About Us


Hi!  We are the Farros.

As a parent, you always want what’s best for your child, especially when it comes to their education. When our daughter was just about to start Kindergarten, we were exploring every possibility – public schools, private schools, homeschooling, we even considered world schooling. All we wanted was to ensure a joyful and curious learning experience for our daughter, with a childhood filled with wonder and discovery. Then we stumbled upon Acton Academy. It was like finding a treasure. It had everything we hoped for and more. It wasn’t just about academics; it was about nurturing individuality, sparking curiosity, and building a sense of community. That’s what we loved about Acton. It’s a place where parents and learners come together, striving to create the perfect environment for everyone to grow and thrive. Bringing Acton Academy to Coral Springs was a decision driven by our desire not just for our own family, but for all families searching for that perfect fit for their child’s education. We’re so excited to be on this journey, and we sincerely hope your family will feel inspired to join us. For more information, download our Free Info Kit, and schedule a call. Here’s to embarking on this adventure together!

Meet Our Team

Natalie Farro – Director of FUN | Co-Owner

I’m Natalie, the co-founder of Acton Academy North Broward, where I embrace the role of Director of FUN! With a background spanning 25 years in team building, event planning, resort recreation, and entrepreneurship, I’ve now discovered a fulfilling position that leverages my abilities and knowledge. My mission is to inspire our eagles, fostering a sense of motivation, enthusiasm, and a passion for learning through gamification and FUN!

Frank Farro – Head of School | Co-Owner

Frank is a proud husband, father, and a 25 year veteran of the technology industry. He currently leads Technology at Virgin Voyages, a Richard Branson cruise line startup, and is Head of School at the newest Acton Academy in Coral Springs, Florida. Previously, Frank led Branch and ATM Technology at Bank of America and spent 18 years launching new global businesses and technology initiatives at Disney Theme Parks and Resort. Frank holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Florida and an MBA from Duke University.

Dana Schonberger Acton Academy
Dana Schonberger – Ignite Studio Guide

Dana is the proud mother of two daughters. She is originally from Long Island, NY and has lived in South FL for the past 20 years. She holds a Master’s Degree in Elementary and Special Education from Hofstra University. Dana’s professional experience includes her work at Junior Achievement South Florida, particularly with the JA Biztown program. 

Kelsey Jean Jacques
Kelsey Jean Jacques – Ignite Studio Apprentice Guide

Kelsey was born and raised in South Florida. She values her close knit family, who spend a lot of time together. She is an entrepreneur, and owns K’s Artistry, where she custom creates resin and epoxy portraits. Her passions are art, reading, and she recently started a health and wellness journey.  

Melissa Carneiro – Discovery Studio Guide
Melissa is a long-time educator with a background in Science and STEM curriculum development, and a passion for mentorship, leadership, and inspiring learners through relevant and real-world experiential learning. She has held FL state teacher certification for nearly 20 years and also holds master’s degrees in Education and Social Change from the University of Miami, and in School Building Leadership from Columbia University. Melissa is also the proud mom of 3 Acton Eagles! 
Now Hiring-Acton Academy North Broward
Middle School Apprentice Guide (Ages 12-14)

Are you passionate about reimagining education and nurturing the next generation of leaders? Do you believe every child has the potential to do amazing things and change the world? Acton Academy North Broward is seeking a dedicated Guide to join our growing team, in an innovative learning community in Coral Springs, Florida.  We are committed to inspiring students to discover their unique talents, become lifelong learners, and make a meaningful impact on the world.