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Laura Grace Alexander

English Teacher

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Laura Grace Alexander has been teaching tenth grade English literature at The Geneva School since 2010. However, her involvement with the school dates back to its establishment in 1992 when she served as a founding board member. Since then she has worn many hats, including board of governors member (1992–2009), vice-chairman of the board (2005–07), headmistress (1997–98), and director of development (2011–12). Her true love, however, is teaching and mentoring young people.

Through the years, Laura Grace’s academic pursuits have involved an inter-disciplinary interest, incorporating literature, history, and theology. She earned a BA in English Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1983 and taught secondary English for several years, as well as coached girls varsity basketball and track, in Polk County (FL). She also holds an MA in Theological Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary and pursued doctoral work in modern history at the University of Oxford (Christ Church) in Oxford, England.

Her professional and personal pursuits, though, have extended well beyond the classroom. Before coming to Geneva, Laura Grace served as vice president of development and executive director of the great teacher program for Ligonier Ministries, as a member of the board of directors of Mars Hill Audio, as a trustee of the Greater Orlando Leadership Foundation, and as a board member of Atlantic Blue Group, LLC, a real estate management company here in central Florida. In her spare time, Laura Grace enthusiastically cheers on the Florida Gators during football season and the North Carolina Tarheels during basketball season. She is an avid quail and turkey hunter and loves to catch ever-elusive lobsters in the Florida Keys.

Ann Alilin

K4 & 1st Grade Aide

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The early childhood campus welcomed Ann Alilin as a K4 teacher’s aide in 2015. She works alongside Lorrie Stewart, Julie Brielmaier, and Erin Petrak. The early childhood campus holds many great memories for Ann, and she loves assisting Geneva’s youngest students as they take their first steps at TGS.

Ann and her husband Dr. E. Roger “Jay” Alilin have been a part of the Geneva family since 2008 when they enrolled their eldest son in kindergarten. Ann has volunteered in the classroom, hosted Parent Knight Out events, donated her time and talents to Geneva’s annual auction, and served with the lunch program.

Ann and Jay have two sons: Jay ’21 and Nathaniel ’25. They can be seen cheering them on at their respective TGS games and performances. Ann has a medical background in neonatal nursing. For the past number of years, Jay and Ann, alongside school nurse Lou Jones, have volunteered their time to perform sports physicals prior to the start of the school year, with all proceeds donated to the TGS boosters program.

Olivia Allen

Third Grade Teacher

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Olivia graduated from TGS in 2012 and returned to her alma mater, joining the third grade team, in 2016. She attended the University of North Florida where she graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Elementary Education and an endorsement in ESOL.

Olivia is passionate about her high calling as a teacher and finds joy in employing the gifts and passions God has given her in her community. During her time at UNF, Olivia taught English to refugee families in Jacksonville and shared the gospel with high school students with mental and physical disabilities. Since moving back to Orlando, Olivia has been serving at Orlando Children’s Church where she leads a third grade small group.

Olivia married her high school sweetheart Andrew Allen in March 2016. Andrew was also a Geneva student, and they have been friends since their eighth grade trip to Boston. Together they enjoy the outdoors, athletics, and cooking.

Jeffrey Andre

Sixth Grade Teacher

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Jeffrey Andre joined the sixth grade team in 2013. He graduated with bachelor and master degrees in elementary education from the University of Florida with a concentration in literacy. He has participated in graduate level research through the McNair Scholar’s Program and has presented his findings at regional and national conferences. Prior to teaching at Geneva, he taught for Palm Beach and Orange county public schools, earning first-year teacher of the year honors in 2011. Jeffrey also taught Good News Clubs in his public school with Child Evangelism Fellowship, sharing the gospel with his students. Jeffrey also serves on the board of the Christian Study Center of Gainesville and stands behind their vision of intersecting Christian thought and academic discourse. He gives credit to the center for exposing him to early Christian thinkers and maturing him in the faith.

