Leslie Butler has taught at Atlantis Academy for more than 15 years, working with elementary and middle school students. She holds a master’s degree in special education as well as elementary education. She is currently working on a doctorate.
High School Science Teacher
Byron Hellquist has taught students from grade two through high school during his more than 15 years as an educator. Byron earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and is working toward a master’s at Nova Southeastern. He joined Atlantis Academy in 2010 and teaches high school science.
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.
High School Language Arts Teacher
Andrew Khadabux teaches high school English/language arts. He graduated from the State University of New York-Cortland with a bachelor’s degree in physical education and earned a master’s in education from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. Before joining Atlantis Academy, Andrew served as a 1:1 aide to students with disabilities.
Nicollette Minnis was raised in West Palm Beach, Nicollette earned her bachelor’s degree from local South University. Prior to joining the Atlantis Academy team, Nicollette worked as a substitute teacher and tutor in the School District of Palm Beach County. Her favorite aspect of teaching in our program is watching the students grow and learn new concepts each day.
Ted Mongon has been a physical education and science teacher at Atlantis Academy for more than 20 years. He earned a bachelor’s in education from State University of New York-Cortland, then joined the Atlantis Academy summer camp program in 1999.
Bertha Puentes was born and raised in Cuba, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in teaching humanities from Pepito Tey Higher Pedagogic Institute in Las Tunas, Cuba. She has nearly 20 years of teaching experience in Spanish, history and literature. Bertha is currently pursuing an advanced teaching certificate and studying to become a U.S. citizen. She is excited to combine her love of teaching and language to instill in our students an enthusiasm for life-long learning.
Transition Program Teacher
Ray Ranghelli is a veteran educator with a master’s degree in special education and certification in educational leadership. He held various teaching and leadership positions during a 25-year career with Palm Beach County Schools, and he has consulted for two national education companies. Ray is the teacher for the new Transition Program at Atlantis Academy.
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.
Raquel Revuelta has worked with children from birth through 12th grade during her 30 years as an educator. She has served as a teacher or director in preschools, summer camps, tutoring, and private and public schools. Raquel 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. An Atlantis Academy’s art teacher, she uses art to help students learn to solve problems and explore their creativity.
History Teacher and Middle School Lead Teacher
Melissa Rice has been with Atlantis Academy since 2014 and is the lead teacher for middle school and the middle school histories teacher. Melissa attended the University of North Carolina in Greensboro, where she graduated cum laude with a double major in history and psychology. After graduation, she worked in the corporate sector for 25 years before completing her teacher licensure for learning disabilities in 2005.
Middle School Teacher
Middle school teacher Andrea Schroeder has educated Atlantis Academy students for more than 15 years. She began teaching in the Atlantis self-contained elementary classrooms in 2004. Today, she often works with the children of her former students. Andrea earned a bachelor’s degree from Seton Hall University and a master’s from Montclair University, both in New Jersey.
High School Foundations Teacher
Jay Servinsky has taught Atlantis Academy students for more than 15 years. He also supervises the high school Foundations program and is a member of the summer camp team. He earned a bachelor’s in education from Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania.
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.
Rome Stockdill is an experienced special education teacher who worked in public education in Minnesota, Florida and Virginia for more than 17 years. Rome graduated with a bachelor’s in elementary/special education from the University of Minnesota and has performed graduate work at the University of Oregon. He has taught at Atlantis Academy for more than six years.
Randee E. Treibitz has been an educator for nearly 40 years as a teacher, master teacher and principal. She joined Atlantis academy in 2017 and teaches students in grades K-2. Randee is working on her reading intervention degree to help serve Atlantis Academy students.