Genesis Prep Staff
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.
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.
Mrs. Swartz is a native of Epping, New Hampshire. She moved to Florida and has lived in the Tampa Bay area since she was 15 years old.
She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from the University of South Florida. Following graduation, she worked as a Billing Representative for Xerox Capital Services.
Mrs. Swartz has been with Genesis Schools as our Bookkeeper since 2014. For four years, she worked at our West Preschool Campus. She joined the Genesis Preparatory School staff in 2019 as the Administrative Assistant. She continues to serve both the GPS and Genesis Schools!
Brett Reese is a native of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He graduated from James Madison University in 2016, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and was a member of the club golf team. He has 3 years of experience in Los Angeles as a Physical Education coach for elementary schools, and as a YMCA youth sports coach. Brett is passionate about sports and physical fitness. He believes it is important for students to be physically active and is committed to helping students develop healthy habits. He is also an avid tennis player and runner.
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!
Mrs. Jeannie Robinson is a native Floridian, born and raised in Broward County. She earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Loyola University New Orleans with a minor in communications/journalism. She graduated from Stetson Law School in St. Petersburg and practiced law for 15 years before switching careers to become a teacher. She earned her master’s degree in teaching from St. Leo University and has taught English, AP U.S. history, and social sciences at Genesis Prep for the past 9 years. Her passion has been helping students find their voices in speech and debate class, and for many years she was the teacher advisor for the Junior State of America debate club at Genesis. She enjoys using creative lesson plans to challenge students and appeal to their individual learning styles.
A native of Tampa, Florida, Ms. Wall graduated from Florida State University with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology with a minor in Biology and her Master of Science Degree in Neuroscience. In her graduate studies she found a passion for teaching through her work in outreach. Ms. Wall frequented local Leon and Wakulla County middle and high schools to teach students about neuroscience in fun and engaging ways and encouraged them to participate in more scientific extracurricular events. She was also integral in large scale outreach events for her academic program including Brain Fair (a yearly event in which kids of all ages participated in interactive learning experiences lead by graduate students to learn about the brain, the sensory systems, and the ways in which scientific research is conducted) and Brain Bee (the regional component of an international neuroscience trivia competition involving weekly reviews and a large scale test day). Ms. Wall also participated in local events such as the Tallahassee Science Festival and the North Florida Regional Science fair.
Ms. Wall’s teaching philosophy revolves around her passion for scientific literacy and her understanding of different learning approaches. She emphasizes an interactive and exciting approach to learning wherever possible to keep students engaged and interested, with the ultimate goal of getting students to ask creative and original questions about the world around them.
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