Faculty


photo-01Dr. Wendy Hirsch Weiner Founder, Principal and Social Studies teacher- B.A., Tulane, M.J.C.S., Brandeis, Ed.D., Florida International University. Dr. Weiner has been an educator and advocate for students within the public school system who are not able to meet their potential. She has also designed alternative curricula for several educational institutions, including the University of Miami. Through her extensive educational background, Dr. Weiner has accumulated tremendous experience and knowledge, which she employs to assist students having a wide variety of learning styles.



photo-04Joyce A. Hawkins M.Ed. in Counseling education and a B.S. in Psychology and Mathematics education. Ms. Hawkins was the math department head at Flanagan High School and was named ‘Teacher of the Year’ in 2015 by the Florida Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Ms. Hawkins individualizes a math program for every student and helps them to conquer their math phobias and excel in math.


tracey rockett bioTracey A. Rockett – B.A. in classics from Franklin & Marshall College. Mrs. Rockett is a life-long student and teacher and advocate of classics. She did graduate work in the languages, history, philosophy, literature, art and archaeology of the Greeks and Romans, at the Universities of Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wales; and she participated in archaeological expeditions in England and Bulgaria. She led her middle- and high-school Latin students on a tour of Rome and Pompeii. Her approach to teaching is to make the study of language and history meaningful and engaging to students of all learning styles. Mrs. Rockett also studied for a time at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and likes to make use of art in her classroom, by presenting the “visuals” of the subject matter and encouraging students to express in their own art their insights about the subject. Her chief outside interest is animal rescue. Don’t ask her yet what to do with an iguana: Mrs. Rockett is from Philadelphia.


Nora Teitzman Nora has been teaching middle and high school students for over thirty years.  Mrs. Teitzman holds Florida Teacher Certifications in Social Studies 6-12, English 6-12, and Gifted Education K-12. She taught a variety of subjects including English, World and American History, Civics, Jewish History, Film Studies, Public Speaking, Creative Writing, Mythology, Drama, and developed a middle school advisory program. She is a member of the National Council for Social Studies and serves as Advisor to the National Honor Society. Before she came to Florida, she taught cooking and bread baking at the Herricks Adult Education Center in New Hyde Park, New York for six years. She enjoys writing poetry and has had several poems published.


Tyler Smith B.F.A., Syracuse University, M.F.A. University of Indiana. His incredible experience as an art director and special effects designer took him through the worlds of television, feature film and special effects. Mr. Smith’s work has been seen on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Nickelodeon, MTV, Showtime in Paramount, Touchstone, Columbia and Zenith films. His sculpture and art talent is evident in all his work, most obviously in special effect makeup and robotic creatures. Mr. Smith also has extensive teaching experience and has been part of the Conservatory Prep family since its inception.


Laura JonesLaura Jones Laura has a bachelor’s degree in Biology and is CPS’s science teacher.  She has traveled the country as an environmental consultant and has 14 years of emergency experience including over a year on the BP Deep Horizon Oil Spill Response team and managing the safety of a team of consultants on the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina.  She teaches science in a real-world atmosphere educating students on why it is relevant in their daily lives.  Mrs. Jones is also the co-founder and Vice President of a successful equine rescue.


rachel kleinRachel Klein –  B.F.A, native Floridian whose career has taken her regionally and overseas. Some of Rachel’s credits include: Christmas Carol (Mrs. Crachit/ ghost of Xmas past) Broward Center, Tony and Tina’s Wedding (Connie/nun) Broward Center, Fiddler on the Roof (Hodel) tour, I Write the Songs (music of Barry Manilow) IP Casino Mississippi, Guys and Dolls (Sarah Brown) Tel-Aviv Opera House Israel, Gypsy (Gypsy) Royal Palm Dinner Theatre, She brings to Conservatory Prep her theater and musical background into our English classes.


mrs-fowlerMaryEllen Stueben Fowler  –  has an M.ED in Educational Leadership and a BAE in English Education from Florida Atlantic University, and is certified in English, ESOL, and as a Principal in the sate of Florida. She served as Assistant Principal at Nova and Dillard HS and as Assistant Director at McFatter Technical College Magnet HS until her retirement. Ms. Fowler is Past President of Broward Principals and Assistants and Gamma Pi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, and remains active in both groups, as well as other educational and civic associations, including the Broward County Byblos Literary Festival. Ms. Fowler has developed many courses for the Broward County schools, including Women in History and The Theory of Knowledge. She is a consultant for the college process.


karenKaren Strober – Karen is a Board Certified Integrative Nutrition health Counselor and a Holistic Health Practitioner. She Received her Nutrition training and Certification from The Nutrition School and The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC. She is a member of the American Association Of Drugless Practitioners and holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Yeshiva University specializing in eating disorders.Karen’s Goal is to educate and empower her students to make healthy lifestyle choices. She focuses on teaching them how to make better food choices and how to achieve overall wellness; emphasizing the importance of physical activity, and healthy cooking. Karen demonstrates how to take a recipe and use different methods to create healthy alternatives and trying out nutritious and wholesome foods.


dsc_4875-retocadaLuis Enrique Sanchez – The extraordinary Peruvian producer, composer, arranger, educator and pianist Luis Enrique “Kiki” Sanchez can capture the hearts of many through his variations of skillful and unique style that have filled the airwaves with a distinctive blend of soulful jazz, tropical, and afro‐Peruvian fusion. This gifted musician was born and raised in Lima, Peru where he studied piano with Coco Macedo and Edermi Chavez and started playing professionally at the age of 11. He became a well‐rounded musician by playing with his father’s band “Orquesta Majestic” doing corporate venues in Lima. Later he moved to Miami, FL where he has worked with several Jazz and Latin Jazz Artists. He continued to expand his knowledge and education at the Florida Atlantic University where Sanchez earned a Master Degree in Music Composition.

Teaching gifted, creative learners through the arts and problem based learning.