Castle Academy Staff Selection & Training
We believe the key to guiding a child through a successful daycare/preschool experience is having dedicated, caring and qualified teachers. The education team is chosen based on educational levels and prior early childhood teaching experiences. Our teachers are degreed educators, certified in First Aid & CPR and are required to attend professional development training throughout the year to maintain their position.
Many of our staff have been with us since we opened our doors in October 2008. Most of the additional teachers have been with us for at least 2 plus years. This is an important feature for any childcare setting. In an industry where turnover is so high, we at Castle Academy do our very best at maintain our teaching staff and to provide consistency for the children.
Meet Our Office Staff & Lead Teachers
Ms. Carrie has been with Castle Academy since 2008. She has an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education and brings over 25 years of experience in the childcare field. Ms. Carrie’s greatest joy working at Castle Academy is all the smiling happy faces of the children and parents coming and going from the center daily. Ms. Carrie along with Ms. Michele runs the daily operations of the school. She is married and has 3 daughters.
“Dear John and Tracy, I wanted to say thank you for all that you guys do for us. Thank you for your kindness, loyalty and commitment to all of us, is does not go unnoticed. I couldn’t be happier to be a part of the staff here at Castle. Thanks for providing such a great positive work environment for all of us!”
Our Opening Staff
Our opening staff care for the children in the early hours of the morning for an easy and smooth drop off. The morning staff open the school, care for the children while they are eating breakfast, and conduct enrichment activities until the lead teachers arrive. Early morning hours may have mixed groups until their lead teachers come in to move them accordingly to their assigned classroom.
We have a number of full & part-time staff that float from room to room as needed. Some simply assist and others fill in as a substitute for the day. The beauty of a floating staff is that the children get familiar with each teacher. This provides a smooth transition for the children when a substitute teacher is required.
Ms. Jessica, Ms. Linda and Ms. Brenda
Our Storks Landing room teachers are very patient and easy going. These ladies love working with babies and it is really demonstrated in the care they deliver to their class. Our Storks Landing teachers come to Castle Academy with extensive childcare experience working with Infants and have been with Castle Academy for many years.
Roley Poley Room
Our lead teacher’s in the Roley Poley room are Ms. Christine and Ms. Jenn. Ms.Christine has her CDA in Infant and Toddler care. The teachers brings this class to life with art, music, outside time, gross motor activities, story time and a fun circle time routine on a daily basis.
Ms. Ali and Ms. Vera – Young Preschool Age Room
Ms. Emily and Ms. Tianna – Older Preschool Room
Our Preschool teachers instill the love for learning and creativity with centers that spark their curiosity and excite their minds.
Pre-Kindergarten, our most sought after classes. As each year comes our Pre-Kindergarten class fills up quickly and a waiting list begins.
Ms. Joan has been dedicated to Castle Academy not long after we opened our doors in 2008. She is known for her firm, but very caring and warm hand that the children bond to effortlessly. Ms. Joan understands each child and their unique ways quickly. She teaches with guidance in such a fun and creative way that the children consistently ask for more.
Ms. Sandy, is the lead teacher of the Dragonfly room. Ms. Sandy has her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary and early childhood education. Ms. Sandy ensures a very structured classroom and works very well with all types of children. Ms. Sandy enjoys teaching these young children and watching their progression as they learn developmentally and socially.
Kindergarten, Kindergarten Enrichment & School Age Programs
Mrs. Bishop is our Kindergarten teacher. She learns the skills of each child and works independently to guide them to master the lessons being taught. Mrs. Bishop conducts her room very similar to the public school, so when these children leave our Kindergarten program they are fully ready for what’s in store for 1st grade. The children love Mrs. Bishop for her creative and hands on teaching style.
School Age Street
After School Program
The after school program… may be the best part of the day for these children… Ms. Bonne, a former elementary public school teacher, loves caring for the after school children. She helps with their homework assignments and gives guidance when needed. You can always find Ms. Bonne in a fun board game or art activity with the kids.