FINE ARTS, ESE, intervention
Phys Ed K-8
My favorite hobby besides art is photography and my preferred subject to capture is animals of all kinds . My teaching style focuses on process and the art-making experience over the finished result. I like to provide supportive guidance to each student , so that they may develop creatively in their own unique way.
Tech Arts K-8 & Tech Coordinator
Outside of teaching, Ms. Bri loves to spend time with her family, attend sporting events and relax while boating.
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. Kuminski 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, Mrs. Kuminski loves spending time with her family and friends, going to the beach, and traveling!
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.
Malia Manalo was born in Minnesota, but was lucky enough to grow up in Hawai'i on the island of O'ahu. She attended Chaminade University to earn a bachelor's degree in History and Political Studies. She also earned a master's degree in Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix. Throughout her 16 years in education, while living in Hawai'i, Arizona, and now Florida, she has taught in public, private, and charter schools. She has three grown sons and one granddaughter.
Ms. Manalo was thrilled to join GSOTA in February 2022 as the academic interventionist, primarily focusing on the area of math. She hopes to help students grow in their understanding and love of math. "Without mathematics, there's nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers." Shakuntala Devi
ESE / Reading Teacher
Iris Lampariello grew up in Philadelphia and moved to New York City straight after college, where she attended Fordham University Graduate school for her master’s degree in Childhood Special Education. She is also trained in multisensory phonics programs such as Orton-gillingham. She spent the next twelve years teaching in Manhattan and Brooklyn, educating kids with learning disabilities.
Mrs. Lampariello and her family, including two teenage kids, a dog and a cat, moved to South Florida in 2021. She is extremely happy to be part of the GSOTA community where she works primarily with the middle school students. Iris strongly believes that all children can be successful, regardless of their learning differences, and that positive adults in their lives can make a huge impact.