Kelly Best

5th-6th year grade teacher

Kelly Best currently has her Associate of Arts from Seminole State College and is continuing her education. She home schooled for 13 years, serving as a co-leader for PACE Home School, coordinating, and teaching the co-op. She currently teaches the 5th-6th grade core classes, high school honors English, Reading Jungle, math lab, and 12th grade American Government/Economics. Additionally, she is the Financial Administrative Assistant.

Loyd Boldman

VIDEO PRODUCTION TEACHER

Loyd Boldman is an award-winning writer, graphic designer, video/film director, songwriter, voice-over artist, lecturer, and semi-pro whistler (that's “whistler” not “wrestler”). He's written and produced numerous Addy-winning advertising campaigns, directed Dove Award-winning music videos, live shows, industrial films and commercials; worked on a couple hundred CD and album covers. Since 1989 he has won over 150 awards for graphic design, writing, web design, and video direction, including two Best of Show from the Orlando Advertising Federation, a Best of Show from the Creative Club, an Ellis, a Charlie, and more. A video he wrote and directed in 2006 (“Drumhead”) has been viewed by over 6,500,000 people on the web. Loyd currently owns Devotion Media, a creative consulting, design, and media strategy company for Christian organizations such as Campus Crusade for Christ, Wycliffe Bible Translators, Reformed Theological Seminary, Pioneers, and many others.

Jodi Campbell

lifequest principal & teacher

Our principal, Jodi Campbell has been in the education field for over 25 years. She owned her own private school, Wonders of God Academy, for 9 years. She has a degree in Education, and in Nursing. She trained with the National Institute for Learning Development as an Educational Therapist, specializing in learning disabilities. She spent the last 20 years helping students through evaluations, tutoring, and educational therapy, in addition to her experience in public and private schools.

Mario Carrillo

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING & GRAPHICS TEACHER

A creative force and an innovator, Mario Carrillo traces back his roots to desktop publishing renaissance in the 1980's and the internet in the 1990's. After numerous roles as a senior layout designer, design editor and media communicator in numerous fortune 500 companies such as the Los Angeles Times, Ernst & Young Consulting and The Orlando Sentinel, Mario decided to take his creative energy to another level and founded his own company in 2000 servicing high-profile clients in communication, presentation and interactive media. His agency now dedicates time to service clients in print, web and multimedia projects. A graduate from various technical programs, a minor in Bible Theology and an Associate in Arts with Organizational Leadership from Biola University in 1998, Mario enjoys sharing his passion with the students of LifeQuest Academy by teaching computer design skills, visual communication and presentation.

Jessica Dubberly

LIFEQUEST TEACHER

Jessica Dubberly currently teaches first and second grade at LifeQuest Academy. This is her first year at LQA, but her third year teaching. She feels that God has given her a passion for teaching and is embracing the calling He has placed on her life. She has an Associate of Arts degree in Education from Daytona State College and is finishing her education at UCF with a Bachelor in Secondary English/Language Arts.

Heather Floyd

lifequest teacher

Heather Floyd, a wife and mom of 4, has been teaching children in one form or another for over 14 years, including home schooling her own children. She is currently employed at The Gathering Place as the Children’s Ministry Coordinator for pre-school-5th grade, having led children’s bible classes and worship for Sunday school and vacation bible school programs over the years. Her teaching experience began 16 years ago as a private piano instructor, assisting well over 60 students to different levels of proficiency, and teaching two years of music at Romeo Montessori in Romeo, Michigan. She previously was the art instructor for the 2007/2008 school year at Impact Home School Co-op, and taught both music and art last year at LifeQuest for all grades. Heather’s education includes a N.Y. State Regents High School Diploma in Arts and Science, an Associates of Art from Elim Bible Institute with a major in Bible and minor in Worship/Music Ministry, and a Bachelor of Arts from William Tyndale College with a major in Vocal Performance and minor in Church Music Administration. Heather’s desire in teaching children in the Arts is to give them the chance to explore fully how God has gifted them, and to begin to develop their talents. Her hope is that this preparatory study will help them to be equipped for the further educational and creative opportunities that their life-passions will lead them to pursue.

