Teachers

Ms. Samantha McClain, Director

Hello to all! My name is Samantha and I was born and raised in Naples, Florida. I have over 8 years of experience working within the Early Childhood Education Field. I graduated from FGCU with my Bachelor’s degree in Child and Youth Studies and have my Directors Credential and CDA.

Ms. Janet, Office Manager

Hello to all, my name is Janet and I was born in Valpo, Indiana, but spent most of my time in Duluth, Minnesota. I have 1 son and 2 grandkids. My son is the reason I started teaching in 1986, and have been in childcare ever since. I love watching children grow. I have been […]

Ms. Shy, Infant teacher

Hi my name is Shy and I am from Connecticut and I also lived it Texas. I started working with children 6 years ago and that’s what I love to do! I have a daughter named Zoe who is almost a year old.

Ms. Ivy, Infant Teacher

Hi, my name is Ms. Ivy. I was born in Taipei, Taiwan. I’m from Framingham, Massachusetts. After living in Massachusetts, I moved to Naples, Florida. This is my first year at Naples Preschool Academy. I am an Assistant Teacher in the VPK room. I enjoy being with kids and watching them grow. I’m excited to see how the children develop and I’m happy to be a part of the process.

Mrs. Yudy, 1’s Teacher

Hello everyone! My name is Yudy and I was born in Cuba. I am married and have 2 wonderful children who I love dearly. I have been working with children for over 15 years and I am currently working on my CDA!

Ms. Marissa, 2’s Teacher

Hi, I’m Marissa and I was born and raised in Naples, Florida. I am a true Florida girl through and through. My full name is Marissa Arielle Martinez. I was raised by my mother my whole life and am the youngest of 4 girls. Growing up in Naples, I went to Corkscrew Elementary, Cypress Palm […]

Ms. Danielle, 3’s Teacher

Hello, my name is Danielle Hood and I am 33 years old. I am married and have one son who just turned 2. I love music and poetry in addition to teaching. My favorite color is purple!

Ms. Shameka, VPK Teacher

Hi! My name is Shameka and I am from Naples, Florida. I have my CDA in Early Childhood Care from Lorenzo Walker Technical Institute. I have 2 children which is where my love and passion for children came from. I am so excited to be a part of the NPA team!

Ms. Carol, VPK Teacher

My name is Carol. I was born in Cleveland, Ohio where I received my Masters in Education from John Carroll University. I taught kindergarten at a charter school for over 10 years after completing a successful career in business. I moved to Naples nine years ago. I taught kindergarten for six years at Golden Gate Elementary before joining Naples Preschool Academy three years ago, as a VPK teacher. I am a mother of two grown children and the very proud grandmother of four.

Ms. Suerene, VPK Teacher

Hello, I am Suerene. I was born in Atlanta Georgia and moved to Immokalee, Florida at age 8. I graduated Immokalee High School and received my AA degree in Education from Hodges University. I moved to Naples 3 years ago and have been teaching VPK for 5 years. I enjoy kids but at this time have none of my own.

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