FINE ARTS, ESE, intervention

Fine Arts

Coach Milsaint

Phys Ed K-8

Bio coming soon.

Ms. Gabby

Art K-5

My name is Ms. Gomez, the new art teacher here at GSOTA. I was born in Bogota, Colombia, and came to Florida at the age of 10. I obtained my associate's in Fine Arts at palm beach state college . Now, I'm currently attending Florida State University in pursuit of an Architecture degree. I have taught at the Norton museum of Art and multiple non-profits including the Children's Services Council .
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.

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.

Mr. Daniel

Music K-5

Bio coming soon

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. Kuminski

Guidance Counselor

Mrs. Megan Kuminski 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.
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

Reading Specialist

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. 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.

Ms. Manalo

Math Specialist

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

Mrs. Lampariello

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.