Middle School

Sharon Long
Science Teacher and After Care Director
Ms. Long was born in Chicago, IL. She moved to Tuscaloosa, Alabama when she was three. Ms. Long attended Hillcrest High School where her high school chemistry teacher solidified her love for science.

Ms. Long moved to Florida in 2005 to attended Barry University where she received a Master’s in Biomedical Science. She moved to Tampa in 2007. She has been teaching middle school science at Athenian for 6 years. When not working, Sharon enjoys reading, playing video games and watching movies.
Carol Norton
ELA Teacher
Carol Norton is from Central Illinois. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. She served as a YMCA Director for 10 years before obtaining her Master of Teaching degree from Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois. During her 15 year teaching career she has taught in both public and private schools.

Mrs. Norton and her husband Rob reside in Tarpon Springs. Their only child Tyler is a graduate of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. He is a Licensed Account Representative for NIKE Teams Division in Chicago, Illinois.
Steven Burney
Math Teacher
Mr. Burney is a native Floridian, hailing from Bartow, Florida in Polk County. Mr. Burney received his Bachelors of Music Education Degree from Florida State University. While at Florida State, he performed with the World Renowned Florida State Marching Chiefs, the FSU Symphonic Band, the FSU Summer Band, and the University Symphony Orchestra.

Mr. Burney loves to share his enthusiasm and passion for math and music with all the students here at Athenian Academy. Math was a subject Mr. Burney struggled with while he was in school. He decided to obtain his math certification so he could help students build confidence and a love for math.
Margaret Roy
History Teacher
Margaret Roy was born in Carmel, NY and taught in both her home town High School where she had the pleasure of working with a teacher who inspired her as a student. She comes from a family of public service members and it has been a dream of hers for a very long time to follow in her family's footsteps to give back to the community.

She attended Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY and went on to teach in both Carmel, NY as well Bronx, NY. She moved to Florida in September 2015 and began working in Tampa. She taught at Gulf High School before joining the Athenian Academy team during the 2016 - 2017 school year.

Aside from teaching, Ms. Roy enjoys going to the gym, reading, watching the latest movies that come out, and exploring new places in the Tampa Bay area.