Our Education Team

Academic Leadership

Brent Goldman
Brent Goldman

CEO, Xceed DME Academy

Dr. Brent Goldman is a visionary educational leader with 25 years of experience in the K12 for-profit education field. He has a unique skill set in creating new private schools, growing them, and providing a pathway to the next level for aspiring student-athletes.

Maria Cristina Burgos
Maria Cristina Burgos

Head of School

María Cristina earned a master’s in education with a concentration in Biology from the University of West Alabama. Maria Cristina is a Puerto Rican native and has taught for 18 years. Throughout her career, she has taught ESL, Life Science, Earth Science, Physics, and Comprehensive Science. Mrs. Burgos is passionate about education and the opportunities that it can provide to her students.

Academic Staff

dave Swebilius

College Counselor

Dave is a University of Central Florida alumnus with over 15 years of experience teaching Science, English and Social Studies, from middle school to AP- and IB- level classes. This summer, Dave transitioned into his new role as Xceed DME's College Advisor. Dave's strong bonds with our students, , thoughtful advising, and tenacity and work ethic will help all Xceed DME students find their perfect fit for the next step in their academic and athletic careers.

Allison Duff.jpg (English Teacher)

Middle School Language Arts and English I and II

Allison earned her B.A. in English & Secondary Education and M.Ed. in Exceptional Student Education from Stetson University. She has also earned her Reading and ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) endorsements. Allison is a nineteen-year veteran educator who strives to create an inviting atmosphere of mutual respect to foster student learning.

Elaina Johnson
Elaina Johnson


Elaina Johnson has worked in the Florida educational system as a Career and Technical Educator helping students understand career opportunities available to them in a wide range of industries. The subject areas she has taught include Tourism and Hospitality, Fashion Technology, A/V Media Studies, and Business Education. She is DME’s high school electives teacher.

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Vanessa Graulich

High School Math

Vanessa Graulich is a math content developer from Caracas, Venezuela. She has published over 5 math books and 1000 online tutorials in statistics, economics, and calculus AB/BC. She graduated from Florida International University in Business Finance. She has taught English and Math in China. In her spare time, she loves to practice and compete in Taekwondo.

Aaron chipman
Aaron Chipman

Middle School Math and Algebra I

Aaron is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University. He has been teaching for twenty-six years at the middle and high school levels. His favorite part of teaching math is seeing his students’ confidence increase as they grasp difficult concepts.

Elizsabet calderon


Elisabet earned her B.A. in Education from the University of Puerto Rico. A Puerto Rican native, Elisabet has worked in the Daytona Beach area as a teacher for 15+ years. She loves teaching and helping her students achieve their dreams and goals.

kellie sprague
Kellie Sprague

High School English

Kellie is from West Palm Beach, Florida and has been teaching for over ten years in both private and public school. She graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Communication and Advertising, and a minor in Creative Writing. Kellie is passionate about creating a safe and inclusive learning environment for her students and helping them reach their full potential. Kellie has a daughter, Willow, and two sons, Wyatt and Sawyer, and a rescue pup named Sophie.

allison levi

Allison Levi graduated from Stetson University with a degree in Elementary Education and a Masters in Reading Education. She has taught in both public and private schools for 17 years.  She loves supporting students and watching them grow to reach their fullest potential. In her spare time, she loves to watch her three boys play baseball for DME!


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