ILA Teachers & Staff

ILA Teachers Are Committed To Excellence

Our teaching staff is qualified both academically and spiritually as all teachers have a passion for educating children and young adults to a high level of accountability. As the staff pour their time, talents, and resources into each student, the child will soar to his/her inner potential.

Ruby De Castro-Brown

Secretary; Bible Teacher
While studying education at Old Dominion University, she has served in the field of education for over 20 years in capacities as teacher, director of child care, and secretary.

  • 22 years experience

Leah Austin

Preschool K3-K4 Teacher

A former student of business at Jefferson Community College in New York, she has 15 years experience in education teaching younger children as well as her own children.

  • 19 years experience

Karen Pringle

Kindergarten Teacher
After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in management from Hampton University, she continued in education to attain a Master of Divinity from Regent University to aid in her 17 plus years in teaching children.

  • B.A.
  • M.Div.
  • 17+ years experience

Diane Vazquez

2nd Grade Teacher
After receiving a bachelor’s degree from the College of Charleston in Spanish with a minor in education, she began her career as a Spanish translator for the Department of Social Services followed by a teaching career for the last 10 years.

  • B.A.
  • 10 years experience

Dr. Dan Talbot

The educational career began with a bachelor’s degree from Asbury College in physics and math followed by education courses from University of Oklahoma and a master’s degree in Public Policy while teaching and pastoring. Then the achievement from Regent University with a Doctorate of Education in Christian Education was attained followed by eight years of teaching at the college level.

  • B.S.
  • M.Ed
  • Ed.D
  • 25 years experience

Connie Watson

Latin & Recess PT
Receiving training through Pensacola Christian College for education, she has dedicated twelve years to teaching and 21 years to her country as a military wife.

  • 10 years experience

Karen Tucker

Receiving a bachelor’s from Liberty University and a Master’s from Regent University, she has taught for over 14 years.

  • B.S.
  • M.A.

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