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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

ADA SILVA, Kindergarten

My name is Ada Silva and I am proud to call MSPCS my new home! I have been teaching for 14 years and am currently taking more classes towards my BA in Early childhood education. I have always enjoyed working with children. Watching my students grow, learn, and develop socially and emotionally give me satisfaction as a teacher beyond words. I enjoy listening to music and going to eat. I also love dogs!

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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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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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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.

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.

CHRISTOPHER INGRAM, Permanent Substitute/WIN/PE

It is great to be here! I am so glad to share that I have eight years of experience in various levels of education. In addition, I have a degree in Health and Physical Education and Mathematics. I am excited that I get to be involved with all of the WIN groups, as well as teach PE/Health. In addition, when a teacher is out, I will be the substitute teacher. It will be a great year! I love working with children. I've been in 30 films. I am a believer in Christ.

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

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!

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!

SANDRA SIBRIAN, 4th/5th Grade

Mrs. Sibrian ha been teaching for the past 25 years for both the private and public sector here in Dade County, Florida. She is a proud graduate from Barry University with a BA in Education. Mrs. Sibrian loves teaching and believes that every school day is impactful and powerful in the days of her students. She wants her students and families to know that she is genuienly there, every stop of the way, for them.

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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

MICHELLE ST. FLEUR, Aftercare

It is great to have Ms. St. Fleur with us this year. She is a college student who is studying to be a teacher! We are fortunate to have her here and work with our students in our aftercare program.

REVEREND KIM ROBLES, Bible for 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.

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).

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SAMANTHA MEMBRENO, TEACHERS ASSISTANT/ROVER

Hi, my name is Samantha and I was raised and born in Miami, but I'm half Mexican and haf Nicararaguense. I speak both English and Spanish. I love to cook, listne to music, and doin outdoor activities.
Significantly, I have more than five year of experience in working with children. I graduated with my Associates in Arts from Miami Dade College and I'm currently working on receiving my bachelor's in early children hood education. While studying and working, I have gained my Child Development Associate (CDA) and also have several other early childhood certifications. I am glad to be part of this wonderful school!

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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

Yamilee Valdes, PK3

I have had the prividege to work with children for over 20 years. I have worked in private institutions in traditional, Montessori and Reggio Emilio Philosophy. I am born and raised here in Miami, FL. I have a degree in Psychology. I am a mother of two wonderful boys. I enjoy the outdoors, shopping, watching movies and spending time with my family. I am excited to be a part of the MSPCS family.

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

SAM GREGORIO, Aftercare Teacher

Mr. Sam will be assisting the preschool aftercare program and has had 5 years experience working with children. He is thrilled to be able to join the MSPCS family. He loves animals and a fun fact is that his birthday is on Columbus Day!

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