Jeffrey has been on mission trips to Le Ceiba, Honduras, and Monrovia, Liberia (West Africa) with a specific emphasis on meeting the physical and spiritual needs of children in the community. Originally from Brooklyn, NY Jeffrey likes to visit his friends and family in the city as well as check out historic sites and museums. He is a die-hard New York Knicks fan and enjoys college football. Jeffrey and his wife Colleen were married in December 2013.

Robbie Andreasen

Science & Bible Teacher

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Robbie Andreasen joined the Geneva faculty in 2007 and teaches Biology (ninth grade) and Anatomy & Physiology (twelfth grade). Robbie has a contagious passion to study the intersection of faith and science and his students have come to expect a challenging, active classroom characterized by their teacher’s love and enthusiasm for learning. This is also true when he teaches Sunday School or gives a children’s homily at his church.

Robbie received a BS in Marine Science and Biology from the University of Miami and an MA in Bioethics from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He was the upper school recipient of the 2013 Paideia Award for Teaching, an award that recognizes excellence in teaching.

Robbie and his wife Janet (a math education professor at the University of Central Florida) have two children—both students at TGS. In his spare time, he enjoys challenging himself through activities such as jiu-jitsu and training for and participating in Tough Mudder.

Carol Andrews

Science Teacher

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Carol Andrews has been teaching science to grammar school students at The Geneva School since 2008. For the six years prior, she taught science at Geneva Academy in DeLand, FL a sister Christian classical school. Carol has also homeschooled for four years. A nutrition science graduate of the University of Georgia, she loves to assist students to explore the wonders of creation in her science class.

Carol and her husband, Bill, live in DeLand where Bill is a business school professor at Stetson University. They have three daughters and two grandsons. Carol’s commitment to this model of education, and to The Geneva School in particular, is exemplified by the one-hour commute she makes each morning to TGS from her home in DeLand!

Carol enjoys traveling overseas, cooking for her family, learning anything about the history of space exploration, and hanging out on summer mornings at the beach with her husband and a good book.

Carol’s teaching philosophy is beautifully summed up in a quotation from a talk made by her pastor’s wife, Connie Kirk, entitled “Redeeming Beauty.” She says, “The Scriptures teach us that the beauty of the physical world is something we should attend to, look at, listen to, and receive. Why? Because the physical world was created from the nature of God, with the intention of revealing himself and for that reason it is good and beautiful. It is full of intrinsic meaning, and we can take true delight in it and strength from it.” Carol’s hope and prayer is that her students will grow to honor their Creator and Lord more deeply because of the study of science!

Jonathan Armstead

Head Varsity Girls Basketball Coach

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Jonathan Armstead has served as Geneva’s girls varsity head coach since 2013. He was head middle school and assistant girls varsity coach from 2009–2013 and led the middle school team to two championships in three years.

Hard work and dedication has always been a staple in Jonathan’s life. As a child, Jonathan played competitive one-on-one basketball games with his father, but admits his dad would always win. Jonathan now credits both his parents, Jesse and Dorothy Armstead, for early life lessons that have led to his success in life, particularly as a coach.

Prior to coming to Geneva, Coach Armstead was an assistant coach at Winter Springs High School. He played two years for the University of Cincinnati practice team before transferring to Defiance College, then graduated in 2005 from the University of Cincinnati with a BA in Science. He has ten years of experience coaching youth basketball teams through AAU and other athletic associations.

Jenna Bagnoli

Kindergarten Teacher

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Born and raised in New Jersey, Jenna Bagnoli crossed the country to attend the University of Southern California where she majored in psychology and minored in global communication. After college, Jenna planned to move to Florida for a short stint but after being hired by The Geneva School as a teacher’s aide at the early childhood campus in 2009, she decided to stay in Orlando. She completed her masters in early childhood development and education through the University of Central Florida in December 2012 and began teaching kindergarten in the fall of 2013.

