SKY Academy Venice Board Members

Board Chair Sargent

Board Chair

Beth Sargent

Bio coming soon...

Contact: Beth Sargent



Jane ChinnaswamyBoard Member Chinaswamy

Jane Chinnaswamy moved from Massachusetts to Venice to help with aging parents. Prior to Florida, Jane was enjoying her second career as high school math teacher and faculty chaperone to the Girls Who Code club and Technovation Challenge. Jane also has more than 15 years financial experience. Jane holds an MBA from Northeastern University and is a graduate of Bentley University. Jane and her husband, Mano, have three children in their 20s. They can be seen on the island walking their golden retrievers, Calvin and Hobbes, or riding their tandem bicycle. Jane is currently attempting to run a half-marathon in all 50 states. 


Contact: Jane Chinnaswamy

Angela ChaceBoard Member Chase

Angie is the General Manager for Ruby Tuesday. She married her husband, Bill Chace, in 2000 and together they have three boys: Jack, who is a graduate of SKY and now, attends Venice High; Ted, who is in 8th grade at SKY; and Tom, who is in 6th grade at SKY.

Angie is a Venice Vikings Pop Warner Football and Cheer Board Member. She is also a team mom for the Crusaders. She enjoys watching her boys play sports, volunteering, and growing in faith at Fellowship Bible Church.


Contact: Angela Chace

Karen GuerreroBoard Member Guerrero

Karen and her husband are now a full time residents of the City of Venice after spending twenty-six years in Georgia. Karen has had the opportunity to study and teach in many different areas of education. She has also been an educator in many different arreas of the world with more than thirty years experience as an educator. 

In her teaching practice she served as a teacher of the hearing impaired, learning disabled, emotional/behavioral disordered, and other area of special needs. She served also as an educator for grades first, third, fourth, and fifth grades stateside in Virginia and Georgia as well as oversees in Japan and Panama. 

Karen is enjoying her retirement and is not quite finished with "giving back." She volunteers for multiple programs throughout Sarasota County. At her leisure she enjoys reading, traveling, tutoring, volunteering, and frequenting the beach almost daily. She is very happy to have found a small piece of paradise here in Florida. 

Contact: Karen Guerro

Elizabeth HazeltineBoard Member Hazeltine

Elizabeth was born and raised in Venice, FL. She graduated from Venice High School in 2008 and attended the University of Central Florida where she gained a degree in Elementary Education in 2011. After graduating college, Elizabeth taught for two years in the Orlando area before moving back to Venice where she taught for an additional five years. Her classroom experince ranges from grades 2 through 5.

She and her husaband, Michael, wed in January 2018 and we welcomed their son, Henry, in April 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys running 5K races, boating, and being outdoors with her son and dog, Charlie.


Contact: Elizabeth Hazeltine

Angela SterankoBoard Member Steranko

Dr. Angela Steranko is a licensed clinical psychologist as well as owner and founder of Fundamental Psychology, PLLC. Dr. Steranko was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida. She attended undergraduate and graduate school in Florida then moved out of state to continue to pursue her education and obtain her doctorate. Dr. Steranko moved back to the Venice area to open her practice and raise her family. 

Dr. Steranko specializes in working with children, teens and young adults.  Her group practice is family focused and emphasizes  the importance of physical movement, nutrition and positive social interactions on an individuals mental health. The values of Sky Academy closely align with Dr. Steranko’s approach to overall wellbeing. She has been a member of the Sky Board since February 2018.

Contact: Angela Steranko