OUR TEACHING PROFESSIONALS
Ms. Brandi Crawford–Lavoie
A Letter from the DirectorHi, I’m Brandi, our preschool director. I have been working in the field of early childhood since 1995; and the director at St. Mary’s since 2006. I have an AAS in Early Childhood Development, a BS in Early Childhood Leadership, and am currently working on my M.Ed.
I always had a love for children and since I was a little girl wanted to teach. I didn’t know it would be our smallest students; but it has been the best blessing. I have taught 18 month olds through school age in after school programs. I feel that God called me to this profession and placed in me a passion for educating young children.
I feel strongly about the importance of quality early education especially in a Christian setting. We are not only preparing your children for Kindergarten but for life. Lessons the children learn in preschool for example, taking turns, using our words, appropriate ways to show anger, frustration and love are lessons we use every day of our life. I want your child to leave St. Mary’s loving school, excited about Kindergarten and able to cope with his/ her emotions in a positive way.
I invite you to our preschool for a personal tour. I would love to meet you and talk more about your child’s fist step in their education. Call me at 407-851-4723 or email me at [email protected]
Ms. Genell Stidham
Two Year Old Lead TeacherMs. Genell has been teaching at St. Mary’s for 21 years. She graduated from University of Central Florida with a BA in Elementary Education. She has two grown sons that attended St. Mary’s.
Ms. Angela Sasser
Three Year Old Lead TeacherMs. Angela has been teaching at St. Mary’s for two years. She has an AAS degree in education and is currently attending University of Central Florida.
Ms. Carrie Dabney
Four Year Old, VPK Lead TeacherMs. Carrie has been teaching at St. Mary’s for 7 years. She has her Child Development Associate (CDA). Her oldest daughter attended St. Mary’s and her youngest is currently a student with us.
Ms. Ana Santana
Four Year Old, VPK Lead TeacherMs. Ana has been teaching at St. Mary’s for 20 years. She has her Child Development Associate (CDA). All of her grandchildren attended St. Mary’s.