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 - PBL Teacher 3rd-7th Grades

Allana Cardenas, M.Ed.

Head of Lower School- Curriculum Designer

Administrative Support Staff and Enrichment

Heather Boyd, BS

Lower School Student Support Services

Rachel Belliveau, BS

Early Learning Support Staff
Executive Chef

Sara Turner, MS

Art/Makers and Librarian Teacher

Maira Perry, BS

Theater/Dance Teacher

Veronica Garib, M.Ed.

Spanish & Educational Psychologist

Primary School Teachers

Kindergarten Teacher
1st and 2nd Grade Teacher

Teresa Larson, BS

Literacy Teacher - 3rd-7th Grades
Mathematics Teacher - 3rd-7th Grades

Elizabeth McDaniel, EdD

PBL (Science and Social Science) Teacher - 3rd-7th Grades

Early Learning Teachers

Erika Marquez, CDA

Lead Toddler 1s Teacher

Maria Morales, CDA

Lead Toddler 2s Teacher

Alexandria Smith, CDA

Lead PK3 Teacher & Early Learning Teacher Leader

Dana Deluca, A.A., CDA

Lead PK4 Teacher