Kristie was born and raised in Jacksonville, and graduated from UNF with a degree in Elementary Education. She taught elementary school for 13 years, 12 years at SJEDS. She stopped teaching in 2015 after the birth of her first son, William, who is currently a Pre-K3 student at SJEDS. Kristie is married to Saunders, and they have another son, Scott, born in 2018. She is a lifelong member of San Jose Episcopal Church, where she serves on the Vestry and was an acolyte for over 10 years. For several years now, she has led the SJEDS acolyte program along with her sister, Shannon. Kristie also works part time for the Episcopal Board of Regents and is a member of Timuquana Country Club.
Shannon and her husband Matt have two children, Caroline and Evelyn. Caroline is an SJEDS alum and Evelyn is a current SJEDS students. Shannon was born in Jasper, Florida, and has lived in Jacksonville since 1999. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Valdosta State University, and worked as an ICU nurse at Baptist Medical Center until Caroline was born. Shannon served 3 years on the SJEDS Parents’ Association Executive Board, and has chaired several committees. In her free time, she enjoys reading, spending time with her family, traveling, and volunteering.
Sue was born in New York and has lived in Jacksonville for 21 years. She attended Southern Illinois University with an undergraduate degree in Physical Education, and a Master of Science in Education with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation. Sue has worked in healthcare for 33 years and currently works at Wolfson Children’s Hospital on the Behavioral Health Unit as a recreation therapist, and the Wolfson medical units as a massage therapist with the Integrative Care team. She just completed a 200 hour yoga certification program. She lives with her partner Nan and their two cats. Sue is a member of the San Jose Episcopal Church and enjoys spending time with family, nature, travel, yoga, golf, running, zumba, and reading.
Andrea was born and raised in Orange Park, Florida. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Mathematics, and went on to graduate school at Georgia State University. She is a Fellow in the Society of Actuaries, and works part time as an Actuary for Transamerica Life. She has served four years on the SJEDS Parents’ Association Executive Board. Andrea’s husband Drew is also from Orange Park. They have two children, Ellie, an SJEDS alum and Katie, a current SJEDS student. In her free time, Andrea enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, volunteering and playing tennis.
Melody and her husband, George, are both originally from Mississippi and have been residents of Jacksonville for over 12 years. They have three children: Mary Grace, an Episcopal School of Jacksonville and University of Florida alumna now studying at Stetson School of Law; Camille, an SJEDS and Episcopal School of Jacksonville alumna now an honors student in her junior year at the University of Miami; and Thomas, an SJEDS and Episcopal School of Jacksonville alumnus now an honors student in his sophomore year at Stetson University. Melody graduated with a degree in Psychology and Special Education from Delta State University in Cleveland, MS. She was a special education teacher for four years in both Florida and Mississippi and served on organizational committees for the Special Olympics for two years. While Camille and Thomas were students at SJEDS, Melody was very active in the Parents’ Association and served as Gala Chair for two consecutive years. Melody is a member of St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox church and loves cooking, traveling, reading, and spending time with her family.
Rob was born and raised in Jacksonville and is an SJEDS alumni. He graduated from The
Bolles School and has a degree in Finance from the University of Florida. He owns his
own CPA firm in San Marco that his father started over 40 years ago. His family attends
South Jacksonville Presbyterian Church where he has served in many different roles over
the past 15 years. Rob and his wife, Ashley have three children: Myles and Land who
are SJEDS alumni and Libby who is currently enrolled. In his free time he enjoys
watching and coaching youth sports as well as cheering on his Gators and Jaguars.
Brian is a native Floridian who grew up in Jupiter, Florida, and received his B.S. degree in Management Information Systems from Florida State University. He is currently employed by Black Knight Financial Services. Brian and his wife Charlotte have two children: Samuel, and Hannah, both SJEDS alums. They moved to Jacksonville in 2004 and are members of San Jose Episcopal Church. In his free time, Brian loves to play golf.
Allison is a Jacksonville native and a SJEDS alumni. She attended The Bolles School and received her degree in Accounting and an MBA from the University of North Florida. Allison is currently employed as the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for the Duval County Clerk of the Court. Allison and her husband, Joel have three children: Ethan, a current student at Episcopal School of Jacksonville and SJEDS alumni and Wyatt and Reese who are current SJEDS students. In her free time, Allison enjoys spending time with family, going to the beach and gardening.
Barbara has been a resident of Jacksonville since 1976. She graduated from Jacksonville University with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Management. She has been married to the love of her life, Scott, for thirty one years. Their daughter Caleigh attended SJEDS for eight years and is an alum with the Class of 2010. Caleigh graduated from Episcopal in 2016 and now attends the University of West Florida on a volleyball scholarship. During Caleigh’s years at SJEDS, Barbara served as a homeroom mom and co-chaired the Gala for two years. Entrepreneurship was on the horizon early in her life as she opened the doors to an interior design firm, Barbara Ondo Designs in 1987. The Morrison family has been a member of San Jose Episcopal Church since 1995. They enjoy participating in many projects and ministries, the most recent being the design of the new parlor. She is a member of NEFBA, SMC and serves as Vice President and on the ARB of the Villages of San Jose HOA. She enjoys entertaining, volunteering and traveling, especially to Caleigh’s volleyball games. This is Barbara’s first year on the Board of Trustees and she looks forward to contributing to the continued success of SJEDS.
Laurie grew up in New Smyrna Beach, Florida and moved to Jacksonville after graduating from Flagler College in 1992. Laurie and her husband Pat (a Jacksonville native) have two SJEDS alums; Julia 2013 and James 2015 currently enrolled at Episcopal School of Jacksonville. While at SJEDS, Laurie served two years on the SJEDS Parents’ Association Executive Board and chaired several committees, in addition to being Homeroom Mom for 7 consecutive years. The Reese family are members at Epping Forest Yacht Club, and San Jose Episcopal Church and actively participate in the Youth program. Laurie has been an active Realtor since 1999. In her free time Laurie enjoys going to the beach, boating, reading, and photography.
Melissa is a California native and moved to Jacksonville with her family at the start of 2015. Melissa has been in the field of Early Childhood Education for 16 years. She holds a Master’s Degree and Teaching Credential in Early Childhood Special Education from Santa Clara University. Melissa and her husband Chris have two daughters, Brynn and Talya who are current students at SJEDS. Melissa is the Director of Children’s Ministries for San Jose Episcopal Church and her family are members of the church. Melissa is a fitness and outdoors enthusiast and dedicates as much time as possible training for Obstacle Course Races, running and hiking. She and her family love going to the beach and exploring new places on this side of the country!