Cynthia has over 20 years of teaching experience in public and private schools and provided years of private tutoring in a commercial tutoring program. She earned a B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin- Madison and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Marist College- New York. She has advanced training in clinical reading methodologies and has been a highly specialized tutor on the Learning Solutions Team. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two teenagers, skiing, biking, and reading a good book.
Chris has earned a B.S. in Mathematics Education from the University of South Florida and is certified in Middle Grades (5-9). Chris graduated from the Helios STEM Program at USF which is a distinguished program specifically engineered to prepare future educators for the real world. He has a passion for making math fun and relatable for his students. Chris believes that students benefit greatly from working together and tries to integrate group projects into the classroom whenever possible. In his free time Chris enjoys golfing, spending time outdoors, and spending quality time with friends and family.
Taylor Courbron graduated with a B.S. from The University of Tampa. She graduated ESOL certified with an endorsement in reading. As a teacher, coach, and mentor, her experiences range across learning […]
Taylor Courbron graduated with a B.S. from The University of Tampa. She graduated ESOL certified with an endorsement in reading. As a teacher, coach, and mentor, her experiences range across learning environments and age groups. She specializes in differentiating instruction to support learners’ needs. In Taylor‘s work as a Program Specialist for the YMCA, she developed and implemented meaningful, individualized curriculum for school age children. When not in the classroom, Taylor enjoys spending time connecting with nature outdoors through hiking, camping, and traveling.
Christie is a member of our 5th/6th grade team. She earned her B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Maryland College Park and has an M.A. in Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida. Christie has over 10 years of teaching experience in a variety of core subjects in public and private schools. While at TDS, she has shared her expertise in differentiated math instruction and math intervention. In addition to teaching math classes, she provides math enrichment in small groups and serves as a specialized reading and math tutor on the Learning Solutions Tutoring team. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter and family pets. She is also an avid reader, has a passion for running, and loves to cook.
Susan joined the TDS in the spring of 2019 as the interim information technology instructor. In the fall
of 2019, she joined the faculty as the fifth and sixth-grade social studies instructor. In addition to history,
geography, economics, culture and society, civics and government are studied as part of the curriculum.
Her students can be found totally immersed in the past while investigating solutions to current events
through classroom projects. The usage of varied teaching strategies brings the classroom alive with
relevance in today’s world.
She earned her M.B.A. from Middle Tennessee State University. After graduation, she worked in the
political arena for fifteen years and integrates some of her experiences into the curriculum thus bringing
to life some of the subject material. She further has a unique perspective in her classroom as the mother
of a former TDS student.
She enjoys spending time with her husband and their two teenage sons. She is an avid reader. She and
her family enjoy water sports including swimming and boating.
Davi has over 10 years of teaching experience in public and private schools. She previously taught at the elementary school level and mentored teachers as a reading coach in Hillsborough County. Davi earned a B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of South Florida and is certified in Elementary Education (K-6). While at TDS, she has taught 5th-6th grade writing and science courses. She has a passion for designing hands-on, cooperative group science activities to engage and excite students and helps student build the foundational knowledge, study skills and vocabulary critical to ongoing learning in science. It is not uncommon to observe students building structures, giving demonstrations, and running experiments in her classes. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, running, crafting, and reading a good book.