Jon Brock – Principal / Chief Operating Officer
Jon has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida, with years of experience in philanthropy, education and business (including special needs education and treatment, real estate, and film). Jon has most recently been serving as the CFO for Peace by Piece Solutions, a behavioral therapy center in Fort Myers; and the Broker/Owner of The Agency Realty & Property Management, in Lakeland. As a board president and volunteer for numerous Polk County organizations, including the Learning Resource Center, Jr. Achievement, Harrison Parents Association, HOBY, and the Lakeland Community Theatre, Jon has an extensive history of working with local youth.
Amanda Deal- Principal / Chief Program Director
Amanda earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida in Communication Sciences and Disorders and her Master’s degree from the University of West Florida in Exceptional Student Education with a concentration in Applied Behavioral Analysis. Amanda is a Florida certified teacher and a Speech Language Pathologist Assistant. Amanda has a history of working with youth, as she worked at a school for children with special needs for three years as a teacher and Speech Language Pathologist Assistant.
Charlene Luxama – Educator
Charlene earned her Associate’s degree from Florida Atlantic University and is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree. Charlene completed four years of teaching experience, and four of those years were with students with special needs. Charlene has also worked as a Youth Development Professional. In that role, she provided direct care support to adolescents with high-end psychiatric challenges. Charlene has also served as a high school track and field coach for four years.
Terra Gouge – Educator
Terra is a special needs teacher with 8 collective years in education. She has taught all age groups from preschool through high school. Terra holds a CDA and Preschool Director’s Credential and has earned her Master’s Degree from Warner University. Terra credits her own special needs sons for inspiring her to pursue teaching and serving children with disabilities.
Linda Lee Malone – Educator/Occupational Therapist
Katty Ginorio – Educator