Barbara Twachtman

Center Director

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!!

Stacy Trice

Curriculum Director

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!  

JoAnne Perez

Infant's Teacher

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!

Yaraima Reyes

Infant's Teacher

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

a home.

 

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!

Jennie Jones

Infant's Teacher

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

to parents.

Rachel Edwards

Infant's Teacher

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.

Maria Lennox

Toddler's Teacher

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

20 years.

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

young children.

They are my passion!!

Davi Eden

Toddler's Teacher

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.

Carla White

Toddler's Teacher

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.

Renea Riley

Toddler's Teacher

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.

Maree Short

Two's Teacher

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.

Maira Barrios

Two's Teacher

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!

Bergette Pierre

Two's Teacher

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.

Fanny Perez

Two's Teacher

My husband and I have 2

beautiful daughters.

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.

Quanesha Bay

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.

Kilrend Yarbough

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

near future.

Ana Ortez

Four's Teacher

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.

Shannon

Carlsward

Four's Teacher

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.

Annette Coley

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

the future.

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.

Julie Roncallo

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

animal rights.

I am a proud mom of a Park

Lake alum who is now a

college freshman.

Lydia Lopez

Floater

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.

Jasmina Terzic

Office Assistant

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.

PARK LAKE

PRESBYTERIAN

CHILD CARE CENTER

plpccc@earthlink.net

407.422.4575

309 E. Colonial Dr.

Orlando, FL 32801

Hours of Operation:

M-F: 7:00am - 6:00pm

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