Marketing & Business Development
Dr. James Etter
Dr. Etter joined CHS in July of 2017, having been the founder and former CEO of American Public University and American Military University. One piece of advice he would give his students is "to stay focused on where they want to go! Try and vision pull themselves to their educational goal, and that they are in charge of their learning." Dr. Etter enjoys running and is a nationally ranked sprinter. He also enjoys developing a vegetable garden each summer. Finally, the proudest moment of his life was watching his daughter grow.
Andrew J. Herd
Chief Operations Officer
Mr. Herd joined CHS in July of 2017, before that Mr. Herd helped establish and manage two prominent and successful education resource companies providing technology and publisher-centric content and enterprise solutions to higher education and k12 providers here in the United States. In addition, he served as Chairman of the London College of International Business Studies, which was founded in the 1800’s by Sir Isaac Pitman, the inventor of shorthand writing.
One piece of advice he would give his students is to "view education as a fun journey and not a chore, yes education is a necessity but its doesn’t need to be chore." Mr. Herd enjoys golf, hunting, and keeping fit, and is a passionate amateur historian focusing on Elizabethan England, 18th Century Sociology and 20th Century Military History.
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Mr. Morris joined CHS in November of 2017, having served as an educator for 10 years and the founder of the PGA Tour Junior Golf Academy as well as CASE Hybrid Academy. His most rewarding experience in education is seeing students finding a greater amount of success than they expected from themselves.
One piece of advice he would give to his students is to "believe in yourself, advocate for yourself, and there is nothing that can come in between you and your goals."
Mr. Morris enjoys spending time with his daughters, golfing, watching football, cooking, and genealogy. The proudest moment of his life was seeing his daughters grow up to the girls they are today.
Director of Information Technology
Mr. Dallas joined CHS in October of 1998. Having spent nearly 20 years at CHS he has seen a complete transformation in the school and the education industry as a whole. Seeing students succeed and knowing you have made a difference in the world has given him the most benefit of working in the education field. One piece of advice he gives our students is "while the world is at your fingertips, don't forget to use your feet. Get out and see the world." For the past six years, Mr. Dallas has been keeping saltwater fish and reef aquariums. Keeping fish and growing live coral has been a very rewarding and interesting hobby for him. Being the first in his family to earn a college degree was his most special accomplishment.
Director of Student Services
Mr. McTighe joined CHS in September of 2018 having spent 14 years working in education in numerous management roles. One piece of advice he would give to his students is to “remember your goal; remember why you started and don’t let anything keep you from succeeding.” Mr. McTighe enjoys spending time with his wife, family and two dogs. He also enjoys watching sports, golfing and spending time outdoors.
Student Services Assistant
Director Of Marketing
Director Of Academics
Ms. Dewey joined CHS in 2018, having previously served as an educator for 12 years with 8 of those years in online learning. Inspiring and motivating students to find their passions is what she finds to be the most rewarding experience in education. One piece of advice she would give her students is to "establish a weekly routine and stick to it! Also, set attainable goals for yourself and celebrate when you reach those goals."
Ms. Dewey enjoys spending time with her daughter, working out, traveling, and watching TV. The proudest moment of her life was listening to her daughter read her first bedtime book.
Curriculum Resources Manager
Mrs. Marsh joined CHS in May of this year, having previously served over 13 years in both online and traditional education settings. She enjoys impacting student lives in a positive way through mentorship. "Reach out for help when you need it, and be honest in all that you do," is just one piece of advice that Mrs. Marsh gives to her students.
Mrs. Marsh's proudest moment was becoming a grandmother in August of 2018 to her beautiful granddaughter, Alena.
Marthea Pitts, MSW
Director of Teen Mom Program
Ms. Pitts joined CHS in 2018, as an administrative focused social worker with five plus years of experience in designing, implementing, and monitoring workforce development and self-sufficiency focused programs for pregnant and parenting youth.
Educating and empowering teenage mothers through advocacy is what she enjoys most.One piece of advice she would give her students is to “stay focused on what is vital to your personal growth.” Ms. Pitts enjoys practicing self-care, attending cultural events, and staying connected to her social support system.
Ms. Hickman joined the CHS team in 2018 after graduating from Stetson University with a degree in Education. Her passion for working with high school youth stems from her volunteer work with The Boys and Girls Club where she piloted “Girl Talk,” a program to help young girls build their confidence and self-esteem. Ms. Hickman’s most rewarding experience as an educator is helping students find that light bulb moment. One piece of advice that she would give her students is to “never be afraid to advocate for what’s right for yourself and others.”
Ms. Hickman enjoys traveling, experiencing different cultures, and spending time with her dog, Remi. The proudest moment of her life was graduating from her dream school as the first in her family to receive a bachelor’s degree.
Grace Theriault is the Manager of Accounting and Human Resources. She has worked for over 40 years in various stages of accounting for both private businesses and public accounting firms. She brings the knowledge to prepare the financial reports for the management of Citizens High School and for the firms who complete the audits and tax returns.
In Human Resources, she coordinates the benefits for all the employees of Citizens High School and runs the payroll.Grace and her husband are proud of their four children, their four grandchildren and getting to spend time with them on a regular basis.
Her words of wisdom are “The number one person looking out for you and your future, is you.”
Director, CHS Español Learning Center
Cari Andreani has worked in education for 20 years as an instructor, department head, director, and dean. When she was in college she moved to Madrid, Spain where she met her husband, and they came back to the United States to start a family. They have been married for 22 years and have three wonderful children. Ms. Andreani fell in love with the Spanish language and culture, and enjoys traveling to new countries as often as she can. She enjoys working with the Spanish-speaking community here in the US, and loves learning about all of the wonderful Latin American cultures represented here! Her philosophy is to inspire all students to believe in themselves, to embrace their unique strengths, and to go out into their world to make a difference. One piece of advice she gives to students is to keep dreaming, keep believing, and keep achieving! ¡Sí se puede!
Mrs. Andreani enjoys going to the beach with her family, traveling, and enjoying life in Florida. Her proudest moments are seeing students everyday overcome life obstacles, graduating from school, and achieving their dreams.
International Administrative Manager
With a background in nonprofits and elementary education, Sarah is passionate about implementing aide programs for battered women and children, and people experiencing homelessness. Her best advice to students: “We are in the land of opportunity. First dream it, then believe it, and work towards it!” When not at work, Mrs. Cifredo enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and serving in her community.