David and Claire Lottman are the proud parents of three amazing and talented boys, Derek (8), Dylan (6), and Jacob (6). David and Claire met in Tallahassee, when they were both attending undergraduate college. After Claire completed her BS in Psycology from Florida State University, they decided to move to Orlando in order for Claire to pursue her dream in Applied Behavior Analysis at Florida Institute of Technology Masters program, while David completed his BS in Business Administration and then completing his Masters in Finance and Accounting from Keller Graduate School of Management. After 9 years of working in separate fields, but always supporting each other, they decided to open Camen Behavioral Services in 2015. Camen Behavioral Services provided ABA services in the home, clinic, and community settings.
During the past several years, David and Claire have been able to observe many classroom styles and experiences for children and often felt something was amiss. When they decided to homeschool their own children for two years, they researched a variety of curriculum and educational philosophies. When they fell upon the Waldorf education model, something felt RIGHT. After experiencing the joy of education first hand by seeing their boys loving to learn, and hearing parents of Camen Behavioral Services asking for alternative schooling options, the concept of a Performing Arts school using the Waldorf education model was born.
We hope for children to learn how to experiment, use expression, and gain fundamental skillsets while learning to be creative and build character.
For family time, the Lottman’s enjoy going to singing and dancing to music, hiking, watching Marvel Comic movies, and learning about nature. The boys have their very own garden and love watching their father chomp down on hot jalapenos!
My name is Karla Ortiz, and I’m looking forward to an incredible school year here at CAMEN Academy for the Performing Arts. I am a proud wife and mom of two amazing kids, Jean and Paola.
I received my Bachelor’s degree in Special and Elementary Physical Education at the University of Puerto Rico. I am a certified teacher in the State of Florida. I began my educational career at the YMCA
center as a VPK lead teacher. After a couple years as a VPK lead teacher, I became a Kindergarten teacher in Osceola County School district. I spent 10 years teaching within the district as a VPK, Kindergarten and Second grade teacher at Partin Settlement Elementary before accepting my first principal position at CAMEN Academy for the Performing Arts.
My educational experiences have offered me the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse group of people to meet the common goal of increasing student achievement and well-being. My educational philosophy is based on my uncompromising belief that all students can learn, given a positive learning environment, strong and
knowledgeable leadership, a committed and focused educational team, an encouraging community, and a supportive family. During my free time, I enjoy crafting, playing with my dogs, and spending time with family.
Favorite colors: Black and Purple
Favorite sweet treat/ food: Crunch, “mofongo” and chicken
Pets: Sparky, Lucky and Bailey (my babies/dogs)
Favorite vacation destination: Las Vegas
Favorite subject in school: Math
Any children: 1 Boy and 1 Girl
What brought you to CAPA: My passion as an educator and strong leader, as well as the CAPA vision “Using heads, hands and hearts to make excellent education accessible for all students”. I understand that each child is different, and strongly believe that as an educator and leader we can help them develop academically and physically.
What's on your bucket list: Traveling to Hawaii and Europe with my family!
Born and raised in Orlando, Florida where I graduated from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s degree in psychology as well as a certificate in Behavioral Forensics. Just years later, I began working in the wonderful field of Applied Behavior Analysis under the supervision on Claire Lottman. Once Camen Behavioral opened is was a no brainer that I would transition. I have been in the ABA field for almost 6 years now. I will be finish with my master’s degree in Exceptional Education from the University of West Florida December of 2019. I have such a passion for teaching these children in a way that they can understand. It is not for us to have the children to adapt to our teaching method, but it’s for us to adapt to a teaching method that works for the child. Being able to make a difference in the life of children makes all the difference in my life. I enjoy spending time with family laughing and dancing. I also enjoy experiencing new things and places.
Favorite sweet treat/junk food: Reese’s, ice cream.
Pet name/type: Bear (dog)
Favorite vacation destination: Germany
Favorite subject in school: History
Any siblings: 2 Brothers and 1 sister.
Favorite pizza topping: Pepperoni
What brought you to CAPA: My passion to help children reach their FULL potential in a way that makes sense to them!
What's on your bucket list: Traveling out of the countries and experiencing different cultures for at least a month.
My name is Savannah Perryman and I am a teacher assistant at CAMEN Academy for Performing Arts! I am a current student at the University of Central Florida in their Early Childhood Education program. (GO KNIGHTS!!) When I am not in the classroom or attending school, I love to hike, knit, read, and hang out with my dog. I have been in the childcare profession for a little over five years and cannot wait to help your child grow, learn and succeed through accessing their creativity!
Fun Facts About Ms. Savannah (Ms. Perryman)
*Favorite color: Purple
*Favorite store: lucky’s
*Favorite sweet treat: Reese’s
*Hobbies: Camping, Hiking Reading, and knitting, antiquing
*Favorite junk food: Chick- Fil- A
*Pets: Harley, my dog!
*Favorite vacation destination: St Augustine
*Favorite educational band: Koo-koo Kangaroo
*Favorite subjects in school: Reading, writing, art and music
*Siblings: I have younger 2 sisters; Cheyenne (21) and Aspen (10)
*Favorite pizza toppings: Artichoke and pineapple
*What brought me to CAPA: A passion for learning through creative expression and fun.
*Top 5 bucket list items
5. Travel to Italy 4. Watch the Calgary Flames play hockey in person 3. Own a house in the country 2. Have children 1.
Camp in the Smoky Mountains
*Preferred form of artistic expression:Knitting and poetry
Hi my name is Abigail Robinson and I am a teacher assistant at CAPA! I’m currently a senior at UCF working on my Psychology degree focusing on Neuroscience I’ll be graduating in the spring! I have been formally working with children with varying abilities for about 4 years but have been in the childcare sector for about 7 years. I personally believe that fostering curiosity and creativity in a child is key to their learning experience which is why I am so excited to be a part of the CAPA community!
Favorite sweet treat/junk food: Doughnuts and chips I love them so much I avoid buying them
Pet name/type: I don’t have any pets, but I am an animal lover and would love to have a house full of animals (dogs, cats, goats, pigs, etc.) in the future
Favorite vacation destination: Washington D.C., I love museums and there are so many in D.C.
Favorite subject in school: Science 😊
Any siblings: 1 little brother Joshua
Favorite pizza topping: Extra Cheese
What brought you to CAPA: Claire and her vision for CAPA!
What's on your bucket list: So many things, seeing the seven world wonders, seeing a moose, going white water rafting, skydiving and so much more.
Favorite form of art or expression: Painting and Drawing. I also enjoy taking in a variety of books, art, and music.
My name is Jacklyn Biles and I am a teacher assistant at CAPA. I am a current student at the University of Central Florida in the Early Childhood Education program with a minor in Human services. I also earned AA in Early Childhood Education from Valencia College in 2017. I’ve had 9 years of public and private classroom experience and love applying my experience and education to help my students.
I love road trips, going to Disney and collecting sea shells
Favorite food: pumpkin seeds and macaroni and cheese