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ECEC Staff Information

 

 

MaritzaGuerra

Director

 Maritza Guerra

Mrs. Maritza has been working at St. John's Lutheran Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC) since 1994. She has been the director since 1997. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Education.

StephanieSchillero

Acting Director

Stephanie Schillero

Ms. Stephanie has worked at the ECEC since February 2014. Stephanie has a Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Engineering and a Master's Degree in Forensic Science. She received her CDA in 2018 and received her Early Childhood Development Certificate from NVCC in December 2020. She is the lead teacher in the Shining Stars room. Ms. Stephanie is currently serving as acting Director.

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Rebeca Leon 

Ms. Rebeca has worked at the ECEC since April 2018. She has been working as a preschool teacher for about 8 years. Currently she is the lead teacher in the Wise Owls room. She received her CDA in 2015 and she is currenty pursuing her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Development from NVCC.

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 Mayra Mendoza

Ms. Mayra has been working at the ECEC since 2008. She works in the Shining Stars Room as a co-lead teacher. She has her AA in Business and received her CDA in 2012. She continues her professional development each year. 

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Danielle Baker 

Ms. Danielle has been working at the ECEC since February 2020. Danielle has a Bachelors Degree in Child and Adolescent Studies from Bowie State University. She is the lead teacher for the Busy Bees classroom.

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Kimberly Galarza 

Ms. Kimmy has been working at the ECEC since November 2015. She obtained her CDA in 2018. She is the lead teacher in the Teddy Bear classroom. She is currently working on her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Development from NVCC.

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Maria Mendez 

Ms. Margarita has been at the ECEC since August 2016. She has her CDA and continues to receive training in Early Childhood Education each year. She is the teacher assistant in the Busy Bees room.

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Katia Portillo 

Ms. Katia has been working at the ECEC since February 2018. She is a teacher assistant in the Teddy Bear classroom. She received her Child Development Associate (CDA) in 2019.

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Teresa Castro 

Ms. Teresa has been working at the ECEC since August 2015. She has her Food Manager License and is our kitchen manager. She also assists teachers in all classrooms.

 

Deborah Hawkins

Ms. Deborah started working at the ECEC in April 2021. She has her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, her CDA in preschool, and is working toward her Master's degree in Education with a specialization in Early Childhood. She is a floater and assists all classrooms. 

 

Laura Taffner

Ms. Laura started working at the ECEC in April 2021. She has many years of experience working in childcare settings and continues to receive training in Early Childhood Education yearly. She is a floater and assists in all the classrooms.