Our Staff


Monica Guaglione,
Director of Education

Passion is the one word that describes Monica's attitude toward God, life, and young people. Monica has over 20 years of classroom teaching experience in elementary through high school settings in both private and public schools, as well as homeschooling experience. She is the founder of ccdelco's children and youth ministries and especially loves training young leaders to discover their gifts and passions to lead through service. Most of all, however, she enjoys being the wife of Pastor Bob Guaglione.

A native of Philadelphia, Monica also enjoys history, music, traveling, reading, and the beach. She has a BA in Psychology and Education through Chestnut Hill College and a MA in Educational Leadership through Villanova University. She and Pastor Bob presently reside in Glen Mills, PA, and have four grown children: Amanda, Michael, Leah, and Carly. She also has two beautiful grandchildren, Sophia and Declan.

Email: mguaglione@innovateacademy.com


Timothy Duggan, Head Administrator & 6th-8th Math and Science Mentor

Tim grew up on Long Island in New York and attended Temple University where he earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration in 2001. His professional career includes 10 years working for Christian schools and homeschool co-ops, both traditional and classical, as well as 12 years working for a global software training company as a trainer and instructional designer.

His passion is breaking down the complex realities of God's creation into the simple, the practical, and the understandable. In pursuit of this goal, Tim has enjoyed serving the Kingdom of God as a Bible teacher, Sunday morning preacher, home group leader, inner-city youth outreach missionary, Bible quizzing coach, and Children's Church Director.

He enjoys hiking, classical music, and all varieties of science, and lives in the South Jersey town of Pennsville with his beautiful wife Melissa and their daughters Victoria, Alena, and Jaelle.

Email: tduggan@innovateacademy.com


Jill Swavely,

Family and Programming Director

Jill has always had a deep love for children, believing that they are a wondrous gift to the world, packaged by God’s own hand with unique abilities and unlimited potential. She earned her BA degree in Family and Consumer Science from The Master’s University in Santa Clarita, CA, with the dream of impacting society by ministering to children, especially those with single mothers. Her life-long learning has continued with extensive study and practical experience, as she and her husband Dave have invested their lives into their seven children and have welcomed dozens of disadvantaged people into their home.

Based on the educational needs of her children and others, Jill founded two unique learning centers with a tutorial and holistic approach, integrating the arts alongside the sciences and humanities. In addition to administrating those programs, each of which averaged over 100 students annually, she has taught elementary classes in a variety of subjects and has been certified by the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning.

Email: jswavely@innovateacademy.com


Donna FitzPatrick,
Preschool Mentor

Donna has been teaching various ages for over 15 years and has a BS in Education with certifications in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Special Education. She also worked at Elwyn for eight years with Early Intervention and Developmental Delays with children from infants through preschoolers. She now works for ccdelco's children's ministry after eight years as a Children's Ministry Coordinator at another church as well as at Innovate Academy.

Donna is proud that she has had the privilege of homeschooling her own children for their Kindergarten years of school. She enjoys teaching children dance on the side and encourages her scholars to be creative in their spiritual expressions.

Email: dfitzpatrick@innovateacademy.com


Laurie Darnall,
Assistant Mentor

Laurie has her BA in Elementary Education with a concentration in reading from Eastern University. She has taught elementary grades K-5 for over 9 years. Between staying home with her children, substitute teaching, and teaching full-time, she has a lot of experience working with young children. Teaching has always been a passion of hers and to be able to work at home with her own children and at Innovate Academy with our younger elementary scholars has been a rewarding experience for her.

Laurie is married and has 4 children - Reid, Leah, Kathryn, and Brody - all of whom attend Innovate Academy. When she is not teaching, Laurie enjoys spending time at the beach with her family, reading, and being outdoors.

Email: lauriedarnall@innovateacademy.com


Kim Clark, Assistant Preschool Mentor

A mother of four, Kim spent fifteen years homeschooling her children, which included helping to launch a preschool for homeschool moms. She has a BS in social work from West Chester University and formerly worked to prevent and protect children from abuse. Kim has been employed for the past five years as a preschool assistant.

In addition to her passion to seeing children thrive and flourish in a variety of settings, she has a love for missions and bringing the gospel of Jesus Christ to the marginalized. In her spare time Kim enjoys running and gardening.


Sabrina Mandujano Luna, Dean of Academics & K-1st Mentor

Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Sabrina attended Eastern University and received a BA in Psychology with a minor in Spanish. She moved to California where she received her teaching credential. Sabrina has her Masters in Curriculum Design and STEM (STEAM) from Concordia University in Portland, OR. She spent her time in high school and college traveling the world. She's been to Italy, Moldova, Ireland, Cuba, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, New Zealand, and Spain.

She is married and has two children the ages of 5 and 4. She loves spending time with her husband and children either hiking, kayaking, or finding new ways to enjoy nature. Sabrina has 15 years of experience in the classroom and has found teaching to be very rewarding. She looks forward to partnering with you to help your child grow this year.

Email: smandujanoluna@innovateacademy.com


Trisha Taylor,

2nd-3rd Mentor & Art Mentor

Trisha is a fine artist with a BA in Art Education from Kutztown University for ages K-12 as well as an educator of preschool through early elementary grades. She began her career in education in 2006 and has over 11 years of teaching experience. Trish taught in both classroom and homeschool settings as well as public, private, and independent schools. She has both developed and taught academic content around reading, writing, and grammar as well as designed art programming and art shows in a variety of settings including elementary schools, YMCA’s, and homeschools. Trish also tutors art classes from her studio and loves showcasing student artwork.

Trish enjoys teaching every age level and seeing the wonderful qualities students bring to their own work, whether academically or in their artistic masterpieces.

