Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of The Learning Academy is comprised of a combination of professionals within the community, parents of children with autism, and individuals in the field of education and autism. If you have any questions about The Learning Academy’s Board of Directors or would like to contact any board member, please email or call school office (561)296-1776 or email

Governing Members

Richard Busto – President

Collette DeLabry – Secretary

Hank Schmidt – Director

Sherry Bernal – Director

Tim Stapleton - Vice President

Kristi Vannatta – Director

Ruthie Bunkelmann - Secretary/Parent Liaison

Kristen Erickson - Director

Ivy Guedes de Menezes - Director

Paola Herrera - Director

Emeritus Members

Dr. Marlene Sotelo


Parents may contact The Learning Academy Parent Liaison to issue a concern or to have an item added on the Board of Directors’ meeting agenda –

Board of Directors Monthly Meeting Schedule

All Meetings are held in the school’s conference room at 12:00pm (unless stated otherwise). School Location is 18370 Limestone Creek Road, Jupiter FL 33458

August 25, 2022
September 29, 2022
October 27, 2022
November - No Meeting
December 1, 2022
January 26, 2023
February 23, 2023
March 30, 2023
April 27, 2023
May 25, 2023
June 29, 2023
July - No Meeting

Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO)

The Learning Academy Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) was established to promote the welfare, growth and education of children, parents, staff and community at The Learning Academy. To reach that goal each year, the PTO sponsors projects and events that will improve the educational opportunities of the students. PTO meets once a month to discuss issues and upcoming events. All parents of TLA students, TLA staff are invited to monthly PTO meetings to share ideas and opportunities for the school. PTO meetings are scheduled for the last Friday of every month.

If you have questions about the TLA PTO please contact

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