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Our Staff

Our highly trained staff are dedicated to providing a fun, safe, learning environment for your child. All of our staff are required to be CPR and First Aid certified and to complete a minimum of 10 hours continuing education per calendar year.
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Mrs. Stephanie

Ms. Stephanie has been with Triumphant Tots since 2008 and began working in childcare at the age of 16. She is our Assistant VPK Teacher. Her trainings and certifications include:

  • Florida Child Care Provider Certificate (FCCPC)

  • Director's Credential, VPK Endorsed

  • Introduction to Childcare ICC 20 Hour

  • 40 hour childcare training through Department of Children and Families (as well as additional 10 hours per year)

  • Early Literacy

  • Come Play with Math

  • For the Love of Language and Literacy

  • Get your Motor Running

  • What Happens If...

  • Pinch, Pull, Poke, Fabulous Fine Motor Fun

  • Getting Organized for Learning in Preschool

  • Basic to Intensive Behaviors and What to do About Them

  • Child Safety and Prevention

  • Precautions in Transporting Children

  • Planning for Emergencies

  • Health and Sanitation

  • Safe Sleep Practices

  • Preventing Child Abuse and Supporting Children in Trauma

  • Safety in the Environment

  • Supporting Social and Emotional Development of Children in Mixed Age Groupings

  • Standards for Quality Afterschool Programs

  • Emergent Literacy for VPK Instructors

  • Pre-School Appropriate Practices

  • Special Needs Appropriate Practices

  • Standards for Four-Year Olds

  • VPK Assessment Instructional Implications

  • Integrating the Standards: Phonological Awareness

  • Integrating the Standards: Phonological Awareness/Practicum

  • How to Administer the Florida VPK Assessment

  • Adult, Child, and Infant CPR-AED, Choking Skills, and Basic First Aid

  • Portable Fire Extinguisher Training

  • Bloodborne Pathogens and Infection Control

  • Leading and Inspiring Little Learners

  • Implementing the Florida Standards in a Preschool Classroom 3 years to Kindergarten

  • Language and Vocabulary in the VPK Classroom

  • Mathematical Thinking for Early Learners

  • Florida Assessment of Student Thinking (FAST)

  • Preschool Language and Vocabulary Professional  Devlopment 

  • CLASS Group Coaching for Teachers Pre-K

  • CLASS Group Coaching for Teachers Infant and Toddler

  • Conscious Discipline

 Ms. Stephanie is proficient in ASL. 

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Ms. Alexis

Ms. Alexis is our Assistant Director and Lead VPK Teacher She began working at Triumphant Tots in 2010. In 2014 she went from full time to being only substituting during the school year and teaching summers. She is currently enrolled in courses to complete her Florida Child Care Provider Certificate (FCCPC). Her trainings and certifications include:

  • VPK endorsed Director's Credential

  • Florida Child Care Provider Credential (FCCPC)

  • 40 hour childcare training through the Department of Children and Families (as well as an additional 10 hours annually)

  • Adult, Child, and Infant CPR-AED, Choking Skills, and Basic First Aid

  • Portable Fire Extinguisher Training

  • Bloodborne Pathogens and Infection Control

  • Emergent Literacy for VPK Instructors

  • How to Administer the FL VPK Assessment

  • Implementing the Florida Standards in Preschool Classrooms: 3 Years Old to Kindergarten 

  • Language and Vocabulary in the VPK Classroom

  • Mathematical Thinking for Early Learners

  • Phonological Awareness Development for Preschoolers

  • Child Safety and Prevention

  • Florida Assessment of Student Thinking (FAST) Star Early Literacy

  • Health and Sanitation

  • Planning for Emergencies

  • Preventing Child Abuse and Supporting Children in Trauma

  • Safe Sleep Practices

  • Supporting Social-Emotional Development: Infant/Toddler & Preschool

  • CLASS Group Coaching for Teachers Pre-K

  • VPK FAST Star Early Literacy Training Course for using Star Early Literacy for Planning Targeted Instruction

