Lauren Zweber - Acting Principal (Director of Academics)

Bio coming soon!

Jeanne Benz - Director of Operations
Mrs. Benz was part of the founding team of Gardens School of Technology Arts in 2010. She was instrumental in the founding operations of Gardens SOTA and has been responsible at various levels for the management and operation of the school from the beginning.

Mrs. Benz has worked in educational administration at a variety of levels, including Assistant to the Director of Graduate Psychology and Associate Provost at Palm Beach Atlantic College and as a Department Assistant at Palm Beach State College. She co-founded The Children's Academy at Covenant, an early childhood center, in 2006 and served as Director for six years. With over 14 years of experience in business management, Mrs. Benz is responsible for general operations and compliance for the school. She is committed to maintaining integrity and excellence in Gardens SOTA's programs and management and to ensuring that the unique mission and vision of the school's charter is upheld and fulfilled.

Mrs. Benz holds a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Florida International University. She has always had a passion for the well being of children and the community, and she served for several years as a Guardian ad Litem in the 15th Judicial Circuit of Palm Beach County. She was born and raised in South Florida and currently lives in the Acreage with her husband Erik, their three children Kristopher, Kenan and Kensington, their three dogs, two guinea pigs and seven (yes seven) cats.

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