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SUPPORTIVE

Work together to reach common goals and create a positive school environment.

NURTURING

Building relationships through supportive and kind interactions with all the children

EXPERIENCED

Consistently seeking out opportunities to grow personally and professionally

ELEMENTARY

KINDERGARTEN - 5TH GRADE

REBECCA SMITH, kindergarten

Ms. Smith has her Bachelors Degree from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio where she grew up. She has two year of teaching experience and has recently moved to Florida and is excited to be joining MSPCS! Ms. Smith believes that some of the most important skills to have when working with students is patience, flexibility, and love. She looks forward to having a positive impact on the students growth. When she is not teaching, she enjoys traveling, being outdoors, and cheering on her favorite sport teams!

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DEVON MILLER, 2nd Grade

Ms. Miller has been teaching for 5 years and is commitment to ensuring the classroom to be a caring, safe, accepting, and an equitable environment. She has dedicated her career to this educational philosophy. She has also enjoyed coaching (soccer, basket ball and hockey). We are so glad that she is part of our MSPCS family.

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DENISE FERNANDEZ, 4th/5th Grade

Mrs. Fernandez has a Bachelor's degree in Communications and is a certified FLDOE K-6 teacher. She has nine years of teaching experience - all at MSPCS.

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SUSANA SERRANO, Spanish

She has taught Spanish for a few years in Miami and prior to that she taught at the National Institute of Advanced Studies. She studied and/or taught in Spain, Ecuador, and Argentina.
She holds a Bachelor in Psychology and Postgraduate Master in Social Psychology. We are glad she is back for her third year at MSPCS.

REVEREND KIM ROBLES, Bible Kindy

Reverend Robles (Pastor Kim) is an ordained Presbyterian Minister of Word and Sacrament. She is a cum laude graduate of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. This is her fourth year with MSPCS.

LISA SULLIVAN, Bible Teacher

Ms. Sullivan is the new Christian Educator for Children and Youth. She is not new to MSPCS, as she has been here and served in various capacities. We are grateful that she is here to serve again!

Permanent Substitute/WIN Coach

BRENNA JONES, 1st Grade

Brenna Jones is so excited to join MSPCS as the First grade teacher!
Mrs. Jones graduated from Liberty University in 2018 with an education degree in Family and Consumer Sciences, and a minor in Family and Child Development. She has experience teaching preschool through middle school age students. Mrs. Jones was born and raised in New Jersey, moved to Virginia after getting married in March 2020, and just recently relocated to Miami with her husband and sweet puppy, Rosie. She loves working with kids, especially when it comes to helping them learn and grow throughout the year! When she is not teaching, she loves baking, visiting family and friends, and spending time outdoors!

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We are Thankful!

We wanted to let you know how thankful we are for our families, staff and our MSPCS community!

SHAINA CARSON, 3rd Grade

Mrs. Carson has her degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Psychology. She received her teaching degree in Tennessee. She has taught English Language Arts, Physical Education and being a Museum Educator. She has worked with k-12 students. Last school year she was our kindergarten teacher, and we are so glad that she will be teaching our 3rd graders this school year!

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ISIS EDOUARD, Art

Ms. Edouard studied at American InterContinental University and received her BFA. She taught science for 15 years, but her passion has always been art. She has been an artist all her life, winning awards for art - since kindergarten. She started painting murals for school plays since the 3rd grade. She has a brain for science, but her heart was made for art! Ms. Edouard played volleyball for six years. She enjoys making treats that are aesthetically pleasing, she also loves her pets. This is her fourth year at MSPCS.

My Classroom

Phil Woodard, Music

He will not only be teaching music to our Pk4 – 5th grade students, he will also be doing a few sections of children's church youth choir after school. This is his third year at MSPCS.

Aftercare

PRESCHOOL

6 WEEKS - PK4

DIONDRA POLLOCK, 12-24 months

Ms. Diondra has an AA in Early Childhood Development and she is currently working on her Bachelors Degree. This is her fifth year with MSPCS.

My Classroom

MARIA ZARATE, PK2

Mrs. Zarate (Ms. Maria) is a DCF Certified teacher with HighScope Curriculum training. She has fifteen years of teaching experience. She has been with MSPCS for twelve years. Ms. Maria's favorite musician is Tina Turner. Her favorite movie is The Notebook, and her favorite food is Mexican food.

My Classroom

EVENA LAZARD, PK3

Ms. Eve is back! We are thrilled that she is able to join us again. She is continuing to further education and is now taking classes for the AA degree (Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education).

My Classroom

IRMA ENCINA, PK2

Mrs. Encina (Ms. Irma) is DCF Certified with a Child Development Associate credential. She has nineteen years of teaching experience. She has been with MSPCS for twelve years.

My Classroom

ISABEL LUI, PK3

Ms. Lui (Ms. Isabel) is a DCF Certified teacher with a Child Development Associate Credential. She is working on her Associate Degree in Early Childhood. Ms. Lui has over 20 years of teaching experience. This is her seventeenth year with MSPCS.

My Classroom

KATHY BIRKOF, PK4

Ms. Birkof (Ms. Kathy) has an Associate Degree in Childhood Education. She has twenty-three years of teaching experience. She has been with MSPCS for twenty-nine years!! Ms. Kathy likes to cook and bake. She loves to go adventuring in off-beat places and she would love to travel to far away lands. Ms. Kathy likes Stephen King novels. Fairies are her favorite.

My Classroom

FACULTY

Administrative Staff

REVEREND KIM ROBLES, Intrum Pastor

Reverend Robles (Pastor Kim) has been an Ordained Presbyterian Minister of Word and Sacrament for eight years. She is a cum laude graduate of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine and holds a Master of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary. This is her fifth year with MSPCS. Pastor Kim's favorite color is purple; her favorite quote is from Matthew 25:31-40 in the New Testament of the Bible; and she loves going to the beach with her family.

LUISA BERNAL, Preschool Administrative Assistant

Ms. Luisa has a Child Development Associate Degree. She has eighteen years of teaching experience in early childhood through kindergarten. This is her seventh year with MSPCS. Ms. Luisa loves cooking and baking. She enjoys spending time with her family, especially with her nieces. Her favorite books are The Grouchy Ladybug and Miss Nelson is Missing.

STEVEN SILVESTRO, Director of Accounting and Finance

Mr. Silvestro has a degree in Accounting and over twenty-five years of experience in auditing, accounting, and finance. Mr. Silvestro is a ruling elder and Treasurer for First Presbyterian Church, Hollywood. This is his fourth year with MSPCS.

ANITA STEVENS, Head of School

Mrs. Stevens comes to MSPCS with 30 years of experience in education, as both a classroom teacher and principal. In 2015, she was awarded the National Distinguished Principal for the State of Alaska. She has two children and holds a Master's degree in Administration and Counseling and a Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education and Science. This is her fourth year with MSPCS. Her favorite color is purple and she loves to bake and scrapbook.

BARBARA DAISY HIDALGO-GATO, Elementary Office

Ms. Daisy has over fifteen years of School Administration experience and is a DCF Certified Teacher. This is her sixth year with MSPCS. Ms. Daisy loves her family and her fur babies. She loves the outdoors and her favorite quote is ``Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.``

School Calendars

School Calendars

Contact us for a school tour:

Preschool 305-751-5417

(6 weeks – PK4)

9405 Park Drive

Miami Shores, FL 33138

 

Elementary 305-759-2548

(Kindergarten -5th grade)

602 NE 96th Street

Miami Shores, FL 33138

 

email at: schools@mspcs.net