Venice Secondary Faculty

Erin Mahaney, LE 19, Humanities

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Erin Mahaney joined IVMS in 2013 and earned a BA in history from New College of Florida and an MA in public history from North Carolina State University. Erin has spent the last seven years working with archives and special collections in universities, libraries, and museums, and the last few years working as the archivist …

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Matt Spence, LE 19, Humanities

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Matthew Spence joined the IVMS staff in the summer of 2013 as an educator in the upper school. Matt studied at McGill University and Empire State College in NY, and received his Bachelor’s degree in English. He began to teach in 2005, working in the afterschool program at the Waldorf School in Saratoga, NY. After …

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Lisa Currie, LE 20, Language Arts

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 Lisa has a BA in English literature from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). She received her teaching certification in secondary English, grades 6-12, completing a two-year program at Towson University, also in Maryland. Lisa is certified in Florida for English grades 6 -12. She received her required Florida reading endorsement and continues her …

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Kim Michiels, LE 20, Humanities

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Kim has over 22 years experience teaching Montessori at the lower and upper elementary levels. Kim has a B.A. in human development from Eckerd College and her AMS Montessori credential for Elementary I and II (grades 1-6.) Kim has her Florida certificate in elementary grades K-6, and is adding the Florida social studies 5-9 credential. …

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Nancy Clarke, LE 21, Math, Drama, Choir

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Nancy Clarke graduated from Clemson University with a BA in secondary education – English 6-12. She holds her Florida certification in language arts, and has integrated curriculum 5-9 certification.  Nancy has been an educator since 1995, including the nine years she was co-owner of The Study Center, a local supplemental education service.  In both private and …

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Lonna Chew, LE 21, Science

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Lonna Chew joined IVMS in 2006 after working as a crisis counselor for Project H.O.P.E in Charlotte County. She graduated from Purdue University with a BS in psychology and taught middle school science at Larue J. Carter Psychiatric Hospital Indianapolis, In and public school in Sarasota, Fl. Lonna has returned to IVMS and is currently …

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Misty Sirianni, LE 22, Math

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Misty Sirianni, certified in mathematics grades 6-12, has been an educator at Island Village middle school since 2006. She received her bachelors of natural science in mathematics from the University of South Florida. She has worked in research, taught math in private schools and owned her own tutoring business. She is currently working on her …

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Addie Summitt, LE 22, Science

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Addie Summitt, a native Georgian, graduated from the University of West Georgia in 2010 with a Bachelors of Science degree in chemistry.  In her final year of school, Addie discovered her delight in teaching science to others and set off on the journey to pursue her passion of teaching.  Addie’s career has been outside the …

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Kathy Nixon, Latin I & II, Reading Specialist

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Kathy Nixon says it has been so exciting to be part of IVMS’s growth and student progress. Since 2006, Kathy has taught language arts, Latin, humanities, creativity seminar, research skills, and reading specials.Kathy has earned an A.B. in Latin and English and a masters of library science from Indiana University. Currently she holds teaching certificates …

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