I am blessed to have been married to the most wonderful man for 39 years.
We have 2 children and
2 adorable grandchildren.
I've been working here at Park Lake since July 2019, but served as director for 19 years at Aloma ECLC. And before that I was a Music and Movement teacher at Aloma.
I like to say that I'm the "Grandma" of the school because I get to go play with the children, rile them up
and then give them back and return to my "quiet" office (which sits right next to the infant room, so not quiet at all!). Being in childcare has been such a wonderful experience for me
and I truly enjoy it!!
I have worked at Park Lake
for over 19 years and truly love my job! Being able to work in such a loving, supportive environment is a blessing.
I have a BS in Family, Child and Consumer Sciences from
Louisiana State University. Currently, I serve on the Orange Technical College Child Care Operations/Apprenticeship Board.
I have been married to my wonderful husband for 27 years. We have 2 awesome kids who attend UCF. They both attended Park Lake Child Care many years ago and have wonderful memories of their experience here!
I have 2 children and have been a preschool teacher for 22 years and handled
Pre-Kinder and Kinder classes. I have dedicated
myself to teaching children.
In April 2017, my family and I migrated to the United States. I love sharing my talents and knowledge with the children in this country!
I moved to Florida from
New York almost 2 years ago. I have 2 great, crazy kids.
A boy (5) and a girl (9).
My husband and I have one major goal this year, to own
I've wanted to work at a daycare ever since I lived in New York and since working here at Park Lake, the kids and teachers here have stolen my heart!
I have had the privilege of working in the Early Childhood profession for
the past 40 years.
For the past 2 1/2 years, I have enjoyed working with infants - VPK at Park Lake.
My chosen profession is more than just a job to me.
It is my calling, my ministry, my way of contributing to
the well-being, growth
and development of young children and providing love and security to children in
my care and support
I was born and raised in Orlando. As a child, I attended Park Lake.
For my first job, I knew I wanted to work with children and go back to Park Lake because it feels like "home."
I look forward to furthering my education soon and gaining more childcare credentials.
I'm a retired Army wife widow. I have my C.D.A. as well as many hours of early childhood training classes that have spanned over
My early childhood training
started with the U.S. Army.
I love to read, go to the movies, watch sports, enjoy
a latte now and then.
I like dark chocolate and
my favorite color is blue.
I'm blessed to be at Park Lake working with
They are my passion!!
I have been working in childcare for about 13 years. I have a national CDA for infants and toddlers.
I enjoy working with children and watching them grow
and change. I enjoy the toddler room the most because you get to watch them grow from needing
lots of help to becoming
little independent people.
I am married and have 3
boys of my own.
I am the oldest of 4 children and have spent most of my life caring for children.
First as a sibling, then as a nanny and now as a teacher.
I am in the process of renewing my National CDA and have worked at Park Lake since 1999.
I love what I do and where I
work and hope to continue
for many years to come.
I have been working at Park Lake for 15 1/2 years. I started right out of high school. I currently have my CDA and my director's credential.
During my years at Park Lake, I have gained experience working with children ages infant - VPK.
There have been many
challenges during these years, but I have learned personal development strategies that have helped me along the way.
I have been in childcare since
July 2016. As I was looking for a job in the HR field,
I decided to work part-time
in daycare and I fell in love with it! I love working with children and seeing the impact I have in their lives.
Park Lake is one of the
best places I have ever worked at.
The parents are wonderful
and it shows within
their children. We have a wonderful leadership
staff that works together every day.
Growing up, I always knew I wanted to work with children. I believe they hold the key
to our future and they will become what we shape them to be.
I earned my Bachelor's from Charter Oak State College
in Child Studies in 2015.
I also have my Associate's in
Early Childhood Education.
I have been working in Preschool for 10+ years and I have enjoyed every minute
of it. No two days are the same when you're working with children!
I've been working at Park Lake for about 4 years now.
I'm a Florida native and I love
what I do for a living.
I have a son named Princeton
and I love him so much!
He keeps me very busy.
I have owned my first home for about a year and I feel truly blessed!
I am currently enrolled at UCF and am working to complete my BA in Early Childhood Education.
My husband and I have 2
I obtained my Associate's in accounting. About 3 years ago, I got the opportunity to work in the childcare industry. I love it!!
This job has opened my mind
to dreams of my own daycare. Lately, that has become a goal of mine.
Pre-K Three's Teacher
I have been working with kids for 11 years now. I love working with ages 3 - 5 years old. My favorite thing is to see all the individual personalities develop
over the years.
I have a 5 month old daughter. In my spare time, I love to play with her. I also love to read, cook, paint, dance and do arts & crafts.
Pre-K Three's Teacher
I have been working at Park Lake since 2014 and I really enjoy being with and teaching the children.
I have my Director's Credential and enjoy learning everything I can about how to be a better teacher.
I would like to further my career by taking classes to receive my BA in the
I was born in Nicaragua
and left my country due
to civil war.
We moved to Costa Rica when I was 13, where I finished high school and got engaged to my childhood sweetheart. We were
married in Canada, where I went to Community College and graduated as a licensed Practical Nurse.
My husband and I have 5 children, 4 girls and 1 boy.
I have been teaching children for almost 25 years.
I started straight out of high school where I was a teacher's assistant at Magnolia School and worked with special needs students.
I took a short break and went to cosmetology school and began hairdressing.
After about 5 years of being a cosmetologist, I decided to go back to teaching.
I have been married for 25 years and have 3 children.
VPK/ Pre-K Five's Teacher
I have worked at Park Lake for 32 years. I received my VPK credentials in 2011.
I am hoping to earn my Director's credentials in
I love working with the VPK age children. They absorb so much that we are teaching and are such a delight to be able to help shape their lives. I love being a part of this wonderful school.
VPK/ Pre-K Five's Teacher
I have been teaching at
Park Lake for almost 33 years.
I am passionate about animal
rights and participate in many events that support
I am a proud mom of a Park
Lake alum who is now a
I have been serving in childcare since 2012.
I started out teaching
a Spanish class once a week
during an extended care
program at Aloma ECLC.
Over the course of my career,
I have developed a passion for working with early
2's, 3's and 4's.
I am a proud single mother
of 4 awesome kids,
3 girls and 1 boy.
I'm also a grandmother of
2 terrific grandsons.
At the age of 24, I left my home country of Skopje Macedonia (formerly Yugoslavia) and moved
to Germany where I worked
as a nursing assistant.
My husband, my 2 sons and I moved to the US, where I worked in a number of fields before I found Aloma ECLC (former home of director Barbara Twachtman)
in 2012 and started my
career in childcare.