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: e.mcdaniel@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, EdD

Head of School-Curriculum Designer

Allana Cardenas, M.Ed.

Head of Lower School

Donna Killion, CDA

Head of Early Learning

Curriculum and Support Staff

Rachel Belliveau, BS

Support Staff

Annie De Piero

Executive Chef

Primary School Teachers

Allana Cardenas, M.Ed.

Kindergarten Teacher

Elizabeth McDaniel, EdD

1st and 2nd Grade Teacher

Cara Swartwout, M.S.

3rd and 4th Grade Teacher

Heather Boyd, BS

5th/6th Grade Teacher

Maira Perry

Art/Makers, Dance, and Theater

Veronica Garib, M.Ed.

Spanish & Life Skills Teacher, Educational Psychologist

Early Learning Teachers

Erika Marquez, CDA

Lead Toddler 1s Teacher

Maria Morales, CDA

Lead Toddler 2s Teacher

Alexandria Welker, CDA

Lead PK3 Teacher & Early Learning Teacher Leader

Dana Deluca, A.A., CDA

Lead PK4 Teacher