Randee E. Treibitz, also known as Ms. T., is the (K-2) primary grades teacher of Atlantis Academy. This is her second year working at this campus. Ms. T has been in the education field since 1980, working as a teacher, master teacher and principal in Brooklyn, New York. Ms. T was a teacher for the public school district until 2017, when she came to Atlantis Academy. In her opinion, special education students are the best students to teach. She is currently in the process of getting her reading intervention degree which will help to better serve the population at our school. She is also a mother of two daughters and a grandmother of nine grandchildren of whom she is extremely proud. She feels privileged to be a part of wonderful families both in and out of school. Ms. T says every day is a new learning experience for her as well as for her students.
Elementary Foundations Teacher
Mr. Stockdill is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary/Special Education. His graduate work was done at the University of Oregon. Mr. Stockdill taught special education students at public schools in Minnesota, Florida and Virginia for over 17 years prior to his employment at Atlantis Academy. He is currently in his 6th year with the school.
Vesna Stanic, PhD
High School Teacher
Dr. Stanic joined Atlantis Academy of Palm Beaches as a high school math teacher in May 2016. She teaches Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Consumers Mathematics and Pre-calculus. She holds several patents and has numerous technical papers published in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Stanic graduated with a Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Alberta. Before joining Atlantis Academy Dr. Stanic taught at the University of Alberta, Canada, at the School of Medicine. In addition to her teaching career, she has more than 30 years of research and development experience in the field of materials science and engineering of advanced materials and devices. She began her scientific career with NRC CANMET Energy, a Canadian National Laboratory. In 1999, she moved to the United States and started to work for Teledyne Energy Systems where she directed various research and development activities. She also was the Program Manager and Principal Investigator for several NASA and DoE projects. In 2016, she decided to change careers and become a teacher to have the opportunity to share her passion for math and science with young generations.
High School Foundations Teacher
Mr. Servinsky is originally from Pennsylvania. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Education at Saint Francis University. He has been on the teaching staff at Atlantis Academy for fourteen years and oversees our high school Foundations program. Jay has also been a part of our summer camp team over the years. Mr. Servinsky enjoys helping animals and has fostered many pets as well as adopting a few of his own.
Mrs. Revuelta has been in education for the past 30 years working with children from birth to grade 12. She has worked in preschools as a teacher and director, summer camps, tutoring, and both private and public schools. She holds a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, a master’s degree in education with a specialization in English Language Learners and Reading as well as a master’s degree in business administration. Her goal is to encourage students to be thinkers and problem solvers as they learn about art and explore their own creative side.
Physical Education Teacher
Cassandra Revuelta, also known as Coach or Ms. Cassie is the Physical Education teacher here at Atlantis Academy. She graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Science in Education, and a Major in Exercise Science and Health Promotion. She is also certified as both a Personal Trainer, and a Specialist in Fitness Nutrition. Cassie has experience in coaching large group classes, small group classes and one-on-one. About six years ago, she decided to transform her life by getting into healthier habits. She fell in love with exercise, nutrition, and overall wellness, and decided I wanted to help others feel the same way. This led to her passion for working with students and helping them develop a love and understanding for remaining physically active and practicing healthy habits throughout their entire lives.
Transition Program Teacher
Ray Ranghelli is a veteran educator with a Master’s degree in Special Education and certification in Educational Leadership. He had a 25-year career with Palm Beach County Schools holding various teaching and leadership positions. Prior to joining the Atlantis Academy family, he worked as a consultant with two national education companies. Ray is the teacher for the new Transition Program at Atlantis Academy.
Middle School Teacher
Ted Mongon has been a teacher at Atlantis Academy for the past 20 years. He has a Bachelor of Science in Education from SUNY Cortland University in Upstate New York. Ted moved to Florida in 1999 and started with a job in our summer camp program here at Atlantis Academy. At the start of the school year, his position turned in to a permanent one teaching Physical Education. A few years ago, he made the change from P.E. to the middle school team (Science) to help better serve our students. Ted says that being a subject area classroom teacher has afforded him an amazing opportunity to see a different side of education. He has fun and enjoys what he does every day. In his classroom, students learn about things such as the different phases of the moon, how the systems of the body maintain homeostasis, and the periodic table of elements. His students work hard and push each other to grow and learn.
