Faculty and Staff

Meet Our Team of Passionate Educators

If you are a driven educator looking to spread your wings in SWFL, email us at: careers@discoverydayacademy.com

Education for the Innovation Age

Since we live in an age of innovation, a practical education must prepare us for work that does not yet exist and cannot yet be clearly defined ~ Peter Drucker

Discovery Day Academy is a Florida registered private school.

We are one of the few private schools approved by The State of Florida to assist teachers with the requirements for professional               teacher certification, through the Professional Education Competency Program.

Our Administrative Team

Elizabeth McDaniel, MBA, EdD

Head of School-Curriculum Designer

Allana Cardenas, M.Ed.

Head of Lower School-Curriculum Designer

Donna Killion,

Head of Lower School-Curriculum Designer

Support Staff

Robert McDaniel, B.S.

Executive Chef

Lori Moore

Administrative Assistant

Megan Byrd

Primary Program Support Staff

Shyloh Shartzer

Early Learning Support Staff

Primary School Teachers

Kayla Saffire, BS

Upper Primary Teacher

Lauren Perry, BS

Lower Primary Teacher

Cara Swartwout, MS, BS

Art/Makers and Physical Education

Veronica Garib, MEd, BS

Spanish & Life Skills

Early Learning Teachers

Rachel Belliveau, BS

Infant Teacher

Maria Morales, CDA

Toddler 1s Teacher

Erika Marquez

Toddler 2s Teacher

Alexandria Welker, CDA

Lead PK3 Teacher

Dana Deluca, CDA

Lead PK4 Teacher