K - 5 Teachers

Kindergarten

Ms. Mooney

Mrs. Mooney brings her compassion and understanding to her students daily. She believes that everyone learns at their own pace and in their own way. She uses her love of learning and her passion for teaching to find each student’s way, to help them achieve their personal best. Mrs. Mooney graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a BA in Exceptional Student Education and has an AA in Early Childhood Education. She is trained in Montessori Education Pre-K – Elementary and in the Wilson Reading System, is certified by the state of Florida in Elementary Education Pre K – 3 and in Exceptional Student Education. Mrs. Mooney, a lifetime Northern Palm Beach County resident, uses her spare time to care for horses, read, draw, bike and take long walks with her dog Grady.

Ms. Hicks

Ms. Hicks earned her degree in biology from the University of Rhode Island. She also competed for the University’s gymnastics team. After having children of her own, Ms. Hicks discovered a love for teaching. She is passionate about sharing her math and science knowledge with her students! She spent many years teaching preschool until transitioning to primary. Her respect for GSOTA runs deep, two of her sons are GSOTA graduates and one is currently in the middle school program. She enjoys being both a GSOTA parent and teacher!
Ms. Hicks loves to travel and has lived in many places throughout the US. She now calls Jupiter Farms her home. She loves spending time in her yard, walking the local trails with her dog, Izzy, and cooking up yummy foods.

1st Grade

Mrs. Signorelli

Mrs. Signorelli was born and raised in Boston, MA. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education at Southern New Hampshire University and her Master's in Reading at Florida Atlantic University. She has taught in Thailand for a year and in Florida since 2010. Mrs. Signorelli had wanted to be a teacher since she was a first grader herself. She has a drive to reach the whole child and ensure her students feel safe, loved, and educated. She is married with two sons, Parker and Hunter. When she is not teaching, she enjoys being outside, spending time with family. She loves the beach, the zoo, and practicing yoga.

Ms. Phillips

I was born in Miami and moved to Jupiter when I was young. I graduated from the University of Tampa in 2021 with a BS in Human Performance and a concentration in Exercise Physiology. I played softball for UT all 4 years. This is my first year teaching but was a substitute/after school counselor this past year. I coach Varsity softball at Jupiter High School and also travel teams. When I am not teaching or coaching, my favorite thing to do is to go on the boat!! I chose to teach because I genuinely love being around kids. Nothing makes me happier than seeing my kids learning and having fun!

2nd Grade

Ms. Callow

ELA & Social Studies

Ms. Callow has been teaching in primary education for 13 years. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Child Development, with a minor in Education from Florida State University. After growing up in a family of educators, Ms. Callow made the natural transition to teaching. When you walk into Ms. Callow's classroom, you will feel her atmosphere or warmth, growth, and engagement. In addition to being passionate about education, Ms. Callow loves running, reading, football and her family. Go Dolphins and Seminoles!!



Ms. Puglise

Math & Science

Ms. Lexi is a Florida native who loves outdoors and bringing creativity into her classroom. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and Childhood Development from The Florida State University and is a very big supporter of the Seminole football team. This is Ms. Lexi’s second year teaching at GSOTA, but she has been working and volunteering with elementary aged children for 9 years. When she is not teaching, Ms. Lexi enjoys boating and other outdoor activities as well as traveling to new places.

3rd Grade

Mrs. Brown

ELA & Social Studies

Great things that will happen this year! My name is Mrs. Brown and I am excited to be teaming with Ms. Brower. I have been teaching and working with youth since I was a teenager, starting as a Sunday school teacher and later, after graduating with my education degree, as a private and public school teacher.
I believe all children can be successful learners with the right tools. I am excited to be a new member of the GSOTA family.
On the weekends and in my free time you can find me at the beach, crafting or exploring something new.

Ms. Brower

Math & Science

I grew up in New York and recently moved to Florida to be closer to family. I got my bachelors degree at Penn State. I discovered my passion for teaching and working with children while working at a daycare where I eventually became a lead teacher for younger age groups. I obtained my Masters in Childhood Education at Long Island University in New York. I started out teaching Pre-K then moved up to elementary level teaching in New York.
I chose to teach because I think a teacher can have the power to create a wonderful learning experience for students. I believe in instilling a growth mindset and helping students believe in themselves. As a teacher I always want to learn and grow while helping my students do the same.
Outside of school I love to read, listen to music, go to the beach, spend time with family and friends. I love animals and playing with my three dogs.

4th Grade

Mrs. Goldsmith

Math & Science

Mrs. Goldsmith was born in California and has lived all over the United States. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family. She graduated from the College of Southern Idaho with a Technical Certificate in Science, the University of Utah with a Bachelors’ degree in Speech Communications/Disorders, and from Weber State University with a Bachelors’ degree in Elementary Education/Special Education. She has also obtained her English as a Second Language Endorsement, Educational Technology Endorsement and her STEM Elementary Endorsement. She has always believed that teaching and learning go hand in hand. In order to become a teacher, it is important to exceed one's own limits by gaining knowledge and that we should never stop learning. She believes that to be most effective as an educator, she needs to create a safe environment that is interactive, collaborative, promotes problem-solving and critical thinking skills. She is a teacher who strives to affect the youth and empower them to achieve and become all that is within their ability.

Mrs. McCann

ELA & Social Studies

Mrs. McCann was born on a military base in Honolulu, Hawaii and grew up in South Florida. She began her teaching career in 2004 and has her master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction with Specialization in ESL. She has taught K, 1, 3, 4, and 5 in public, private, and now charter schools. Mrs. McCann lives in Jupiter with her husband, Michael, and their two children.

5th Grade

Ms. DeArellano

ELA & Social Studies

I was born in Long Island, NY, and relocated to South Florida over 20 years ago. I obtained my bachelor's in Psychology from Barry University and have worked in schools supporting the educational environment, particularly special needs students, for many years. My goal is to provide an exceptional education to children with various hands-on learning methods.
When not in the classroom, I enjoy going to the beach and volunteering in my spare time. I am excited to be a new addition to the GSOTA family and can't wait to see what our team accomplishes for the 2022 school year.

Mrs. Joyce

Math & Science

This is my 7th year teaching upper elementary math. I taught in Boynton Beach for 2 years prior to moving to Massachusetts and teaching at a charter school for 4 years! I graduated with my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Florida Atlantic University! I then attended the University of Florida where I got my masters degree in educational technology.
I strongly believe that students learn best when they collaborate together and work with one another. Students should see each other as useful resources. Learning is ongoing, and we all have different strengths. By explaining how students got their answer and how they know their answer is correct, they are deepening their understanding and helping others understand their way of thinking at the same time.
I also love incorporating technology into lessons, when appropriate. Sometimes paper and hand-on experiences are better, but technology can enhance the lesson by giving immediate feedback, personalize the learning experience, and increase engagement.
Our students come in each day with a positive attitude and eager to learn! I am so excited to see what the school year holds!