Meet the Professionals

Christina Shattuck

As a mother of three, Christina found herself coping with each one of her children facing individual academic challenges. When her youngest was three, she was told by his teacher that he should see an occupational therapist and be fitted with a weighted vest, so as to “make him more aware of his body and stop moving around so much” (she withdrew him immediately). Her daughter, who at the time was attending second grade at a “good private school” in Miami, could not read at all and could barely recognize letter combinations. Christina knew that one-on-one attention, a personalized curriculum and the use of a workable study method was the only answer.  Once these were implemented, her youngest son went from a mid-grade 2 reading level to a beginning 4th grade level, in 5 months. Christina knew that there were other children, like her son, also badly in need of individualized attention in a nurturing environment, so she founded New Village Academy. Word of mouth immediately spread and she quadrupled her amount of students in the first year, and each subsequent year, the group has expanded.

Academic advisor
Melanie Fabian

Melanie graduated from FIU with a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. While studying and after graduating, she was able to implement her knowledge and best practices into the classroom, working for Miami-Dade County Public Schools from 2008-2020. Her hands-on experience and consistent guidance make Melanie an invaluable member of our team.


"New Village Academy has been a godsend for my family. It has enabled us to provide a high quality, self-paced education for our girls while living our very busy lifestyle. For years, they have enjoyed their curriculum and tutors, and are flourishing with their studies!"

Elena Cardone
Best Selling Author, Empire Builder, and Visionary

”I want to let you know that my son has commented to me and also to his grandmother, that he has never been at a school where the teachers cared so much. He says he has enjoyed this school more than any other school in his life. He feels and knows that you all care! I thank you for that!”

“New Village Academy has been a godsend! My daughters were given every opportunity to succeed in school. We tried private and public schools, tutors, bribes and punishments. Nothing worked. They felt overwhelmed as they continued falling further behind. Then, I enrolled them in New Village Academy. Today my teens are accountable for themselves, feel empowered and strive to meet goals each day, which keeps them moving toward long-term success. They have good grades and are catching up quickly. Best of all, my daughters believe in themselves.”

"You have created a wonderful program that has allowed us to continue our dreams while giving our kids the best education possible. In most schools, the students have to adjust to the system, your center adjusts to the student, while allowing them to advance where they are gifted and you take your time where they need the help. This is the recipe for today’s success! Your system has helped her become a better gymnast, and you have inspired her academically to do well. We have never seen a child that looks forward to go to school and do their homework as much as she does. You have the right educators, who not only teach, but also inspire. My husband and I are so very thankful and would like to congratulate you for a great school model and the great job you are doing.”