Jenna is blessed to call many places home—New Jersey, California, South Carolina, and South Africa, and she loves to visit as often as possible! She loves to go hiking with her dog Weasley, hang out with friends and family, and watch sports. During football season, you can always find her cheering on her beloved Trojans.

Martha Baker

Drama Aide

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Martha Baker joined the Geneva drama department as a teacher’s aide in 2015, helping Mrs. Hines with all her drama productions. She previously served at Geneva with the lunch program and as a substitute teacher’s aide.

Martha has been a Geneva mom since 2008 when she and her husband Ben enrolled Jocelyn (’14), Graci (’17), and Faithlyn (’19). Jocelyn is currently a student at UCF and she is very thankful for her Geneva education which gave her the tools to succeed at college.

Katie Beard

Aftercare staff

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Mike Beates

Dean of Students / Bible Teacher

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Dr. Mike Beates joined the Geneva faculty in January 2008 and became dean of students in June 2011. Having taught in the areas of ancient history and Bible, he currently teaches New Testament Survey to eighth graders. Mike has degrees from Clemson University (BA), Biblical Theological Seminary (MDiv and STM), and Reformed Theological Seminary (DMin). He taught at the college and graduate levels for many years at RTS Orlando, Belhaven University and Florida Southern College (both also Orlando campuses) and Reformation Bible College in Sanford.

Mike has served on the international board of directors for Joni and Friends: the disability outreach ministry of Joni Eareckson Tada, and has authored a book entitled Disability and the Gospel: How God Uses Our Brokenness to Display His Grace (Crossway, 2012). In his spare time, he enjoys reading Tolkien, Lewis, and old classic novels, as well as a dabbling interest in numismatics, particularly American nickels, half dollars, Morgan silver dollars, and British thruppenny bits (threepence coins). He and his wife Mary have seven children in their 20s and 30s (as well as a couple of foster children), one grandchild, and one grand-dog.

Hollie Benjumea

PE Teacher / Youth Sports Coodinator / Head Varsity VB Coach

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Hollie Benjumea graduated summa cum laude from Charleston Southern University with a BS in history and education and a minor in French. She has served as head volleyball coach and grammar school PE teacher since 2006, and youth sports coordinator since 2012. Hollie played four years of Division I volleyball and was ranked as a leading middle blocker in the Big South Conference. She was named conference player of the week in 2002 and to the Big South All-Academic Team in 2001 and 2002. She also received several accolades from Charleston Southern including Volleyball Student Athlete of the Year 2001, History Student of the Year 2003, and French Student of the Year in 2002.

The volleyball program at TGS has earned seven district championships under Hollie’s leadership and finished as regional runners up in 2007, 2008, 2014, and 2016. The team was regional champion in 2013 and finished in the final four of the FHSAA State Tournament.

Hollie is a member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association and started playing amateur/professional beach volleyball in 2008. She is also a member of Florida Athletic Coaches Association, is certified in K–12 Physical Education, and a member of America Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. In 2013, Hollie was the grammar school recipient of the Paideia Award for Teaching, an award that recognizes excellence in teaching. She is passionate about health and fitness and helping others live a healthy lifestyle. She enjoys participating in a variety of sports and activities. She is married to Jackson Benjumea and they have one daughter named Cassia.

Ruth Bingham

Third Grade Teacher

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Ruth Bingham has been teaching both in and out of the classroom since she herself was a child. She has fond memories of gathering her neighborhood friends, passing out papers, pencils, and books, and playing school. If friends had other plans, her many stuffed animals patiently allowed her to refine her skills. Stories have always captured her imagination, and taken her on many adventures. She continues to have a passion for reading and finds great pleasure in inviting young people to explore the exciting world of books, and in leading and guiding them as they develop a life-long love of reading.

Ruth has worn many hats at The Geneva School since joining the faculty in 2002. She spent one year as an aide and three years teaching third grade before taking time away from the classroom to homeschool her daughter, Emily. An opening for a teacher in K4 brought Ruth back to The Geneva School in 2010. After two years teaching K4, and two more years as a second grade teacher, in 2014 Ruth returned back to third grade, where she now gives leadership to the third grade team.

