Reeyan Staine is a dedicated, compassionate, and enthusiastic educator who hails from the strikingly beautiful country of Belize.
The value of education is something she has understood since childhood, as her parents instilled in her an enduring passion for learning. Reeyan’s teaching persona has been shaped by her mother, who is an educator for students with disabilities.
Reeyan’s teaching career began in 2009 as a 2nd grade elementary teacher in Belize. After completing her studies at UNF, she continued her teaching career at DePaul School of Northeast Florida, where she has taught since 2013.
In 2013, she graduated magna cum laude from the University of North Florida (UNF) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Elementary Education.
During her undergraduate studies at UNF, Reeyan had the opportunity to work with students from Waterleaf Elementary, Woodland Acres, Lakeshore Middle, Joseph Stillwell Middle, Twin Lakes Middle Academy, and Florida School for the Deaf and Blind. She was responsible for creating and managing positive learning environments, developing and implementing lesson plans, and tutoring students who struggled in reading and mathematics.
As a versatile educator, Reeyan has truly enjoyed teaching a diverse group of students to include those with dyslexia, auditory and visual processing disorders, ADD, and ADHD.
During her tenure at DePaul, she has effectively instructed students with specific learning differences in all subject areas, coordinated the school’s safety patrol team, and mentored student interns. She also participates in the professional learning opportunities and practices needed to effectively meet the unique needs of her students. These opportunities include attending professional development workshops with Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System (FDLRS), Summit Professional Education and Lindamood-Bell.
Recently, Reeyan had the privilege of teaching basic sign language to a group of students at Twin Lakes Academy Middle, where she serves as the Vice President of the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA).
Reeyan enjoys reading, traveling, serving in her church choir and dance ministry, engaging in community outreach opportunities, and most importantly, spending time with her loved ones.
Reeyan’s ultimate goal to nurture, love, and instill the love of learning in all of her students. She is committed to providing her students with a secure, caring and stimulating atmosphere in which they will thrive, growing socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually.