Meet Our Faculty

Heather Cook

Charlotte Preparatory School Educator, Heather CookEducation and Certifications
Bachelor’s Degree Elementary Education K-6
ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages) Endorsement
Florida Gulf Coast University

I enjoy all the many facets of education and school. I strive to always be a student and enjoy learning almost anything. I am an artist and enjoy creating and doing projects with my husband and 2 children

Jennifer Deke

Charlotte Preparatory School Educator, Jennifer DekeLower Elementary Montessori Lead Teacher

Education and Certifications
Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education
Masters Degree in Educational Leadership
Currently obtaining a Montessori Certification
About Me
I enjoy spending time with my husband and kids, traveling, crafting, and boating.

Mrs. Katie Forbes

Charlotte Preparatory School Lead Lower Elementary Teacher Katie ForbesAssistant Head of School

Education and Certifications
B.S. Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix
Montessori Certification for ages 6-9 from the North American Montessori Center
About Me
Enjoys spending time with her family, reading, Yoga, and relaxing at the beach.

Welcome to the 2018-19 school year. I am honored to be the first to serve as the Assistant Head of School at Charlotte Preparatory. I look forward to working with Mrs. Fear and the rest of our staff to continue to provide our students with a challenging, well-rounded learning environment. My goal is to provide the leadership that will facilitate an environment to inspire a passion for life-long learning. As a community and family, the administration, staff, students and parents work hard to establish the unique learning atmosphere that you will only find at Charlotte Prep.

Mrs. Jamie Biansco

Charlotte Preparatory Mathematics Assistant Jamie BianscoMathematics Assistant, Grades 4-8
Builder’s Club Advisor

Education and Certifications
AA in Liberal Arts-Education from Atlantic Cape Community College
Certified in “Reading Assist”
Numerous certifications ranging from suicide awareness and  cyber bullying to school policies and privacy laws
About Me
I enjoy spending time in the beautiful weather with my husband, Ralph, daughter, Julina, and dog, Bambi; exploring all the great things there are to do in SWFL.

Ms. Rozana Polisano

Charlotte Preparatory School Technology & Teacher Assistant, Rozana PolisanoTechnology, Grades 1-3
Teacher Assistant to Katie Forbes
Yoga Instructor for Charlotte Prep’s Yogis

Education and Certifications
Bachelor’s Degree in education and Spanish
About Me
I enjoy going to the beach and park with my daughter, playing soccer and basketball, practicing Yoga and spending time outside.

Mr. Russell Hendricks

Charlotte Preparatory School Health Teacher Russel Hendricks6th-8th grades Science and Health Teacher
& STEM Club Advisor

Education and Certifications
B.S. Horticulture from University of Illinois
M.S. Biology from the University of Nebraska
About Me
There are some who teach and others who inspire learning. Russ has been inspiring students for the
past twenty years, cultivating a passion for science during a time when many believe math and science
literacy are on the decline in America. He earned a B.S. degree in horticulture from the University of
Illinois, as well as a M.S. in biology from the University of Nebraska, where he specialized in animal
behavior. Russ has fifteen years’ experience teaching middle and high school, six years of teaching
at the community college level, as well as experience as a wildlife biologist. Incorporating his passion for
the outdoors, Russ creates a learning environment that is immersed in critical thinking and hands on
experience. He is married to Tammy Hendricks and has six children.
Published Works
Article about the Rana Catesbeiana (American Bullfrong)
Article about the Siren Lacertina (Greater Siren)

Mrs. Christy King

Charlotte Preparatory Academy 5th Grade Teacher Christina King5th Grade Teacher

Education and Certifications
B.A. Behavioral Science
Certified in Elementary Education (Grades K-6) & Middle Grades Integrated (Grades 5-9)
About Me
My husband is Paul; my children are Cary, Cassidy & Tyler.  I enjoy piano, pickleball, exercising, and reading.

Mrs. Susan McGuire

Susan McGuireLanguage Arts / Writing Teacher, Grades 6-8

Education and Certifications
B.A. in English from Queen’s University in Canada and a B.TH.
Certified through ACSI
B.A. Theology, Aldersgate College, Canada
About Me
I love reading, baking, being outdoors (in cooler weather), and spending time with family and friends.

Mrs. Jamie O’Briant

Charlotte Preparatory School Pre-primary Montessori Teacher Jamie O'BriantPre-primary Montessori Lead Teacher

Education and Certifications
Early Childhood Studies degree from Florida Southwestern College
Montessori Early Childhood Education Certification from New Gate Center for Montessori Studies
Certified in Early Childhood Studies & Montessori Fundamentals (CGMS)
About Me
I love spending time with my family, teaching, learning, being involved with Montessori, and doing anything outdoors.

