Meet our Staff

THE HEART OF DMCA

Our Teachers

Meet the people that make us so great
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Mrs. Karolyn Watz

PK3

Mrs. Sandy Allen

PK4

Master’s of Education Degree from University of Florida
Florida Educator’s Certificate for Pre-K through grade 3

17 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.

24 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 for Kindergarten through 6th grade and Physical Education Kindergarten through 8th grade.

4 years of teaching experience.

Coordinated youth volunteers and program at the American Red Cross.

Alumni of DMCA

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.

7 years of experience.

Space Day Coordinator

Summer Camp Director
donnellyd@dmccs.org

Miss Gina Chitko

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

20 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

27 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

31 years of experience

Yearbook Advisor for the 8th grade class
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

4 years of experience

Student Council Advisor, Dungeons & Dragons Club Advisor

Alumni of DMCA
harrisp@dmccs.org

Mrs. Allison Hinkel

Social Studies / 6th & 7th Grade Religion

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education, MBA in International Relations

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

9 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

13 Years of experience

Taught music and took students to concerts at Disney and the Vatican, Italy.
mooree@dmccs.org

Mrs. Elizabeth Chitko

Librarian and Media Specialist

Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and History, Master of Arts degree in History and a Master of Arts Degree in Library Science

16 years of experience at school library, 7 years of experience in public library

Has several published articles.

Volunteers for the State of Florida Historical Society
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

19 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

Carol Compton

Art

Studies Fine Arts at Eastern Florida State College.  Received art instruction with professional artists.

Taught art to children through private lessons and in large group settings to home-educated students using the Classic Method of education.

22 years of instructional experience

Displayed works of art through the State of Florida

Yoga Instructor

Our Staff

Office Team

Mrs. Beutler and Mrs. Moss are the active office team that thrives on the pleasure of working with the DMCA staff, students and parents. Our objective is to keep things running smoothly! Please feel welcome to contact us to schedule a tour or have a question answered.

Mr. Dave Parker

Principal

Bachelor of Science in Health Education and Physical Education

Master of Education in Educational Leadership

Florida Educators Certificate in Health Education All Levels, Physical Education All Levels and Educational Leadership All Levels

Has served as a teacher, Athletic Director, Coach, Program Developer and Assistant Principal prior to becoming the Principal of Divine Mercy Catholic Academy.

ParkerD@dmccs.org

Mary Beth Beutler

Office Manager

Bachelor of Science Degree in Commercial Economics.

15 years at DMCA
beutlemb@dmccs.org

Anna Moss

Public Relations

Bachelor of Science Degree in Advertising and MBA in Marketing

16 years at DMCA
mossa@dmccs.org