Barbara Hartwell

LIFEQUEST TEACHER

Barbara Hartwell has been teaching for over 20 years. She has taught countless students, musicians, artists, and worship leaders keyboard and voice techniques. She has worked for two other Christian private schools teaching music, history, language arts, and a variety of other classes. She formed the IMPACT Co-op home school group in 2007. She has authored two music curriculum books in the Crash Course Music Series. Currently, she is the owner of New Song Music Studio in Lake Mary, Florida. She is also the founder of Drenched in His Presence Ministries, Inc., a ministry dedicated to training up the next generation worship leaders. She is one of the founding directors at LifeQuest Academy. She is teaching Middle/ High School Language Arts and History classes, Worship Team, and Brain Busters, as well as helping to coordinate classes on the Middle/ High School level.

Billie Jones

LIFEQUEST TEACHER

Billie Jones has been teaching children for over 15 years. Her experiences include the following: developing and teaching high school classes in a local home school co-op, teaching high school social studies and sciences at local private schools, and home educating her children K-12. Billie has an A.S. degree in paralegal and an A.A. degree with science emphasis from Daytona Beach Community College. She is currently seeking a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences at Rollins Hamilton Holt School on an Academic Honors scholarship. Her love for teaching is evident as she teaches middle school math.

Elizabeth Kirby

lifequest Teacher

Elizabeth Kirby teaches chemistry, business math, and language arts. She was home schooled for most of her education, giving her a true appreciation for the privilege of being home schooled. During high school, she attended a school similar to LifeQuest Academy. In 2007, she graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Organizational Communications. She is also a private tutor. Previously her experience has been with middle school students, but is now excited to teach high school.

Megan Lisak

3rd - 4th year grade teacher

Megan Lisak teaches 3rd - 4th graders, Physical Science, and various classes on Thursday. She recently moved to Florida in August of 2008, born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. After attending the best public school district, she graduated from University of St. Francis with a baccalaureate degree in Elementary Education. She taught for one year in the inner city of Chicago before moving to Titusville, Florida. When she is not teaching, she enjoys fishing on the East Coast and Scuba Diving in the Keys.

Bonita Meyers

LIFEQUEST ADMINISTRATOR & DIRECTOR

Bonita Meyers is the Administrator/Director of LifeQuest Academy and preschool. Some of her numerous duties include developing and maintaining budgets, creating both class and staff schedules, and administrating all personnel. Bonita also is the Math Department Head and currently teaches all high school math classes. She holds a BS in Theology and is a 20-year veteran in the medical field, as a Licensed Practical Nurse. While home schooling her two daughters for 13 years, she has been involved in leadership roles for more than six years, including director of HomEditions - The Gathering Place small groups.

Sarah Mae Meyers

spanish teacher

Sarah Meyers was home schooled her entire life, and uses the same curriculum to teach high school physical science and Spanish students. Currently she is working on obtaining her Bachelors in Communications. She also volunteers for TGP’s tech team, utilizing her advanced skills with computers.

Lenora Pitts

lifequest Teacher

Lenora Pitts was born several years ago in the small western New York City of Batavia, halfway between Buffalo and Rochester. After she married, she moved to Rochester, raising her three daughters. She taught her daughter’s fifth grade catechism and later adding additional classes, which were prep classes for Confirmation of their Commitment to God. While teaching, she also attended classes at the seminary to improve her teaching skills. She became certified to teach religion in one year. For 12 years, she was the fourth and fifth grade curriculum coordinator. Lenora also tutored elementary students in reading, coaching girl’s softball, and serving as troop leader for Girl Scouts.

Sarah Ruf

lifequest teacher

Sarah Ruf teaches high school biology, middle and high school critical thinking, and 5th - 6th grade music and drama. She has been teaching kids and adults of all ages for over ten years. Her first teaching position involved teaching swim lessons for the YMCA. She also has experience coaching the Volusia Chapter of Special Olympics swimming. Prior to coming to LifeQuest, she was a deaf interpreter for special needs students for Volusia County Schools, and an after school tutor of core elementary subjects for a private company.

Kim Small

lifequest teacher

Kim Small is a wife and mother of three, who has assisted in both preschool and kindergarten classes. Her training includes both Montessori as well as Kagan styles of learning. Kim’s heart is for young children, which generates a love for learning in her K-1 class.