Kyle Aubrey, M.Ed., Head of School, Middle School Division Head, English Teacher (8th Grade)
Mr. Aubrey was born and raised in Boynton Beach, Florida with a passion for teaching. He would “teach” anyone anything from the time that he was three years old. Therefore, it wasn’t a surprise that he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Florida State University in December 2007 (Go ‘Noles!). He went on to earn a Master of Science degree in December 2013 in Education from Walden University. Mr. Aubrey is honored to be Head of School at a place that's become his second home. Not to be too far from the classroom, he is also excited about teaching Advanced Grammar and Composition to Eighth Grade students. He is a firm believer in life-long learning and positive thinking. Mr. Aubrey is a movie and television fanatic with a DVD collection that could rival any store. His current obsession is his son, Keaton, who was born in February 2013.
Mary Aperavich, Director of Admissions & Enrollment
Mrs. Aperavich has worked at Saint Joseph’s School for over 20 years. As the Director of Admissions and Enrollment, Mrs. Aperavich handles interviewing, touring, testing, Gesell observations, placement evaluations, and retention. She serves on the Financial Aid committee with the Head of School. In previous years, Mrs. Aperavich has worked in all areas of advancement, annual fund, endowment, capital campaign, donor development, events, and reporting. Mrs. Aperavich received her B.A. degree from Florida Atlantic University in Business Administration with a major in Marketing. Mrs. Aperavich has a daughter, Jessica, who is a commercial airline pilot and a Saint Joseph’s alum.
Rhiannon Aubrey, Business Manager
Rhiannon Aubrey is a true Floridian, born and raised in Delray Beach. She received her Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting, as well as her Masters in Taxation, from the University of Miami. After graduation, Mrs. Aubrey spent five years with a fast-paced certified public accounting and consulting firm before transitioning into the childcare industry. She worked for four years as the Supervisor of Operational Accounting for a national childcare company, overseeing the day-to-day, corporate-level operations of multiple centers. Mrs. Aubrey’s husband, Kyle, is currently the Head of School at Saint Joseph’s. Together, they have a son who currently attends St. Joe's. Outside of work, Mrs. Aubrey enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking and baking, and catching as many movies, concerts, and TV shows as she can.
Janet Sanchez, Plant Manager & Development Associate
Ms. Sanchez was born and raised in Delray Beach, Florida, then spent her high school years in Greensboro, North Carolina. She is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice. Ms. Sanchez has two children, Austin, who graduated from Saint Joseph’s in 2007, and Madison, who graduated in 2010. Ms. Sanchez has held several positions at the school and is currently the Plant Manager, supporting the school’s day-to-day operations, as well as the Development Associate. Ms. Sanchez and her children feel blessed to have been a part of Saint Joseph’s Episcopal School for the past several years.
Kelly DuBois, Receptionist & Development Director
Kelly DuBois was born and raised in Boynton Beach and is a third generation Floridian. Mrs. DuBois’ husband, Robby, and their elder two sons, Trey and Mason, are SJES alums, and their other two children currently attend Saint Joseph’s. Kelly has been an active volunteer at Saint Joseph’s Episcopal School, participating in various events, such as chairing the Annual Fund campaign, being a Room Parent, and serving on the Board of the Parent Organization. Mrs. DuBois attended Palm Beach Community College and Florida Atlantic University to study Interior Design. She also has served as a volunteer in a variety of capacities for Saint Joseph’s Episcopal Church, as well as for charities in our local community. Her volunteer experience proves beneficial in her role as the Development Director.
Pam Schafer, Administrative Assistant
After graduating from Atlantic Community High School, Mrs. Schafer attended Palm Beach Community College and Florida Atlantic University, earning a degree in Business Administration. Mrs. Schafer and her late husband, Bud, bought Ace Hardware in Delray Beach, which she still owns and operates. Their son, Glennon, was a student at Saint Joseph’s beginning in Pre-Kindergarten. He graduated from 8th grade in 2009. Mrs. Schafer began her career at Saint Joseph’s Episcopal School as an assistant in the PK classroom, and she is currently an Administrative Assistant supporting student data, the Early Childhood Academy operations, and day-to-day operations. Mrs. Schafer has said that being employed at Saint Joseph’s has been a wonderful experience for her and her family.
Tami Pleasanton, Ed.S, Grant Writer
A 35-year teaching veteran who has completed a doctoral degree in Administrative Leadership, Mrs. Pleasanton’s career as an elementary, middle, and high school mathematics and computer teacher has been enhanced by nearly 16 years of administrative work as a Head of School, Director of Admission, Dean of Students, and Director of Community Service. Awarded South Carolina’s Teacher of the Year in 1984, Mrs. Pleasanton returned to her home state of Florida to teach at Saint Andrew’s School and then Saint Joseph’s Episcopal School, where she currently works part-time writing grants. Mrs. Pleasanton has one son, Cory, who is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.
Rick Nevad, Head of Security & Maintenance
Richard Nevad has been employed by Saint Joseph’s Episcopal School since 2012. When he’s not doing Security, he lends his expertise in keeping the campus running smoothly. He has also served as assistant coach for several of our boys’ sports teams, including flag football and soccer. Mr. Nevad is a graduate of Atlantic Community High School and Palm Beach Community College. In 1973, Rick began his long career with Sears & Roebuck as a refrigeration technician where he earned his United States EPA certification. He worked there for 37 years before retiring in 2010. While working for Sears, Rick received his EMT license and security certification from Broward Community College. He worked part-time for Professional Security and Professional Ambulance from 1973 – 1979. He was very active in East Boynton Beach Little League where he served as a coach and Vice President for many years. Mr. Nevad has been married for 39 years to his high school sweetheart, Catherine “Cathy” Reichert Nevad, PK teacher at SJES. Together they have three children: Abby, also a teacher at St. Joe’s, Matthew, and Sarah, and one grandson, Tyler. All are SJES alum!
Cary Braswell, Security & Maintenance
Mr. Braswell was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina and moved to Deerfield Beach, Florida as a small boy. He is a graduate of Atlantic High School. Upon graduation, he worked full-time for the City of Delray Beach in the water treatment plant along with other miscellaneous jobs. Later, he began his career for DuBois Farms as a shipping and sales manager for 25+ years. Mr. Braswell served as president of the Board of the Palm Beach County Farm Bureau for 12 years and serves on the board of his homeowners' association. The Braswell family still serves as active volunteers and received the honor of The Heads Award in 2007 for their service. Cary works security and helps with maintenance, along with his wife Melissa who is a Junior Kindergarten assistant teacher, at St. Joseph’s Episcopal School. They have two children, Zachary and Chelsea, who, along with his wife, are alumni of the school.