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Sally Figueroa
Spanish Teacher and Middle School/Specials Team Leader
Mrs. Figueroa was born and raised in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. She is a native Spanish speaker. She graduated from Providencia Olmo where she was the volleyball captain and the president of the DECA program. After high school she decided to travel and she moved to Dominican Republic and Tennessee. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Puerto Rico in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Mrs. Figueroa and her family reside in New Port Richey and her daughter attends James W. Mitchell High School.

In Puerto Rico she taught science, math, and health. She organized a traditional and folkloric dance group and her students did numerous presentations. However, when she moved to the United States, she decided to be a Spanish teacher. She is certified in K-6 elementary education and K-12 Spanish. She has been working with kids since she was 15 years old. She enjoys her work and provides the kids with not only the knowledge of the language but also the culture.
Christina Charitaki
Greek Teacher
Christina Charitaki is Greek European and a mother of five kids. She holds a Bachelor Degree from the University of Athens, Greece, majoring in French and Greek Linguistics and Literature, a “Diploma in French Studies” from the University of Sorbonne, Paris IV, France, and a “Certificate of Proficiency in English” from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

She has a twenty years teaching experience in the secondary education. She has taught Greek and French language and literature in IB world High Schools, authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization, and in the American College of Athens. She has also taught European and Greek history in public High Schools in Athens. She is a polyglot and she can teach modern and classical Greek, Latin, French, English and German. She also speaks Italian and she wants to learn Spanish.
Pamela Gonzales
Art Teacher
Ms. Gonzales is a native Floridian, from Duval County in Jacksonville Fl. She was raised in an artistic family which included her mother a former Art teacher, and three well known Canadian uncles; R. Tait Mckenzie, famous sculptor, John Stewart McKenzie, Master Calligrapher and printer and Robert Mckenzie an architect featured in Architect Journal. She has been actively teaching art since High School in YMCA camps, Day Camps and elementary schools.

Ms. Gonzales received her Bachelor of Science degree in Interior design from Florida State University and is certified in Art K-12. After college she worked for Resort Designs designing condos for Sawgrass TPC Golf tournaments and Amelia Island Plantation. After becoming a stay at home mom and raising her 3 daughters she decided to change careers and become an Art teacher where her passion for working with children was her calling. She has worked in Public schools for 8 years and taught the last 4 in Charter schools.

When she is not creating she enjoys the beach, camping, kayaking and traveling with her daughters. Ms. Gonzales also designs and creates sets for Athenian’s musicals that the chorus students perform in. There she gets to push the creativity and make the productions come to life.
David Heintz
Physical Education Teacher
Mr. Heintz was born in Ft. Belvoir VA. His family relocated to Tampa when his father was stationed at MacDill Air Force Base. Mr. Heintz attended the University of Tampa where he graduated with a degree in human performance. During his time at UT, he was a part of 2 national championship baseball teams as a starting pitcher. He enjoys motivating and helping people achieve their personal fitness goals and helping kids understand the importance of fitness and nutrition