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Kyra Akay

Beginner Assistant Teacher & Morning/Aftercare Supervisor
  • Nanny to many families; ages 6 months to 13 years old
  • Hobbies include reading, traveling, shopping and spending time with loved ones
  • Affiliated with MMS since 2012
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Elizabeth Falls

Preschool/Kindergarten Coordinator & Lead Teacher and After School Program Supervisor
  • B.S. Child Studies & Psychology, Charter Oak State College, Connecticut
  • A.S. Medical Administration, Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY
  • 3-6 AMS Montessori Teaching Certification – O.M.E.T.I. / Orlando, FL
  • Phono-Graphix Trained, Gainesville, FL
  • FCIS & FKC Review Team Member; 2012 – present
  • CPR & First Aid Trained
  • Montessori Parent
  • Teacher of Afternoon Academics (after school studio)
  • Hobbies include family, traveling, interior decorating, cooking, making jewelry and hand decorating furniture
  • Affiliated with MMS since 1998
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Susan Salvatore

Senior Elementary Team Teacher & Morning Care Supervisor
  • Attended University of Florida
  • Lower Elementary Montessori training
  • Hobbies include reading and Gator sports
  • Affiliated with MMS since 1977
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Cam Parker

Physical Education Teacher & Elementary/Middle School After School Program Supervisor
  • B.S., Family, Youth & Community Sciences
  • Worked a variety of after school and summer camps since 1997
  • State certified Physical Education (K-12) teacher
  • Affiliated with MMS since 2007
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Kayleigh Bush

Before/Aftercare Supervisor
  • Currently working towards a B.S., Marine Biology
  • Former child care aide at United Church of Gainesville
  • Former camp counselor at various summer camps
  • Awarded the MMS Bell Award in 2008 (former MMS student)
  • Hobbies include reading, spending time outdoors, working out, and spending time with family, friends and my dog
  • Affiliated with MMS since 2013 (since 1999 as a student)
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Samantha Mink

Elementary/Middle School After School Program Supervisor
  • A.A., Mathematics, Santa Fe College
  • Working towards Business Entrepreneurship, Santa Fe College
  • 13 years in Girl Scouts; bronze, silver and gold awards
  • Hobbies include being outdoors, riding motorcycles and reading
  • Affiliated with MMS since 2010
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Yo ‘Quarius “Yo!” Tucker

Early Childhood/Kindergarten After School Program Supervisor
  • Working towards B.A., Early Childhood Education, Santa Fe College
  • Camp Counselor at MMS
  • Current Middle School Continuity Leader at The United Church of Gainesville
  • Former Cabin Counselor/Archery Instructor at Camp Highlands for Boys in Sayer, WI
  • American Heart Association First Aid, Infant CPR, Child/Adult CPR, Wilderness First Aid & Wilderness First Responder Certified
  • Hobbies include bowling, archery, disc golf, singing, camping, computer programming (C++), Kayaking, Chess & Driving
  • Affiliated with MMS since 2012

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