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Welcome



Looking for a school that prioritizes the well-rounded growth of each child?

You've come to the right place. Glad you are here!

When you walk through the doors of Space Coast Early Intervention Center, you might notice the cheerful administration, the brightly-painted walls, or children skipping to their classroom in anticipation of a new school day; but that’s just scratching the surface. With over thirty years in the books, Space Coast Early Intervention Center has made a name as one of the most forward-thinking schools in Brevard County, with countless success stories from students and parents alike.

Our approach to education starts with an individual, not a pre-set curriculum. We aim to encourage the strengths of each child, while building up their weaknesses. So if we see that your child excels in art, we might study Monet’s work and then use impressionist techniques to create a landscape painting. If she struggles in math, we might use counting beads and pipe cleaners to obtain mastery in a way that doesn’t feel overwhelming. Our well-trained teachers and low student-teacher ratios make this possible. We find that most students, even those who come in discouraged and ready to give up, not only find their place, but excel here.

The Highlights


  • Winner of the School Choice Leadership Award 2019
  • Over 300 years of collective teaching experience
  • Custom-fit curriculum for each child
  • Serving through infant, toddler, pre-k, vpk, kindergarten, and primary school
  • Surpassing local and state licensing requirements through APPLE Accreditation
  • Large classrooms and low student-teacher ratios
  • Access to therapists and handicap-accessible equipment



A lot happens in a year. From welcoming new students to hitting milestones, to developing new effective strategies.



We know that the success of each child isn’t solely dependent upon the teachers or administration. That’s why we take a community approach to learning—partnering with parents to spark hope, answer questions, and provide resources for learning outside the classroom. Because while we are educators, many of us are also parents; and at the end of the day, we all just want what’s best for our kids.

In fact, Space Coast Early Intervention Center was founded by Betsy Farmer, a mother who wanted to provide what no other school could for her son. We haven’t side-stepped from that foundation since we first began. Combining state-of-the-art technology with innovative teaching strategies and an environment bustling with creative energy, our inclusive classrooms provide not only academic, but social skills needed in today’s diverse world. We believe that kindness is its own kind of language; that empathy can be formed alongside literacy; and that teamwork is another lesson in social studies.

If you’re looking for a school that aims for the well-rounded development of each child and advocates for the best education possible (regardless of the challenge), you’ve come to the right place. We’re so glad you’re here!



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Board of Directors

Guided by volunteers, together, this dynamic group keeps are focus on mission and ensures our resources are properly used.
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Chair

MARCUS INGELDSEN

Marcus Ingeldsen is Senior Project Manager for MH Williams Construction Group, Inc. and is a Brevard County native who believes in giving back to the community that has given him so much. He is former chairman and is currently treasurer for Habitat for Humanity for Brevard County. He serves in his church and leads a small group of high school boys who are learning to become leaders. Marcus has been married to Jennifer for eighteen years and they have two teenage children, Hunter and Lily.
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Co-Chair

SCOTT THEWES

Scott is a Principal Owner and Consultant with Millennial Brands Consulting, Inc., specializing in Sales and Marketing support for Consumer-Packaged Goods Companies. Scott’s previous experience includes sales and marketing as the VP and Director of Sales for Sabra Dipping Company, La Croix, POM Wonderful and Pepsi Co. Scott holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio State University. He's a founding Board Member of the Trinity United Methodist Preschool in Sarasota.
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Secretary

Sandi Lee

Sandi Lee is Vice President of Global Communications at Harris Corporation. Lee’s previous experience includes leadership roles at United Technologies and British Airways in the U.S., the U.K. and South Africa. She began her career as a journalist in South Africa. Lee holds a diploma in Strategic Marketing from University of Witwatersrand, South Africa and received a Master’s in Business Administration from Lancaster University, U.K. She is married and has a daughter.
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TREASURER

Tyler Heckman

Welcome Tyler. Bio is coming soon.
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PAST CHAIR

Enrique (Henry) Perez

Henry Perez, Ph.D, MBA, holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration, a Master’s in Business Administration, and a Bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering. He has over twenty-five years of international sales, marketing, and management experiences. He has participated in start-up operations and market expansion on three continents, and successfully launched a Communication Products Distributor and Integrator in Mexico.
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Parent Representative

