Where students with Autism achieve their highest potential.
FACE operates with a Board of Directors, which is responsible for the overall direction and policies of the school. Typically held in the library or office conference room, all meetings of the Board are open to the public and parents are welcome to attend.
Judy Romera Williams has a degree in Music Education from the University of South Florida and a Masters of Education degree in Educational Leadership from Saint Leo University. She has been teaching both elementary and secondary music in Hillsborough County since 2002 and currently serves as the Choral Director and Electives Department Chair at Davidsen Middle School. Judy is also the Conductor of Lumina Amaiza, the intermediate choir for Lumina Youth Choirs, a non-profit choral arts organization serving the Tampa Bay area. Lumina Youth Choirs performs locally, nationally, and internationally in choral festivals, concerts and competition settings. Her choirs consistently receive Superior and Gold ratings.
Judy has sung with the USF Chamber Singers, the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, and the St. Lawrence Chorale. She is an active member of the National Association for Music Education, the American Choral Directors Association, serving as co-chair of the Florida ACDA Treble Honor Choir, and the Florida Vocal Association, where she currently serves as our District 7 chair. Judy has served on the FACE Board of directors since 2014. She believes in the FACE mission to help students with autism reach their highest potential. She resides in Tampa with her husband and two sons.
Ms. Barchard was born in Tampa and is a product of the Hillsborough County Public Schools. She attended Lake Magdalene Elementary School, Adams Junior High School and graduated from Chamberlain High School.
Born into a family rich in military tradition and public service, Ms. Barchard enlisted in the United States Air Force serving on active duty for eight years and eventually retiring from the Air Force Reserve with the rank of Master Sgt. While on active duty, Ms. Barchard earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Saint Leo University.
In addition to her military service, Ms. Barchard continued serving her country with the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) as a Compliance Safety & Health Officer. Ms. Barchard has worked with OSHA for the past twenty years conducting inspections and investigations to ensure all employees are provided a safe and healthful workplace.
Ms. Barchard’s community involvement is extensive including many years of service volunteering with Lake Magdalene United Methodist Church, Villa Madonna Catholic School, Girl Scouts of America, Vice President of the Band Boosters at Adams Middle School, a voting member of the Hillsborough County Child Care Licensing Board and Baseball Mom for many of both her son’s teams.
Ms. Barchard has three children; one currently attending Ben Hill Middle School and two adult children who have graduated from Hillsborough County Public Schools.
If you have questions, concerns, would like to place an item on the Governing Board agenda, or would like to contact the FACE Board of Directors, including the FACE Parent Representative, you may do so by sending an e-mail to: Face_board@faceprogram.org
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Florida Statue 1012.42- Notification of Out of Field Teachers
All educators in Florida are monitored to ensure they meet certification and training requirements as mandated by law. Per Florida Statute 1012.42, when a teacher is assigned teaching duties out of the field in which the teacher is certified, the parents of all students in the class shall be notified in writing. Per the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), we are also required to notify parents when their child has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher not highly qualified for that class.
All of our teachers are certified to teach, although some of them are currently out-of-field and/or not highly qualified (HQ) and are working on additional areas of certification. You have the right to know the professional qualifications of the teachers or paraprofessionals who instruct your child. Federal law allows you to ask for certain information about your child’s teachers and requires us to give you this information in a timely manner if you ask for it. If you would like more information, please contact the school at 813.985.3223
Click (Out-of-Field-Teachers) to see a table of teachers who are currently out-of-field and/or not highly qualified (HQ).