  • VPK FAST Star Early Literacy Training Course for Star Early Literacy Screening Data and Reports

  • VPK FAST Star Early Literacy Training Requirements Course for Test Administrators Getting Started with the Star Early Literacy Assessment (English) (Spanish)

  • Conscious Discipline

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Mrs. Rachellyn 

Ms. Rachellyn has been with Triumphant Tots since 2008 and works in the office, substitutes in classrooms, and is in charge of general maintenance. Her trainings and certifications include:

  • Florida Child Care Provider Certificate (FCCPC)

  • Director's Credential VPK Endorsed

  • 40 hours of childcare training through the Department of Children and Families (as well as an additional 10 hours per year)

  • For the

  • Love of Language and Literacy

  • Get Your Motor Running

  • The Peaceful Classroom

  • What Happens If...

  • Language and vocabulary for VPK Instructors

  • Getting Organized for Learning in Preschool

  • Basic to Intense Behaviors and What to do About Them

  • Recruiting childcare Staff

  • Quality Assessment and Improvement for Afterschool Programs

  • Effective Communication for Childcare Professionals

  • Fire Safety and Emergency Preparedness

  • Playground Safety

  • Transportation Safety

  • Early Literacy for Children Birth through Three

  • Emergent Literacy for VPK Instructors

  • Adult, Child, and Infant CPR-AED, Choking Skills, and Basic First Aid

  • Bloodborne Pathogens and Infection Control

  • Portable Fire extinguisher Training 

  • Child Safety and Prevention

  • Health and Sanitation

  • Planning for an Emergency

  • Open the Door to Outdoor Fun and Learning

  • Preschool Science:  Sense of Wonder and Discovery

  • Mathematical Thinking for Early Learners

  • Implementing the FL Standards in Preschool Classrooms: 3 years to KG

  • Language and Vocabulary in the VPK Classroom

  • Phonological Awareness Development in Preschoolers

  • Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy

  • Law Enforcement

  • Conscious Discipline

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Ms. Sara

Ms. Sara is our Director. She has been with Triumphant Tots since 2014. Her certifications and trainings include:

  • VPK endorsed Director's Credential

  • Florida Child Care Provider Certificate (FCCPC) Birth - Five

  • 40 hour childcare training through Department of Children and Families (as well as additional 10 hours per year)

  • Literacy for Children Age Birth to Three

  • Florida Standards for Four Year Olds

  • Preschool Learning Environments

  • Emergent Literacy for VPK Instructors

  • Getting Organized for Learning in Preschool

  • Preschool Language Development

  • Safety in the Environment

  • Safe Sleep/Shaken Baby Syndrome

  • Health and Sanitation

  • Preventing Child Abuse and Supporting Children in Trauma

  • Child Safety and Prevention

  • Basic Fire Extinguisher Training

  • Adult and Child CPR and First Aid

  • Effective Operations in Early Childcare and Operation

  • Building Relationships with Students

  • How to Administer the Florida VPK Assessment

  • Helping Students Want to Achieve 

  • Preschool Trauma Informed Care

  • Professionalism in Early Childhood Education

  • Book Embedded Vocabulary Instruction

  • How to Administer the FL VPK Assessment

  • Implementing the FL Standards in a Preschool Classroom: 3-KG

  • Language and Vocabulary in the VPK Classroom

  • Mathematical Thinking for Early Learners

  • Preschool Language and Vocabulary Professional Development Coach

  • Getting organized for Learning in Preschool: Act 1 & 2

  • Precautions in Transporting Children

  • Trauma Informed Care: The Impact of Toxic Stress on Preschoolers

  • Preschool Family Engagement

  • Guiding Preschool Behavior and Building Classroom Community

  • CLASS Group Coaching for Teachers Pre-K

  • Conscious Discipline

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Ms. Rachael

Ms. Rachael works in the Flamingo room with our 3 - 4 year olds. She began working at Triumphant Tots in 2013, when she turned 16. In 2019 she left us to try out something new but decided that she really loved childcare and returned in 2020. Her trainings and certifications include:

