Teachers

Dave BurgessDave Burgess is the founder and director of the Digital Media Production Department for both campuses of Pine Crest School. Mr. Burgess supervises and maintains three fully equipped academic studios for digital media production course offerings and interdisciplinary work. He has a Master’s Degree in Education from Full Sail University with an emphasis on education media design, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Telecommunication from the University of Florida. Prior to his involvement with Pine Crest, he has worked for various broadcast network affiliates and production firms.

Jaimee RashbaumJaimee Rashbaum is in her second career, shifting from television news to teaching at Pine Crest starting in 2013. Prior to coming to Pine Crest, she worked as a television news producer at WNBC in New York City (2000-2005) and then WTVJ-NBC 6 (2005-2007) and WFOR-CBS 4 (2007-2010). She covered some of the biggest news stories in recent memory, including September 11, 2001, the Blackout in NYC in 2003, Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma, and the Super Bowl in Miami. She won an Emmy award in 2000 as producer of the Best Morning Newscast in New York. Since coming to Pine Crest, Mrs. Rashbaum has taught U.S. History, U.S. History Honors, AP Capstone Seminar: Media in America and PCTV. Her favorite part of teaching is the ability to connect and get to know her students. In her free time, she can be found with her husband, Dan, a PC alum and her two children, Kyla and Henry.

Joanna SzymanskiJoanna Szymanski joined Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2012. She graduated from Marshfield High School in Coos Bay, Oregon followed by the obtainment of her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Wroclaw, Poland. Mrs. Szymanski’s experience includes working as a multimedia journalist, news editor, copywriter, and website content manager for various news organizations in Wroclaw and Warsaw, Poland. She is passionate about videography, video editing, GoPro cameras, website design, social media, Internet marketing, SEO, and educational technology. Besides teaching television production, Mrs. Szymanski serves at Pine Crest School as Content and Learning Management Systems Administrator.