Exemplary Educators. Accomplished Administrators.
Tree Top Academy has a creative and compassionate staff comprised of teachers with many years of experience and expertise. In fact, the average experience of our educators is an impressive eight years. Our teachers treat students as unique individuals who excel when they have some control over the direction of their learning, along with endless ways and opportunities to express themselves.
Our administrators are committed to always being accessible and amenable to listening to students, staff and parents, addressing any concerns in a timely and appropriate manner. Please take a minute to review the brief biographies of our administration and staff below.
Miss Sharon is our Acting Director. She is a highly respected and innovative teaching professional who has been teaching preschool aged children for 18 years. She has been with our preschool for the last ten years. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and is very proud of her children, two of whom graduated from our school.
Tammy has been with our institution for seven years and is responsible for all aspects of our business office. She has won the Family Central Award of Excellence for Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) compliance for five years in a row. She holds a bachelor’s degree in management from the University of Massachusetts.
Teachers with two or more years experience at our school
An experienced and knowledgeable early childhood educator for over 15 years, Miss Awilda has a fun and playful personality. Her success and popularity is due, in part, to her creative approach to working and communicating with young children. Among her accomplishments, Miss Awilda speaks two languages, English and Spanish.
Miss Carmen has been teaching here for six years and has a total of 17 years experience in early childhood education. Two of her children graduated from our school. Fluent in both English and Spanish, Miss Carmen also taught in middle and high school in Mexico. Her considerable post graduate education includes a law degree from Motolinia University in Mexico City.
Miss Elliot always finds new ways to help children express their thoughts and creativity. Her class of four- year- olds created the artwork currently being displayed in our office. She is an experienced professional with 11 years experience -- ten years with our school. She attended Florida State University and counts scrapbooking among her hobbies.
Miss Evans attended Southern Connecticut State University and earned a liberal arts degree with a concentration in psychology. In addition to serving as one of our VPK aides, she volunteers at a local elementary school in their gifted program as well as in their library. She and Miss Sharon have been teaching together for the past four years.
A veteran educator with 24 years of experience – nine of them at our school -- Miss Hays earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of the West Indies. Miss Hays has a passion for cooking.
Holding a bachelor’s degree from Kent State University, Miss Kim has been teaching young children with patience and compassion for ten years, three years with our school. Two of her children graduated from our preschool.
Miss Nichols holds an associate’s degree and has earned her Child Development Associate credential (CDA), a competency-based, nationally-recognized credential awarded by the Council for Professional Recognition in Washington, DC. Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in education, Miss Nichols has been teaching at our preschool for over five years and has two children who graduated from here.
Miss Stacy has been with us for three years and is among our most creative teachers. The children in her class can’t wait to get to school in the morning. She is constantly trying to find new and innovative ways to engage her young students. She holds an associate’s degree from Kaiser University.