Meet Our Faculty

Ms. Peggy Fear, Head of School

Charlotte Preparatory 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!

Peggy-Fear---Head-of-SchoolCharlotte 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.

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Mrs. Katie Forbes

Charlotte Preparatory School, Katie Forbes, Assistant Head of SchoolAssistant 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.

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Coach Richard Monticchio

Athletic Director

Education and Certifications
BA in History Education from Kean University
About Me:
I was born and raised in South Plainfield, NJ and graduated from South Plainfield High School in 1979, where I was an All-State Athlete in soccer, wrestling and track. I finished in the top 5 in the Mid-Atlantic region (Maine to Virginia) in wrestling, but, while in college, a knee and shoulder injury ended my wrestling career. I have been married to my wife, Sherri for 32 years and have two grown sons, David and Michael. I began coaching wrestling, soccer and track & field in the early 1980’s. I coached high school wrestling teams and track & field teams to NJ State Titles, and achieved top four status in soccer. After moving to Delaware in 1989, I coached recreational and competitive soccer teams for over 20 years. I became a member of the Board of Directors at Kirkwood Soccer Club as well as Tournament Director. I assisted in coaching my son’s soccer team to four state titles, while earning a national soccer coaching license. While living in Delaware, I worked in banking and developed a very successful soccer training business for individuals, small groups and teams in Delaware and Maryland. Due to downsizing and my wife’s multiple back surgeries, we made a decision to move to Florida. We have been here for one and half years. Prior to my current position, I was employed at Punta Gorda Middle and coached Charlotte High School JV lady Tarpons soccer team. I also became involved with the Charlotte County Soccer Federation and coach the U-16 boys travel team. I am looking forward to a long career at Charlotte Prep developing high quality, inclusive sports programs.

Mrs. Jamie Biansco

Charlotte Preparatory School, Jamie Biansco, Mathematics Assistant, Grades 4-8Mathematics Assistant, Grades 6-8
Builders Club Advisor
Private Tutor – 5th grade through High School Geometry

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.

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Ms. Rozana Polisano

Charlotte Preparatory School, Rozana Polisano, Technology, Grades 1-3, Teacher Assistant, Yoga InstructorGrades 1-3
Teacher Assistant to Mrs. Delzell
Yoga Instructor for Charlotte Prep’s Yogis

Education and Certifications
Attended Macomb Community College with a focus on Early Childhood Education (ECE)
About Me
I enjoy going to the beach and park with my daughter, playing soccer and basketball, practicing Yoga and spending time outside.

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Mr. Russell Hendricks

Charlotte Preparatory School, Russel Hendricks, 6th-8th grades, Science and Health Teacher, STEM Club Advisor6th-8th grades Science & Phin Lab 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)

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Mrs. Christy King

Charlotte Preparatory School, Christy King, 5th Grade Teacher5th Grade Teacher

Education and Certifications
B.A. Behavioral Science
Certified in Elementary Education (Grades K-6) & Middle Grades Integrated (Grades 5-9)
About Me
I enjoy spending time with my husband and three children, playing pickleball, piano, and exercising.



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Mrs. Susan McGuire

Charlotte Preparatory School, Susan McGuire, Language Arts / Writing Teacher, Grades 6-8Language 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.


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Mrs. Jamie O’Briant

Charlotte Preparatory Academy, Jamie O'Briant, Pre-primary Montessori Lead Teacher, Junior Book Club CoordinatorLower Elementary Montessori Lead Teacher
Junior Book club Coordinator

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.



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Mrs. Judy Winfrey

Charlotte Preparatory Academy, Judy Winfrey, 6th-8th grades Social Studies Teacher; Model UN & Builders Club Advisor6th-8th grades Social Studies Teacher;
Model UN & 8th Grade Sponsor

Education and Certifications
B.A. Elementary Education, University of Florida
Integrated Curriculum Certificate for 6th – 9th grade
About Me
Enjoys spending time with her husband and three children


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Mrs. Cheryl Delzell

Charlotte Preparatory Academy, Cheryl Delzell, Technology, Grades 1-3, Teacher Assistant, Yoga InstructorLead Lower Elementary Montessori Teacher, Grades 1-3

Education and Certifications

Bachelor’s Degree from Florida Southwestern College in Elementary Education certified to teach K-6

Lower Elementary Montessori Certification from North American Montessori Center

Currently obtaining my Masters Degree in Reading Education from USF

Certified reading endorsement from Florida Southwestern College, certified to teach K-12

Certified English speakers of other languages endorsement from FSW

About Me

I have lived in Charlotte County since 2002, with my husband, Kip and our son Casey. We also have two girls,
April who lives in Chandler, AZ, and Eryn who travels all over the world.
I love spending time with my family and watching Chicago Cubs baseball, GO Cubbies!!

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Mrs. Maha Massad

Charlotte Preparatory School, Maha Massad. Pre-Primary Montessori Lead TeacherPre-Primary Montessori Lead Teacher

Education and Certifications

A.S. Degree in Early Childhood Education From Edison College
Florida Department of Education Early Childhood Professional Certificate 
Montessori Certification for ages 3-6 from the North American Montessori Center

About Me

I love spending time with my family and teaching. Also I enjoy traveling.


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Mrs. Nicole Maugeri

Charlotte Preparatory School,Nicole Maugeri, Office AdministratorDirector of Development

Education and Certifications

  • Certification in Fundamentals of Fundraising, AFP
  • Certification in Fundraising Essentials, Fundraising Standard
  • Pursing B.S. Public Administration, University of Phoenix

Nicole has been a member of the Charlotte Prep family since 2013; she has worked at our school, and has previously served on our board of directors as a parent. Nicole’s love of our school and it’s staff is contagious.

About Me
I enjoy spending time with my husband and three children. Some of my hobbies include crafts and party planning.



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Mrs. Marilyn Morales

Charlotte Preparatory School, Marilyn Morales, Spanish TeacherSpanish Teacher

Education and Certifications

A.A. Early Childhood Education from State College of Florida
Florida Department of Education Early Childhood Professional Certificate (ECPC)
Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC) Birth-Five
About Me
My husband and I have been married for 24 years and have three beautiful children: Melanie, Eric and Evan. I love spending time with my family. We enjoy the beach and baseball is one of our favorite past times! Go Yankees!

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Ms. Haley Blaine

Charlotte Preparatory Shool, Haley Blaine, Teacher Assistant to Miss SuttonTeacher Assistant to Mrs. Maha Massad

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



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Miss Kelly Sutton

Charlotte Preparatory School, Kelly Sutton, Lower Elementary Montessori Lead TeacherLower 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

Degree in Early Childhood Education

Montessori Early Childhood Education Certification

Montessori Fundamentals Certification (CGMS)

Montessori Practicum and Internship at New Gate International Montessori School

About Me

I am so blessed to be able to do what I love…teach! I love spending time with my family, reading, and watching the Green Bay Packers win!

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