Kimberly Sineath, Director
Ms. Kim holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work with an emphasis in program administration from Florida State University. She has been working in the nonprofit sector for 16 years. She began her career working with 2-1-1 Big Bend, providing telephone counseling & information and referral. This experience fueled her passion for prevention and early intervention services. From there, she went on to work for Prevent Child Abuse Florida within the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida. During this time Ms. Sineath focused on parent education and support by implementing Circle of Parent support groups throughout the state. In 2008 Ms. Kim transitioned to The Learning Pavilion, and is dedicated to providing a continuum of services to our community from early intervention and parent support to internships and community education. In the future she would like to expand TLP’s services throughout the Big Bend area and share our program model with child development centers across the state. Ms. Kim is actively involved in community advocacy groups such as the Leon County Infant Mental Health Community Action Team, Whole Child Leon, and Gadsden- Leon P.A.C.T. Parents, Providers, & Community Advocating for Children Together on behalf of TLP. She grew up in Deltona, Florida and moved to Tallahassee in 1999. She is married and is the mom of two boys that keep her busy in her spare time with sports and extra circular activities.
Jamie Singleton, Junior Director Preschool and VPK
Ms. Jamie earned the Florida Child Care Professional Certificate (FCCPC) and holds a current Director’s Credential. She has taken many advanced courses including Department of Education’s Florida Early Learning and VPK Standards, Implementing Screening and Assessment in the Early Childhood Setting and extensive coursework in working with children with special needs. She began working in the early childhood field in 2001 as a preschool and VPK teacher in an inclusive setting and has been a preschool director. She is so excited to be a part of an elite preschool. Ms. Jamie was born and raised in Tallahassee and is currently pursuing a BA in Early Childhood Education.
Angela Mitchell, Junior Director Infant and Toddlers
Ms. Angela is a long time Tallahassee resident with over 27 years of experience in Early Childhood Education, as a teacher, Family Advocate, and as a Director for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. Ms. Angela holds an AS degree in Early Childhood Education and looks forward to returning to school to obtain her Bachelors degree. She believes that early care and education is essential and as a result of providing a high quality learning environment our children are better prepared to enter kindergarten and become positive productive members of our community. Ms. Angela loves music and being actively engaged in all of her family gatherings and attending church on Sundays.
Claire Ancheta, Accounting Clerk
Ms. Claire earned an A.A. from Tallahassee Community College. Before coming to The Learning Pavilion, she worked in healthcare. She has always worked with sick children and has a passion for helping. Ms. Claire joined The Learning Pavilion team in August 2013. Ms. Claire is originally from Hereford, England, but was raised in Queens, New York. She moved to Tallahassee in January 1990. She married her high school sweetheart and is the mother of two young boys who attend The Learning Pavilion. She is an animal lover and enjoys going to see live music and camping at festivals.
Summer Robertson, Receptionist
Ms. Summer has been working at TLP since September 2017. She started off as a floater in the classrooms and is now working at the front desk as the receptionist. She is married with a daughter that attends The Learning Pavilion as well. Summer loves having the opportunity to build relationships with the each and every child that attends here at TLP. In her spare time she enjoys being able to spend time with her family going camping at the river, fishing and beach trips. Her future goals are to be able to get her degree as a physical therapy assistant and continue to work with kids.
Ivory Miller, VPK Lead Teacher
Ms. Ivory has completed all required Department of Children & Families courses. She graduated from Florida A & M with a B.A. in Social Work in 2015. Ms. Ivory is currently pursuing a MSW. She’s been working with children of all ages for since 2005. She plans to use her degree in Social Work and background working with young children to work with families that are at-risk of abuse and neglect in order to ensure that children are well cared for and get the best start in life. Ms. Ivory grew up in Palm Beach County, Florida. She is interested in fashion and loves to dance and shop.
Ta’Neja “Ms. T” Rodgers, VPK Lead Teacher
Ms. Ta’Neja earned her B.A. in Family and Child Sciences from Florida State University. She has been working in the early childhood field since 2012 and is working toward becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist. Ms. Ta’Neja is originally from Madison, Florida and has lived in Tallahassee since 2010.
Karina Gomez, VPK Lead Teacher
Karina grew up in LaBelle, Florida. She has an Associate Degree in Child Development and is really striving to obtain a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Karina was with the Child Development Center for a couple different Army Bases for the past 7 years. She has a passion for working with young children!
PRESCHOOL – 2 TEACHERS
Staci Jackson, Lead Teacher
Ms. Staci grew up in West Palm Beach, FL and is new the the Tallahassee area. She had been working in Early Childhood Education for 4 years. Ms. Staci has an AA in Early Childhood Education as well as a National CDA and Directors Credential. She is passionate about continuing her education and bringing that knowledge to life in her classroom. Ms. Staci loves to read and travel.
Shelby Bubien, Assistant Teacher
Ms. Shelby is an Assistant Teacher here at The Learning Pavilion. She grew up in Pensacola, Florida and relocated here in Tallahassee in July of 2017. She has been working with children for four years! Shelby currently has her A.A in child education as well as B. A in Elementary Education and Special Education. She loves spending time with her friends and her animals. Shelby’s future goals is to get her masters in
Elementary administration and to continue to work with children with special needs!
PRESCHOOL -1 TEACHERS
Emilie Fernandez, Lead Teacher
Ms. Emilie is our Preschool 1 teacher here at The Learning Pavilion. She has been with us since 2016. Emilie moved to Tallahassee from New York City three years ago and has been working in child care for 7 years now. She has worked in Americorp’s Jumpstart program as a crew leader for 2 years along with teaching kindergarten summer school in New Jersey for three years! One day Emilie would love to become an Elementary School Teacher at a Waldorf School. When she is not teaching our kiddos she spends her spare time going hiking, enjoying the beach and learning new recipes to cook.
