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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

SHAINA CARSON, Kindergarten

Mrs. Carson has her degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Psychology. She is back in Miami after being out of state to get her teaching degree in Tennessee. She comes to us having taught English Language Arts, Physical Education and being a Museum Educator. She has worked with k-12 students. This is her first year at MSPCS.

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NAOMI BAPTISTE, 2nd Grade

Ms. Baptiste is a Floridian come to us with 4 years of teaching experience. This is her 1st year at MSPCS. Prior to MSPCS, she worked at Trinity Christian Academy. We are so glad she is now 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 second year at MSPCS.

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, and she has a bearded dragon and a hairless rat named Yumi. This is her third year at MSPCS.

My Classroom

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.

LENORA HOLMES, Aftercare

Ms. Holmes is a DCF Certified teacher with Directors Credentials and 38 years of early childhood teaching experience. She has been with MSPCS for seven years. Ms. Holmes has also been a nurse. She loves to workout. Ms. Holmes loves being organized and is a great listener. Her favorite quote is, ``When you learn, teach. When you get, give.`` On the top of her bucket list is to travel to South Africa when she turns sixty.

NIKKI FINK, 1st Grade

She has a masters of Elementary Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations. We are so glad that she moved to FL from PA with 5 years of teaching experience, in addition to her past sales experience. She has also been involved in a Parent Teacher Organization for four years and worked with school directors on budgets, events, trips, fundraisers and holiday celebrations.

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MARY BRACY, 3rd Grade

Ms. Smith has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and a Masters of Education degree. She is certified in Elementary Education (K-6). This is her fourth year in teaching and with MSPCS. Ms. Smith's favorite quote is, ``It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.``, by Theodore Roosevelt. One thing on her bucket list, is to dive the great barrier reef. Ms. Smith's favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

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We are Thankful!

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

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 second year at MSPCS.

Permanent Substitute/WIN Coach

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!

KEICIA SAMPSON, Aftercare

Ms. Keicia has been at MSPCS for several years and we are so glad she is continuing on with us.

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 fourth year with MSPCS.

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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 eleven years. Ms. Maria's favorite musician is Tina Turner. Her favorite movie is The Notebook, and her favorite food is Mexican food.

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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 sixteenth year with MSPCS.

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ATASHA COLLIER, PK4

Ms. Collier (Ms. Atasha) is a DCF Certified teacher with several years of teaching experience. She is currently pursuing her Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education. This is her fourth year with MSPCS.

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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 eleven years.

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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). She will be helping Ms. Isabel, as needed in her class.

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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-eight 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.

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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 sixth 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 third 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 third 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 fifth 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.``

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Contact us for a school tour:

Preschool 305-751-5417

(6 weeks – PK4)

 

Elementary 305-759-2548

(Kindergarten -5th grade)

 

email at: schools@mspcs.net