  • Florida Child Care Provider Certification  (FCCPC)

  • 40 hour childcare training through the Department of Children and Families (as well as an additional 10 hours per year)

  • Adult, Child, and Infant CPR-AED, Choking Skills, and Basic First Aid

  • Portable Fire Extinguisher Training

  • Bloodborne Pathogens and Infection Control

  • Safe Sleep Practices

  • Planning for Emergencies

  • Preventing Child Abuse and Supporting Children in Trauma

  • Child Safety and Prevention

  • Health and Sanitation 

  • Safety in the Environment

  • Conscious Discipline 

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Ms. Drea

Ms. Drea is our 2-3 year old teacher. She has been with Triumphant Tots since 2016 and has been in childcare for 10+ years

  • 40 hour childcare training through Department of Children and Families (as well as additional 10 hours per year)

  • Literacy for Children Age Birth to Three

  • Safety in the Environment

  • Health and Sanitation

  • Preventing Child Abuse and Supporting Children in Trauma

  • Child Safety and Prevention

  • Adult, Child, and Infant CPR-AED, Choking Skills, and Basic First Aid

  • Portable Fire Extinguisher Training

  • Bloodborne Pathogens and Infection Control

  • Health and Sanitation

  • Preventing Child Abuse and Supporting Children in Trauma

  • Safety in the Environment

  • Child Safety and Prevention

  • Supporting Children with Developmental Disabilities

  • Infant and Toddler Appropriate Practices

  • Early Learning Standards Birth-Five

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Ms. Bri

Ms. Bri has been with Triumphant Tots since 2022. She currently works in the Beluga room with our 1-2 years olds. Ms. Bri's trainings and certifications include:

  • Supporting Social Emotional Development of Preschool Children

  • Supporting the Social-Emotional Development of Infants and Toddlers

  • Safe Sleep Practices

  • Planning for Emergencies

  • Preventing Child Abuse and Supporting Children in Trauma

  • Child Safety and Prevention

  • Precautions in Transporting Children

  • Health and Sanitation

  • Supporting the Social and Emotional Development of Children in Mixed-Age Groupings

  • Safety in the Environment

  • Adult, Child, and Infant CPR-AED, Choking Skills, and Basic First Aid.

  • Portable Fire Extinguisher Training

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Ms. Jada

 

Ms. Jada has worked at Triumphant Tots since 202s and is currently in the Beluga Room in the afternoons. Ms. Jada's trainings and certifications include:

  • 40 hour childcare training through the Department of Children and Families

  • Adult, Child, and Infant CPR-AED, Choking Skills, and Basic First Aid

  • Portable Fire Extinguisher Training

  • Planning for Emergencies

  • Child Safety and Prevention

  • Supporting Social and Emotional Development of Children in Mixed-Age Groups

  • Preventing Child Abuse and Supporting Children in Trauma

  • Safety in the Environment

  • Safe Sleep Practices

  • Florida Childcare Personnel Orientation

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Mr. William

 

Mr. William has worked at Triumphant Tots since 2020 and is currently an Assistant Teacher. In the mornings in the Flamingo Room and the afternoons in the VPK Room. He is a dual enrolled student through FLVS Highschool and at CF working toward his A.S. in Biology. William's trainings and certifications include:

  • 40 hour childcare training through the Department of Children and Families

  • Adult, Child, and Infant CPR-AED, Choking Skills, and Basic First Aid

  • Portable Fire Extinguisher Training

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Ms. Kalea

 

Ms. Kalea works in the Beluga room in the afternoons. She is currently a high school student and part of the ROTC program at her school. Her Trainings and certifications include:

  • 40 hour childcare training through the Department of Children and Families (as well as an additional 10 hours per year)

  • Portable Fire Extinguisher Training

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Ms. Amelia

 

Ms. Amelia is our morning Door greeter, early afternoon cleaner, and dance choreographer for Christmas and graduation programs. She is currently a high school student through FLVS. In her free time Amelia is a competitive dancer on a local dance team.