Ruth holds a degree in Christian education from The King’s College, NY. She is grateful daily for the opportunity to teach at The Geneva School, and is thrilled to have the opportunity to pour herself into the lives of energetic, thoughtful, enthusiastic eight and nine year olds.

Ruth and her husband George married in 1982 and have two daughters. She is an avid dog lover who enjoys relaxing at the beach, getting up early to watch the cardinals dine at her backyard bird feeder, sipping Earl Grey tea while reading a good book on a rainy day, and playing her grandmother’s violin.

Dyanna Blakley

Aftercare Staff

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Erin Blankenship

Aftercare Staff

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Melissa Blyth

Second & Fifth Grade Aide

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Melissa Blyth joined the staff of The Geneva School in the fall of 2013. She is so thankful for Geneva and the experience that the school is giving her and her children: Jack (class of 2018) and Natalie (class of 2020).

Melissa earned an AA in Religion and Sociology from North American Baptist College in Edmonton, Canada. Born and raised in Canada, she met her husband Brad in college, they married, moved to the U.S. to attend seminary and ended up staying. They moved to the Orlando area in 2011 and are enjoying all the unexpected surprises of Florida (like black bears in their backyard).

Melissa ministers and leads worship alongside her husband at Westside Community Church in Apopka where Brad is the lead pastor. In her spare time, she enjoys long distance running, photography, and spending time with friends and family.

Carrie Bradon

Receptionist / ECC Spanish Teacher / Dialectic Writing Assistant

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Carrie came to TGS in the spring of 2016 and worked alongside Naomi Wise as the dialectic writing assistant. Beginning in the fall of 2016, she began teaching Spanish to kindergarten and first grade students at the early childhood campus and works part-time as the main campus receptionist.

Carrie graduated from the University of Central Florida, where she pursued her love of literature with a BA in English Literature. She is married to Noah Bradon, a Geneva alumnus. They spent a year (2015) living in Santiago, Chile, where they were privileged to experience a new culture, learned to speak a new language, and became involved with a local PCA church, El Encuentro, regularly assisting in services and building lifelong friendships.

In her free time, Carrie enjoys reading good literature, cooking, running, and playing piano. Carrie and Noah love to travel and do so as frequently as they are able. They also have two dogs, a boxer and West Highland terrier, both of which make day-to-day life very entertaining.

Shelly Bradon

Art Teacher

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Shelly Bradon teaches Art II through Art AP, as well as art to grammar and dialectic students. She earned a BFA from the Mississippi University for Women, and an MFA from UCF, which has led to recent exhibitions of her work in Atlanta and Munich, Germany. Before joining the faculty of Geneva Shelly worked in the public sector as a graphic designer and was an adjunct professor in the computer graphics department at Valencia Community College. She is actively involved in sidewalk chalkart festivals and has taught at TGS in either a part time or full time capacity since 2003.

Julie Brielmaier

K4 Teacher

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Julie Brielmaier enjoys working with young children and says it keeps her young at heart. It also helps her to remember what are the important things in life. She has desired to be a teacher since she was nine years old and was inspired by her fourth grade teacher to find the joy and wonder in learning new things. Many years later, Julie still loves to learn new things and enjoys the opportunity to help her students become life-long learners.

Julie graduated from Florida State University in 1998 with a degree in early childhood education. Upon graduating she and her husband Joel moved to Winter Park to begin their public school teaching careers. Julie taught first grade and kindergarten prior to starting a family and staying home with her two children. When she returned to the classroom, Julie spent four years teaching preschool and joined The Geneva School faculty as a kindergarten teacher in 2011. In 2014 Julie taught first grade and in 2015 she began teaching K4.

