Meet the FACE Admin


Maynard Harvey – Principal

Known by his family and peers as “Pancho,” Maynard Harvey grew up in Pittsburgh, PA. After raising his two sons Austin / Cole and working for 30 yrs. in Pennsylvania school systems, Mr. Harvey and his wife Lori moved to the Sunshine State. Before coming to FACE in January 2019, Mr. Harvey worked at South Tech Academy, a vocational school for students with disabilities. In his free time, Mr. Harvey loves riding his motorcycle with Lori, spending time with his family, and “loving” on his two Schitzu puppies Bella and Bailey.

Elisabeth (Beth) Sahhar – Assistant Principal

Beth relocated to Tampa in December of 2019 from Baltimore, MD. She currently holds a Bachelors in History and a Master’s in History from Long Island University as well as a Master’s in Special Education and Graduate Certificate in School Administration and Supervision from Johns Hopkins University. This is her second school year at FACE, where she started as an ESE Specialist. Beth currently lives in Manatee County with her husband, 2 young sons, a dog, a cat, and a hamster. She enjoys spending her free time paddle boarding, going to the beach, exploring Florida, going to concerts, and hanging out with her family.

Rebecca Null – ESE Specialist

Rebecca Null is one of the FACE ESE Specialists, helping to maintain compliance with student IEP documents. She is a St. Petersburg native, born and raised. She attended Saint Petersburg College where she received her Bachelor’s in Special Education, and later on her Autism Endorsement. She has been in Hillsborough County for going on 9 years, with this being her 6th year at FACE. Rebecca enjoys all things Disney, raising her three year old son, and indoor cycling in her free time. 

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Tawanna Johnson – ESE Specialist

Tawanna is an ESE specialist here at FACE. She has been a part of the FACE family for 4 years. She relocated to Tampa in 2018 from Charleston, SC. Ms. Tawanna is a certified ESE teacher for grades K-12 and also holds her Autism endorsement from St. Petersburg College. Ms. Tawanna received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Benedict College in Columbia SC in 2011. Ms. Tawanna is married to her high school sweetheart, Isaac. Together they have 3 wonderful children; Jaylynn, Laila, and Jordan. Ms. Tawanna enjoys all things outdoors. She recently took her first deep sea fishing trip and is looking forward to more in the future. 


Sydney Sampson – Curriculum and Instruction Specialist

This will be Sydney’s fifth year at FACE and third year as Curriculum Specialist. Sydney received her BA in Psychology from UVA and her MA in Autism Spectrum Disorder from USF. Before transitioning onto the Administration, Sydney enjoyed two years as the Upper Elementary Transition teacher and loves visiting her former students throughout the school. In addition to her role as a Curriculum Specialist, Sydney also fulfills responsibilities as the FACE Instructional Coach, Assessment Coordinator, Certification Representative, Title I Coordinator… and resident optimist! Outside of FACE, Sydney enjoys listening to podcasts, reading by the pool, and cultivating her cactus garden.

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Juliana Giraldo-Isaza – BCBA

Juliana graduated with a B.S in Clinical Psychology in 2009 in South America, Colombia where she was born and raised. That year, she moved to the United States to continue with her professional development. She lived in Philadelphia for 9 years where she studied English, and then graduated from a Masters Certificate in Leadership and Organizational Management in 2013. Juliana then started working as an RBT (Registered Behavior Technician) for 3 different clinics in the Philadelphia and New Jersey area. In 2018, she graduated with a Masters Degree in School Psychology and Applied Behavior Analysis and moved to the Tampa area where she became a Licensed Behavior Specialist (LBS). In 2019 she became Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and started consulting with FACE; in 2020 she joined full time. In the afternoons, she works as a BCBA for a clinic in Tampa. She loves her job as much as she loves music, her family and friends!!

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