Oxbridge Academy Welcomes New Teachers, Staff Members

The Oxbridge Academy is proud to announce that it has recruited several new academic teachers and staff to join its roster of faculty and staff this year.

“We are proud to welcome these new faculty members to Oxbridge,” Head of School John Klemme said. “Each brings their own experience and commitment to excellence in education to complement and enhance our faculty and what we offer our students at Oxbridge.”

Maria Dona-Morice, of Port St. Lucie, joins the Oxbridge Language Department and will teach Spanish 2 and Spanish 2 honors. Dona-Morice holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and French from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire and two master’s degrees in curriculum and instruction from the University of Phoenix, and degrees in Latin American and Spanish literature from San Francisco State University. Originally from Costa Rica, Dona-Morice has been teaching in the U.S. for the past 17 years and has extensive training in Differentiated Instruction as well as Project Based Learning. Most recently, she taught at the Pine Crest School, covering all levels of Spanish.

Dr. Andrew Johnson, of Jupiter, joins the Oxbridge Science Department as a physics teacher and will also teach engineering and innovation. Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree in physics and mathematics from the University of Colorado and a Ph.D. in applied physics from the Colorado School of Mines. He has taught introductory and upper-division physics at the University of New Mexico and at the Florida Atlantic University Honors College.

Amy Jonas, of Delray Beach, joins Oxbridge’s Languages Department as a Spanish teacher. Jonas holds a bachelor’s degree in linguistics and Spanish coupled with a master’s degree in Latin American and Spanish Peninsular literature from Florida Atlantic University. Jonas has spent the past 15 years teaching at different institutions in the U.S., Europe and South America. Prior to launching her teaching career, Jonas was a horse trainer, interpreter and educational counselor for Latin Americans seeking to study abroad.

Zoe Losada, of Palm Beach Gardens, joins Oxbridge’s College Counseling Office as an associate director of college counseling. Losada has nearly 25 years of college counseling and school guidance experience and has spent the majority of her counseling career working in rigorous AP and IB schools, including the International School of Caracas and the International School of Monagas in Venezuela. Most recently, she served as the upper school counselor at the International School of Florence in Italy.

Anika Pack, of West Palm Beach, joins Oxbridge as a social science teacher and will teach world history and American history. Pack is a graduate of Colgate University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in geography and Spanish language. Prior to joining Oxbridge, Pack taught honors world history, AP United States government and politics, and honors economics at the University School of Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale.

Lindsay Van Loon, of Royal Palm Beach, joins Oxbridge as an English teacher and will teach 10th grade English honors. Van Loon is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where she earned her degree in English and Spanish. Following that, she taught English literature at the American School Foundation in Mexico City before completing her master’s degree in humanities at the University of Chicago. Van Loon has years of experience teaching at several private schools in the U.S., and most recently taught English literature in South Korea.

The Oxbridge Academy is a private college preparatory high school serving grades 9 through 12. It is located 3151 N. Military Trail in West Palm Beach. For more information, visit www.oapb.org or call (561) 972-9600.