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Next Gen staff understands that a quality education includes more than just books.

We focus on nurturing the WHOLE child; mind, body, and spirit.

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Ms. Jordan has been a resident of Manatee County since 1970. She holds a B.A. in Human Development from Eckerd College, and an M.A.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Argosy University. Her professional background includes teaching at all levels of K-12, as well as the collegiate level, private consulting and training, and school administration. Her passion for academic excellence is apparent in the high expectations she holds for her students and staff, as well as herself.


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Jessica Caller
Grades 6/ Art

Jessica Caller has lived in Manatee County her whole life, calling Palmetto home for 15+ years. She attended State College of Florida, and received her Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design from Full Sail University.

Ms. Caller brings her design and technology background into the classroom in order to create a colorful and modern approach to education. She has been with Next Gen for 10 years, and continues to provide a quality education for her students every day. 

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Hanna Keddy
Grades 3-5

Hanna Keddy knew early on that teaching was the career for her. Being surrounded by experienced teachers all her life has only strengthened this belief. Hanna is currently working on her B.A in education. She brings her deep seeded love for education with her to the classroom, as well as the latest Broadway soundtrack which she and her students can be found listening to during brain break.

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Jacob Caller

Jacob Caller has been passionate about sports since he could first hold a football. He took every opportunity to play with friends, families, and eventually coached at the YMCA. His excitement and love of the game is infectious. Students enjoy learning a variety of regulation and self-made sports in addition to sportsmanship and effective communication.

He is well versed in adapting lessons for a diverse age group to hit all content areas for grades Kindergarten to Middle School. 

Coach J enjoys video games and family vacations to Disney.

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Our arts academy is devoted to making a difference in the lives of our youth and community. Our mission is to train our students in a faith-based environment, where they can express themselves freely through dance, music, drama, while gaining technique and strength , As well as learning principles, that build's good character in each students life, to become exceptional leaders. 

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Dedicated to enhancing handbell ringing as an art form, the Sarasota‐based group under the direction of former Navy bandleader Rick Holdsworth showcases over 200 individual handbells and handchimes rung by a large ensemble of ringers to create a symphony of sound with special effects mimicking the piccolo, percussion, trombone, and even the Tibetan singing bowl! Ring Sarasota attracts member ringers from as far north as Tampa Bay and as far south as Fort Myers.

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