Head of School
Mr. Scott Baier, M.S.E., M.A.
Mr. Baier is in his 21st year in the education field and in his 18th year at Royal Palm Academy. He has served in various roles including 5th grade teacher, P.E. teacher, Latin teacher and Dean of Students before being promoted to the position of Head of School. His passion, faith, and love for RPA’s mission of forming tomorrow’s leaders have been a big part of the Academy’s success over the years. He holds two Master’s Degrees, one in Human Relations and the other in Educational Leadership. Before becoming an educator, Mr. Baier served our country as a non-commissioned officer (U.S. Army Intelligence) in both Germany and Bosnia-Hercegovina. He is committed now to leading the Academy into its next stage of growth and development. With the loving support of his wife Rachel, their five children, and the entire RPA community, we look forward to benefiting from his leadership for many years to come.
Dean of Faculty
Mrs. Jennifer Wojcik
This is Mrs. Wojcik’s 11th year at RPA. In addition to teaching middle school Literature & Language Arts, Mrs. Wojcik coordinates our annual Spelling Bee, and Speech Contest, and she is co-coordinator of our middle school Scholar Bowl. Mrs. Wojcik is also the Language Arts Department Chair. In 2012, she was honored by the Christian Chamber of Southwest Florida as a top ten finalist for the Golden Halo Award. Jenn earned her B.S. in Secondary Education in Language Arts, graduating Magna Cum Laude, and earned a Master’s Degree in English, graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Alabama. Before joining RPA, Jenn was an English instructor at Florida Gulf Coast University for nine years, teaching composition, business writing and American Literature. After school you will find Mrs. Wojcik coaching the RPA Cross Country team with Mrs. Theriault.
Admissions & Communications Coordinator
Mrs. Jennifer J. Scarafile, M.Ed.
Mrs. Scarafile has graciously accepted the position of Admissions & Communications Coordinator after her third year with Royal Palm Academy. Mrs. Scarafile earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Marketing from Syracuse University in upstate New York. It was at Touro College in New York City where she earned her dual Master of Science degrees in both Elementary Education and Special Education with a summa cum laude distinction. Her teaching certification also includes the ESOL endorsement. Mrs. Scarafile began her teaching career in New Hartford Central School, a National Blue-Ribbon School District in upstate NY. She moved with her family to Naples, FL in 2010 and taught in the Collier County Public Schools for five years prior to accepting the role of Technology Coordinator at RPA. She and her husband David are active members of St. Agnes Church and continue their stewardship with the Fully Engaged ministry. She and her husband David reside in Naples with their sons, Douglas, Benjamin & Alexander.
Mr. Dennis Frodsham, M.B.A.
Mr. Frodsham came to RPA in August, 2013 after relocating from Alabama. He has served as chief financial officer at two colleges. His expertise extends to human resources, information technology, security, physical plant operation, food services, and athletic program support. He graduated from Princeton University with a bachelor of arts degree in economics. He has an MBA in finance and international business from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and post-graduate work from the Institute for Educational Management, Harvard University.
Receptionist & Administrative Assistant to Head of School
Mrs. Pat Bolser
Mrs. Bolser is returning to RPA for her 18th year. She is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio where she attended the University of Cincinnati, majoring in elementary education. She joined the RPA team assisting in the Admissions Office. Mrs. Bolser has been our Receptionist and this will be her 8th year as Administrative Assistant to the Head of School. Prior to joining RPA, she was the bookkeeper for her family owned and operated business here in Naples for 21 years.
Administrative Assistant, Business Office
Mrs. Karen Evans
Mrs. Evans is returning for her 11th year at Royal Palm Academy. Karen is originally from New Jersey, and moved to Florida 20 years ago. Prior to joining RPA, she was an Administrative Assistant at St. John Neumann High School for six years. Karen works in the Business Office of RPA as the Assistant to Mr. Dennis Frodsham.