All Adult Staff
Our instructional staff is comprised of adults 18 years and older. Our head instructors, Mark and Kris, have combined for more than 50 years of classroom teaching in grades k through 8. The majority of the rest of our staff is comprised of graduate and undergraduate students, majoring in computer science, computer engineering, performing arts, graphic design and other related fields. We sometimes have high school juniors and seniors who serve as assistants, but are never in charge of teaching our curriculum. Our training program is intense, and our hiring process is very selective!
Mark Stansell spent 26+ years teaching in the Palm Beach County School District – including 10 years at Poinciana STEM School & 11 years at Don Estridge High Tech Middle School. Stansell holds State Of Florida certification in Instructional Technology for grades 6-12 and a Media Specialist certification for grades PreK-12. He founded Digi-Camp in the summer of 2006, and first opened the doors that December. In the time since then, Digi-Camp has become the premier Winter, Spring and Summer Camp provider for South Florida’s youth interested in photography, video and television production and anything in between. Stansell credits Digi-Camp’s business model of being family friendly and affordable, as well as a ton of fun for kids as being the main reason for its success. Mark holds a B.A., Elementary Education, & a M.A. Sports and Business Management.
Mr. Swanson is a 25+ year veteran Palm Beach County School Teacher. Mr. Swanson holds a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Science and Math, bringing a wide range of talents and experiences to Digi-Camp. He is one of only a few teachers who works with NASA and is responsible for building the Poinciana Elementary STEM Magnet School’s Planetarium program – the only one of it’s kind in the State of Florida. Mr. Swanson is an Innovation Specialist at Pine Crest School in Boca Raton, and spends quite a bit of time conducting teacher training opportunities throughout the area and beyond. Mr. Swanson has been with Digi-Camp since 2008, and is our curriculum director extraordinaire. Kris holds a M.A. degree in Information Technology!
Amanda is another FAU Alumni that works for Digi-Camp! She currently teaches 1st grade at Addison Mizner Elementary School in Boca Raton. Amanda loves Harry Potter! She is a self-proclaimed nerd who loves working with her hands and with kids!
Nicole Cummings attends Florida State University studying Business Management. She enjoys reading, writing, learning new things as well as teaching children. Nicole also loves her big Italian family and her puppies Max and Rosie. Nicole was a member of National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta (Math) Honor Society, Rho Kappa (Social Studies) Honor Society, and President of Quill and Scroll Honor Society. She was also an AP Scholar which means she passed 4 or more AP exams with an average score of 3.5 or higher.
Samantha Rose attends Northeastern University as a Communication Studies major. She graduated from A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, also as a communications major, where she concentrated in print journalism and film. She was Editor-in-Chief of Dreyfoos' newsmagazine and news website, The Muse. Samantha also has been involved in the production of several short films, some of which have been featured in showcases and film festivals at Dreyfoos. In addition, she served as an officer for the National Honor Society, Communications Honor Society, and Key Club. She enjoys teaching and helping children succeed.
Suzy currently attends school in Tallahassee, is a graduate of Spanish River High School where she spent a great deal of time with marching band and fellow theatre geeks. She loves sewing and working with her hands to build cool things! Suzy plans to pursue theatre and acting as a career! She loves working with children.
Jensen Cole is a graduate of Boynton Beach High School. She was involved in Education Rocks, a program where we help send kids to school who can’t afford it in third world countries, so you can see she likes to help children develop the skills they need. She was a Varsity athlete completing Cross Country, Soccer and Track season. She has a triple certification in Microsoft Office Powerpoint, Word, and Excel. Being very experienced with children she finds it easy to work with kids, from babysitting to working with children who have special needs, children are a breeze.
Cameron Haffke is a senior at Park Vista High School. She is an AICE student, captain of the lacrosse team and a member of the National Honor Societyl. She is a dedicated student, worker and athlete who enjoys the opportunity to have a positive impact on the community and young children.
Vy is a senior in the International Baccalaureate Program at Atlantic High School. She is the co-founder and co-president of the Girls who Code club at Atlantic, the outreach coordinator for Habitat for Humanity's Youth United Board of Directors, and an officer in Spanish National Honor Society as well as club participant in Health Occupations Students of America and Model United Nations. Her favorite moments are when she is able to make children around her laugh and smile!
Hannah FIschler is a graduate of West Boca High School. There she completed the Information Technology program and was on the Varsity Volleyball team. She has a lot of experience behind the camera and editing videos. At school she was in advanced TV production and yearbook. Hannah was also a Digi-Camp alumni, a Don Estridge Alumni and had Mr. Stansell's class as a student.
Kendall is a senior at Park Vista High School where she plays 3 sports. She loves outdoor activities and anything in the water of South Florida! Kendall spends much of her spare time with kids - volunteering at church. She plans to pursue medicine in the future.