Julie and her husband Joel have been married since 1999 and have two children, a daughter Jordan and a son Jake. Julie and her family love animals. They have given many needy pets a home and currently have two dogs, three cats, and a bird. Julie’s children love to play softball, baseball, basketball, and football, and she delights in watching and supporting them and their teams. Julie also enjoys trips to the beach, playing board games, going to the movies, and a good cup of coffee.

Grant Brodrecht

History Teacher

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Grant Brodrecht has been teaching at Geneva since 2006. He currently teaches US History and American Social Thought and Experience, having previously taught Western Civilization II and served as director of the Geneva Capstone Senior Thesis program. He holds MA and PhD degrees in American History from the University of Notre Dame, where he studied under George Marsden and was a Pew Younger Scholar. While there, he also served as assistant to the director of graduate studies in the history department. Prior to his time at Notre Dame, Grant earned an MA in Church History from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, where he was a President’s Scholar and had the privilege of taking courses at Harvard Divinity School through the Boston Theological Institute. His BA, a double major in History and Philosophy, is from the University of Northern Iowa. His areas of interest and expertise are intellectual, religious, and political history, and he has taught courses at the University of Notre Dame, Reformed Theological Seminary, and Belhaven University. He has spoken at the annual conference of the Organization of American Historians, is the author of Our Country: Northern Evangelicals and the Union during the Civil War Era (Fordham University Press, forthcoming), and has written reviews for the Florida Historical Quarterly and The History Teacher.

Grant also spent twenty years in the US Navy and Navy Reserve as an electronics technician, being named Sailor of the Year once and Sailor of the Quarter on two occasions. He has had numerous jobs over the years, some of which include working as a convenience store clerk, sorting letters for the post office, assembling and repairing electronics equipment, filling department store catalog orders, and enduring a two-year stint in management at United Parcel Service. He has been a passionate fan of the Chicago Blackhawks, Cubs, and Bears since the early 1970s and still loves to play hockey in his spare time. The husband of Kelli and the father of five children, Grant enjoys an occasional India Pale Ale and is a member at St. Alban’s Anglican Cathedral.

Kelli Brodrecht

Sixth Grade Teacher

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Kelli Brodrecht joined the sixth grade team in 2012 after teaching fourth grade at Geneva for three years. She teaches history and math, as well as grammar, writing, and spelling. Kelli earned a BA in elementary education from the University of Northern Iowa and taught in Iowa and Massachusetts before team-teaching in a classical home school group in South Bend, Indiana. She came to Geneva in 2006 and worked in a variety of positions before taking a classroom teaching role. Kelli was the lower school recipient of The Geneva School 2014 Paideia Award, an award that recognizes excellence in teaching.

Kelli and her husband Grant (who teaches history and government to TGS rhetoric students) have five children. Their eldest three children graduated from Geneva in 2013, 2014, and 2016, and the other two boys will graduate in 2018 and 2021. The family is actively involved in their church, where Kelli and three of her children sing in the Cathedral Choir. In the summer, Kelli enjoys frequent trips to the beach with her family and the chance to read a good book or two.

Katie Brubaker

Advancement Officer

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Katie joined the advancement team in the spring of 2016 and loves her role doing development, communications, and marketing for The Geneva School. Katie and her husband Matt have two children, Micah (TGS Class of 2027) and Hannah (TGS Class of 2029). Originally from a small town in Indiana, Katie attended Miami University (of Ohio) where she earned a Bachelor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Studies. She then went on to earn a Master of Public Affairs with a concentration in nonprofit management and a law degree (JD) both from Indiana University.

In 2006, Katie began practicing law as in-house counsel for Campus Crusade for Christ International, headquartered near Lake Nona. Then in 2013, she stepped away from law and into a development role with The Jesus Film Project. She is continuing that development role with TGS while also sharpening her skills in marketing and communication.

Katie loves home DIY projects, a good cup of coffee, learning, repurposing forgotten items, a fire in the fireplace (even in Florida), cowboy boots, Gilmore Girls, and reading. She sometimes wishes she had been a literature major in college and looks forward to living vicariously through her children’s literary journey at The Geneva School.

