Coral Springs L.I.F.E. Program Director
Donna Bussiere joined Atlantis Academy Coral Springs in 2001 and has served as director since January 2017. For almost two decades, Donna has devoted her career to helping ensure our students succeed and reach their full potential. She holds a degree in elementary education from Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts and earned a Lifetime Teacher Certificate for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a Foundations of Reading Certificate. Donna is involved in the National Council for Social Studies, Special Olympics and is a member of the U.S. Track and Field Association.
Miami L.I.F.E. Program Director
For more than two decades, Patricia Giner has dedicated her career to Atlantis Academy, serving in various roles throughout the years. Prior to her current role as director of the L.I.F.E. program, she served as director of education and community outreach and director of development and admissions for Atlantis Academy. Before joining Atlantis Academy, Patricia taught in the first inclusion classroom in a private preschool in Coconut Grove, Fla. She also served as a child advocate for Dade County Public School Chapter One Handicapped Students, a national director of admissions for College Living Experience and an independent educational consultant for students with special needs.
She received degrees from Barry University in Miami Shores and the University of Miami and a certificate in Cuban-American Studies from the University of Miami. She is also certified in Guardian Ad Litem training in Dade County and in Early Childhood Education and Advocacy & Self-Determination Skills. For the past 15 years, she has served as a Child Development Advisory Council Member for the University of Miami Mailman Center and a board member for The Coalition of McKay Scholarship Schools, in addition to several other professional and civic organizations.