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Behavior Education Support Team (BEST)

The BEST is a group of professionals who collaborate to support teachers and staff to develop and implement a continuum of positive behavior interventions. Our role is to come alongside district and school level staff and provide behavioral consultation, professional development, and resources to help support staff as they work with students to achieve behavioral success in the learning environment. 

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Meet the Team

Donna Perry, M.A., M.Ed - Program Specialist for EBD and Autism (ASD)/Principal at Hope Horizon

Jacqueline Jensen, M.A. - Autism Teacher on Special Assignment

  • University of West Florida, M.A. - Exceptional Student Education and Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Email: JJensen1@ecsdfl.us
  • Phone: (850) 469-5424

Sarah Guy, M.Ed. - District Behavior Coach/Safety Care Coordinator

  • University of West Florida, M.Ed. - Educational Leadership
  • University of North Georgia, B.S. - Mathematics; Minor in Business
  • Email: SGuy@ecsdfl.us
  • Phone: (850) 429-5521

Twylaa Akkerman, M.A., Ed.S. - Manifestation Determination Specialist

  • University of West Florida, M.A. - Exceptional Student Education
  • University of West Florida, Ed.S. - Educational Leadership
  • University of Louisville, B.A. - Exercise Physiology/Sports Medicine
  • Email: TAkkerman@ecsdfl.us
  • Phone: (850) 469-5432

Behavior Analysts (BCBA)

Marcia Storniolo, M.S., BCBA

  • ESE School Assignments: Brentwood Elementary, N.B. Cook Elementary, Cordova Park Elementary, Ferry Pass Elementary, Holm Elementary, Montclair Elementary, Myrtle Grove Elementary, O.J. Semmes Elementary
  • Email: MStorniolo@ecsdfl.us
  • Phone: (850) 469-5410

Amanda Mann, M.S., BCBA

  • University of North Texas, M.S. - Behavior Analysis
  • Florida State University, B.S. - Psychology with a Certificate in Performance Management
  • ESE School Assignments: Escambia Westgate, Bratt Elementary, Ensley Elementary, Jim Allen Elementary, Lipscomb Elementary, Longleaf Elementary, McArthur Elementary, Molino Park Elementary, Pine Meadow Elementary
  • Email: AMann@ecsdfl.us
  • Phone: (850) 469-5624

Shasta Tew, M.A., BCBA

  • University of West Florida, M.A. - Exceptional Student Education - Applied Behavior Analysis
  • University of West Florida, B.A. - Psychology
  • ESE School Assignments: Blue Angels Elementary, Hellen Caro Elementary, Global Elementary, Navy Point Elementary, Oakcrest Elementary, Pleasant Grove Elementary, A.K. Suter Elementary, Warrington Elementary
  • Email: STew@ecsdfl.us
  • Phone: (850) 469-5416

Juliana Moraes, M.A., BCBA

  • University of West Florida, M.A. - Exceptional Student Education
  • University of West Florida, M.Ed. - Curriculum and Instructions/Comprehensive Program in Elementary Education
  • University of West Florida, MBA - Business Administration
  • ESE School Assignments: Bellview Elementary, Beulah Elementary, Kingsfield Elementary, Lincoln Park Elementary, Scenic Heights Elementary, Sherwood Elementary, C.A. Weis Elementary, West Pensacola Elementary
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ESE Behavior Coaches

Stacy Balthrop, M.Ed., Ed.S.

  • Georgia State University, M.Ed. - Special Education and EBD
  • Piedmont University, Ed.S. - Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction
  • St. Mary's College, B.A. - British Literature; History
  • ESE School Assignments: Blue Angels Elementary, Montclair Elementary
  • Email: SBalthrop@ecsdfl.us

Carol Clark, M.Ed.

  • Ohio University, M.Ed. - Education
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, B.S. - Professional Aeronautics
  • ESE School Assignments: Cordova Park Elementary, Ensley Elementary, Holm Elementary
  • Email: CClark6@ecsdfl.us

Serena Franklin, M.A.

  • University of West Florida, M.A. - Exceptional Student Education
  • University of West Florida, B.A. - Elementary Education, Exceptional Student Education  
  • ESE School Assignments: Bellview Elementary, Beulah Elementary, Hellen Caro Elementary, Molino Park Elementary
  • Email: SFranklin1@ecsdfl.us

Kassandra Goble M.S.

  • University of West Florida, M.S. - Physical Education
  • ESE School Assignments: Ferry Pass Elementary, Longleaf Elementary, McArthur Elementary, Oakcrest Elementary, Pleasant Grove Elementary
  • Email: KGoble1@ecsdfl.us

Rickie Merritt, B.A.

  • Wilmington University, B.A. - Communications
  • Delaware Technical and Community College, A.A. - Journalism
  • ESE School Assignments: O.J. Semmes Elementary, Weis Elementary, West Pensacola Elementary
  • Email: RMerritt@ecsdfl.us

Faye Pryor, M.Ed.

  • Grand Canyon University, M.Ed. - Exceptional Student Education
  • Norfolk State University, B.S. - Interdisciplinary Studies
  • ESE School Assignments: Lincoln Park Elementary, Lipscomb Elementary, Pine Meadow Elementary
  • Email: FPryor@ecsdfl.us

Kelly Reynolds, M.A.

  • University of West Florida, M.A. - Exceptional Student Education
  • University of West Florida, B.A. - Exceptional Student Education
  • ESE School Assignments: Jim Allen Elementary, Bratt Elementary, Kingsfield Elementary, Sherwood Elementary
  • Email: KReynolds@ecsdfl.us

Sandy Reynolds, M.Ed.

  • University of West Florida, M.Ed. - Educational Leadership
  • University of Texas at Arlington, B.A. - Political Science with a minor in English
  • ESE School Assignments: Myrtle Grove Elementary, Navy Point Elementary, Scenic Heights Elementary, Suter Elementary
  • Email: SReynolds1@ecsdfl.us

Jesse Ruiz, M.A.

  • University of West Florida, M.A. - Psychology
  • University of West Florida, B.A. - Psychology
  • ESE School Assignments: Brentwood Elementary, Global Elementary, Warrington Elementary
  • Email: JRuiz1@ecsdfl.us