Lindsay Cunningham
Administrative Assistant - Puzzle Box Academy of Palm Bay

Lindsay Cunningham

Previously, I worked eleven years in a fast-paced call center environment, nine years of which I was a Customer Service Supervisor. I was responsible for managing a team of consultants and employees handling customer sales and service inquiries via email, chat, and phone at multiple locations and working from home.

 In this role, I was responsible for mass hiring and ramping up staffing for these roles during the Holiday Season. I was the subject matter expert providing customized training and supporting this team during the day-to-day operations. I provided their weekly quality assurance reviews; first-line technical support; I lead by example handling escalations across the contact channels to achieve satisfactory resolutions and retain future business; managed performance and gave feedback for annual reviews; adjusted schedules to meet the business needs; I reviewed and approved time cards and processed payroll. I ensured my team’s activities and the sales floor aligned with the company’s financial targets.

 This extensive experience gave me all the tools I would need to make my transition to Puzzle Box Academy in March of 2017! While the type of “customer” may have changed, my focus and commitment to excellence remains unchanged.

 I am married for 10 years with two small children. When I’m not working my family loves to fish the beach, explore the great outdoors, visit the local attractions, and make fun memories together.

Marilyn Brezina
Admission Specialist - Puzzle Box Academy of Palm Bay

Marilyn Brezina

Taylor Howell
Administrative Assistant

Taylor Howell

My name is Taylor Howell and I am an Administrative Assistant to both the clinical and academic teams here at Puzzle Box Academy. My professional background is in administrative duties in both retail and the medical field. I hold an Associate of Arts degree from Eastern Florida State College. I was born in Melbourne, Florida and I grew up in my childhood home in Palm Bay, Florida. I enjoy reading, cooking, and any activity that is outside.

Jamie Howard
Administrative Assistant - Puzzle Box Academy of Palm Bay

Jamie Howard

Paula LeBlanc
Academic Support Specialist

Paula LeBlanc

Since 1987 I have had to pleasure of working in the field of Autism starting as a teacher’s aide. I fell in love with this population and all wonder it had to offer. Over the years I have had the privilege to work with some of the best in their field, such as BCBAs, Speech Pathologist, Occupational Therapist and Physical Therapist.  I did some course work for Early Childhood Education at Holyoke Community College all while raising a family of my own.

    I worked for several years in Early Intervention programs as well as with mainstreamed children in the state of Massachusetts. After moving to Florida in 2003 I have worked at Space Coast Early Intervention Center, taught social skills classes for 7 years, and developed summer camps programs for children with Autism.

     I have also completed the RBT course while being employed by Puzzle Box Academy. I now hold the position of Academic Support Specialist for Kaleidoscope Interventions and run the Preschool program at our Nasa Blvd. location.

Lisa Covington
Academic Support Specialist/RBT

Lisa Covington

My name is Lisa Covington.

I am an Academic Enrichment Teacher/ Registered Behavior Technician at Kaleidoscope Interventions.

I am originally from Summerville, SC. I have been married for 26 years. I am a mother of three, a daughter and two sons. I enjoy music, dancing, singing and have a passion for the ocean.

I have over 12 years  of experience in special education. Additionally I have one year of experience in behavior therapy.

I received my Registered Behavioral Technician certification from Florida Institute of Technology and received my ParaProfessional Certification in the state of South Carolina.

Above all I am an advocate for all children, with a special love and attachment to children with special needs.

I look forward to being your child's teacher and working closely with you throughout the year.            

Olivia Spinney
Teacher

Olivia Spinney

Master’s Degree in Special Education

Kaytlynn Sorensen
Teacher - Puzzle Box Academy of Palm Bay

Kaytlynn Sorensen

BS Elementary Education

Certifications: Elementary Education (K-6) ESE (K-12)

Endorsements-ESOL

Tanaya Desdunes
Teacher - Puzzle Box Academy of Palm Bay

Tanaya Desdunes

AS Early Childhood

Tracey Duharte
Teacher - Puzzle Box Academy of Palm Bay

Tracey Duharte

My name is Tracey Duharte but the children better know me as Mrs. D. I have been a Special Education Teacher here at Puzzle Box Academy for the past 3 years.

I have my Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences and Education and my Associates degree in Early Childhood Development.  I have my Florida Department of Education Pre-K to 3 certification and  currently working on my ESE K-12 certification. Since joining PBA I have completed my Registered Behavior Technician 40-hour training course and  I have enjoyed learning about the Morningside Model of Generative Instruction.

Before joining PBA, I was the Director of Palm Bay Christian Preschool for over 11 years and taught in the Early Childhood field for over 20+ years. I have a genuine love for children and have a strong desire to see each of my students grow and succeed in all areas; academically, and socially. One of my goals is to inspire each of my students to work to their fullest potential and to give them the necessary tools for them to succeed in everything they do.

I have been married to the love of my life Juan for 17 years and I have 3 boys ages 22, 20, and 18. When I’m not working with children, I enjoy going to the beach, watching movies and spending time with my family.

I believe that in order to teach a child we must embrace the whole child in their uniqueness and I am thankful for the opportunity to be inspired by the amazing students that I teach each and every day.