St. Mark’s Episcopal School in Fort Lauderdale Hires Five New Educators

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL. (July 15, 2014) – St. Mark’s Episcopal School in Fort Lauderdale, which specializes in education from Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade, has announced the hiring of five new teachers.

Susan Frenneson, Kelly Bray, Kimberly Friley, Robert James and Alesha Hill will join St. Mark’s at the start of the 2014-2015 school year.

Susan Frenneson will be teaching Algebra and Pre-Algebra. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Mt. Holyoke College and her Master of Arts degree in history from Johns Hopkins University. Frenneson has additional math certifications from the University of Connecticut. She brings 25 years of experience teaching algebra, geometry, pre-calculus and literature to the St. Mark’s staff. Frenneson was previously employed at The Pine School in Hobe Sound and, in 2008, was awarded the Pine School “Teacher of Excellence” award.

Kelly Bray will join the St. Mark’s faculty as a 3rd grade teacher. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Arts degree from the University of Central Florida. Prior to joining the St. Mark’s teaching staff, she taught elementary school students at Parke House Academy for eight years. Recently, she presented at the FCIS Convention in 2012 “Leading a Classroom of Leaders” and was a contributing writer to the Florida Educational Leadership Journal on “Quality Children’s Literature.” Bray is thrilled to provide a unique and meaningful learning experience for the students at St. Mark’s.

Kimberly Friley will be instructing 5th grade students at St. Mark’s. Friley earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University and spent an additional year at St. Petersburg College in the Education Preparation Institute where she earned her Florida Professional Teaching Certificate. She will bring her cutting-edge teaching style, technology skills and love of learning to St. Mark’s.

Robert James will begin teaching a Language Arts and Writer’s Workshop class for 7th and 8th grade students. James earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Written Expression from Blackburn College and his Master of Science degree in English Literature from Texas A&M University. Prior to joining St. Mark’s, he taught grades 6-12 English Literature and English Grammar at Ursuline Academy in Dallas and at Tampa Preparatory School. James is eager to share his passion of literature and writing with his new students and plans to introduce a Debate Club that will be offered as an elective.

Alesha Hill recently moved from Buffalo, NY, where she taught 3rd grade for three years at an elementary charter school. Hill earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Lancaster Bible College and her Master of Science Degree in Childhood Special Education from Daemon College. With a background in special education, Hill has learned strategies for preparing and implementing differentiated instruction and lessons in her classroom. She is technologically proficient and likes to incorporate hands on activities in her lessons. Hill will be teaching 3rd grade students at St. Mark’s.

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