As a free lance artist, she specializes in portraits, charcoals, painting, and printmaking. Born in New Hampshire, Trisha has spent most of her life in Pennsylvania and recently moved to Chester County with her family. Above all, she loves spending time with her husband and two children, Adaline and Marshall. They enjoy bike riding, taking walks, and going on adventures together. Trisha looks forward to being the lead mentor for 2nd-3rd grade and making art with all the students at Innovate Academy this year.

Email: ttaylor@innovateacademy.com


Lois Stanert, 4th-5th Grade Mentor

After 15 years of homeschooling her two daughters, Lois returned to West Chester University where she graduated in 2017 with a BS in Liberal Studies/Professional Studies with minors in Elementary Education and Middle School Mathematics. Prior to having children, she enjoyed using her teaching skills as a professional artistic skating instructor for 10 years, as she taught students who competed on State, Regional, and National levels.

Lois enjoys reading books on learning styles, cognitive development and motivation, and realizes the importance of having students immersed in doing something they enjoy. Being passionate about God and what He has done for her life, Lois most desires to help grow intelligent and empathetic believers in Christ who walk in the power of the Holy Spirit and are well-versed in critical thinking and able to give a reason for the hope within them.

Email: lstanert@innovateacademy.com


Adler Roberts,

6th-8th Mentor, Humanities, Film, and Dramatic Arts

As a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in performing arts, Adler spent most of his professional career as an actor and freelance artist, from musical theatre to stunts of biblical proportion to television and film work across the country.

As a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Adler is currently an athletic coach as well. Having pursued ice skating, hockey, baseball, singing, guitar, photography, and more, Adler's experiences are diverse. These along with his personal testimony give him a passion for equipping young people to be grounded on Christ and pursue excellence in all things.

Adler recently moved to Philadelphia with his lovely wife Anna, a film instructor in the city whom he absolutely adores. He is deeply passionate about the importance and impact of stories and is excited to come alongside students to help each come to know their own stories; communicate them well through speaking, writing, acting, film, or any art form; and most importantly to live them out to the glory of God.

Email: aroberts@innovateacademy.com


Jen Miles, 6-8th Mentor, Apologetics & Writing

A graduate of Biola University, Jen received her master’s in Christian Apologetics and is passionate about educating the next generation to know why they believe what they believe so they may stand firm in their faith. Jen comes to us with a background in both youth ministry and college ministry, where she spent four years mentoring young people in both apologetics and discipleship.

Her professional career includes having worked as a copy editor for five years at The Hammonton Gazette and as an editor and writer for four years at The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry. She currently works as a support-raise missionary and messianic apologetics writer for Chosen People Ministries.

Jen resides with her husband, Richard, and their two cats in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. She enjoys sunny weather, the beach, traveling, reading, scrapbooking, concerts, and spending time with friends and family.


Anne Collins
Preschool-3 Mentor

Anne received her bachelor’s degree in Integrative Arts from Pennsylvania State University in 2002. In 2005, she received her private teacher credential from the Pennsylvania Board of Private Academic Schools and her Montessori Teaching Diploma from the North American Montessori Center.

Anne has been teaching and working with children in various capacities for over 15 years. She has taught preschool through kindergarten in both traditional and Montessori settings as well as a classical home school co-op. Anne also worked in children’s ministry where she lead a team of high school students and young adults to create large group environments by organizing and executing Bible story performances, worship experiences, and movies for preschool and elementary students on Sunday mornings and for church-wide events. One of her favorite things to do, is lead worship each summer for Calvary Chapel of Delaware County’s JKids Camp, which she has been doing since 2006. She is passionate about helping children and young adults discover their God-given talents and inspiring them to use those gifts to glorify God and further His Kingdom.

Anne resides in Delaware County, Pennsylvania with her husband and three children. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, leading worship, writing songs, and reading.


Anna Field, Assistant Mentor

Anna lives in Wilmington, DE with her husband Jamie and sons Max and Daniel.

She received a Bachelors of Science in Dietetics from the University of Delaware in 2008 and Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Delaware in 2014. She currently works as an RN at Wilmington Hospital in Delaware and as a freelance health writer for various websites.

Anna enjoys every aspect of nutrition and wellness, spending time with her family, reading and research, protecting our environment through sustainability practices, playing violin on the worship team at Calvary Chapel Delaware County, and coffee dates with friends.

Motherhood and seeking the presence of God are her two biggest passions and favorite part of this journey called life.


Shem Uzele,

Music & Spiritual Formation Mentor

Pastor Shem Uzele grew up in Nairobi, Kenya in a missionary family, playing multiple instruments in a traveling worship band consisting of his own 7 siblings! He married his beautiful wife Christine and came to America as well as Calvary Chapel 25 years ago and has been leading worship ever since!

Shem leads both adult and children's worship bands and his natural teaching gift enables him to teach music effortlessly! His heart for kids and infectious walk with God will inspire people of all ages as he joins Innovate to teach music for another year.

Email: suzele@innovateacademy.com


Pattie Friel, Wellness Mentor

Pattie Friel has had a life-long interest in children and families. As a licensed social worker and school counselor, she has over 20 years of experience working with children and families in both schools and outpatient counseling centers. While working in the Delaware public school system, Pattie developed an extensive social skills program designed to teach important skills including self regulation, social-emotional learning, decision making, perspective taking and social problem solving.

While Pattie is now retired from full time employment, she remains committed to proactive social skills instruction for children as one of the most valuable things you can provide in preparation for happy and successful adult lives.

Although having traveled extensively, Pattie is a life-long resident of Delaware and has two grown daughters and one grandson. Pattie looks forward to partnering with Innovate Academy and spending time with scholars and their families.