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SUPPORTIVE

Working 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 SCHOOL

KINDERGARTEN - 5TH GRADE

ADA SILVA, Kindergarten

Ms. Ada Silva is proud to call MSPCS’ Kindergarten class her new home. Ms. Silva has been teaching for 14 years and is currently taking additional classes towards her BA in Early Childhood Education. She enjoys watching students grow, learn, and develop both socially and emotionally. Her passion for teaching and working with children brings joy to her life. Outside the classroom, Ms. Silva enjoys listening to music, going out to eat, and loves dogs.

BRENNA JONES, 1st Grade

Mrs. 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 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!

SHAINA CARSON, 3rd Grade

Mrs. Shaina Carson has a degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Psychology; she received her teaching degree in Tennessee. Prior to joining MSPCS, Mrs. Carson taught K-12 students English, Language Arts, Physical Education, and was also a Museum Educator. After spending last year with our kindergarten class, she is now teaching our 3rd graders. Mrs. Carson’s favorite snack is Oreos – yum!

We are Thankful!

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

SUSANA SERRANO, Spanish

Ms. Susana Serrano has taught Spanish in Miami and at the National Institute of Advanced Studies. She studied and taught in Spain, Ecuador, and Argentina.
Ms. Serrano earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Masters in Social Psychology. This is her third year teaching Spanish at MSPCS. It is not a surprise that her favorite sports team is FC Barcelona.

MICHELLE ST. FLEUR, Aftercare

It is great to have Ms. Michelle St. Fleur leading the MSPCS aftercare program. Ms. St. Fleur is currently in college, studying to be a teacher! We are fortunate to have her here and work with our students in our aftercare program. She enjoys ice cream, to keep her cool in the Miami heat.

LAKEISE MARTIN 'MS. K', Kindy TA

Ms. K is excited to be a part of the MSPCS Family. With over five years working with children, she started out as a YMCA counselor and worked for Child Care Careers as a Pre-K Substitute. Her plans are to bring creativity, support, and encouragement, as she assists the teacher in learning. Ms. K is a licensed Massage Therapist, but her passion for working with children led her here, to our kindergarten classroom. On her down time, she likes to read, draw, write, sing, and spend time with family. One of her favorite places to go is the beach, and anything pertaining to nature. This is her 1st year at MSPCS and she is honored to be a part of this new journey.

LUISA BERNAL-BLANCO 'Mrs. Blanco', 2nd Grade

Mrs. Blanco has a Child Development Associate Degree and is completing her requirements for her early Elementary Teaching Certificate. 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``.

CHRISTOPHER INGRAM, 4/5 Grade

Mr. Ingram has been educating students for over eight years in various grade levels. He has a degree in Health, Physical Education, and Mathematics. MSPCS is thrilled he is teaching our 4/5 class. He enjoys fostering a love of learning in our elementary school students and is a firm believer in Christ. Fun fact…. Mr. Ingram has performed in 30 films!

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 in 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

PHILLIP WOODARD, Music

Mr. Woodard (or Mr. W as the younger students call him) is a multi-instrumentalist passionate about empowering students through music education. During his study to complete his B.S. in Choral Music Education, he learned the importance of teaching the musical instrument we carry with us every day, the human body. Mr. Woodard is empowering young and old students by helping them find their voice in song and rhythm through body movement. He also values the use of technological aids in the music classroom.

REVEREND KIM ROBLES, Bible for Kindy

Pastor Kim is an Ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in PC(USA) and has been the Associate Minister and Transitional Minister at MSPC since 2016. She received her BA, Religious Studies Major, and Spanish and Dance Minors from Bates College where she was also a member of the Bates Modern Dance Company. After college, she attended McCormick Theological Seminary with M. Div. Prior to joining our MSPC family, she served as Associate Pastor at Central Presbyterian Church (Miami), spent time in Latin America. Pastor Kim loves to read, going to the beach and most importantly spending time with her daughter, Chloe, and husband, Victor. She loves to teach children about God’s love, since children are the most loving and open-minded people. Pastor Kim enjoys teaching “Bible for Kindy'' and being part of the MSPCS community. There is such care and kindness among the students, staff, and families.

LISA SULLIVAN, Bible Teacher for 1st - 5th grade

Ms. Lisa is a graduate of Florida International University and Princeton Theological Seminary. Ms. Lisa believes learning is a lifelong adventure. She enjoys teaching the great biblical narratives and highlighting their many characters. MSPCS Bible class is especially unique because students have the opportunity to share good news, give thanks, explore biblical stories and pray. We celebrate the truth that every person and all the earth are made in the image of God’s love. We also have fun and learn a lot! Born in Miami, Ms. Lisa enjoys traveling and has plans to walk the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage in Spain.

PRESCHOOL

12 MONTHS - PK4

DIONDRA POLLOCK, 18-24 months

Ms. Diondra has an AA in Early Childhood Development and she is currently working on her Bachelor's Degree. This is her fifth year teaching at MSPCS. One of her hobbies is drawing!

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. Ms. Irma has been with MSPCS for twelve years and her favorite color is blue.