High School Teacher
Andrew Khadabux is from Cold Spring, New York and has been working at Atlantis Academy for four years. He started as a substitute teacher and later became the high school English/Language Arts teacher. Mr. Khadabux graduated from SUNY Cortland in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in K-12 Physical Education and received his master’s degree in Education in 2016 from Grand Canyon University where he received a 4.0 cumulative GPA. Mr. Khadabux previously worked in New York as a teacher as well as a 1:1 aide to students with disabilities before moving to Florida where he received his teaching certification license in the state of Florida. Mr. Khadabux helps his students grow and develop into successful young adults by pushing them to do their absolute best.
Ilisa Kerner grew up in New York City, New York. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education at St. Thomas Aquinas. She earned a master’s degree in Special Education at New York City college. She has been teaching for twenty years. Ms. Kerner says that teaching has been a very rewarding adventure. She has been employed with Atlantic Academy for six years. Ilisa has a passion for working with children and helping them develop to their full potential. She is currently raising two wonderful children and enjoys walking, watching movies and reading.
Elementary Foundations Assistant Teacher
Mrs. Jenal has served as the teaching assistant for the Elementary Foundations classroom at Atlantis Academy since 2010. Since moving to Florida, she has obtained her Paraprofessional Certificate, 40 hour; DCF Certificates; and several other Florida DCF trainings. Mrs. Jenal relocated from New York, where she received training in multiple areas, including Functional Behavior Assessment, Understanding Data Collection and Applied Behavior Analysis. She has been happily married for 26 years and enjoys watching her two children play sports in her free time.
High School Science Teacher
Mr. Hellquist is originally from Minnesota but has been in Florida since 1988. He originally worked for the government for 25 years, took early retirement, and then went into teaching. He holds a B.S. degree from the University of Minnesota and has 28 credits toward his master’s degree at Nova Southeastern. In the 15 years he has been teaching, he has taught students from 2nd grade all the way through high school. Mr. Hellquist has been with Atlantis Academy for eight years and is currently our high school science teacher.
Leslie Butler is in her fourteenth year at Atlantis Academy. She holds a master’s degree in Special Education as well as Elementary Education. She is currently working on her Doctorate. Most of her teaching career at Atlantis Academy has been in the middle school level, but for the last five years she has been teaching our elementary students. Before coming to Atlantis, Ms. Butler worked for Palm Beach County. One of her favorite past times is disaster relief work and helping the victims who have experienced tragedy. Ms. Butler loves working with the younger students and tries to instill helping and sharing with others into her daily routine.
Middle School Teacher
Andrea Schroeder is a middle school teacher at Atlantis Academy Palm Beaches. Her employment at Atlantis started years ago when her husband made a career change which led them to move from New Jersey to Florida. She knew it was time to put her degrees; B.A. from Seton Hall University and M.A. from Montclair University to work. She began teaching in the elementary grades in self-contained classrooms here in 2004. She said it has been very special watching her earliest students go on to achieve their goals. Some of these students now have children of their own who attend the school. Mrs. Schroeder says it is rewarding to be a part of the growth that continues to define Atlantis Academy.
Middle School Lead Teacher
Melissa Rice is the lead teacher for middle school as well as the middle school histories teacher. She has been with Atlantis Academy Palm Beaches since 2014. Mrs. Rice attended the University of North Carolina In Greensboro, N.C., where she graduated Cum Laude with a double major in history and psychology. After graduation, she worked in the corporate sector for twenty -five years before finalizing her teacher licensure for Learning Disabilities in 2005. Since then, she taught special education in North Carolina public schools for ten years. Mrs. Rice was born and raised in North Carolina. She is married and has 3 daughters, one son-in-law, two grandsons and three dogs. She loves family, crafts/DIY projects, but her passion is travel.