Board of Directors
Calley Middlebrooks
Gina Woodham
Jennifer Filippone
Edward Godbold, Jr.
Donald Troy Molnar
Brooke Wenger
Our Staff

Hi, I am Calley Middlebrooks the founder of South Walton Academy, Developmental Therapist, wife, and mother of 3.


I have worked as a Developmental Therapist for the last 13 years. My background is in Developmental Therapy, Psychology, Nursing, Speech and Communication, and I have taken many training courses including those that specialize in Autism, Child Development, ABA, OT, Nutrition, and PT. While I have many years of experience working with children with developmental delays, I have also gained knowledge from being a mother. One of my three children has Autism, and it has been through him that I have learned additional challenges that not only he faces but the challenges parents face as well.


I understand that all children have different needs and abilities and that learning should be hands on, and fun. I believe that children learn from each other and all children have strengths and weakness, and we can build on both when we all work together.


Summer is my favorite season. I enjoy spending it with my family and friends. I love being out on the boat, or surfing the waves.

Calley Middlebrooks
Founder | President
Jennifer Filillppone

Hello, I am Jennifer Filippone a Director and Office Manager at South Walton Academy. I am also a wife and mother of 2.

I have worked as an office administrator for over 10 years and in my spare time I enjoy photography. I have been with SWA since it's inception but took on an Administrative role in 2017. As a parent to a child with Autism, I saw an opportunity to help other parents and children with special needs in our community.  I believe all children have the right to learn, and I am so excited to watch our school grow.

I moved to the panhandle 10 years ago and met my husband here. I love to travel and enjoy bringing my girls back home to Maine every summer.

 Allison Mersel
Teacher and Behavioral Therapist
Stingray Classroom
   Paula Bathon
Stingray Classroom
 Joan Parker
Whale Shark Classroom
Jamie Bathon
Whale Shark Classroom 
  Lisa Yandell
Betta Classroom
  Ashley Hackney
 Teacher and Behavioral Therapist
Betta Classroom 
 Misty Williams
TigerShark Classroom 
  Amy Mcgregor
Clownfish Classroom 
 Adrienne Seaborn
 Kristen Nelson
Occupational Therapist
 Ami Carr
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
 Heather Chandler
Speech and Language Pathologist Assistant
 Jenifer Jordan
Assistant Teacher
 Marissa Winburn   
Speech Language Pathologist 
Candice Cecil
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant​
Erika Tarr
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
 Emily Adams
Assistant Teacher
Sarah Braley
Assistant Teacher 
Terry Baker
Kim McGregor
 Lisa Holley
Medical Billing Specilaist
Kelli Joiner
Office Administrator  
Cheri Burns
Medical Billing Speciliast
Lauren Deman
Behavioral Therapist
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305 Mack Bayou Road  

Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Office 850.213.4595

Fax: 850.213.4596
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