Chelon Perez-Benitoa

Originally from Des Moines, Iowa, I currently teach Fine Arts-Drawing and Painting and Art History at Naples High School. I have been teaching Fine Arts for 25 years, 23 of those being in
Collier County. I have been an active participant in Chalk ART, Gator’s Galore, and Wet Paint
events here in Naples. I continue to be a teacher with the Adult Education program where I can
be found teaching Beginning Watercolor, Acrylic-Abstract, and sometimes Pottery.

My educational degrees:
Bachelor of Science-Art Education, Iowa State University
Masters of Science –Art Education, Florida International University
National Board Certified Teacher in Young Adult Fine Arts

Business & Finance

Robert Belcastro

Robert L. Belcastro

Graduate of West Virginia University
M.A.  Reading Education

Married to Jennifer L. Belcastro -kindergarten teacher at Seagate Elementary.
Originally from West Virginia. A resident of Naples, FL since 1988.

V.P., Financial Advisor, RBC Wealth Management since 2002.
Have helped clients manage their investment portfolio since 1980.
Enjoys flying, tennis, golf, and the beach.

Robert Belcastro

Jim Taillon

Has extensive experience in the world of finance.  

He began his career in the medical field, graduating from NYU Post Medical School with a specialty in Orthotics.   

A Board Certified orthotist he has a private practice, was the Chief Orthotist at the University of Michigan Medical School.  He later served as the Director of Prosthetics and Orthotics at DT Watson Hospital for Children.    In 1984 he started propriety options trading and was Co-founder and Partner at The Brace Centers.    In 2002 he joined the Investment Counsel, at William R. Hough and Company which became part of RBC Wealth Management.     In 2008 he was a contract trader for Capital Blue Management and then City Capital Management.   

Today, Jim is the Founder and managing partner of OREL Advisors, LLC.

Robert Belcastro

Jim D York

Mr. York is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Florida Association of  Realtors, and the Naples Board of Realtors. He has   over 20 years real estate experience, including 15 in southwest Florida, and over $200 million in negotiated sales transactions. In conjunction with his work in real estate, he has also offered his experience as a consultant to area builders.

For the past 10 years, Mr. York has served his community by giving educational lectures and seminars to the general public on the day’s current topics in real estate.

Mr. York is the author of a weekly real estate column in the Naples Daily News, and is a member of the local Real Estate Board Legal Resource committee that oversees all the real estate contracts, also member of the Global Business committee and membership committe for local board of Realtors (Nabor)    He is the co-host of the popular TV show Dialogue With A Doctor on Comcast cable.

He is originally from Syracuse, New York where is attended Syracuse University and before moving to Florida, he owned and managed his own building company in Pennsylvania.


Luiz Untura

Dale Clarke

Hank Ventry


Joe and Kali Kubica

Joseph and Kalie Kubica have been teaching for the Collier County Adult Education Program for five years, learning to dance correctly themselves from professionals that appeared on the dance circuit, which resulted in them dancing 12 to 15 times a week for several years. Smooth dancing is and always will be their favorite and helping people get around a dance floor is what they teach in the Adult Education Dance Program, along with the cha-cha-rumba-swing and- tango.

While on a cruise, they were asked to return to the ship and teach International Ballroom Dancing to passengers, which they did, and that was about 46 cruises ago. Their dancing has continued from the Caribbean to the Mediterranean and now, once again, to Naples Florida.

Health / Fitness/ Sports



Michal Durik

A British national, Michal was educated in Spain and is a native speaker. Michal's ten years of teaching experience includes a prestigious boarding school in the united Kingdom, a specialist language British public school, an inner-city school in North Carolina, and teaching both new and native speakers in Florida.

Michal's energetic and engaging teaching style quickly became noticed in the Collier County Public Schools as he won the Golden Apple award during his first eligible year. This award recognizes excellence in teaching. To see a sample of Michal's teaching put together by the Education Foundation, you can visit
Been teaching sign language for the Adult and Community Education program for approximately 12 years and truly enjoys every class.

Graduate of Illinois State University and married to his beautiful bride, Linda. They enjoy going to Disney and spending time together.

Patricia Freydberg

Born in Baton Rouge, LA., I've lived most of my life in Florida, growing up in Tallahassee.  I received my B.A. degree in Spanish from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg,  spent my Junior year at the University of Madrid, and received my M.A. in Spanish at FSU.  I began my teaching career in the Bilingual Program at Lake Trafford Elementary School in Immokalee in 1972, then taught Spanish at Pine Ridge Middle School and Naples High School.  Throughout my 37 years with CCPS, I intermittently taught Spanish for Adult Education and also taught in after-school programs at Poinciana Elementary and Lake Park Elementary.  I retired in 2009 and have been teaching Spanish for Adult Education since then.  I also tutor students of all ages.  I am married to Charles Freydberg, a teacher at Naples High School, and have a daughter, Lauren, who writes advertising copy in New York City.  My interests are art, travel, reading, yoga, flower arranging, and interior design.


Ray Royce

Teaches students of the deaf and hard of hearing for Collier County Public Schools and have been with the district for 18 years.

Been teaching sign language for the Adult and Community Education program for approximately 12 years and truly enjoys every class.

Graduate of Illinois State University and married to his beautiful bride, Linda. They enjoy going to Disney and spending time together.

Amelia Stuhr

Born and raised in Italy and lived in both Southern and Northern Italy.

Attended schools in Italy and when moved to the  U.S. attended Central Michigan University and New York State University at Albany.

Been teaching Italian at Collier County Adult Education for six years.


Carl Johnson


Lisa Wroble : Lisa Wroble is a professional author and writing instructor with 27 nationally published books for elementary to adult readers. While writing and publishing for 24 years, she has gathered a variety of print and electronic publishing credits in a range of venues including over 1000 articles appearing in magazines, trade journals, and websites. She teaches creativity, fiction and article writing, children's writing, memoir, essay writing, and marketing/publicity workshops throughoutCollier County.