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Administration & Staff

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    Michael Bussman

    Head of School
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    Dennis Frodsham

    Business Manager Business Manager Mr. Dennis Frodsham, M.B.A. ...
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    Jennifer Wojcik

    Dean of Upper School (4th-8th) This is Ms. Wojcik’s 14th year at RPA, her 3 ...
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    Julie Mulligan

    Dean of Lower School (Pre-K-3rd)
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    Jennifer J. Scarafile

    Director of Admissions & Marketing Mrs. Scarafile joined Royal Palm Academy in 2 ...
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    Jiovanni Vasquez

    Maintenance
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    Pat Bolser

    Administrative Assistant Mrs. Bolser is returning to RPA for her 19th  ...
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    Karen Evans

    Business Office Mrs. Evans is returning for her 12th year at ...
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    John Flores

    Security Mr. Flores is retired from NYCDOC Rikers Island. H ...

Lower School Grades PK-3 Faculty

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    Marcie Perfetti

    Teacher Pre-K3
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    Carol Stoneson

    Pre-K3 Teacher Aide
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    Kathleen Cugliotta

    Teacher Pre-K4 Mrs. Cugliotta returns for her 4th year at RP ...
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    Gina Manfredi

    Pre-K4 Teacher Aide
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    Erin Garner

    Teacher Kindergarten     As a former Royal Palm Acade ...
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    Lauren Derr

    Teacher Kindergarten Lauren has worked at a private preschool in the Bo ...
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    Erin Brady

    Teacher 1st Grade Mrs. Brady is returning for her 12th year at RPA. ...
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    Alice Griffith

    Teacher 1st Grade Mrs. Griffith is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She ...
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    Dien Neubauer

    2nd Grade Teacher Mrs. Dien Neubauer is a native of the Bahamas and ...
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    Shannon Sedio

    Teacher 3rd Grade Mrs. Sedio started teaching at Royal Palm Academy ...
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    Christine Theriault

    Teacher 3rd Grade Mrs. Theriault is returning for her 23rd year at R ...

Upper School Grades 4-8 Faculty

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    Jennifer Clarke

    Teacher 4th Grade
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    Lesley Greene

    Teacher 4th Grade Ms. Greene was born and raised in a suburb of Detr ...
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    Dr. Andrei Ghelman

    Teacher 5th Grade
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    Tammy Misinski

    Teacher 5th Grade Tammy Misinski is thrilled to be joining the RPA f ...
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    Connie Crews

    Teacher History 5-8 Mrs. Crews joined our faculty in 2019 as ...
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    Sarah Bucknell

    Teacher MS Language Arts This is Mrs. Sarah Bucknell’s second year at ...
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    Lisa Gorda

    Teacher MS Math This is Miss Gorda’s 10th year at RPA. She g ...
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    Linda Rinaldini

    Teacher MS Science Mrs. Rinaldini is in her 11th year at RPA, where s ...

Specials Faculty

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    Devin VanCuren

    Middle School Religion Devin has a BA in Education and is in her final se ...
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    Christie Handley

    Resource Teacher Christie Handley joins Royal Palm Academy with joy ...
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    Matthew Bucknell

    PE/ Athletic Director Coach Matt Bucknell is starting his 5th year of te ...
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    Francesco D'Agostino

    Teacher Music Francesco D'Agostino is a composer for film, T ...
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    Barbara Mundy

    Art Teacher Barbara “Babs” Mundy is very excited t ...
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    Maria Varela

    Teacher Technology Maria Varela joins the RPA staff after being  ...
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    Martha De La Barrera

    Teacher, Spanish Pre-K, K, 1st Martha De La Barrera is excited to join Royal Palm ...
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    Ana Ozores

    Teacher Spanish 2nd -4th Grades Miss Ozores is returning for her 15th year as our ...
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    Cinthya Mongalo

    Teacher Spanish MS, 1st Grade Mrs. Mongalo is returning to Royal Palm Academy fo ...

Substitutes & After-School Care

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    Ruth Bergmann

    Substitute
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    Jean Mark

    Substitute
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    Joseph Sciortino

    Substitute
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    Diane Stanley

    Substitute
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    Madeline Verrico

    After-School Care