Teachers

Ms. Samantha McClain, Director

Hello everyone! My name is Samantha and I was born and raised in Naples, Florida. I have over 10 years of experience working with the Early Childhood Education Field. I graduated from FGCU with my Bachelors Degree in Child and Youth Studies and graduated with My Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from UNF. I’ve always […]

Mrs. Janet, Assistant Director

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 […]

Miss. Virginia, Infant teacher

Hi! My name is Virginia and I was born and raised here in Naples, FL. I traveled most of the United States after high school. I have been a Child Care Provider since 2016 and have worked with all ages from infants to VPK.
I have two children of my own. We love to be outside and be silly!

Ms. Loissa, Office/Float

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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