Our Executive Team

 
 
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DR. JOSEPH WISE

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

872.221.5932
jw@accelerationacademy.org

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MARGIE V. SHARP

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STEVE SVENDSEN

 
 
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DENNIS TEMPLE

 

 

Our District Directors

Our District Directors lead and manage all faculty and staff, keeping them strongly connected to the mission of Acceleration Academies. They create and maintain a positive academy culture and lead the instructional vision of the Acceleration Academies program. The Director shall act as the Academy head as well as the liaison between Acceleration Academies, the school district, and the community and its organizations that can best assist in Graduation Candidate success.

 
 
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MARIELA SPEJH

District Director,
Miami-Dade County (FL)

786.671.3079
mspejh@accelerationacademy.org

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PAIGE LATHAM

DISTRICT DIRECTOR, ST. LUCIE (FL)

772.873.7832
platham@accelerationacademy.org

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DEITRA BROWN

DISTRICT DIRECTOR, CHARLESTON (SC)

843.606.6011
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brown@accelerationacademy.org

 
 
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MUNDI WORTHAM, M.ED.

DISTRICT DIRECTOR, SARASOTA (FL)

941.315.2122
mwortham@accelerationacademy.org

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At Our Sites

Content Coaches (teachers) and Special Education Coaches receive training and support for Edgenuity™, an online instructional platform that provides academic content. Therefore, little time is spent creating lesson plans, and Content Coaches can personalize our blended instructional model to fit each Graduation Candidate’s individualized learning pathway. Graduation Candidates have access to wrap around support systems, such as a Life Coach (Social Worker), Career Coach (Guidance Counselor), and multiple Graduation Candidate Advocates (Teaching Assistants) on site. These roles are critical for providing our Graduation Candidates with personalized career and college oriented pathways.