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Tanaya Desdunes
Teacher - Puzzle Box Academy

Tanaya Desdunes

AS Early Childhood


Tracey Duharte
Teacher - Puzzle Box Academy

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.


Cynthia Melvin
Teacher - Puzzle Box Academy

Cynthia Melvin

Hello, my name is Cynthia Melvin.

 I have my Bachelor's degree in Medical Administration,  and my Master's in Special Education.  I have been training in the Morningside Model of  Generative Instruction at PBA, and have completed the 40 hour RBT training.

 Before joining  PBA  I lived in Missouri I was a substitute teacher  for 4 years. I then got a job as a paraprofessional in the special education classroom for 2 years. I enjoyed teaching student that have a different way of learning, I believe that each student teaches myself something new everyday. I happen to find Puzzle Box Academy while looking for a teaching job. I had a chance to come visit the school, and was very fortunate  they offered me a job. My family and I packed up and moved to Florida.  

 I have been married to my husband for over 27 years. I have traveled the world with him, he served 25 years in the Army. I had an amazing journey. I have 3 wonderful children who are grown adults now. I am a very proud mom. When I am not working I love spending time with my family, and going to the beach to relax. 


Leslie Todisco
Teacher - Puzzle Box Academy

Leslie Todisco

Associates of Arts - Education

 


Garrett Keith
Teacher

Garrett  Keith

Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Sports Management


John Romany
Teacher

John Romany

Associate of Arts – General Education


Jessica Jefferson
Teacher

Jessica  Jefferson

Masters in ESE

Bachelor’s in Elementary Ed

Certifications: ESE and Elementary Ed 1-6

Endorsements – ESOL and Reading


Lisa Weaver
Teacher Aide

Lisa Weaver

Bachelor of Science in Nursing


Kevis McCray
Teacher Aide

Kevis McCray


Nancy Hallsworth
Teacher Aide - Puzzle Box Academy

Nancy Hallsworth

Registered Behavior Technician coursework complete

Florida Child Development Associate Credential