Area: World Languages

Name: Janet Coronel
Title: Spanish Instructor
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3224

Ms. Coronel has an Associate in Language and Cultural Studies (Spanish) degree from South Texas College.  She graduated magna cum laude from Barton College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish. While a student at Barton, she spent a year abroad studying in Mexico.  Her prior teaching experience was at Greenfield School in Wilson, NC, where she taught Spanish I to 5th and 6th grade students and Spanish II to 8th grade students.

Name: Amanda Gillis
Title: Upper School Latin Instructor & Eagle Publication Sponsor
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3220

Mrs. Gillis holds a B.A. from East Carolina University and an M.A. from The University of Florida.  Amanda teaches Latin in grades 9-12. She has served the Academy since 2009 and has been an educator since 2000.

Name: Grace L. Lee
Title: Lower/Middle School Spanish Instructor
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3221

Mrs. Lee has degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo and Fayetteville State. She is also a member of Pi Lambda Theta and has been with the Academy since 2014.

Name: Marcela Ovalle
Title: Spanish Instructor
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3226

Mrs. Ovalle received both a BS and an MA in Foreign Language Education from the University of Antioquia in Colombia. She has five years of teaching experience at the college and high school levels and worked for the Houston Astros Major League baseball organization, teaching English as a Second Language to several of their minor league players. Mrs. Ovalle has also been a presenter at several symposiums, conferences, and workshops. She has loved teaching and learning languages since she was a little girl. She sees languages as windows to look at the world from different perspectives and wants to transmit that passion and love to her students. Mrs. Ovalle loves travelling, reading, and cooking Colombian food like empanadas, arepas, and paisa dish.

Name: Marissa Sarver
Title: Latin Instructor
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3222

Ms. Sarver graduated magna cum laude from UNC-Greensboro with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classical Studies with a concentration in Classical Language and Literature and a minor in Archaeology.  She also received her Master of Arts degree in Classical Studies from the University of Iowa. She has served as a graduate teaching assistant at Iowa in Latin I and Latin II as well as in Rhetoric. Ms. Sarver also served in the University’s Speaking Center, where she worked on speaking skills and pronunciation with native speakers and ESL students