Dr. Melissa Nurrenbrock
Head of School
A native of New Port Richey, Dr. Melissa Nurrenbrock has spent her career in education, teaching at every level from preschool to college and earning a Doctorate of Education. Before coming to Genesis School, she combined her love of education and travel by holding teaching and administrative positions in Costa Rica, Alaska, and Hawaii. Dr. Melissa Nurrenbrock has been the head of Genesis Schools since 1981. She has served as President of The Florida Kindergarten Council and on the Board of Directors of The Florida Council of Independent Schools, Florida’s premier accrediting association.
Born in Athens, Greece, Ms. Hapsis-Ladas emigrated to the United States with her family when she was 4, settling in New Jersey. She graduated from Seton Hall University with a B.S. in Elementary Education (K-8) and an M.A. in Administration & Supervision (all levels). She’s spent 32 years in education, with 24 of those years spent in administration at private, independent, and public schools in the United States and Greece.
Math & Anatomy
Ms. Fevriette, a native of the beautiful Caribbean Island of St Lucia, has 30 years of teaching experience, teaching Science, Math, Computer Science and Information Technology to grades 6 -12 in St Lucia, USVI and Florida in both public and private schools. She also has three (3) years of experience as a High School Assistant Principal at the Corinth Secondary School in St Lucia.
She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados, a Master of Science Degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Waterloo, Canada and a Diploma in Education in the teaching of Mathematics and Information Technology from the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, St Lucia. She presently teaches Anatomy, Math 6, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I and II at Genesis Preparatory School.
Her teaching philosophy is founded on her love of Math and Science and her belief that every child can learn but each child learns differently. This therefore means as a teacher she creates a learning environment for her students that caters to their individual ways of learning and where students are motivated to learn.
Eric started piano lessons at a young age and took up the saxophone at age 12. After high school, Eric spent a year studying music at the University of Louisville, during which time he played in the music department’s jazz band, backing up vocalist Kevin Mahogany and jazz legend Clark Terry. In 1999, Mr. Mullins joined legendary blues singer Bobby “Blue” Bland’s group and spent the next year and a half playing the blues across North America in nightclubs, theatres, and at venues such as the Monterey Jazz Festival, The Chicago Blues Festival, and the Essence Festival in New Orleans. In 2000, Eric toured the U.K. with Bobby “Blue” Bland and Van Morrison. Eric graduated in 2003 with a B.F.A. from New School University in New York City, having studied closely with many teachers including pioneering jazz bassist Reggie Workman and Saturday Night Live percussionist Valerie Naranjo. He also has also performed at the University of Ghana in Accra, Ghana and in Tokyo, Japan with the Gospel Voices of Memphis. Eric has taught music in the Memphis City Schools, Florida’s Pasco County Schools, and has been teaching at Genesis Preparatory School since 2008, where he has developed a concert band, jazz band, and diverse instrumental music program. In 2007, Eric and his wife Marina founded the non-profit Mullins Music, continuing to follow their passion for music and striving to pass it on to future generations.
History & PE
Mr. Johnson took improvisational classes at an early age and was performing improv and stand-up comedy at the age of 17. Tim performed for 7 years on stage in various venues and states. Tim studied Communications and History in College and graduated with his B.S. in General Studies from Clearwater Christian College. Tim also was a member, vice chairperson, and chairperson of the Oldsmar Code Enforcement Board for over 5 years. While on the board, Tim oversaw the interpretation of city laws and how they applied to specific city residential and commercial cases. Mr. Johnson has an avid love for sports, especially basketball and golf. “Coach” Johnson has won 5 Conference Tournament Championships in Varsity Girls Basketball and 1 Conference Tournament Championship in Varsity Boys Golf. Tim joined the Genesis faculty in 2008.
Sra Moser is originally from Colombia, South America. She graduated with a B.A. in languages from the Pontifical Bolivariana University in Medellin, the city where she is from. She also has a minor in translation in French, Spanish and English. She belongs to a couple of associations: AATSP (American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese) and ACTL (American Council of Teaching Languages). She has participated in several seminars and courses dealing with education and teaching of a foreign language. Before moving to the U.S.A., Sra Moser was an English Teacher at Marymount School in her hometown, and also worked as a professor at the University she graduated from. She loves teaching, but also loves to spend time with family and friends. She has been at Genesis for the past 20 years, working at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Sra Moser considers the Genesis Schools her second home!
MS & HS Science
Mrs. Victor received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Virginia Union University, located in Richmond, VA. She earned her Master of Science degree, with an emphasis in organic synthesis, two years later from Wright State University in Dayton, OH. Mrs. Victor began her teaching career at age 24 as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Vincennes University in southern Indiana. She is a strong advocate of preparing young minds for the rigors of the future. Mrs. Victor is especially interested in helping students learn how to problem solve and think their way through different scientific scenarios. She currently teaches science to students grades 6-12 at Genesis Prep School.
MS Lang Arts & HS English
Jeremiah Smith is the English teacher at Genesis Preparatory School. Jeremiah has enjoyed working with students for 20 plus years as a coach and teacher to middle school and high school students, as well as a local adjunct college professor. Jeremiah earned his Master of Leadership degree from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, as well as his Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity College of Florida in Trinity, Florida.
Mr. Smith is passionate about students learning new things. He lives for the epiphany moments in students’ lives where the light bulb comes on and everything changes. He loves to see students achieve things they work so hard to obtain. It brings him great joy to assist young people in reaching for things beyond what they ever dreamed possible. Jeremiah has been married to his wife, Jennifer, for more than 15 years. Both he and his wife are very involved in serving the community and thoroughly enjoy the performing arts together. Jeremiah believes his greatest accomplishment in life is raising his three incredible boys, who he believes will one day change the world.
Art & Yearbook
Born in Jacksonville, Florida, Susan Huskey Woas is an award-winning watercolor artist who also works in other media including drawing, clay, and mixed media. Woas earned her BFA at Bowling Green State University with a major in Painting, with a minor in Art History. She is a Signature Member of Florida Watercolor Society and a member of the Florida Art Educators Association. Former artist-in-residence for the City of Largo, Susan was also gallery director for Scarborough Faire Art Gallery in Largo, FL. Susan has been on the painting faculty at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center since 1976, and has been the head of the art department at Genesis Preparatory School, New Port Richey for 25 years.
Ms. Steele has worked in administration for the last 25 years, working in the medical and church fields before moving to Genesis Preparatory School. She has been the office manager at GPS since 2014. She enjoys working with students and loves helping the staff create an environment where students have every opportunity to excel and be successful.
GENESIS PREPARATORY SCHOOL
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The purpose of the Board of Trustees is to create a college preparatory school for middle and upper division students in Pasco County. The Board of Trustees agreed to assume the following responsibilities of an independent school governing body:
- To organize and manage itself so as to fulfill its duties to the school
- To plan, develop, and establish policy and assess the performance of the school
- To be responsible for the school’s financial condition and physical plant
- To select the Head of School and work cooperatively with that person