Kim Coluccio is the president of The Matthew Erik Foundation and founder of The Matthew Erik Academy. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Education from York College of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in Reading and Exceptional Education from Dowling College in New York. She has four teaching certificates in both Florida and New York. They include Elementary Education (K-6), Secondary Education Math (7-12), Reading Education (K-12) and Exceptional Education (K-12). Her experience spans over twenty-five years in elementary, middle, high school, and college levels.
Maria Cirilli has been an avid supporter of The Matthew Erik Foundation for many years. Aside from managing the business end of the organization and assisting students at the center, Maria is responsible for the center's social media presence and advertising goals. Maria is also an enthusiastic advocate of the philosophy and mission of The Matthew Erik Foundation and is an active participant in our community outreach efforts.
Matthew Erik Falcone was a beloved teacher in Brevard County for ten years. He maintained high expectations while making learning fun. Matt's passing was devastating, but became the inspiration for The Matthew Erik Foundation, where his sister Kim aims to emulate Matt's teaching philosophy and inspire future teachers to "Be a Little More Matt" in their classrooms.
Paul Hackmann is a certified math teacher and a recent retiree from Brevard Public Schools. We are lucky to have him at the academy!
Ms. Bev is a beloved teacher assistant at the academy and facilitator of enrichment activities. She is also the mother of Matthew Erik.
Some of our amazing students!