BSAC After School Staff 2018-11-12T17:24:10+00:00

BSAC After-School Staff

Shelby Johnson
Shelby JohnsonDirector of Youth Development

Education: USF – Business Marketing Major (2013), CDA (2016), Directors Credential (2016).

What is your favorite part about working at BSAC?: The family atmosphere! Each and every one of us are here for the kids and for each other!

What is your favorite part about working with kids?: They teach me something everyday.

What is your favorite quote?: “I didn’t come this far only to come this far”

Interesting Fact: I had perfect attendance throughout my school years – yes, 13 whole years! Or if we want to make it more interesting… I toured the US on a motorcycle with my granny. While on tour of the US, on a motorcycle, I was caught in two tornadoes!

Dance Move: Is car dancing considered a dance move?

Athena Howe
Athena HoweAssistant Director of Youth Development

Education: Life Experience

What is your favorite part about working at BSAC?: Being able to plug into everything!

What is your favorite part about working with kids?: They have the ability to make you feel like the most important person in the world!

Interesting Fact: I have toured Africa. Stayed in a hut in the Savannah and visited one of the oldest Masai Mara Villages.

What is your favorite food?: Cajun Chicken Pasta

Hobbies: I’m an avid DIYer/Crafter. My other hobby is problem solving!

Morgan Szymanski
Morgan SzymanskiDirector of Curriculum

This year, we are thrilled to welcome Morgan as our new Director of Curriculum and Site Director at Kingswood Elementary.

Morgan graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in humanities and a minor in museum studies before completing her master’s degree in museum education. She brings valuable experience from her time planning educational programming for the Museum of Florida History before joining us at BSAC. Morgan also spent one month abroad in Italy for an archeological dig regarding the pre-roman era.

“We aren’t offering more school,” said Morgan. “We’re offering educational reinforcement by planning fun, innovative, and collaborative activities.”

Ms. Anna
Ms. AnnaBSAC Mentor

Education: USF – Mass Communication Student

How long have you worked at BSAC?: 1 year

What is your favorite part about working at BSAC?: Getting to hang out with the kids every day and getting to be a part of the BSAC family!

What is your favorite quote?: “throwing chicken wings in the trash is a chicken violation” – Christian A. (6th grade student) AND I COULDN’T AGREE MORE!

Interesting Fact: I hand fed sharks once!

What is your favorite song? Anything 80s!

Ms. Denise
Ms. DeniseGrade: 1st grade

Education: USF – Communication Sciences and Disorders

How long have you worked at BSAC?: 7 months

What is your favorite part about working at BSAC?: being around different people.

What is your favorite quote?: Danieve: “Ow, you electrocuted me.” Zoey: “Sorry, it was my powers.” (ECP students)

Interesting Fact: I also work at Busch Gardens

Dance Move: Two Step

Ms. Alexis
Ms. AlexisGrade: 4th grade

Education: HCC – Nursing Student

How long have you worked at BSAC?: 3 years

What is your favorite part about working at BSAC?: Seeing the kids. You meet so many different kids from all around and all of their backgrounds are different. I love hearing about their days and what they did at school and what they’re going to do after school.

What is your favorite quote?: “You’re so flexible you need to go to flexible class!” – Taylor (4th grade student)

What is your favorite movie?: Hairspray or Safe Haven

What is your favorite activity to do with your kids?: The obstacle courses in MMA