Rowena graduated from St. Leo University in 1977 with a B.A. in Elementary and Secondary Education with a concentration in applied voice and a minor in Speech. In 2007, Rowena went back to school and earned her AMS Montessori Credential and a Master of Education from Chaminade University. After graduating from St. Leo, Rowena taught in the public school system until she settled in Orlando. Upon her move to Orlando, Rowena went to work for Walt Disney World. While employed with Disney, Rowena performed with the Voices of Liberty and taught educational classes for the Disney University. After founding CFP with her late husband, Bob Flanders, Rowena held a number of positions, including music teacher, science teacher, Director of Admissions and Testing, Dean of Students, and Assistant Director. Rowena is married and has seven children. 6 of her children have graduated from CFP and 1 is currently a senior.
Lorna joined the CFP family in 2014 after 30 years in public education. She holds a B.A. in English Education, and a Master of Education degree. She is FLDOE Certified as a classroom teacher, in Education Leadership (all levels), and as a Principal (all levels). She is FLDOE endorsed in ESOL and Exceptional Student Education (ESE). Lorna is a CRISS trainer (Levels I and II), a Clinical Education Trainer, and employs the FPMS, Charlotte Danielson and Robert Marzano teacher and administrator evaluation processes.
Sandy began her teaching career in 1994 with a focus in Social Studies and English, and she joined the CFP family in 1999. Sandy holds an AS in Criminal Justice, a BA in Liberal Studies, a Master of Education degree, and a Master of Science degree in Counseling and Psychology. Her additional training includes AMS Montessori and State of Florida Director’s credentials. Sandy’s son graduated from CFP, and her grandchildren currently attend.
Chip Coburn is originally from Columbus, Ohio. He comes from a background in banking and worked for many years at Walt Disney World Finance. It was while attending Manatee Community College that he decided to pursue finance as a career. Throughout his career, he has toured as both an entertainer and Business Manager for Christian singing groups The Spurrlows and TRUTH. He is married and has one daughter, Paris who attends Central Florida Prep.
Mr. ROBERT FLANDERS (1950-2002) – Founder. Bob Flanders began his educational career in 1974 as a classroom teacher at a small private school specializing in learning disabilities. After several years, he realized that teaching was his life’s calling and returned to school, adding a Master’s degree in Business Administration to his undergraduate degree in Education. He then set out to acquire the skills necessary to successfully start and run a private school. In 1990, the opportunity arose to start a school and, with his wife’s support, he opened CFP. Bob served as director of the school until his death in June 2002. People often joke that the reason Bob started CFP was so he would have a place for his children to go to school, and in the first two years they were the majority of the student body.