Faculty & Staff Directory

ADMINISTRATION

Mickey L. Walters
ADMINISTRATOR

Dr. Mickey L. Walters founded Faith Outreach Christian School in 1984. Dr. Walters attended Moody Bible College and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Theology. She later received an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from IBI. She received her MA in Christian Counseling from Whitfield Theological Seminary in 1990 and also an MA in Pastoral Psychology and Counseling from Faith Theological Seminary. Dr. Walters is a member of the National Christian Counselors Association and is ordained with the National Christian Conservative Church and Faith Outreach Center.

Julie A. Sierra
PRINCIPAL

Mrs. Sierra was born in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. She attended Faith Theological Seminary and Christian College and received a Bachelor of Theology in 1995 and her Master of Christian Education in 1997. Mrs. Sierra is currently working on her doctorate degree in Christian Education. Mrs. Sierra has worked at Faith Outreach Academy since 1996, the first four of these years as a fifth grade teacher and the remaining years as the principal. She also works with the middle school and high school students when needed.

Tammie J. Miskiel
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL / FINANCIAL MANAGER

Mrs. Tammie J. Miskiel was born in Tampa, Florida. She is a graduate from Leto High School. She received her Bachelor of Christian Education Degree from Faith Theological Seminary & Christian College. Mrs. Miskiel has worked at Faith Outreach Academy since 2001 and is currently one of the Assistant Principals, the Financial/Office Manager, and she will also be counseling the young ladies of Faith Outreach Academy.

Simuel Howard
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL / YOUTH PASTOR

Mr. Howard began teaching at FOA in 2010 working with the middle school and high school students teaching Math, Bible, Science, and Sign Language. Mr. Howard has two Bachelor's Degrees, one in Criminal Justice from USF as well a Bachelor's of Christian Education Degree from Faith Theological Seminary and Christian College. Mr. Howard is one of the Assistant Principals of Faith Outreach Academy.

Dianne Jackson
ELEMENTARY DIRECTOR / VPK

Mrs. Jackson has taught preschoolers for over 19 years.  She has taught at FOA for over 9 years.  During this time, she has worked as a K3 teacher, K3/K4 teacher, Aftercare teacher, manager of the Summer Program, and teacher in charge of the Elementary Building.  Mrs. Jackson has an ECA (Early Childhood Associate), which is equivalent to a CDA in childhood education.


OFFICE STAFF

Telixa Calderon
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Mrs. Calderon joined the FOA team in 2015 as an administrative assistant. She has a great passion for helping others and loves being a part of helping to serve the students of our school

Joselin "Ms. Joy" Brown
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Ms. Joy began working at FOA in 2014 in the P.E. department. This year we are happy to have Ms. Joy working in the academy office.


ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Josephine Vong
K3 / K4

Mrs. Vong joined FOA in 2018 as our Third Grade Teacher. She has taught students from infant through 3rd grade for about 13 years. She went to school at Ashford University where she received her undergraduate in Early Childhood Education. Working with children is her passion, so she decided to continue her studies a couple of months later with a Master of Education with a specialization in Family and Community Services from Ashford University. Mrs. Vong has taught 3rd grade in public school as well as being an Intervention Specialist in Reading for K-5th grade.

Michaela Paleveda
K5

Mrs. Paleveda has taught at FOA since 2005. She has taught kindergarten, first grade, third grade and more recently fourth grade for us. She has been teaching since 1995. Mrs. Paleveda received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Tampa College in 1990 and her degree in Elementary Education from U.S.F. in 1997. She is returning this year as the Kindergarten teacher.

Yolanda Perez
1st Grade Teacher

Mrs. Yolanda Perez joined FOA in 2006 as a teacher assistant. She returned in 2018 as our first grade teacher. She has a Bachelor’s degree in education from Interamerican University in Puerto Rico. Her teaching experience includes both public and private schools. Mrs. Perez is a dedicated educator who has a passion for teaching and seeing her students succeed.

Lindsay Santos
2nd Grade Teacher

Mrs. Santos has taught at FOA since 2006 as our second grade teacher. She has her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Psychology. Mrs. Santos has been teaching since 1976 in Puerto Rico, New York and Florida. Mrs. Santos also has been the co-director of some of our Christmas dramas, as well as various other programs.

Ms. Green
3rd Grade Techer

Ms Green joined FOA in 2019 as the third grade teacher. She has a Bachelor of Science in Human Services/ Early Childhood Education. She also has a Master’s Degree in Education. She has a passion to teach. She’s been teaching for over 20 years.

Heather Kuhla
4th Grade Teacher

Ms. Kuhla joined the FOA staff in 2019 as a teacher assistant working with the elementary students. She received her Master’s degree in Elementary Education from University of South Florida. Ms. Kuhla has previous teaching experience with fourth grade.

Heather Flaschenriem
5th Grade Teacher

Mrs. Heather Flaschenriem graduated from Pensacola Christian College with a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education.  She has taught 1st through 5th grades and has been teaching elementary students since the year 2000. Mrs. Flaschenriem has taught third grade at FOA since 2014.


MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

Ivelisse Rodriguez
Middle School- English & Elective

Ms. Rodriguez has taught at FOA since 2003. She began as our 5th grade teacher and has taught 4th – 12th grades, as well as being the co-director of our Christmas dramas and other programs. Ms. Rodriguez graduated from Lehman College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Special Education. Ms. Rodriguez has been teaching students for over 26 years. Ms. Rodriguez will be teaching middle school English, Social Studies and High School Spanish this year.

Eddrake Brown
Middle School- Bible & Science

Mr. Brown began teaching at FOA in 2017 working with our High School students and is currently working with our Middle School students. I began teaching in 2005 as a children’s church teacher to children from different backgrounds and challenges and by the grace of God I learned the gift that he placed in me. In 2013 i received my Bachelors Degree from Evangelical Theological Seminary in Religious Education and decided to follow the path of teaching that led me to Faith Outreach Academy. I truly believe as we exhort the name of the Lord it is according to Corinthians 4:7 “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be God, and not of us.”

Christian Padilla
Middle School- Math & History

Mr. Padilla returned to FOA in 2019 teaching middle school Math and Social Studies. He attended William Penn University on a wrestling scholarship where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education and General History and Government. Mr. Padilla loves coaching, playing sports, and working with young people.

Awilda Pagan-Elliot
High School- English & Spanish

Mrs. Elliot was born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. She attended John Jay College in New York City and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. She also received a Master of Science Degree in Education and a Graduate Certificate in Addiction Counseling from Capella University in 2012. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate Degree in Counseling from the Christian Leadership University. She moved to Florida in 2007. Mrs. Elliot has been teaching since 2005.

Nick Segallos
High School- Bible & P.E.

Coach Nick says there are two things in this world he loves more than virtually anything; sports and the Bible. Coach Nick was born again when he was seven years old and he grew up in the church. On a mission trip to the inner cities of New Orleans, LA, Nick was called into full time ministry. He is now a licensed minister and has earned a diploma of theology from FTSCC. While he continues to pursue further degrees, Nick is inspired by heroes of the faith, like Ravi Zacharias, Billy Graham, Josh McDowell, and his own mentor, Pastor Bobby Patton. He is so excited to help FOA students grow deeper in God’s Word.

Grisel Santiago
High School- Math & Science

Mrs. Grisel Santiago joined FOA in 2018. She is working with the high school students as our science and math teacher and with our middle school students teaching their math classes. Mrs. Santiago received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biology from University of South Florida in 1997. She also attended Life Christian University and received a Bachelors of Arts in Theology and a Masters of Arts in Christian Counseling in 2012. She has over 10 years of teaching experience both in the science industry and in the public school system.


E.S.E. DEPARTMENT

Gelia Woodward
ESE Department Head

Ms. Woodward has been our lead teacher for our ESE Department since 2012 and works with the elementary school students.  Ms. Woodward received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Oakland University and her Master's Degree in Learning and Behavioral Disorders from Buffalo State College.  She has many years of experience in teaching ESE, as well as kindergarten, second, third, fourth, and fifth grades.  She also volunteers in the Special Needs Department at Idlewild Baptist Church and as the Commanding Officer of the Suncoast Squadron, U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps for youth ages 10 -18 in Clearwater.

Tamera Wilkie
ESE Teacher

Mrs. Wilkie will be joining Ms. Benson in working with the middle school students in the ESE Department.  Mrs. Wilkie received her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Social Work, as well as her Master's Degree in Teaching from the University of South Florida.  She has previous teaching experience with second, fifth, and sixth grades.

Billie Jean Benson

Mrs. Benson joined the FOA staff in January of 2017 as one of our ESE teachers working with middle school and high school students. She attended Colorado Bible College and graduated from Florida Bible College with a bachelor’s degree in Christian education. She earned a master’s degree in education from Liberty University. Mrs. Benson has taught at both Christian and public schools.


ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT

Nick Segallos
Athletic Director

Faith Outreach Academy AD, Nick Segallos, has the unique experience of growing up and being heavily involved in athletics at a Christian school from his kindergarten years all the way up through his graduation, attending Tampa Baptist Academy for 13 years. Upon graduation in 2002, he began coaching there, and has been coaching in some capacity ever since, while also amassing experience in bank management as well as sales management. He is often heard telling whoever will listen that this is his “dream job.” Just ask him some time how long he plans on working here. He always answers the same way. “Forever.” 

Irena "Tori" Torrolova
P.E. Teacher / Team Sports

Coach Tori has a degree in Physical Education and Communications from Boise State Unversity. Coach Tori is a former FIBA and NCAA Division I player. She was a member of the Bulgarian Jr. and Women's National teams since the age of 13. Coach Tori has made numerous appearances at Final Four World and European Championships. She is a bronze medalist from the Goodwill Games 1990. Coach Tori is a former Athletic director and has coached Basketball, Volleyball, Flag Football, Baseball, and Soccer.


FOOD SERVICE

Jean Corsi

Ms. Jean has been  connected with Faith Outreach Center since its founding. She loves the Lord with all of her heart and has a passion for serving. Ms. Jean has five children and 14 grandchildren. She will be returning to FOA this year as our food preparation specialist.

MAINTENANCE

Mr. Anthony

Mr. Anthony began working at FOA in 2014. Mr Anthony does an amazing job of making sure that everything is in order at FOA and FOC.