Faculty & Staff


     Ms. Laura O'Keefe teaches our Middle School students as well as older students on individualized curricula.

  She has extensive teaching experience in CCISD Middle Schools from which she retired. 

   She has taught Business English as well as Computers for Business courses at Del Mar Community College.

Middle School Instructor:
Laura O'Keefe

  Mrs. Eleanor Sherwyn brought 50 years of experience to her

work with children.
    Mrs. Sherwyn is the founder of The Academy of the West Indies, on St. Croix, U. S. Virgin Islands, begun in 1974. She was the school's director for 13 years as well as the teacher of English and Math. The school's Social Studies Program was unique: the entire school, Grades 9 - 12, studied a country, visited the country for a month, then sat exams on the country upon their return.

    Mrs Sherwyn lived and taught in Saudi Arabia for 13 years; most of her students studied through independent study with Calvert School, the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, or the American School.

She passed away December 2018.

Founder: Eleanor Sherwyn

   Mrs. Melanie Reyes, formerly Miss Puente, teaches all levels of Math.

   She graduated from Texas A & M, Corpus Christi in 2010 majoring in the Science of Mathematics.

   She is certified in Secondary School Math and taught in the CCISD system for three and a half years.

Math Specialist & HS Instructor:
            Melanie Reyes
Academy Director:
Jeremy Reyes

   Mr. Jeremy Reyes graduated from Del Mar College in 2012 as a Computer Science Major specializing in computer network administration and support.

   After an finishing his internship, he worked as a Network Technician for a local computer company.

   He  has worked at H&R Block and a local nutritional supply as the Office Administrator.

   Prior to joining the HSA, Mr. Reyes worked in education teaching Elementary and Middle School students.