The Principal of The Einstein School is Christine Aurelio. Ms. Aurelio holds a Bachelor’s of Anthropology and a Masters in Education from the University of Florida. She began as the elementary and middle school Social Studies teacher in January of 2000, the first year that Einstein opened. Ms. Aurelio held the position until 2007 when she became the Principal of The Einstein School not because she ever desired to be in Administration, but because of her deep passion for the students and the mission of the Einstein School. She is consistently proud of the amazing work the team of teachers and paraprofessionals do to help struggling students learn to read and develop a love of education.
Ms. Kat, the Occupational Therapist, has been working at Einstein since the 2001-02 school year. She has an MA degree in Occupational Therapy from New York University with a specialty in pediatric therapy. She also has a M.Ed. degree from Boston State College in Counseling. She began teaching the Social Personal Class in 2007 and completed the Educator Preparation Institute at Santa Fe College in order to obtain her permanent teacher certification.
Mrs. Flint, the Assistant Principal, has a BS in Finance from the University of Florida. She began her love of educating here at Einstein back in 2006 as an aide in the Math room. She is certified in Special Education, Math (5-9), Elementary Education and Gifted Education.
Ms. Machelle, the 2/3rd Grade Teacher, has been working at The Einstein School since 2015. She received her degree in Elementary Education K-6 and Deaf Education K-12 at Flagler College in St. Augustine. She married her husband in 2012, and they have added two little boys to their family. She added her degree in Exceptional Education K-6 in 2015. She has a passion when working with students and places high expectations on them. She strongly believes in a student-led classroom and has implemented flexible seating options, allowing your child to choose how they wish to learn and work within the classroom. She applies unique behavioral techniques in order to build the rapport necessary for working with our youngest students who remain with her for all classes except for PE.
Ms. Dena, the Science teacher, began at the Einstein School as a paraprofessional in the 2009-2010 school year, completed her final internship with the school in 2011 and finally became the Science teacher in the 2011-2012 school year. She graduated from St. Leo College with a Bachelor’s degree in middle school science education. Dena is also certified to teach K-6 general education and holds a reading endorsement and special education certification. Dena’s related experience includes 11 years of leading Girl Scouts and science curriculum development for a publishing company based in St. Augustine. Originally from New Jersey, Dena has lived in Florida for 27 years and has 4 children, the youngest of which attended Einstein for two years and is now a successful middle school student in a larger public school.
Ms. Katie, the math teacher, joined the staff at Einstein School as a volunteer in January 2009. She returned for the 2009-2010 school year as a paraprofessional. Ms. Katie has been the math teacher since the 2010-2011 school year. She has a BA in Sociology with a minor in Family, Youth and Community Sciences from the University of Florida. She also attended the Santa Fe College Educator Preparation Institute in order to obtain teaching certification. She is currently certified to teach Elementary (K-6), Middle Grades Math, and ESE.
Ms. Mayra, the Social Studies teacher, has worked at Einstein since 2008. She started as a paraprofessional in the Writing and Reading rooms. She had a BA in Anthropology and an MA in Latin American Studies, with a concentration in Anthropology from the University of Florida. She is certified in Special Education, Elementary Education, and Social Studies. She is also trained in the NOW program.
Ms. Munns, the Middle School Language Arts teacher, has worked for Einstein since 2012. She graduated with a BA in Fine Arts, with a concentration in English Literature from the University of Florida. Ms. Munns is certified in the Now Foundations program, Elementary (K-6), Language Arts (6-12), and ESE.
Ms Taylor, the Elementary Language Arts teacher, has been working at Einstein since 2014. She started as a volunteer and was hired soon after as a paraprofessional. She began teaching part time in the Math room in 2014 and began teaching full time in her current position in 2015. She obtained her B.S. degree in Elementary Education in 2012 from the University of Central Florida and her M.Ed. in Reading Education from the University of Florida in 2015. She is Reading, ESE, and NOW Foundations certified as well as ESOL Endorsed.