All our teachers are passionate, qualified educators. They are certified in the subjects they teach and have skills in one or more visual and/or language arts. Teachers are chosen for their willingness to be part of a collegial team dedicated to developing a stimulating learning environment utilizing visual and language arts. They are creative and flexible, and provide individualized instruction, plan cooperative learning experiences, and create interdisciplinary approaches in their classes.
Mandy Freedman, M.Ed.
Joseph Walner, M.Ed.
Mr. Fenel Conserve
Mathematics & Leadership
Mr. Gary Davis
Dr. Gerard A. Ferere
Foreign Language- Haitian Creole
Mr. Dominic Ferrauilo
Ms. Juliana Leguia
Algebra I & II
Mr. Gene Martel
American History, American Government, and Economics
Ms. Jana Newton
English thru ESOL
Ms. Vannapond Suttichujit
Ms. Lauren E. Keller
Chief of Staff
Ms. Jane Marcel
Miss Friedman grew up in England, Scotland, the Bahamas and spent 10 years in Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia.) Came to the United States in 1982. Briefly lived in Connecticut then moved to Southern California - Santa Monica and Westlake Village where I resided for 12 years.
Graduated from Lynn University with a Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude in 2001 and a Master's Degree in Education in 2006. Have been at Toussaint L'Ouverture High School for Arts and Social Justice prior to the school opening since February 2001.
My philosophy is that "Everyone is a student, including the teacher". I strongly believe that every student has the ability to learn and become better. Therefore my main objective is to teach students to work and help each other, and be able to achieve their own goals.
In the early 80's Gary started Chocolate Star Records after a few years spent under the wing of Peter Brown at P&P Records. But Gary’s storied involvement in music goes back further than that, having studied composition and arrangement with the late jazz great Manny Albam. Gary’s musical education actually started earlier than that as one of the people he learned the most from was his Uncle, famed jazz organist Richard “Groove” Holmes. When you combined the funk Mr. Davis inherited from “Groove”, with the street-sense of Peter Brown with the skillful composition and arrangements learned from Manny Albam, you’ve got Gary Davis.
Playing with a band composed of (very talented) people from his Camden neighborhood Davis released cut after cut of solid funk filled dance music, from the Joe Sample inspired “Gee Dee”, to one of first commercial releases to lay the beat down with a drum machine in “The Pop”. Of course prominently featured is the legendary mover “Gotta Get Your Love”. These cuts bridge the disco era, into Hop Hop and the earliest forms of House. Talented, versatile, and still able to get you out of your chair and shaking your behind...
In addition to his music background he has written, produced and directed 22 Independent Movie Features, several TV Shows and dozens of music video.
Dr. Gerard Alphonse Ferere, Professor Emeritus, Saint Joseph's University, the Jesuit University of Philadelphia, is a native of Haiti. Since 1963, Dr. Ferere has lived in the United States where he furthered his education up to the doctorate in Structural Linguistics and Sociolinguistics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Ferere has written several papers about the history, culture, religion, economy and politics of Haiti. And somewhere within his busy schedule finds time to teach Creole at the school.
"Education is not a preparation for life; education is life itself.”- John Dewey
Mr. Ferrauilo was born and raised in Rochester, New York. Mr. "F" started his education at Monroe Community College. Upon moving to Florida in 2002 Mr. Ferrauilo achieved an Associate’s degree in Applied Science and Business Administration & Management at Palm Beach Community College. Mr. Ferrauilo furthered his education at Florida Atlantic University and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Social Science with a minor in Sociology. Mr. Ferrauilo’s future plans include continuing his education and achieving a Masters degree in Educational Administration.
“My profession allows me to educate the students of T.L.H.S in the subject of World History. In addition, I deeply value mentoring our students in life and preparing them for successes in their future.“
Native of Peru. Ms Leguia holds a bachelor degree in Education from San Marcos University, with a major in Mathematics. She also holds a master degree in Teaching Higher Education, and three ESOL endorsement curses with the Schultz institute. Ms Leguia has been teaching Mathematics for 20 years two of them in TLHS. She always strives for creating a comfortable atmosphere, where the students can be active participants of their own learning.
Mr. Martel holds a bachelor degree in History from Florida Atlantic University and has completed approximately 36 graduate credits toward a master's degree in American History from the same institution and has completed 2 ESOL Endorsement courses from Lynn University under the Consent Decree, and has been teaching at TLHS for several years with excellent administrative reviews.
Ms. Newton lived in New Mexico with family before moving to Florida in 1981, where she began teaching Art at TLHS in September 2001. Since then, her students have participated and won numerous top Art Awards in various art competitions throughout the state. Currently her classes focus on English language learning via art projects and the "New Century Education" computer software, which increases students' English acquisition at tremendous rates.
"My job is to tailor English reading, speaking and writing classes to meet individual student's needs. I love coming to work every day. Watching my students succeed is a tremendously rewarding experience."
Ms. Vannapond Suttichujit is originally from Bangkok, Thailand. Miss Suttichujit holds a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology (Magna Cum Laude), Master's of Education in Educational Leadership(K-12 school administration), and a Master's of Education in Exceptional Student Education all from Lynn University. She is also a Doctoral Scholar at Lynn University specialized in Teacher's Preparation (Ed.D.). Miss Suttichujit is the recipient of 2010 College of Education Outstanding Graduate Student Award, granted by Lynn University. Miss Suttichujit has published widely in the field of education and has attended several international conferences.
Native Floridian Born and Raised, Graduated in 2001 from Lake Worth Community High School (LWCHS) where she was a Cadet in the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps for four years, swam in the Varsity Swim Team, served on the Yearbook Staff as Book Keeper and Editor, was part of the Advanced Choir for four years, and served over 1,000 community service hours during her high school career. She has also worked for the School District of Palm Beach County in the department of Choice Schools (Equity Opportunity) as a Secretary II Confidential from 1999-2002. After living in New York and Chicago for a year, Lauren moved back to Florida in 2003, and came upon the opportunity to work for the Center for Education, Training, and Holistic Approaches, Inc., d/b/a Toussaint L'Ouverture High School for Arts & Social Justice (TLHS), as Office Manager.
Ms. Keller is multi-talented and serves as TLHS's Chief of Staff, Executive Director of the Board, and Assessment Coordinator. From 2007 - 2012, she also served as the Administrator on behalf of CETHA, Inc. for the National Association for Poetry Therapy, which is an organization of poets, therapists, and educators from all over the world. Lauren has also been known to assist with the start-up of new charter schools and in her spare time assists friends in starting up their own businesses.
Jane Marcel graduated from Christ the King Secretary Office Management School in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, as a Bilingual Office Manager and successfully obtained a diploma on International Banking Operations from the New York Institute School of Banking in New York City with a course on Staff Management, skills that she utilizes daily in the performance of her duties. She serves as the assistant to the Chief Operating Officer and also coordinates projects to promote community involvement.