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Academy staff


Sharon Vonada

Interim Principal / Second & Third Grade Teacher

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Med Curriculum & Instruction, Florida Atlantic University

39 years teaching, 22 years at Gloria Dei.

Favorite hobbies are swimming and reading.

“Give thanks to the Lord for He is good"

Married to Barry with three adult children: Jonathan, Rebecca & Matthew.


Joy Reitsma

Assistant Principal / 4th & 5th Grade Teacher / Art Teacher

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B.A., Concordia University, Chicago, IL

M.S. (Art Ed), Florida International Univ., Miami


Debby Talbott

Kindergarden Teacher

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BS Degree from Indiana University - Pennsylvania

33 years teaching, 19 years at Gloria Dei.

Hobbies are working with crafts, cooking, animals, reading, bird-watching, and taking walks.

It is nice to be able to include talks of God in our daily classroom activities and to teach the younger children. I enjoy watching them grow and mature.

We have one son, David who is currently living and working in Charlottesville, VA.


Carol Jones

Registrar / Office Manager

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3 years working at Gloria Dei, 18 years working in education.

Favorite hobbies are reading and Sudoku puzzles.

I love the family atmosphere at Gloria Dei, and the joy of working with others who serve the Lord.

Married for 32 years to Bill with a son, Kyle, daughter-in-law Lauren, and daughter Rebecca.


Cindy Johnson

Secretary / Teacher Aid

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AIB – Management Program, Sheridan Vocational - Cosmetology

4 years working at Gloria Dei, previous school parent for 11 years.

Favorite hobbies are drawing & sketching.

I really enjoy having the opportunity to get to know all the students personally, and I love the family atmosphere at Gloria Dei. Students aren't just a name or number but members of our family.

Married for 18 years to John with a teenage son, Brice.


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