Lower Elementary Faculty at Charlotte Preparatory School



Ms. Chelsea Grant,
Lower Elementary Assistant


Graduated Pierce County High School CDA

Military experience- 4 years United States Navy

CHS JV head coach

Middle school assistant coach

PE assistant teacher

About Me:

Enjoy working out and spending time with family.

Ms. Nancy Mancini,
Lower Elementary Assistant


15+ years of experience in a variety of positions including small group remediation, working with students with emotional behavior disorders, and as the Family Resource Associate.

About Me

I am originally from Long Island, New York but moved to SW Florida in 2002 to raise my two children.  I worked in corporate sales in Manhattan and Long Island, NY for many years prior to moving to Florida. I began working in the schools in 2003 as a parent volunteer and soon discovered how much I loved working with children. I have been working in education ever since. I love to garden and be outside enjoying this beauty around us. My favorite time is spent with my family and my two grandchildren.



Mrs. Michelle Messier,
Lower Elementary Educator

Education and Certifications

  • B.S. Early Childhood K-3, Bridgewater State College, MA
  • Trained in Reggio Emilia
  • Director’s Credentials for Early Childhood Administration, State of Florida
  • VPK Teacher Certification, State of Florida

About Me

I am a mom of two boys Ethan and Finn.  We are animal people and especially passionate about supporting rescues. I have been in the field of education for almost 20 years. 

Mrs. Cheryl Delzell,
Lower Elementary Educator

Charlotte Preparatory Academy, Cheryl Delzell, Technology, Grades 1-3, Teacher Assistant, Yoga Instructor
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 University of Florida
  • 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!!

Photography Credit: Photograhic Gems, LLC

Miss Kelly Sutton,
Lower Elementary Educator

Charlotte Preparatory School, Kelly Sutton, Lower 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!

Photography Credit: Photograhic Gems, LLC