Randy Jones

Originally from Houston, Randy attended Texas State University where he studied Sales and Marketing, before accepting a Manufacturers Rep position for Atlas Match & Promotions in Florida and the Caribbean, where he has since worked for 22 years. He has lived in Brevard for over 14 years now. Since moving to Brevard County, Randy has served on the FBCA (Floridana Beach Civic Association) board and is involved in the community by volunteering for many annual events.
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Board Member

Sandy Withers

Sandy is the schools Fund Developer. She was introduced to the school 23 years ago and has been dedicated to fund raising efforts ever since. Her goal is to educate the community with fun charity events. She believes giving back to the community is good for the soul and encourages others to do the same. She is also involved with other charities for children. She resides in Rockledge with Doug Emerick, and when not working, she's busy with her son, stepdaughter, grandson, and two dogs.
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Board Member

Kathi Niebergall

Kathi has spent her career working in academics - most recently as the Children’s Programming Librarian at the Redondo Beach Public Library in CA. In 2018 she and her husband Ross, CTO at L3Harris, moved to Brevard County from CO. She volunteers at SCEIC and is a strong supporter of the work that is being done here. Kathi has a Bachelor’s of Science from McMaster University and a Master’s of Library and Information Science from the University of Western Ontario.
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Board Member

Dan Singleton

Dan Singleton is a twenty-two year law enforcement veteran and currently serves as the Commander of East Precinct. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida and a Master of Arts Degree in Management and Leadership from Webster. He has served as a Special Investigations Unit agent, sergeant and lieutenant in both the Violent and Major Crimes divisions. He also graduated in the FBI-LEEDA 97th Command Institute for Law Enforcement Executives.
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Board Member

Nick Stewart

With fourteen years in the public education field, Nick has filled many roles: teaching special education classes, providing direction and encouragement as a guidance counselor and coach, and more recently taking on administrative positions. Nick has earned two master’s degrees: one in Special Education from Radford University, and the other in Educational Leadership from the University of West Florida. He and his wife, Katie, and their children moved to Brevard County in 2018.
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Board Member

Jim Clamons

A retired Vice President of Engineering at Harris Corp. Jim joined Harris in 1977 and was there for 40 years. Jim Serves on the Board of Directors of Brevard School Foundation and Central Florida STEM Education Council. He is the Chair of Take Stock in Children Brevard Leadership Council and is a former chair of the SCEIC board of directors. He holds a Bachelor degree in Mathematics and a Masters in Computer Science from Purdue University and was voted Volunteer of the Year in 2016.
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Board Member

Brian Solomon

Brian Solomon is senior counsel with Volk Law Offices in Melbourne, Florida. He has 31 years of experience, specializing in all aspects of the construction industry. He has been married to his loving wife Natalie for 35 years. They are the proud parents of three adult children. Natalie’s youngest brother, Adam, was born with Down Syndrome and now resides with them. Brian has always had a special interest in education for all children. We are very thankful to have Brian as a member of the board.

 
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Board Member

Jeanine Allen

Jeanine is the owner of Jeanine A. Allen, P.A., in Rockledge, FL. Her focus is estate planning and disability law, with a special interest in veterans affairs and children’s advocacy. Jeanine has lived in Brevard County for nearly 30 years, and is always giving back to her community through volunteering and pro bono legal work. In addition to her law degree, she has Bachelor of Science degrees in Legal Studies and Accounting. She is an avid equestrian and enjoys spending time with her daughter on their farm in Rockledge.
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Board Member

Steve Wright

Steve is the Vice President for Service Lines at Health First. He began his career in Schenectady NY where he was an ICU nurse and eventually, a Director for Critical Care and CV Services. Steve received his nursing degree from Ellis Hospital School of Nursing in Schenectady NY, his Bachelors of Nursing Degree from New York Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome, and went on to complete his MBA at Excelsior College. He recently earned his Fellowship in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
 


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Tim Wakefield - Director Emeritus - Former Pitcher, Boston Red Sox

I'm blessed and privileged to have witnessed amazing changes in the lives and families at SCEIC.

As a high school student, Tim Wakefield took advantage of the opportunity to volunteer at Space Coast Early Intervention Center. He was so amazed at the services they provided to their students that he made a commitment to the founder, Betsy Farmer, that when he made it big in baseball, he would come back and support the school. He held to that commitment, and for twenty-five years, has sponsored the Annual Tim Wakefield Celebrity Weekend, which raised funds to support the school. He is now a sponsor of our Jam for the Kids annual event. Wakefield feels privileged to have witnessed amazing changes in the lives of the families of SCEIC, and is blessed to continue to lend his support to our school.



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