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Elevation Preparatory Academy​

582 Mcintosh Road  Sarasota, Fl 34232
Phone: 941-232-5331

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Jeff Howard

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Jeff Howard is the owner and head coach of the FastPitchU program, that has recently partnered with Elevation Preparatory Academy

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John Cobb – Principle – Ext. 309

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Graduated with Honors from University of Florida with a BS in Business Administration majoring in Finance. Mr. Cobb was the Director of Academic Advising and College Placement for three years at a local private college prep school. Mr. Cobb also taught Economics, Investment Strategies, Accounting and a variety of math courses.

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Ashley Wilt – Science Department Chair

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Ashley Wilt graduated from the University of Central Florida. She has 10 years experience in the science field as a marine biologist, aquarist,  and environmental chemist. Ashley then wanted to share the value and wonder of science with younger generations, so she aquired her teachers certificate. Ashley has taught and tutored various grades, but finds herself most rewarded by teaching high school curriculums and watching her students interest of science mature.

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Jane Snoxell – English Department Chair

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Educated in the UK, graduating with degrees in English and Philosophy, and Business.  Attended Bath and Bournemouth Universities. Spent twenty years in business, including running her own business, before turning to education. Her first job in education was at a large comprehension in the UK (1,000 students), then moved to Florida and taught English at Bradenton Prep for 9 years.

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Allison Hiller – Math Department Chair

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Graduated from Salve Regina University in Newport, RI with a Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting and a minor in Business Administration.  While attending her undergrad, Allison participated in field hockey and lacrosse.  After graduating, she joined the workforce at a large independent accounting firm in Portland, Me.  After a year of auditing she realized accounting was not her passion and began to teach and coach basketball and field hockey at her former middle school.  We are excited to have her energetic personality and youthfulness on our faculty.

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Matt Hiller – Social Studies Department Chair Ext. 310

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Raised in the small town of Conway in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Mr. Hiller graduated from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York with a BA in Government and Minor in History. Upon graduation Hiller moved to Florida to enroll in the Masters in the Arts of Teaching Social Science Education and graduated with honors in 2007. After 3 years teaching, coaching, and mentoring students at a private school in Bradenton, Florida, Mr. Hiller opened Elevation Preparatory Academy.

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Virginia “Ginny” Rattigan ESOL – Department Chair

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Ginny was born and raised in NYC.  Since moving to Florida, she has taught in both the private and public school systems in Sarasota and Bradenton.   Ginny has earned a B.S. in Elementary Education, a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, and a Certification in English and Reading from the University of South Florida.  She has also earned a M.S. in Special Education with a specialty in Varying Exceptionalities from Barry University.  Ginny also has earned an Endorsement in ESOL from Florida State University.  Ginny has four grown sons, four grandsons, and two Yorkshire Terrier dogs.  In her spare time she enjoys reading and playing tennis