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ABOUT PATHWAYS FOR LIFE ACADEMY

Team Talk
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The School Board's Welcome


We are excited to begin a new year at Pathways For Life
Academy. There has been a great need in the West Orange
Community for a distinctive program for Middle and High
School students which incorporates core academics with real
life application through a therapy-driven learning approach. In
addition to an emphasis on life skills, our curriculum integrates
social skills and executive functioning classes to create a course
of study which builds independence, confidence, and success.


We have been working hard planning a schedule which reaches each student in the areas of academics, fundamental survival skills in life,
interpersonal communication and critical/higher order thinking.

 

What we offer at Pathways for Life Academy:

-Small class sizes
-Low student to teacher ratio
-Therapy-driven instruction
-Life, social, and executive functioning training
-Health and Fitness opportunities
-Excellent communication from school to home
-Guidance and learning through strengths and challenges
-Guidance and Fostering of Independence
-Encouragement of students to reach their highest potential
-Inclusion, acceptance, and grace

-Lessons/activities learned in the classroom setting which
translate to community service opportunities

STUDENT DRIVEN and PARENT PARTNERSHIP Is how we work together and make decisions daily. We strive to keep it student focused and our programs don't limit students by putting them in a box. They are individuals who have unique needs and we focus on helping them grow towards independence in a safe and loving environment.

We can't wait to get started and see all the great progress in each of our students this year!

Blessings,

Pathways For Life Academy School Board

 

PATHWAY PARTNERS

We appreciate all our local Pathways Partners who help donate their time and financial contributions to our school. We are a 501(c)(3) so all gifts are tax-deductible. If you are interested in partnering with us please email us at infopflacademy@gmail.com. If you would like to donate please send checks to PFLA PO Box 1816 Windermere, FL 34786.

We need your help today!

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Our Schedule
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8:00am - 8:15am Morning Meeting

8:15am - 9:00am Session 1 -Academics

9:05am -10:00am Session 2 -Academics

10:05am -10:55am Session 3- Academics

11:00am - 11:50am Session 4- Academics

11:50am - 12:00pm Movement Break

12:00pm - 12:30pm LUNCH

12:30pm - 1:30pm PE/Elective

1:30pm - 2:30pm Social Skills/Elective

2:30pm - 2:50pm Daily Chores

2:55pm - 3:00pm Dismissal

Pathways For Life Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin in its administration of educational, admission, or financial policies.

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Our Mission
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  • We are a Private Middle and High School that supports students to excel in all areas of academics, life application, and social skills integration in a therapy-driven and positive environment.

Our Vision
  • To provide academic support and excellence while working on life and social skills through a therapy-driven approach.

  • To support the unique needs of all students and provide a positive and safe environment for learning and growth.

  •  To guide and help create a well-rounded individual who after exiting school can reach the goal of independent living.

  •  To promote an inclusion model which prepares students to build relationships and live and work successfully within their communities.

  •  To be a community for Middle and High School students within the West Orange area which provides development and support in making connections through life, social, and employment opportunities.

Our Team
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Patty Myers, BA, BCaBA

Executive Director

President/CEO

Mrs. Myers has been in the field of leading varying exceptionality schools for children over 12 years. She has served as Principal of The First Hope, and currently the Executive Director of Building Pathways Foundation, a nonprofit program serving teens and adults training them in life, social, and job skills. She is also the author of Autism Is A Blessing which shares her personal journey her family has traveled helping her son Charlie, who is now 22 and has autism. Her passion and heart for children and adults with unique abilities is known throughout the community. She wants to help students achieve great progress in life and help them work towards independence.

She lost her husband of 31 years in September 2021 and has 2 children.

Mrs. Myers has been at PFLA for 4 years.

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Lupe Luna

Administrative Assistant

Ms. Lupe has worked in laws offices as an Admin Assistant for 20 years. She then had experience In a counseling center doing admin support.

She likes to travel, shopping, and going out to dinner with friends and family.

You have 3 sons, and 3 granddaughters.

Ms. Lupe has been at PFLA for 1 year.

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Anjuli Stabile, M.S.

Lead Teacher for High School

Mrs. Stabile has been recognized for delivering innovative Reading and English learning programs to students with versatile learning needs and cultural differences. She is certified in ESOL and guided reading programs for English language learners. Mrs. Stabile initiated and implemented reading comprehension and writing workshops for students. She has a tremendous bank of knowledge in multiple types of Differentiated Instruction methods and techniques. 

She is married and has 2 children.

Ms. Stabile has been at PFLA for 3 years.

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Abimael Rivera

Lead Teacher for Middle & High School

Mr. Rivera  graduated with a Bachelors in English from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus and minored in Secondary Education. He worked as an English Educator for more than 25 years at all age levels, but mainly in middle school. Mr. Rivera has 2 excellent sons and a precious granddaughter. He moved to Florida this summer where he resides with his lovely wife. 

Mr. Rivera has been at PFLA for 2 years.

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Debbie Myers

Lead Teacher for Middle School

Mrs. Myers has over 24 years teaching students as well as tutoring and homeschooling children. She has over 20 years working with students who have unique abilities. Mrs. Myers loves to see children excel and grow, making great progress.

She is married and has 3 children.

Mrs. Myers has been at PFLA for 3 years.

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Maxi Luna

Lead Teacher for Middle & High School

Mr. Luna has been in the field of Special Needs for 11 years. He worked at a male group home ages 6yo-21yo. Mr. Luna worked at an MI (multi intensive) unit and also at a EBD (Emotional Behavior Disorders units in Denver, CO.

Mr. Luna loves running and Jiujitsu.

He builds great rapport with students.

He teaches History for all grades as well as Life and Executive Functioning Skills.

Mr. Luna has been at PFLA for 2 years.

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Chessie Pyatt

Lead Teacher for Middle & High School

Mr. Pyatt is teaching High School Science as well as Physical Education and Social Skills.

Mr. Pyatt has been teaching with Exceptional Education as well as Behavior Specialists positions in Private and Public schools for over 15 years.

He is a Registered Behavior Technician and loves to help students gain functional skills and Independent skills.

He loves basketball and spending time with his daugther.

Mr. Pyatt has one daughter.

Mr. Pyatt has been at PFLA for 2 years.

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Glenna Hauser

Teacher Assistant

Mrs. Hauser has a degree from Florida Atlantic University in International Business.  She began working in education when her own children started grade school and found her passion was in the classroom.  She has over 10 years of experience of working with students and differentiated instruction. She strives to assist in finding each child’s own unique way of learning to help them excel.  She joined the PFLA family after moving here from Texas in 2020. She is married and has two children.

Mrs. Hauser has been at PFLA for 2 years.

Karen Wise

Teacher Assistant

Ms. Karen has been working in the education field for several decades in one position or another. She enjoys working with children of all ages and especially children with different learning styles. she is a team plyer and loves a challenge that requires her to utilize her skills. She has lived in Orlando for 14 years. She originates from Pittsburgh, PA. She has been widowed for 24 years and has a very mixed family. She has 3 children, 7 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. She rejoined PFLA as a part-time Teacher Assistant. This is Ms. Karen's second year at PFLA.

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Shane Campfield

Teacher Assistant

Mr. Campfield graduated from Oviedo High School in 2014. He has worked at many of our local theme parks doing various jobs. He also worked at UCF-CARD helping in the office. At about 6 years old he was diagnosed with Aspergers. He had lost both parents by the time he was in High School. He took his challenges and created HURDLE a program that inspires others to not give up no matter the hurdles in life. This is Mr. Campfield's first year at PFLA.

Our School Board
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Patty Myers

Mrs. Myers has a heart for students with learning differences and has been in this field for over 20 years. She was the prior Principal of a Private Special Needs School in Orlando for nearly 10 years. She wants to give students skills training in life application so that they can leave here more independent than when they arrived. She has started and created 4 companies over the years, making a difference in the lives of many with unique needs.

She has been a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst for over 13 years who strives to help students excel and grow. She has 2 children one of which is 22 and lives with autism. She lost her husband Tony of 31+ years in 2021. She advocates for patients all over the country about deadly protocols.

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Vaishali Laddu

Mrs. Laddu is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and owner of Avanti Acupuncture in the Dr. Phillips area of Orlando, Fl. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Florida College of Integrative Medicine in 2011. Being married and having three children, with her youngest son on the spectrum for autism, Mrs. Laddu understands the challenges that individuals with unique abilities encounter every day. She is passionate about providing alternative solutions by the way of Eastern Medicine to those facing physical, mental, and learning challenges. She brings her passion with her as a board member of Pathways of Life Academy.

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Sweta Shroff

Mrs. Shroff is a small business owner who operates multiple retail websites. She is married with 3 children, and her youngest has epilepsy and learning difficulties.  She grew up with a brother with special needs and brings a passion for making an impact in our local community - with the philosophy of "If you can dream it, you can do it" and strives to raise the bar in what our kids can achieve.

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