My Classroom

MARIA ZARATE, PK2 TEACHER ASSISTANT

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

YAMILEE VALDES, PK3

Ms. Yamilee (Ms. Yammi) has had the privilege of working with children for over 20 years. Her experience is teaching Montessori and Reggio Emilio philosophies at various private schools; she has a degree in Psychology. Ms. Yammi was born and raised here in Miami, where she still lives with her two wonderful boys. When she is not teaching, Ms. Yammi enjoys outdoor activities, shopping, watching movies, and spending time with my family. She is very excited to be part of the MSPCS family, and so are we!

My Classroom

KATHY BIRKOF, PK4

Ms. Birkof (Ms. Kathy) has an Associate Degree in Childhood Education. She has twenty-three years of teaching experience and has been with MSPCS for twenty-nine years! Ms. Kathy likes to cook and bake. She likes to visit off-beat places and her dream is to travel to faraway lands. In her free time, Ms. Kathy loves visiting her three beautiful grandchildren in St. Cloud as often as possible and enjoys going on new adventures with them.

My Classroom

MARJULIS ROQUE 'MS. LULI', 18-24 months TEACHER ASSISTANT

We are so glad Ms. Luli has joined MSPCS. She brings years of experience working with children and brings such joy to our students! Her nurturing nature is infectious and very appreciated!

My Classroom

EVENA LAZARD, PK2

Ms. Lazard (Ms. Eve) is back teaching at MSPCS! We are thrilled that she will be part of our family again. Ms. Eve is continuing to further education and is now taking classes for the AA degree (Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education). Outside of MSPCS, she enjoys reading.

ANA CASTRILLON, ROVER

Ms. Ana has been working in the child care field for nine years. She also has her Behavior Assistant Certificate, with a focus on student behavior. She is so glad to be part of the MSPCS family and to assist in the classes as needed.

SAMANTHA MEMBRENO, PK3 TEACHER ASSISTANT

Ms. Membreno (Ms. Samantha) has five-plus years of experience working with children. She graduated with an Associate's in Arts from Miami Dade College and is currently studying for her Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education. Between teaching and going to college, she gained her Child Development Associate (CDA) and several other early childhood certifications. Ms. Samantha is a native Miamian who speaks both English and Spanish. and is proud of her Mexican and Nicaraguan heritage. When not working or studying, she loves to cook, listen to music, and spend time outdoors.

FACULTY

Administrative Staff

REVEREND KIM ROBLES, Transitional Pastor

Pastor Kim is an Ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in PC(USA) and has been the Associate Minister and Transitional Minister at MSPC since 2016. She received her BA, Religious Studies Major, and Spanish and Dance Minors from Bates College where she was also a member of the Bates Modern Dance Company. After college, she attended McCormick Theological Seminary with M. Div. Prior to joining our MSPC family, she served as Associate Pastor at Central Presbyterian Church (Miami), spent time in Latin America. Pastor Kim loves to read, going to the beach and most importantly spending time with her daughter, Chloe, and husband, Victor. She loves to teach children about God’s love, since children are the most loving and open-minded people. Pastor Kim enjoys teaching “Bible for Kindy'' and being part of the MSPCS community. There is such care and kindness among the students, staff, and families.

DAISY HIDLGO, Preschool Administrative Assistant

For the past six years, Ms. Daisy has worked both in the elementary school and preschool, so she knows so many of our families. She has 20+ years of school administration experience and has her 45 hours from DCF. Ms. Daisy loves the small family feel of MSPCS which reminds her of growing up and going to school here, in Miami. She loves the fact that the MSPCS curriculum still provides students with art, music, Spanish, PE, and library time when so many schools have had to cut these classes out of their budgets. Ms. Daisy loves the outdoors, going to the beach, camping, traveling, her family (including her furry and feathered ones), and above all God!

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. Anita Stevens was named the MSPCS Head of School in June 2018. Prior to moving to Miami with her family, Mrs. Stevens worked for the Anchorage school district for 25+ years. She started her career in Anchorage as an elementary school teacher and then as an elementary school principal for 9 years. Mrs. Stevens attended Eastern Michigan University where she received both a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Teaching and a Master’s degree in Administration and Counseling.
In 2015, she traveled to Washington, DC where she was awarded the National Distinguished Principal for the State of Alaska. She was also named one of the 2022 Citizen of the Year by the Great Miami Shores Chamber of Commerce. Mrs. Stevens always makes a difference in the lives of her students and staff.
As Principal at Kasuun Elementary School, she was quoted in the local paper saying, ``No matter how large or how small the things that we do, we can always find something to make a difference.” She has two children, Justin (21) and Breanna (23), her favorite color is purple and in her free time, she loves to bake and scrapbook.

YANNIVI AGAMA, Elementary School Office

Mrs. Agama graduated from Liberty University with a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies. She has worked with children and young adults for many years, both as a teacher and an administrator. She grew up in South Miami, is Cuban, and fluent in both English and Spanish. When not working at MSPCS, she loves serving at her church in Little Haiti, going to the beach, reading, crafting, dancing, and spending quality time with her husband (she is a newlywed!) and her family. Mrs. Agama is honored to be part of the MSPCS family.

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