Shrell Chamberlain

PE Teacher / Head MS Boys Basketball Coach / Assisant Varsity Girls Basketball Coach

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Shrell Chamberlain teaches physical education. He came to Geneva in 2015 after spending seven years teaching in both public and private schools in Orange and Volusia counties. Prior to Geneva, he taught history and career connections at a private school that focuses on social and emotional learning and missional outreach to the community. Shrell also serves as a part-time youth director at a local church. He is passionate about coaching basketball and has over ten years of experience coaching at the high school level.

Shrell earned his bachelor’s degree at Florida Southern College where he majored in sociology with a physical education/religion focus. His wife Leonore is also a teacher and loves working with children both in the classroom and in ministry. They have a young daughter Elani Grace and a Yorkie named Layla. As a family they enjoy missional ministries, working with troubled children, and traveling to Germany where Leonore’s family resides.

Kevin Clark

Academic Dean / Guitar & Rhetoric and Christian Thought Teacher

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Dr. Clark has been a member of Geneva’s rhetoric faculty since 2004, and currently teaches rhetoric and Christian thought and classical guitar. He is an Alcuin fellow with The Society for Classical Learning, a member of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain, and co-author of The Liberal Arts Tradition: A Philosophy of Christian Classical Education (Classical Academic Press, 2013). He received his BA in Philosophy from the University of Central Florida and his MA in Theological Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary. In May 2016 he successfully defended a doctoral thesis entitled The Hermeneutics of Interdisciplinarity for the Doctor of Liberal Studies degree at Georgetown University.

Kevin is captivated by the poetic, liturgical, and imaginative contexts for Christian liberal arts education. He is an active member of his local parish church, where he serves as a licensed reader and subdeacon. He is a lover of stories—especially reading them aloud together with his children. Andersen’s fairy tales, The Hobbit, and The Chronicles of Narnia are perennial favorites. He dreams one day of walking the Camino de Santiago, the medieval pilgrimage trail from Oviedo to Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Matt Clark

Art & Science Teacher

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Matt Clark teaches both upper and grammar school studio art as well a classes on Central Florida natural history. Outside of the studio he can be found visiting various classes giving talks on art history, a subject that he spends an inordinate amount of time studying. He has a strong interest in 2D art—primarily in drawing, watercolor, and printmaking. He can often be found working furiously on his artist’s books. Matt has a BFA in Drawing and Painting from the University of Central Florida and an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Florida. Much of his work can be seen online at www.StLukesAttic.blogspot.com or on Instagram @stlukesattic.

In addition to his artistic interests, Matt and his family of nine (wife and seven children) keep an unreasonable number of chickens and ducks; they are eagerly pursuing the expansion of their urban agrarian lifestyle.

Sarah Cloke

Communications Coordinator

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Sarah Cloke’s passion for Christian classical education was sparked in 1996 when she and her husband were searching out schooling options for their second grade son. A friend introduced them to Geneva, and from then on they were hooked.

After volunteering as a parent for many years, Sarah joined the TGS team as an employee in 2003. She taught Algebra I for a year and then transitioned to working in both the areas of operations and communications. In 2012 she joined the advancement team putting her organizational and technical skills to work. As the communications coordinator, Sarah plays a pivotal role in producing printed pieces such as The Courier and the Philanthropy Report, maintaining The Geneva School website, and managing the school’s many calendars. She also plays a major role in all the events organized by the advancement team such as the SALT Serveathon and the annual auction.

Sarah earned an MS in Mechanical Engineering from City University, London. She came to the United States in 1992 with her husband Gordon and two small children. Two more children and 20+ years later, the Cloke family stayed in America in large measure so that their children would benefit from a Geneva education. All four of their children are Geneva graduates (Alex ’06, Fran ’08, Lily ’13, and Moira ‘15).

