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 program director and 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

She has 3 children of her own, whom she homeschools. Ms. Stephanie is proficient in ASL. 

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Ms. Alexis

Ms. Alexis is our VPK Assistant 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:

  • 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

  • Language and Vocabulary in the VPK Classroom

  • Phonological Awareness Development for Preschoolers

  • Child Safety and Prevention

  • Health and Sanitation

  • Planning for Emergencies

  • Preventing Child Abuse and Supporting Children in Trauma

  • Safe Sleep Practices

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

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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)

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  • 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

She has 5 children of her own.

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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

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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

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Ms. Ashlyn

Ms. Ashlyn has been with Triumphant Tots since 2022. She currently teaches in the Firefly classroom with our 2 and 3 year olds.  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. Drea

Ms. Drea is our early morning 1-2 year old teacher / Floater. 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. Megan

Ms. Megan is our Beluga Teacher. She has been with Triumphant Tots since 2022. 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. Katrissa

Ms. Katrissa has been with Triumphant Tots since 2021 but has worked in childcare for 17+ years

  • Florida Child Care Provider Credential (FCCPF) Birth-Five

  • Director Credential

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

  • Early Literacy for Children Age Birth to Three

  • Basic Guidance and Discipline

  • Computer Technology for Childcare Professionals

  • Emergent Literacy for VPK Instructors

  • Language and Vocabulary in the VPK Classroom

  • VPK Director Credential

  • Florida VPK Education Standards

  • How to Administer the Florida VPK Assessment

  • Integrating the Standards: Phonological Awareness

  • Standards for Four-Year-Olds

  • VPK Assessment Instructional Implications

  • Getting Started with Standards for Twos

  • 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 currently the early morning Assistant in the Firefly classroom with our 2 and 3 year olds. 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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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 Firefly 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. Elisabeth

Ms. Elisabeth has worked at Triumphant Tots since 2018. She is currently attends and plays softball for Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville, FL where she is majoring in Secondary Education, Mathematics, and Physical Education. Her goal is to be a middle school Math Teacher, and eventually become a PE teacher. She also hopes to one day coach High School Softball.  During school breaks and holidays she substitutes works in the Beluga room and/or substitutes in other classrooms. 

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)

  • 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. 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. Kalea

 

Ms. Kalea is our afternoon cleaner. She is currently a high school student and part of the ROTC program at her school.