Upper School Creative Team (7-12)
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Kevin Cameron, MEd
7-12 Integrated Media/Video Production Specialist
Kevin Cameron, a Canadian, started his career as a high school English teacher at Crawford Adventist Academy, in Toronto, where he spent 10 successful years. The highlight of his time at Crawford was developing a media department, writing and producing sold out stage plays, such as the locally celebrated feature film entitled “Hush”. With a B.A. in English Language Arts Education and a Master’s in Education with an emphasis in Leadership, Mr. Cameron was called to serve as principal at Ramah Junior Academy, a Pre-K-8 school in Cleveland, Ohio from 2011-2016.
As an entrepreneur with his own film and video marketing business, Kevin Cameron has made over 200 videos in the form of commercials, documentaries, promotional, and music videos through his media company. Kevin loves positively impacting young people and has a passion for storytelling. He loves sports, traveling and scintillating conversation; but most of all, you will probably find him spending quality time with his wife and two daughters.
Kevin Cameron is passionate about life and is honored to be a part of the team at North Tampa!
7-12 Humanities Specialist (Social Studies)
Before joining the North Tampa team as the 7-12 Humanities Social Studies Specialist, Ms. Rebecca Davis completed her undergraduate degrees in history and music at Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, TN. She is eager to help students gain an empathetic and Christ-like perspective of the world and of history. To Ms. Davis, the humanities is much more than rote memorization of facts, but is the integration of all that we experience as humans, including philosophy, literature, religion, art, music, and history. Some of her hobbies include reading, cooking, and making music.
Rowelyn Dela Cruz
7-12 Life Sciences Specialist
Rowelyn Dela Cruz has spent the last 13 years working in education. For 8 of those years, her teaching experience has been in middle school math and science, but throughout her career, she’s taught 1st grade through high school.
During the summer of 2015, Dela Cruz was fortunate to take part in the Trustey Family STEM Fellowship at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. There, she partnered with teachers from all over the country. They focused on encouraging students to think about the world around them, creating more equitable STEM learning environments, and helping students define their futures, which are the Center for STEM Education’s core beliefs.
Dela Cruz has a bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Central Florida. She also has an ESOL endorsement and California state certification.
Dela Cruz is a Florida girl at heart but considers California her second home. This is where she met her husband and had her son; however, she and her daughter were both born at Florida Hospital Avon Park/Sebring. They are truly a bicoastal family! Her favorite activities include playing with her two young children, watching musicals, and eating — her husband is a great cook! She looks forward to this humbling opportunity to be a part of North Tampa’s amazing endeavor.
Orlando Hernandez, MDiv
7-12 Biblical Studies Specialist/Campus Spiritual Director
7-12 Math Specialist
Stan Miller graduated from Union College in Lincoln, NE where he received BA degrees in Biology, Education, and Religion. However, he has actually taken more courses in mathematics than biology, and math is his favorite course to teach.
Miller’s teaching career began in 1985 at Olympia Junior Academy in Olympia, WA, and now 33 years later, he has come to North Tampa. Miller’s true passion is to help his students achieve success in not only math and science, but in any endeavor they undertake. He encourages them to put forth their best effort no matter what. Miller believes that studying to get a grade is shortsighted, while studying to learn as much as possible is essential for academic success. He is excited to join the North Tampa teaching team, where the competency-based learning environment promotes more in-depth study and topical understanding than would be achieved by traditional methods.
Outside of school, his hobbies include any athletic endeavor from basketball to softball, as well as downhill skiing, bowling, golf, and tennis. He enjoys playing board games that require strategy, spending time with friends and family, and traveling with his wife.
7-12 Physical Sciences Specialist, Physics, Chemistry
Ronnie Pittman graduated from Southern College with a BA in Biology and a minor in Chemistry and Education. After graduating, he began his teaching career at East Pasco Adventist Educational Center in Dade City, FL, where he taught math and science for 6 years. Afterward, Pittman moved to Bass Memorial Academy in Purvis, MS, where he taught for 4 years as a physics teacher, IT director, and was an assistant coach for the acro gymnastics team. Most recently, Pittman spent 13 years at Collegedale Academy in Collegedale, TN. He instructed students in physics, math, video editing, the Adobe suite of products, and gymnastics.
Pittman enjoys a variety of hobbies including machining, fabricating, off-roading, and coaching gymnastics. He is Cuban-American and was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He has a lovely wife, Marggie, and two beautiful daughters. What he enjoys most about teaching is forming relationships with his students and helping them expand their horizons and their God-given talents.
7-12 Humanities Specialist, Writing
Monique Rothe graduated from Southern Adventist University in Tennessee with degrees in Secondary Education and English. Since then, she has accumulated over twenty years of teaching experience in literature, writing, and Language Arts. She has also served as a yearbook sponsor for more years than she can remember!
Rothe shares parenting with her husband as they finish raising their two sons, one of whom graduates in 2019. She is also the mother to two cats, who assure her they are more important than everyone else in the house. When she has free time, Rothe enjoys cooking, painting, drawing, reading, snorkeling, and scuba diving (when it’s possible). However, spending as much time as possible with God and her family is always a priority.
Her favorite thing to do is show students that being an author is an artful skill which they can all develop. She has a passion for helping students exercise their creative talents and finding the humor in all things human.