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ECEC Staff Information

 

 

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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.

 

Cayla Stephenson 

Ms. Cayla has worked at the ECEC since 2021. She has been working with young children for about 10 years. Currently she is the lead teacher in the Wise Owls room. She received her bachelor's degree in Family and Child Development from Liberty University.

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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. 

  

 
 

Evaless Vazquez

Ms. Evaless has been working at the ECEC since 2021. She is the lead teacher in the Busy Bees class. She has her Bachelor's degree in Office Management Systems and received her CDA (Preschool) in 2012. She has been in the early childhood education field for over 15 years.

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Rebeca Leon

Ms. Rebeca has been working at the ECEC since 2018. She is currently a co-lead teacher in the Busy Bees classroom. She has her CDA in preschool and is working towards her Associate's degree in Early Childhood Development from NVCC. 

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Kimberly Galarza 

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

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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.

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Margarita 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.

 

 Maria Mangona

Ms. Maria has been working at the ECEC since August 2021 as a floater/aide. Ms. Maria ran her own state-licensed in-home daycare for over 25 years before joining us. Ms. Maria helps in all the classrooms. 

 

 Deborah Hawkins

Ms. Deborah has worked at the ECEC since April 2021. She has been working in the early childhood field for several years and has her preschool CDA. She is also working toward her Master's degree in education. She is a floater/assistant and helps in all the classrooms.

 

Brenda Peralta

Ms. Brenda has been working at the ECEC since June 2021. She is a recent high school grad who is pursuing a degree in pediatric nursing. She serves as a floater/assistant and helps in all the classrooms.

 

 Julie Bayona

Ms. Julie has worked at the ECEC since early 2020. She serves as a floater/assistant and helps in all the classrooms. 

 

Susanna Butler

Ms. Susanna works in the office as our office assistant. She helps maintain the children's files, the website, and she is usually the one to greet families in the morning!