*** Now Enrolling 1st through 12th grade students with learning disabilities at all 4 locations! ***

Brandon  -   Seffner   -   Riverview   -   Valrico

Our team is 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 - CEO / Founder

Bernadette Pello - President / Founder

Bo Ross- Executive Linder Industrial

Robin Stone - CCC-SLP CEO, Brandon Health & Rehab

Matt Pagel - Area Vice President, Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc



Executive Team:


Bernadette Pello - President/Founder
Chris Pello - CEO/Founder

Kristin Lisi - Executive Director

Bruce Gifford - Principal Seffner Campus

Therese Whitehurst - Principal Riverview Location


Administrative Staff:


Beth Lint - Education Specialist LAAC

Melissa Endicott - Office Manager LAAC

Barbara Goodkind - Office Manager, Seffner Location

Dana Jones - Administrative Assistant, Seffner Location

Erin Judge- Office Manager, Riverview Location

Chequita Burgess, Director LAEC



Lead Teachers: Livingstone Academy Seffner


Lisa Parris

Amy Caldwell
Angela Ross
Millie Pereira
Kristine Figeroa
Susie Wirth
Tabitha O'Connor
David Pello
Diane Truax
Matt Hike

Cody Crouse


Lead Teachers: Livingstone Academy Riverview


Marissa Meyer
Ann Bouchard
Michelle Hagel

Brenda Borrero


Lead Teachers: Livingstone Academy Autism Center


Kelly Erickson
Samantha Benoit
Leigh Nixon
Lori Lorenzo

Brittany Smouse

Kelley Doty

Donald Foens

Jon Weaver


Lead Teachers: Livingstone Academy Exceptional Center

Jarius Foster

Morgan McDowell