Faculty


2016-2017

 

Krista Cunningham, Kindergarten

Krista Cunningham was born in Miami and grew up in Gainesville.  She bwarefall_057graduated from Saint Leo University with a Bachelors in Elementary Education and earned endorsements in ESOL and Reading.  Krista has two children, Clayton and Tatum, two dogs, two pet snakes, and a bearded dragon.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, reading, and crafting.
Education:
B.A. Saint Leo University (Education)
Endorsements: Reading, ESOL
Email: kcunningham@boulwarecharter.com

 

Stephanie Leslie, Teacher, 1st Grade

Stephanie Sorrels has been teaching kindergarten for three years and teaches first grade at Boulware this year.  She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Her favorite subject to teach is reading because of the incredible growth that can be seen in one year’s time. A few things outside of school that Stephanie enjoys are running, cooking, cheering on the gators, and a large cup of coffee!
Education:
B.A., University of Central Florida (Education)
Endorsements: Reading, ESOL
Email:  
ssorrels@boulwarecharter.com

 

Kristi Neal, Teacher, K/1st Grade

ESE Specialist

Kristi Neal graduated from Saint Leo University in 2013, where she earned her bwarefall_017Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with Reading and ESOL Endorsements. She holds certifications in Pre-K Primary, Elementary Education, and Exceptional Student Education. She has been teaching since August 2013, with the majority of her teaching experience in Special Education. Kristi believes that all students can learn and bring value to the classroom. In her spare time, Kristi enjoys dancing, music, and spending time with her husband and two children outdoors.
Education:
B.A., Saint Leo University (Education)
Endorsements: Reading, ESOL
Email:
kneal@boulwarecharter.com

 

 

Brittani Blalock, 2nd Grade

Language Arts, Writing, Character Education
Brittani Blalock recently graduated from the University of Florida with a bwarefall_180Masters Degree in Elementary Education.  This year she is teaching Second Grade here, at Boulware Charter School.  She completed a year long internship teaching the third grade at Lawton Chiles Elementary.  Her favorite subjects to teach are reading and writing. Reading alone teaches children a variety of skills that are crucial across all subject areas, and it’s exciting to see students develop into writers through their reading experiences.  Outside of school Brittani can be found crafting or gardening, enjoying a good laugh with family and friends, spending time with her animals, and baking sweets!
Education:
B.A University of South Florida (Communication Sciences & Disorders)
M.Ed University of Florida (Elementary Education K-6)
Email: 
bblalock@boulwarecharter.com

Maryanne Hogan, 2nd Grade

Maryanne Hogan graduated from the University of Florida with her Masters in HOG82760Elementary Education in 2013. She is currently in her third year of teaching and will be the Title 1 Reading Teacher for the 2016-2017 school year at Boulware Springs Charter School. She loves being able to help all kids reach for their full potential and to get excited about learning. Outside of school, Maryanne enjoys music, reading, and being outdoors.
“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” – B.B. King
Education:
B.A., University of Florida (Education)
M.Ed., University of Florida (Elementary Education)
Endorsements: Reading, ESOL
Email:  
mhogan@boulwarecharter.com

Chelsea Downes, 3rd Grade

Math, Social Studies, Character Education

DOW25790This will be Chelsea Downes’ fifth year teaching here in Gainesville, FL. She taught 1st grade for 2 years at P.K. Yonge and has been teaching at Boulware Charter since 2014. She received both a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Education from the University of Florida. She is very excited to be working at Boulware Springs Charter School this upcoming year! In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, being outside, and cooking.
Education:
B.A., University of Florida (Special Education)
M.Ed., University of Florida (Early Childhood Education)
Endorsements: Reading, ESOL
Email:  
cdownes@boulwarecharter.com

 

Barbara Cole, 3rd Grade

Language Arts, Writing, Science

Barbara is a graduate of the University of Florida, where she earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Elementary Education. She has been teaching since January 2011, with the majority of her teaching experience in second grade. Barbara is a firm believer in high expectations and the importance of educating the whole child. She also believes that “learning should be fun” and she uses plenty of hands-on experiences to get kids learning!
Education:
B.A., University of Florida (Education)
M.Ed., University of Florida (Elementary Education)
Endorsements: Reading, ESOL
Email:  
bcole@boulwarecharter.com

 

David Baldwin, 4th/5th Grade

Math, Science, Character Education, 4th Grade Homeroom

BAL28660David Baldwin graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education in December, 2006. During his time at UF, he was a member of the UF Tuba-Euphonium studio, the UF Symphonic Band, and the Pride of the Sunshine, Fightin’ Gator Marching Band. Since then, he has taught students from every grade level from Pre-Kindergarten to twenty-four year old Job Corps. students. Mr. Baldwin’s experience includes being employed as a high school band director, an elementary music teacher, a Job Corps. Academic Instructor, and a middle school math teacher. He has taught in three counties in north Florida.
Education:
B.M., University of Florida (Music Education)
M.A., Regent College (Theological Studies)
Email:  
dbaldwin@boulwarecharter.com

 

Mrs. Christenson, 4th/5th Grade

Language Arts, Writing, Social Studies, 5th Grade Homeroom

Mrs. Christenson graduated with a Master of Education degree from the University of Florida in May 2014, dual-certified in Elementary Education and Special Education. Boulware Springs Charter School is where she got her first job as a classroom teacher. Outside of school Mrs. Christenson enjoys watching movies, doing jigsaw puzzles, and visiting theme parks.
Education:
B.A., University of Florida (Education)
M.Ed., University of Florida (Elementary Education and Special Education)
Endorsements: Reading, ESOL
Email:  
emailliard@boulwarecharter.com