K to 2, Science Olympiad Coordinator, Science Fair.  Taught music and took students to concerts at Disney and the Vatican, Italy.
mooree@dmccs.org

Mrs. Elizabeth Chitko

Librarian and Research Specialist

Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and History, Master of Arts degree in History and a Master of Arts Degree in Library Science
14 years of experience at school library, 7 years of experience in public library
Has written several articles for magazines
library@dmccs.org

Mrs. Kara Springer

Physical Education /Athletic Director/ After-care Coordinator

Bachelor of Science Degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Recreation Management
Florida Educator’s Certificate in Physical Education for grades K through 8
17 years of experience
Road Runners Club of America, Certified Running Coach

Mrs. Julie Harris

Student Services / Guidance

Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, Master of Science in School Counseling
School Counseling Certificate grades K through 12,
Florida Educator’s Certificate in Physical Education grades K through 8
32 years of experience
Interactive Metronome Certification, Play Attention Coach, ASCA member, Diocesan Guidance Committee Member
harrisj@dmccs.org

Mrs. Tiffany Lunsford

Music

Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance
National Certification for Music Together LLC
24 years of instructional experience
DMCA Children’s Choir Director
lunsfordt@dmccs.org

Miss Gina Chitko

PK 3

Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism and Communications and a Master of Science Degree in Elementary Education
Florida Educator’s Certificate in Elementary Education K through grade 6
First year teaching
Professional photographer
chitkog@dmccs.org 

Carol Compton

Art

Studies in Fine Arts through Eastern Florida State College and various professional artists workshops for over 40 years.

Works displayed in art shows around the state of Florida and a local gallery.
Children’s Art Instructor at various locations in Brevard County.
Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor.