Administration

Rich Cali

Headmaster
About Mr. Cali

Rich Cali has been leading Geneva Classical Academy as headmaster since 2012. Prior to joining Geneva, he was employed at Berean Classical Academy for 14 years where he served as interim headmaster, assistant headmaster, and a teacher at all levels of the Trivium. Rich is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a BS in communication and a minor in
literature. He also completed two years of humanities and apologetics training at the Cambridge Study Center and has participated in or spoken at many classical Christian education conferences over the years. His awards and recognitions in almost 30 years as an educator include, Master
Teacher certification through ACCS, Senior Teacher Award from Berean Academy, and Teacher of the Year from Seminole Presbyterian School. He is also an ordained ruling elder in the PCA. Rich’s pride and joy are 9 children with his wife, Debbie.

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Michael Strawbridge

Upper Principal
About Mr. Strawbridge

Michael is Geneva’s Head of Upper School and teaches Latin and History in our rhetoric school. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Classics from University of South Florida as well as a Masters of Latin from University of Florida.

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Terri Smith

Interum Grammar Principal
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Laura McGinnis

Educational Consultant
About Mrs. McGinnis

As a graduate of the University of Florida with a Master’s in Education, she is uniquely qualified for her position at Geneva. Laura is a parent to two Geneva alumni, and her appreciation for the classical mode of education and the unique spirit at the school eventually led her to work at the school. Laura’s smiling face and infectious spirit meets the challenges of every school day. She loves children and feels that the working atmosphere and colleagues at Geneva are an incomparable blessing. She counts it a daily privilege to witness God’s provision for the future and prays that all involved with Geneva will reflect Christ in all that is done here.

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Talia Bianco

Athletic Director
About Miss. Bianco

Miss Bianco was born and raised in Lakeland and grew up very actively involved in local sport teams at Sonrise Christian School and George Jenkins High School playing volleyball, basketball, & softball. She then studied Physical Education with a specialization in Exercise Science at University of South Florida. Miss Bianco is a certified personal trainer, with experience in recreation and fitness assistant, and in coaching youth sports.

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Sandy Agens

Program Director
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Allyson Boutwell

Admin Registrar
About Mrs. Boutwell

Allyson was office manager and receptionist in a real estate firm before volunteering in Geneva’s office and now serves as our administrative registrar. Her first exposure to classical education came when her sister-in-law began teaching at Geneva. Allyson’s daughter, Megan, later became a Geneva Grammar teacher and now her daughter, Hannah, and two grandchildren are part of the Grammar School. Allyson has been impressed with the caliber of education and enjoys witnessing the love of learning Geneva’s teachers instill in their students.

Allyson holds BS degree in Health Education from the University of Florida and served as a heath educator with the Polk County Health Department.

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Laura Warneke

Office Administrator
About Mrs. Warneke

Laura is Geneva’s Office Administrator. Laura is an irreplaceable asset to Geneva and fulfills a variety of crucial roles spanning from grand fundraising to faithfully greeting students & parents in car line each morning.

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Lisa Moon

Receptionist
About Mrs. Moon

Lisa joined the Geneva Office Staff in 2019 as the receptionist and school nurse. Prior to her employment, she was a Geneva parent and faithful volunteer for nine years.

Her daughter, Madeline has attended Geneva since kindergarten and is now in high school. Lisa and her family are passionate about animals, owning four dogs and six cats!

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Abby Kirby

Communications Specialist
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Sheila Barceló

Culinary Chef
About Mrs. Barceló

Sheila is a professional chef with experience in food service and nutrition. Since studying culinary arts at Johnson & Wales University, Sheila has become known for crafting meals that are creative and flavorful. With a holistic approach to food, she considers every ingredient and its effect on the body and mind. She is a passionate advocate for food education, especially for those at a young age, and is proud to serve the students, parents, faculty, and staff at Geneva Classical Academy.

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Matt Hingle

Operations Director
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