Meet The Staff


 Infant Teaching Team

Maribel Rodriguez (Lead Teacher) FCCPC

Damaris Romero NCDA

Sara Anton BA, Staff Credential

 

Toddler Teaching Team

Jessica Scott (Lead Teacher) NCDA, Staff Credential

Kristahl Daum AA, BA in Elementary Education in progress

Johanna Fuhrman CDA


 

Twos Teaching Team

Joanne Rowlands FCCPC in progress

Daniela Graper FCCPC in progress


Miranda Pages CDA in progress

 

Young Threes

Kayla Omoregie NCDA, BA in Early Childhood Education in progress

Preschool Teaching Team

Jacqui Soto (Lead Teacher) AA, Staff Credential

Naomi Centeno NCDA, Staff Credential

Lynn Kapp AS in Early Childhood Education, Staff Credential

Jamie Larson AA in Early Childhood Education, Staff Credential

Perla Morales FCCPC in progress

 

Pre-Kindergarten / VPK Teaching Team

Jo-Ann Navarro (VPK Program Coordinator) FCCPC, NCDA in progress

Erika Garcia FCCPC

Maria Romero FCCPC, AA

Teresa Harwood NCDA, AA

Taylor Santillo BA

Lori Forbush FCCPC, AA, VPK Director Credential, CDL

Victoria Padron AAS

Lyndsie Yarnell NCDA, BA

 

Adventure Club Coaches

Isabel Shaw (Program Coordinator) Bachelor of Architecture

Vivian Sierra-De Brigard BA

Raquel Garcia AA in progress, CDL


LeighAnn Jordan

Administrative and Support Staff

Darinka Saveva (Assistant/Substitute) NCDA

Nordeen Lawrence (Assistant/Substitute)


Laura Duffy (Assistant/Substitute) NCDA

Nerma Vera

(Assistant/Substitute) NCDA


Alexandra Valentin (Assistant/Substitute) BA, FCCPC in progress

Debbie Garrigues (Nutrition Specialist, Cook, Outdoor Classroom Designer and Coordinator) NCDA, CDL

Lindsey Horrell (Atelierista /Art Teacher) BFA

Pauline Barry (Assistant / Substitute) AA, London Montessori Center

William Carden (Receptionist)


Layne Mazursky (Maintenance)

Costa Muniz (Maintenance)

Tami Howell  (Coordinator of Community Life) BS, NCDA in progress

Susan Miller Director, NCDA, MS, BS


 

Joe and Susan Miller Owners

Joe and Susan Miller, Riverview residents, opened Tutor Time Learning Center of Brandon on October 2, 2000 after a long search for a business that would be meaningful and fulfilling to them as individuals. After a successful ten-year run as a Tutor Time, on December 1, 2010, they decided to separate from the franchise. The Village Early Learning Center was conceived as the “new” school for the community, and the Millers and their team continue in their effort to establish a school community where children thrive in all areas of their development and families support their children, the school, and each other in a nurturing atmosphere of respect and positive regard.

Joe earned a Bachelor of Physical Science from San Francisco State University in 1982, and after working in the field of meteorology for a few years, returned to SF State for a high school teaching certificate in science. He taught in the classroom for more than 12 years and then expanded into research opportunities in education. Susan completed a Bachelor of Psychology from the University of Florida in 1981 and a Master of Science in counseling and human development in 1983 from Troy State University. She worked with disabled veterans as a licensed mental health counselor and case manager for the Veterans Administration, and then expanded into developing outpatient brain injury rehabilitation programs and other physical rehabilitation programs for clinics in the greater Tampa Bay area.

Joe and Susan are passionate about exceptional customer service, high quality care and education, and developing meaningful, productive relationships with the students, parents, and staff. Through independent study and continuing education, they have been inspired by the Reggio-Emilia approach to early childhood education, and have moved forward with the physical environment changes and staff training. They feel honored and humbled that so many parents and caregivers continue to choose them to care for their precious children. Accordingly, they believe in the African Proverb, “It takes a Village to raise a child” and want to partner with you to do so.