Administration & Faculty

Administration & Faculty

Our Administrative Staff and Faculty are comprised of dedicated professionals with a singular mission: providing a unique and exceptional academic environment for gifted, talented and high ability scholars. As experts in their respective fields and the instruction of gifted students, many have cross disciplines and areas of expertise, offering a rich and comprehensive educational experience for our scholars. Their focused leadership is fueled by a passionate belief in the Academy’s mission.

Erin Austin

Erin Austin

Lower School STEM & Humanities


gayle brown

Gayle Brown, BS, MBA

Middle School Humanities | LS, MS & US STEM

brenda edins

Brenda Edins, BEd

Middle School STEM & Humanities | LS, MS & US Fine Arts

jeremy edins

Jeremy Edins, BA

Upper School STEM | Middle & Upper School Fine Arts


evan fuchs

Evan Fuchs, BS

LS, MS & US STEM Instructional Technology

amy klein

Amy Klein, BS, MS

Lower, Middle & Upper School Health Promotion

Kathy Lyda

Kathy Lyda, MS

Founder | Head of School


Lance Lyda

Lance Lyda, BS

Co-Founder | Director of Ops

mattie oveross

Mattie Oveross, BS

Gifted Community Engagement Coordinator


michael petruso

Michael Petruso, AOS, CPT

Lower & Middle School Health Promotion

kerensa prostek

Kerensa Prostek, BS, MEd

Lower School STEM • Humanities

carol raymond

Carol Raymond, BM, BMEd, MEd

Director of Assessment & College Advising | MS & US STEM & AP Seminar


marilu rosales

Marilu Rosales, MEd

Director of Firehawk Life | College Advising Coordinator | LS, MS & US Spanish

allison ross

Allison Ross, BS, MEd

Lower School STEM • Humanities • Fine Arts | Middle School STEM

mimi turbeville

Mimi Turbeville, BA

Lower School Humanities & STEM