Scholarships, Mentors & Hope    

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Meet Our Team Members

 
 

TSIC

Take Stock in Children Nassau County
76346 William Burgess Blvd, Yulee Florida 33097
(904) 548-4464

Dr. Andrea Cummings

Executive Director
[email protected]
(904) 548-4464

Kelli Bristow

Program Manager
[email protected]
(904) 548-4459

Andrea Marie Cummings, Ed.D. is a native of Belize which is located in Central America neighboring Mexico and Guatemala. She holds a Doctorate in Education Leadership and a Master's in Counseling from the University of North Florida (UNF), UNF leadership endorsement, and a bachelor's degree from the University of Belize in Elementary Education.


In 1998, Dr. Cummings began her teaching career at All Saints Primary School (ASPS) in her hometown of Belize City. In her years at ASPS, Dr. Cummings taught and developed lesson plans for children in the second and fifth grades. The experience prompted her in 2004 to pursue a graduate degree, where she continued to work in the field of education as a graduate assistant at UNF. In 2005, she switched professions and became a Family Social Worker/Counselor for the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches (FSYR).


In her capacity as a family social worker, Dr. Cummings was tasked with providing residential placement screening and family therapy to hundreds of youths and their parents. In addition, she assisted FSYR families by obtaining evaluative consultations for a number of psychological and physical learning disorders.


Dr. Cummings was formerly employed as an Academic Counselor and Adjunct Instructor for Edward Waters College in the TRIO program, as well as Interim Director of Upward Bound, prior to advancing to Paxon School for Advanced Studies International Baccalaureate program located in northwest Jacksonville. She also served as Chief Executive Officer for the DePaul School of Northeast Florida, where she was honored by the Southeast Small Business Magazine as one of Jacksonville’s top 30 Woman of Influence.

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Kelli Bristow was raised in Wilmington, Delaware where she spent the majority of her childhood. In 1998, she moved to Melbourne, FL with her family where she attended high school. Upon graduating from high school, Kelli moved to Jacksonville, Florida where she pursed an Associate’s of Arts degree from Florida State College at Jacksonville, and later a Bachelor’s of Science in Communication—with a minor in public relations— from the University of North Florida (UNF).


While attending UNF, Kelli was awarded an internship with the Jacksonville Giants ABA professional basketball team. She also worked a full-time job while interning and studying at the university. A group of her peers appointed her account executive of their senior capstone project, which included the rebranding of a local (private) grade school.


In 2013, Kelli graduated from UNF and went on to become a member concierge for Massage Envy Spa, an obligatory position that oversaw the management and retention of more than 5,000 memberships. Under Kelli’s management, the Massage Envy locations in Jacksonville where recognized in 2015 as the number 1 and 2 spa locations out of 1200 stores nationwide.


Kelli, while employed with Massage Envy, volunteered much of her time to Operation New Uniform, a non-profit organization. She worked as the program coordinator, where she facilitated fundraising events with the organization’s CEO and coordinated Volunteer Corps. In addition, Kelli attended events at the Sawgrass Country Club and the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the organization, to include Web.com’s military job fair. In her 9-months of volunteer work with Operation New Uniform, the non-profit in 2016 received award recognition from The Players Championship during military appreciation day.


In April of 2016, Kelli was employed as the leader and supervisor of the YMCA’s Welcome Center located in Jacksonville, Florida (Arlington). She took on the duties and responsibilities of managing the Welcome Center staff and department coordinators. She also worked closely with the First Coast Association’s CFO to craft a fiscal budget for the year. The local radio station 95.1 (WAPE) was incorporated by Kelly into the advertising scheme, as a special guest, to successfully promote local events.


Kelli future plans include the pursuit of a Master’s of Science in Communications from UNF.

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TSIC

Take Stock in Children Nassau County
76346 William Burgess Blvd, Yulee Florida 33097
(904) 548-4464

Penny Glackin

College Success Coach Fernandina Beach
[email protected]
(845) 803-1759

Phyllis Sipes 

College Success Coach Yulee
[email protected]
(904) 583-9490

Johnnie Green

College Success Coach
 Callahan and Hilliard
[email protected]
(904) 707-9399

Penny Glackin, one of our College Success Coaches for Fernandina Beach High School and Middle School, graduated with a BS Degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY.


After serving her country, including Operation Desert Storm, she has had a varied and eclectic career ranging from elevator maintenance sales to gymnastics coach and beyond, while being a mother and Army Wife.  Her more recent experiences, and the ones that are applicable to her current position, were with College Admissions at USMA and as an Admissions Counselor at the George Mason University School of Law. 


Penny has become a Fernandina Pirate through and through and loves her new life on the Island.  She is currently in her third year at FBHS/MS and is looking forward to helping many many year groups of Take Stock in Children students through high school successfully and onto college!" 

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TSIC

Take Stock in Children Nassau County
76346 William Burgess Blvd, Yulee Florida 33097
(904) 548-4464

Sherry Eck

College Readiness Coordinator
[email protected]
(478) 697-9837

I grew up in the Atlanta area and graduated from Georgia Southern University with a BS in Education and a Master of Education.  I spent the last eleven years teaching math to middle and high school students in private, public and magnet schools.

 

My husband and I met while studying at Georgia Institute of Technology.  We have two amazing sons who graduated from Mercer University’s engineering program and have begun successful careers of their own.

 

We moved to Fernandina with my husband’s job at Rayonier in 2012.  The two of us and our rescue dog, Sadie, are all happy to call Nassau County home and we love exploring the beaches and waters of Amelia Island with our two-year-old grandson.

I have always been passionate about education and I am excited to bring that passion to Take Stock in Children of Nassau. My hope is that I can make a difference in the lives of the students I mentor.

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Phyllis is a native North Carolinian who attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Education.


While working as an elementary school teacher she met and married her Marine officer husband and that began a wonderfully interesting and varied life, both personally and professionally.With multiple moves came different career opportunities.


She has worked at an international school abroad, has been a substitute teacher, worked as an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher and most recently worked in a self-contained ESE (Exceptional Student Education) classroom. All of these jobs prepared her and led her to Take Stock in Children.


Phyllis and her husband Jack are the proud parents of Sheila, a 2016 graduate of Florida State University and Katie, a junior at the University of Florida. They love living in Fernandina Beach and sharing their empty nest with their silky terriers, Maile and Kea.

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Johnnie is a native of Nassau County, Florida, married to Evon Green. He attended Florida State College of Jacksonville and the University of North Florida. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Education.  In addition, he is a graduate of Truth Bible College of Jacksonville, Florida where he earned a Masters in Theology.


While working as a teacher in high School, he taught math, science, driver's education and physical education. He felt strongly about helping students reach their educational goals in life. His passion for teaching kept him inside the classroom for 30 years. Additionally, Mr. Green served as an athletic director for 14 years heading up basketball, baseball and track. In his spare time, he mentored at West Nassau for 4-years with TSIC.


In 1992, Mr. Green was voted by his colleagues as Teacher of the Year.


A pastor of St. James Baptist Church of Yulee, Mr. Green managed to divide his time between Concern Citizens of Hilliard, and The Amos White Community Center of Yulee where he served as president of both organizations.


Mr. Green is a veteran of the United States Air Force, where he served in Vietnam.  


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