Sarah and her husband Gordon (who is a TGS board member) are active members at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Orlando. They are now officially empty nesters, but are thrilled that their granddaughter Abella is now a second generation Geneva student.

Katie Deatherage

Director of Advancement

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Katie Deatherage has served on The Geneva School’s advancement team since the fall of 2010 and currently serves as the director of advancement. She brings to the position a wealth of fundraising experience having served as a development officer at Rollins College for seven years. While at Rollins, Katie’s work focused on three distinct areas of development: Rollins’ annual fund, athletic fundraising, and major gift solicitation. Additionally, she has augmented her practical fundraising with significant coursework through C.A.S.E. (Council for the Advancement and Support for Education) and Indiana Univeristy’s School of Philanthropy.

Katie holds a BA in English Literature from Furman University in Greenville, SC, where she continues to serve as a class agent, providing volunteer solicitation work for the school’s annual fund. Katie and her husband Clay have two children: Mary Boyce (TGS class of 2024) and Ellie Closs (a very-much-in-the-future Geneva student).

Nick DeGroot

Greek & Latin Teacher

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Nick DeGroot has been part of the TGS faculty since 2008. He teaches the language and literature of the ancient Greeks and Romans in the rhetoric school and leads Geneva’s chapter of the Junior Classical League (JCL). He earned his MA in Greek & Latin literature from the Florida State University, where he came to love especially Homer and Vergil. Prior to his time at FSU he earned his BA at Milligan College in east Tennessee. Outside of school he enjoys spending time at the beach with his family, reading the Classics, and dabbling in woodworking and mechanical work.

Bob Down

Head Varsity Baseball Coach

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Bob has enjoyed a lifetime in baseball as both a player and a coach. He played at Palm Beach Atlantic University and won the team’s “Rookie of the Year” award, and also played at the College of Boca Raton. Bob has played in and managed a national semi-professional team and led them to the league’s World Series several times.

Bob came to Geneva in 2014 and brought with him many years of coaching experience at the high school level. He coached at The Master’s Academy for ten years, seven years as the head varsity baseball coach leading the team to a district championship and several regional appearances. Bob also coached at Orangewood Christian School where he led the team to a district championship, regional championship, and eventually to the State championship game. Most recently, Bob was an assistant coach at The First Academy. Aside from his high school coaching, Bob has also coached various levels of AAU/travel ball teams. During his coaching career, Bob has coached several players who have enjoyed collegiate careers at the NCAA D1 level including several who have played in the College World Series. He has also coached players who are currently playing at different levels of the MLB’s minor league.

Bob and his wife Janie have been married since 1988 and they have four children: Bobby, Joey, Tony, and Tiffany.

Katie Dunn

Second Grade Teacher

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Katie Dunn has enjoyed teaching elementary age children since 1997. She joined The Geneva School faculty in 2002 to teach second grade after teaching a multi-age class for five years at a public magnet school in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Having grown up with parents who were educators and having babysat for years, Katie pursued an elementary education degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and she currently has a Florida teaching certification. Katie is passionate about teaching, and delights in the unique way God has made each person she encounters. She enjoys finding ways to connect with her students and is amazed at the ways each child reflects God’s image. Over the past few years, Katie has presented to educators involved with the Florida Council of Independent Schools and the Association of Classical Christian Schools. She has also served on an accreditation committee with FCIS and has trained teachers from other Christian classical schools to implement Math in Focus.

Spiritually, Katie resonates with Augustine’s words: “Our heart is restless until it rests in Christ.” She finds deep peace and joy in her relationship with Jesus which leads her to serve at church, participate in mission opportunities, and share Christ’s love passionately with her students. She experiences God’s presence by marveling at his creation whether that be through a rich conversation with a friend, a hike in the woods, or digging in the dirt in her garden. Katie is grateful for her amazing husband, Jason, who reflects God’s grace and love for her in countless ways. She feels so richly blessed!