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Our Team

Made up of some of the most dedicated professionals in the industry.

Our Board of Directors and advisory board provide oversight and guidance for our administrative team, and we hire the most caring and qualified teachers in the county. Our teachers are interviewed, vetted and background checked. Our teachers have proven to have either their teaching certifications, education, qualifications, training and or experience necessary to meet the needs of our students. Some teachers go through our internship program where they receive a minimum of three years training in the classroom gaining teaching experience as a CA. This program is overseen by our principals, education specialist and by our lead teachers. All of our teachers are trained to understand the individual needs of our students.

Board of Directors

Chris Pello

Co-CEO / Founder

Bernadette Pello

Co-CEO / Founder

Bo Ross

Executive Linder Industrial

Robin Stone

CCC-SLP CEO, Brandon Health & Rehab

Executive Team

Bernadette Pello


Chris Pello


Kristin Lisi


Jon Weaver

Principal Seffner Campus

Therese Whitehurst

Principal Riverview Location

Chequita Burgess

Principal LAEC

Administrative Staff

Beth Lint

AP Academics LAAC

Leigh Nixon

AP Services LAAC

Milagros Pereira

AP Seffner

Melissa Endicott

Office Manager LAAC

Barbara Goodkind

Office Manager, Seffner 

Lacey Vanskyock

Office Manager, LAEC

Erin Judge

Office Manager, Riverview 

Lead Teachers:

Livingstone Academy Seffner

Lisa Parris
Nicolette Segrue
Tiffany Wallen
Ann Bouchard
Brenda Borrero
Jamie Truax
Mariella Figueroa
Matthew Truax
Cedalia Cartwright
Diane Truax
Lead Teachers:

Livingstone Academy Riverview

Marissa Meyer
Jody Banks
Brooke Christian
Michelle Taylor
Lead Teachers:

Livingstone Academy Autism Center

Tori Smith
Noelle Keeney
Tori Shackleford
Brittany Toth
Shari Jeshow
Donald Foens
Angela Kopulos
Stephanie Mills
Lead Teachers:

Livingstone Academy Exceptional Center

Gwen Maux
Jodi Williams
Robert Alers
Carmen Lugo
Layne Pullen
Chelsea Brewington