Governing BoardBylaws, Meeting Minutes, School Improvement Plan, & School Grade
Meet Our Board
PCCA’s Governing Board plays an essential role in the school’s success through its initial leadership and ongoing oversight of the school’s operations. The Board is accountable for the governance of all aspects of the school and each director fully recognizes and accepts his or her responsibility for the academic performance of our students and the sustainability of the school. The Board is guided by a set of bylaws that define how the Board will operate and oversee all aspects of School activities and otherwise be fully responsible and accountable for the governance of the school. The Board acts to ensure compliance with Florida’s Charter School Law, the Sponsor’s written policies, and the terms of the Charter entered into between the Board and the Sponsor.
Norda Gordon (Board President) -Ms. Gordon has been in the banking and finance industry for almost 15 years and has worked her entire career in customer service. She has worked in various management positions where she has been responsible for team management and morale, budgeting and meeting metric targets, and complete reports and audits for compliance. Ms. Gordon will advise the Board on financial and audit policies and staff and management issues.
Angela Sturm, Esq. (Board Secretary)–Ms. Sturm is currently a Supervising Attorney for the Department of Children and Families. Ms. Sturm has been practicing law for 13 years, starting her career following law school at the Department of Children and Families Children’s Legal Services in Jacksonville. In 2006, Ms. Sturm moved to Melbourne and supplemented her legal experience as an Assistant Public Defender at the Brevard County Public Defender’s Office and as In-House Counsel for Allstate Insurance before returning to DCF. Ms. Sturm assists the Board with review of legal matters.
Shakira Guice (Board Member) -Ms. Guice has worked in public post-secondary education for over ten years. She has a bachelor’s degree in Criminology from Florida State University and a master’s degree in Educational Technology from Webster University. Ms. Guice has vast experience in educational program planning and working with students and parents from diverse populations. Ms. Guice will advise the board on program planning, student and parent engagement, and staff relations.
Mike Contreras (Board Member) – Mr. Contreras has nearly 10 years’ experience in commercial banking and is nearing completion of a master’s degree in business administration and leadership. Mr. Contreras has vast experience in commercial audits and both state and federal compliance issues as well as human resources and staff training and will advise the board in these areas.
Rebecca Nagel (Board Member)- Mrs. Nagel graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from the University of Central Florida in 1995. She was an elementary and Title 1 teacher for 6 years before starting her family. In 2006 Mrs. Nagel started as a VPK teacher at Pineapple Cove Academy, and soon became the Assistant Director and then Director of the preschool, earning her Director’s Credential during that time. She opened Pineapple Cove Academy North Shore as the Director in 2015 and was integral in helping to open Pineapple Cove Academy Pebble Creek in 2021. In 2020 she became Director of School Operations of Pineapple Cove Academy and joined the Classical Education Management team.
Nicole Silvestri (Parent Liaison)- Parents should follow the grievance procedure in the Family/Student Handbook. Should a parent need to file a grievance with the Board, the parent liaison shall facilitate the process. Ms. Silvestri can be contacted by e-mail here.
The Board works as a collective entity to supervise governance matters of the school. No single member of the Board has the authority to make decisions for the Board as a whole. The Board reserves the right to decline intervention into matters best handled by school administrators. The Board has an e-mail address at [email protected], but all matters must be addressed during a Board meeting or via a collective decision-making process.
PCCA’s Governing Board bylaws govern the processes and duties of the Board.
Out of Field Teachers
View our teachers who are in board-approved positions as out-of-field teachers for the 2022-2023 school year pursuant to F.S. 1012.42.
School Improvement Plan
View Pineapple Cove Classical Academy’s current School Improvement Plan (SIP).
Pineapple Cove Classical Academy is proud to be a State of Florida A-rated school for the 2020-2021 school year.
Child Abuse Reporting
Every citizen in the state of Florida is a mandatory reporter. Select More Info below for Child Abuse Reporting information.
Fortify FL is the state of Florida’s anonymous reporting tool. Download the app to submit a report or call the Speak Out Hotline at
1 (800) 423-TIPS.
PCCA is contracted for management services with Classical Education Management, LLC. CEM President John Moran can be reached by email.