Adminstration & Staff

Dr. Aparna Bhargava

PK-12 Virtual Academy

Dr. Bhargava (Dr. B), completed Doctorate in Instructional Technology and Distance Education in 2016 from Nova Southeastern University. She graduated with honors from NSU with a Masters in Business Administration in 1993. She has been serving Broward County Public Schools as a teacher, counselor, and a mentor, since 2003. She has taught math and reading at all grade levels. Her rich and varied professional experience includes online teaching and course design, professional development for teachers, technology integration, and assessments.


Mr. Shaikh Ali
Assistant Principal

Mr. Ali retired as a department chair, Electronics Engineering Technology and General Education Department, ATI. He also worked as a department chair in the technology department at City College, Florida. He is an expert in preparing lesson plans and curriculum. As a chairperson, Mr Ali reviewed and selected text for Math, Physics, Electronics and Computers; prepared lesson plans, provided lectures in Electronic Theory, Math, and Physics for college students. He is a great asset for PK12 Virtual Academy.


Mohamed T. Yasin, C.P.A, M.B.A
Financial Analyst

Mr. Yasin has12 years of experience as a tax and financial analyst. He is currently working with Virgin Voyages, Plantation, Florida as a senior financial analyst. He is responsible for annual/long range plans and monthly actual reporting processes including providing variance analysis and presentations to cost center leaders and executive team. Mr. Yasin has been also responsible for timely Ship Build reporting for +$800M Scarlet Lady. He is an expert in implementation of Adaptive Insights including developing/testing monthly reports and setup/alignment of cost centers, accounts and spend categories with Workday Financials. Mr. Yasin interacted with the 22 countries within Latin America region and has compiled reports and due findings. He is truly an asset

Board Members

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Mounir Bourkiza

Mr. Mounir Bourkiza : We are proud to have  Mr. Bourkiza on our board member committee. He is a PhD candidate in educational leadership from Florida Atlantic University.Serving in the committee advising the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) in the development of a Level II certification exam for school administrators aspiring to become principals.

Sonny Mohamed

Mr. Mohamed is an expert in the home media advertising industry. He has extensive operational, purchasing, and project management experience for over 11 years in USA. He is an open minded leader, recognized for creative thinking, time management, and effective problem solving. Mr. Sonny’s strengths include communication and customer service skills. He is a consultant at Advance Service Management in Florida, USA

Dr Shirley Walrod

Dr. Walrod earned her master’s and doctorate with a degree in instructional technology and curriculum at Iowa State University, where she also taught for 6 years. She began teaching online for Nova Southeastern University in 2002 in the field of distance education, instructional technology, and curriculum and has chaired more than 50 dissertation committees.Dr. Walrod also taught courses at the University of Miami and Texas Tech. In addition, she has taught business communication, speech, and writing courses. She edits books, dissertations, and two academic distance education journals.

Trudy-Ann Forbes

Trudy-Ann Forbes is a Grant Development Officer at Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In this role, she secures institutional resources from foundation, corporate, federal, and state sources to fulfill the mission and vision of the college and to benefit students. Ms. Forbes has worked in the funding and nonprofit arena for more than 20 years. She holds a Master’s of Public Administration from Syracuse University, and a Masters of Arts in Political Science from Howard University.

Betsy Melotti

Betsy Melotti Held marketing positions at Turnberry Associates and Macys Florida handling the international marketing and communications for both companies. Decided to stay home full time in 2010 to focus on raising two children and has worked as a marketing consultant on several projects. Betsy has volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club, YMCA and Orange County Public Schools.

Dr. Joseph Noel completed his Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.) in Instructional Design and Technology from Keiser University. He graduated with honors from Florida Atlantic University with a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership (K-12, all levels) and graduated with high honors from Nova Southeastern University Fischler Graduate School of Education and Human Services with a Master of Science Degree in Curriculum, Instruction and Technology. Dr. Noel serves as a youth mentor and Sunday School Teacher.

Our Staff

Steven Robin

Guidance Counselor

Mr. Steven Robin is a highly effective, dedicated, and professional school counselor and teacher with experience working at all grade levels. He has a masters in science (M.S) in Counseling and School Guidance from Nova Southeastern University. He earned his Bachelors in Psychology and Math education from Florida Atlantic University. He speaks spanish fluently as well.

Shelby Cain

Shelby graduated summa cum laude Florida southern college with a marine and mathematics degree. She has a master’s degree in marine science from Nova Southeastern University. Shelby has been tutoring since 2018 for Pk-12 Virtual Academy.

Sarah Akel


Ms. Sarah has a Bachelors in Pharmacy from Nova Southeastern University, Florida. Sarah has been teaching organic chemistry and Biochemistry to high school and college students. Ms. Akel has been teaching at PK-12 Virtual Academy since 2018. She has taught English, Math, and Science at all grade levels at PK-12 Virtual Academy. Her passion is to motivate students so that they can be successful in their endeavors.

Susanna Tanner

Office Manager

Ms. Susanna is proficient in Spanish and English and is responsible for application intakes. She is very courteous and goes beyond parents’ expectations. She demonstrates patience at all times.

Tanweer Syed

Tanweer Syed graduated with honors from University of Florida. He is currently in Dental school and tutors part time for PK-12 Virtual Academy.