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Administrative Staff

Athena Binikos-Brom, Principal

Ms. Binikos-Brom holds an MA in Educational Leadership from the University of South Florida; a BS in English Education from the University of South Florida; and an AS in Liberal Arts from St. Petersburg College. She provides substantial support to Eckerd Connects by assisting the organization’s leadership in developing, achieving, and maintaining quality educational programs and services. She leads the School Improvement Planning process, as well, for the parent company, Eckerd Connects.

Christopher T. Bauernfeind, Assistant Principal

Mr. Bauernfeind holds a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education California the University of Pennsylvania.  He also holds a Principal’s Certification in Pennsylvania. He currently serves Eckerd Connects | Academy as an expert in the implementation of the Edgenuity curriculum. He engages in coaching teachers and serves as a regional school administrator for all North Carolina Eckerd Connects campuses. His hands-on mentoring is invaluable in the implementation of ECA’s curriculum.

Vickie Swift, SIS Coordinator


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Administrative Office

Eckerd Connects | Academy
100 Starcrest Drive, Clearwater, Florida 33765
Office:  1-727-461-1236
Toll Free:  800-554-4357

Office Hours:

Monday – Thursday:  9am – 4pm EST
Friday: 9am – Noon EST
Evenings and Saturdays by appointment

The Eckerd Connects | Academy admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, and national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship, and other school-administered programs. If any student, faculty, staff, or applicant has a question or concern regarding the policy, that person may direct the question or concern to the School Principal.
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