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Ms. Chris 

Ms. Chris is our afternoon teacher in the Firefly room. Her trainings and certifications include:

  • Supporting Social Emotional Development of Preschool Children

  • Supporting the Social-Emotional Development of Infants and Toddlers

  • Safe Sleep Practices

  • Planning for Emergencies

  • Preventing Child Abuse and Supporting Children in Trauma

  • Child Safety and Prevention

  • Precautions in Transporting Children

  • Health and Sanitation

  • Supporting the Social and Emotional Development of Children in Mixed-Age Groupings

  • Safety in the Environment

  • Adult, Child, and Infant CPR-AED, Choking Skills, and Basic First Aid.

  • Portable Fire Extinguisher Training

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Ms. Lisa

Ms. Lisa is our afternoon teacher in the Flamingo room. Her trainings and certifications include:

  • 40 hour childcare training through the Department of Children and Families (as well as an additional 10 hours per year)

  • Working to Create Positive Learning Environments: Preventative Strategies

  • Adult, Child, and Infant CPR-AED, Choking Skills, and Basic First Aid.

  • Bloodborne Pathogens, Infectious Disease Control Best Practices/Precautions

  • Portable Fire Extinguisher Training

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Ms. Elisabeth

Ms. Elisabeth has worked at Triumphant Tots since 2018. She is an 8th grade Math teacher at Howard Middle School and works at Triumphant Tots during vacations and holidays filling in where needed.  She attended Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville, FL where she was part of the softball team.  She hopes to one day coach High School Softball.  

Her trainings and certifications include:

  • Bachelors Degree, Secondary Education and Mathematics

  • 40 hour childcare training through the Department of Children and Families (as well as an additional 10 hours per year)

  • Adult, Child, and Infant CPR-AED, Choking Skills, and Basic First Aid

  • Portable Fire Extinguisher Training

  • Associate of Arts Degree

  • Human Growth and Development

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Ms. Catelyne

Ms. Catelyne has been working at Triumphant Tots since 2017. She is currently a 2nd grade teacher at Sparr Elementary and works at Triumphant Tots during vacations, filling in where needed. Her trainings and certifications include:

  • Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education

  • Supporting Social Emotional Development of Preschool Children

  • Supporting the Social-Emotional Development of Infants and Toddlers

  • Safe Sleep Practices

  • Planning for Emergencies

  • Preventing Child Abuse and Supporting Children in Trauma

  • Child Safety and Prevention

  • Precautions in Transporting Children

  • Health and Sanitation

  • Supporting the Social and Emotional Development of Children in Mixed-Age Groupings

  • Safety in the Environment

  • Adult, Child, and Infant CPR-AED, Choking Skills, and Basic First Aid.

  • Portable Fire Extinguisher Training

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Ms. Mason

Ms. Mason has been with Triumphant Tots since 2021. She is a backup cleaner. She is currently a Dual enrolled high school student and part of the MCCA and Art program at her school. Her trainings and certifications include:​

  • Supporting Social Emotional Development of Preschool Children

  • Supporting the Social-Emotional Development of Infants and Toddlers

  • Safe Sleep Practices

  • Planning for Emergencies

  • Preventing Child Abuse and Supporting Children in Trauma

  • Child Safety and Prevention

  • Precautions in Transporting Children

  • Health and Sanitation

  • Supporting the Social and Emotional Development of Children in Mixed-Age Groupings

  • Safety in the Environment

  • Adult, Child, and Infant CPR-AED, Choking Skills, and Basic First Aid.

  • Portable Fire Extinguisher Training

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