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My First Academy strives in hiring the best personnel
to offer you peace of mind when you
leave your child in our center.

The teachers are selected among the best candidates. They hold all the DCF and State credentials and they are all CPR and First Aid certified.

The teachers at My First Academy go through a background check, not only local, but in the state of Florida and also nationwide as well through the FBI. All the teachers receive an intensive training before they are placed in the classroom.

Qualified, caring teachers are the main reason parents choose My First Academy for their child’s early education.

Our locations provide childcare services to parents at Kissimmee, Saint Cloud, and Poinciana.

MEET THE TEAM

Our directors and staff are the heart of My First Academy. They have been trained so your child can enjoy the best educational experience in our preschool.

Maria Dos Santos

Owner and Regional Director

Mrs. Dos Santos has over 20 years of experience in the Early Childhood Education Field. She holds her Advanced Level Director’s Credential in the state of Florida, and since 2001 she has served in many capacities in the United States being responsible for the operations of pre-schools with over 180 children. She is constantly analyzing the evolution of childhood education worldwide to update the school’s curriculum. Mrs. Dos Santos holds a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from the Metropolitan University of Caracas Venezuela.

 

Jose Molleja

Owner and Strategy Director

Mr. Molleja is an MBA professional with more than 20 years of experience in business planning, strategic & financial analysis, and process improvement. He has worked for multinational companies such as Siemens, Eastman Kodak Company, Oracle, and Deere & Company, and for the past ten years has been acting as associate partner of a boutique consulting firm in Latin America (Altura Consult). Mr. Molleja is in charge of the financial operations of My First Academy and its projects, acting as CFO and Strategy Director of the corporation.

 

Angelica Cosme

Director My First Academy Kissimmee

Ms. Cosme has over 6 years of experience working with young children. She holds her Director’s Credentials in the state of Florida, and since 2009 she has served in many capacities in a preschool setting. Ms. Cosme also holds an Associate Degree in Culinary Arts. Being able to help where ever she can, and always having the children at the school leaving with smiles on their faces, is the most rewarding part of her job! She is truly blessed to have had this opportunity and she looks forward to working for My First Academy for the years to come!

Gibeth Santana

Assistant Director My First Academy Kissimmee

Mrs. Santana has over 10 years of experience working with young children. She holds an Early Childhood Education Degree, as well as her Directors Credentials in the state of Florida. Mrs. Santana also holds an A.S. degree in Medical Massage Therapy. She’s had the pleasure of working with all age groups, from infants through Pre-K, and has been a part of My First Academy since 2010. She enjoys helping teachers to successfully perform their duties, and loves sharing her knowledge and passion with both our teachers and our children.