In 2015, Ms. Cynthia graduated from Lake Howell High School. Since then, she went to Cosmetology school and became a licensed cosmetologist in 2017. Ms. Cynthia has been in the childcare industry for 5 years and loves it!
“I wanted to work with children because I love watching them grow and do new things.”
“Teachers can make such a profound impact on our lives and should be honored superheros.” – Rainn Wilson
Ms. Graciela was born in Queens, New York. When she turned nine, her family moved to Florida. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at the University of South Florida in 2019 and recently earned her Master of Science degree in Developmental Trauma from Texas Christian University. She has a true passion for child development and is committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and fun environment for children. During her graduate school career, she became a Trust-Based Relational Intervention Practitioner (TBRI®) from the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development. TBRI® is a holistic, evidenced-based, attachment-based, and trauma-informed intervention that is designed to care for the unique needs of children. Moreover, Ms. Graciela’s family is of Dominican descent, and she speaks English and Spanish fluently. She comes from a big family, which gave her the opportunity to work with children at a young age. Graciela is excited to be part of the Winter Park Day Nursery!
“When you connect with the heart of a child, everything is possible.” – Dr. Karyn Purvis
Ms. Megan graduated from Ball State University in 2015 with a dual degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. Since then, she has taught a variety of settings and age groups, but has found a niche with 2 year old’s. Coming from a challenging background and being neurodivergent herself, Ms. Megan has a passion for teaching. She strives to provide a safe space for all her students while helping give them the skills and knowledge for a successful future. In her free time, Ms. Megan enjoys hiking, traveling, games, and spending time with her cat Lux. She is excited to start her teaching journey in Florida with WPDN.
“If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney
“Spread love everywhere you go.” – Mother Teresa