Mrs. Judy Winfrey

Charlotte Preparatory School Pre-primary MontessoCharlotte Preparatory School Social Studies Teacher Judy Winfreyri Teacher Jamie O'Briant6th-8th grades Social Studies Teacher;
Model UN &
Builders Club Advisor

Education and Certifications
B.A. Elementary Education, University of Florida
About Me
Enjoys spending time with her husband and three children

Cheryl Delzell

Technology, Grades 1-3
Teacher Assistant to Katie Forbes
Yoga Instructor for Charlotte Prep’s Yogis

Education and Certifications
Bachelors Degree from Florida Southwestern College in Elementary Education certified to teach K-6
Certified reading endorsement from Florida Southwestern College, certified to teach K-12
Certified English speakers of other languages endorsement from FSW (I can teach children who do not speak any English)
Currently obtaining my Montessori 6-9 certification from North American Montessori Center
About Me
I have lived in Charlotte County since 2002, with my husband, Kip and our son Casey. We also have two girls, Aprii who lives in Tucson, AZ, and Eryn who travels all over the world, currently living in Amsterdam, Netherlands. I love spending time with my family and watching Chicago Cubs baseball, GO Cubbies!!

Ms. Peggy Fear, Head of School

Peggy-Fear---Head-of-SchoolMy name is Peggy Fear. I feel so blessed to be the Charlotte Preparatory Head of School. Can you imagine being a part of a school that is nurturing and fulfilling? Can you imagine being a part of a school that promotes critical thinking, creative problem solving and abstract reasoning? Can you imagine a school that promotes leadership skills and global awareness? That is Charlotte Preparatory School!

When I think of Charlotte Preparatory School I think of these words: PROVEN, ESTABLISHED, POSITIVE, WELL-ROUNDED, ACADEMIC RIGOR, LIFE-LONG LEARNING and A CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE. I am so proud to report that our students are well prepared and rank at the top of any high school and even excel at the collegiate level. You will want your child to be at a school where accelerated differentiated curriculum is offered on a daily basis. Few private or public schools offer a Montessori experience for their students. That is Charlotte Prep!

Charlotte Preparatory School has been in existence for more than 20 years.  We had humble beginnings and were formerly known as Charlotte Preparatory School. As a family in our school,  not only will you experience our existing exemplary programs but you will get a glimpse of the exciting new opportunities of the future. We are entering into a new era and the excitement is rising.

I am so proud of our school and I am excited to share information with prospective parents. Please call me for a tour. (941.764.7673) Please talk with me about tuition scholarships since there are opportunities for interested families. I would like to thank you for your interest in Charlotte Preparatory School. I look forward to meeting you personally.

Mr. Mike West

Charlotte Preparatory School Delta Math Instructor Michael WestDelta Math Instructor

Education and Certifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Education
Associate Degree in Elementary Education
About Me
I love watching SciFi!

Mr. William Roth

Charlotte Preparatory School, Bill RothBusiness Office Manager

Education and Certifications
BS in Computer Science with Math minor
About Me
I enjoy spending time with my family and volunteering at church.

Ms. Haley Blaine

Charlotte Preparatory Teacher Assistant Haley BlaineTeacher Assistant to Miss Sutton

Education and Certifications
Graduated from Charlotte High
About Me
I am enjoying working with children and learning a lot!

Miss Kelly Sutton

Charlotte Preparatory School Pre-primary Montessori Teacher Kelly SuttonLower Elementary Montessori Lead Teacher

Miss Sutton was nominated and selected as an Ambassador for FSW to travel to either South Africa or China to teach others about the best practices in education! Wow! What an honor!
Education and Certifications
Montessori Early Childhood Education Certification, New Gate Center for Montessori Studies
Montessori Fundamentals Certification (CGMS)
Attends Florida Southwestern State College for a degree in Early Childhood Education
About Me
I love spending time with my family, reading, and watching the Green Bay Packers win!

Mr. Nathanael Vargo

Charlotte Preparatory School Teacher Assistant Nathanael VargoMusic Teacher

Education and Certifications
Bachelor’s degree in Ministry Studies
About Me
I enjoy playing guitar and piano, surfing, and serving at Freedom Bible Church as the Youth Pastor and on the worship team.

Mrs. Angela Roth

Charlotte Preparatory School 4th Grade Teacher Angela "Jill" Roth4th Grade Teacher

Education and Certifications
B.A. Elementary Education, St. Peter’s College
About Me
Enjoys church involvement, cooking, baking and spending time with family!