FINE ARTS TEACHERS & ESE

Fine Arts

Coach Ocampo

Phys Ed K-8

Mrs. Ocampo was born and raised in Ontario, Canada. She came to Florida at the age of 18 on a soccer scholarship and attended FIU, where she graduated with a Bachelor's Degree of Science in Physical Education. She has been teaching for 17 years and going on year 5 at GSOTA. She is married with 3 kids, girl boy twins age 11 and a daughter age 9.
When Coach Ocampo is not teaching she is running around with the kids to their sporting events and coaching their soccer teams and girls High School Varsity. Not to mention enjoying all the time with the family outdoors. She also continues to play soccer, which is still her passion. Her students are like her kids and always make sure they have fun and treat them like her own.

Ms. Griffin

Art K-8

Jennifer Griffin is a Florida native having lived the past 25 years in Palm Beach County. She graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree specializing in Art History and Women’s Studies. Later, she earned her teaching certificate in both Elementary Education and Visual Arts K-12.
Ms. Griffin has worked as a teacher over the past 20 years including nursery school, elementary education and art K-12. Furthermore, she has spent time as a nanny, manager of a children’s art studio and as a mother. In her spare time, you can find Ms. Griffin helping animals, at the beach, or making art to share with her students. This is her fifth year at GSOTA and she is happy to be a part of every student’s educational experience.

Ms. Brianna

Tech Arts K-8 & Tech Coordinator

Ms. Bri is a New Jersey native but moved to Palm Beach Gardens in 1993. She received her Associates of Arts from Tallahassee Community College and is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Florida Atlantic University. Ms. Bri & her fiancé Clay have one child, Crew Smith, born December 2020.
Outside of teaching, Ms. Bri loves to spend time with her family, attend sporting events and relax while boating.

Ms. Lexi

STEM Teacher

Support Services

Mrs. Rice

ESE/504/ELL Coordinator

Mrs. Rice is originally from Michigan and first moved to Florida in 2001. She graduated from Western Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. Some years later she earned her master’s degree in reading from Barry University in Miami. She has over 20 years of experience and is certified in Elementary Education K-6; Reading, ESOL, and ESE K-12. Additionally, she has certification in TESOL/TESL/TEFL.
Her teaching journey began overseas as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of Kiribati where she trained elementary school teachers and taught middle school for over 2 years. After months of traveling and then spending a year in Florida working for a Non-Profit Organization, she went back overseas to teach in Japan for 3 years. She taught English in the middle & elementary schools in her town and taught adult classes at night.
While living in Florida, Mrs. Rice has taught students in the ESE & general education classroom in Miami, Broward and Palm Beach. This is her 10th year at GSOTA and she has welcomed the opportunity to evolve and grow throughout her time here. She has taught K-2, MS Intensive Reading, SEL, and served as the reading interventionist and ESE Teacher. She truly enjoys being part of the GSOTA family and is currently the contact for ESE, 504, and ESOL services and School-Based Team Leader. In her free time she loves spending time with her husband traveling, camping, and enjoying the outdoors.

Mrs. Mosier

Guidance Professional

Ms. Megan Mosier was born and raised in Maryland and earned her Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. She has been working with youth and families in Palm Beach County since she relocated to South Florida.
Ms. Mosier attended James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia where she earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology with minors in Family Studies and Exceptional Education. Ms. Mosier is very passionate about mental health and education. Her goal is to assist students in reaching their full potential in the classroom by supporting their social and emotional needs through a collaborative approach with students' support systems (families, teachers, etc.).
In her free time, Ms. Mosier loves spending time with her family and friends, going to the beach, and traveling!

Mrs. Becker

Reading Specialist Teacher

Mrs. Becker is originally from New Jersey and moved to Florida with her husband in 2018. She is a graduate from Ramapo College with a Bachelor of Science. Mrs. Becker realized that she had a passion for teaching and completed the Alternate Route to become an Elementary School Teacher.
Mrs. Becker has over 20 years of experience in specializing in reading and writing proficiency. Mrs. Becker holds certifications in Gifted and Talented Reading Programs and My Reading Curriculum Writing. She loves to help children grow to their full potential and believes all students can learn to love to read and write.
In her spare time, she loves bike riding, going to the beach with her family, spending time playing with her dog, gardening and volunteering at her church.

Mrs. Robin Pagano

ESE Teacher

Mrs. Pagano comes from the “The Big Apple” but now calls “The Sunshine State” home. She obtained her Master of Science degree in Special Education from St. John’s University and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Hearing Science from The Ohio State University. She is certified in Exceptional Student Education (K-12) and Speech Language Impaired (K-12). She comes to GSOTA with many years of experience working with the special needs population. She has a history of working in the New York State public school system as a speech and language therapist as well as in nonprofit organizations as a special education teacher and education coordinator. Mrs. Pagano wants her students to never say “I can’t” but always say “I’ll try.” She believes this philosophy will foster academic achievement, personal growth and self-reliance. Mrs. Pagano is thrilled to be a member of the GSOTA family.

Mrs. Manalo

Math Interventionist