Amber Owens, Assistant Teacher
Amber joined our team in 2017 and has been such a helping hand! She is originally from Montana but has been in Tallahassee the past 10 years. Amber is currently enrolled at TCC working towards her Psychology Major and now leaning towards Occupational Therapy. Amber has earned experience from volunteering at elementary schools. Amber strives here at TLP to gain as much experience as she can working with children to fulfill her passion with kiddos with disabilities! Amber always has a smile on her face and never fails to keep us with a positive upbeat vibe!
TODDLER -2 TEACHERS
Emanie Mompremier, Lead Teacher
Ms. Emanie has completed 45 hours of DCF required training. She is originally from Pompano Beach, Florida and has lived in Tallahassee since 2013. She’s worked with young children since 2010 and would one day love to become a preschool director. Ms. Emanie loves the responsibility of working with young children and helping them learn….it’s her heart’s passion.
Montana Hall, Assistant Teacher
Ms. Montana has been working in Early Childhood Education for 2 years. She has a passion for working with children with Special needs and is excited to gain more hands on experience and knowledge. Ms. Montana is currently working on her AA in Early Childhood Education and plans on attending Florida State University for her Bachelors degree in Child Development.
TODDLER -1 TEACHERS
Michelle Register, Lead Teacher
Ms. Michelle has earned an A.S. in Early Childhood Education. She’d like to pursue a bachelor’s in nursing. Ms. Michelle has been teaching at The Learning Pavilion since 2010, where she’s worked with all age groups. She is a strong proponent for early interventions and the inclusion of children with special needs. She loves to be silly and spontaneous with the children and finds talking with parents about their children to be the most rewarding part of being a preschool teacher.
Brittany Rouser, Assistant Teacher
Ms. Brittany has been working with children for about 3 years, along with many volunteering opportunities throughout high school with preschoolers. She has been working with TLP for a little over 1 year now and very much enjoyed her teaching our infants!
Tomeka Scott, Lead Teacher
Ms. Tomeka earned the Florida Child Care Professional Certificate (FCCPC) in 2010. She is also proficient in Baby Sign Language. She has worked in the child care field since 2008, specializing in working with infants and toddlers. Ms. Tomeka is from Monticello, Florida and is currently working on completing a degree in the education field.
Jada Martin, Classroom Aide
Ms Jada grew up in Jacksonville, Florida and has been a Tallahassee resident for 2 years. Her goals are to provide a safe, loving and caring environment to every child. Ms. Jada has over 4 years of experience in Early Childhood Education and she is passionate about her continued growth as a teacher and team member at TLP. Eventually Ms. Jada would like to go to medical school and become a pediatrician.
Tania Himes, Lead Teacher
Ms. Tania has earned an A.A in secondary education, an A.A in child development and an apprenticeship for Early Childhood Development. She grew up in Morgantown, West Virginia, and now resides in Tallahassee, Florida. Tania loves drawing, crafting and has three daughters of her own. She has been working with children since 2004, and is fluent in Spanish. In the future Ms. Tania would love to earn her bachelors degree in Early Childhood and family studies. Her favorite thing about her job is getting to watch children’s eyes light up as the learn something new.
Doris Washington, Assistant Teacher
Ms. Doris attended Gadsden Vocational School and completed the Child Development Associates program with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education. She’s been working with young children since 1995. During those years, Ms. Doris has worked as a Para-Professional for Leon County Schools Pre-K, as well as an After-School Assistant before coming to work for The Learning Pavilion in 2004. She is married with three grown children and four grandchildren. Her future plans include retirement and becoming a primary caregiver for children with disabilities.
Jazzmin Murphy, Assistant Teacher
Bio Coming Soon!!
Jessica Michaelsen, Early Intervention – VPK and School Age
Ms. Jessica holds a B.A. in Literature and is currently working on Early Childhood training. She is thinking about pursuing a B.A. in Early Childhood Education. She’s been either volunteering her time in elementary schools, working as a youth swim instructor or a preschool teacher since graduation from high school. She’s worked with The Learning Pavilion since August 2014. Ms. Jessica is originally from Palm Bay, Florida but spent a significant amount of her childhood in Arizona. She has a love for learning, is usually the happiest person in the room and loves to talk.
Emily Burdick, Classroom Aide
Emily has been a teacher here since February 2017! Emily would like to finish her degree so she can become an Occupational Therapist. She has been working with children for about 5 years and has 2 kiddos of her own. She enjoys watching children learn and grown in their own special way. Emily is very very passionate about taking Newborn and Children photography.
Tamela Davis, Classroom Aide
Ms. Tamela is currently a part time floater for TLP. She has an Associates of Art degree and has completed her 45 hour DCF training. Tamela has been working with young children for over 5 years now and absolutely loves watching the children learn and grow. In her spare time she loves going to the beach and enjoys nature walks. She looks forward to the lessons that life has to teach! In the future Ms. Tamela would love to earn her B.S Degree in criminal justice!
Jennifer McArtor, Classroom Aide
Ms. Jennifer earned a B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Michigan. She holds is certified to teach Pre-K – 8th grade. She began working as a VPK Assistant in 2010 and worked as a Lead VPK teacher from 2011 – 2016. Ms. Jennifer currently works as a classroom aide in the mornings. She is passionate about teaching children and getting them ready for Kindergarten. Ms. Jennifer is originally from Michigan and has lived in Tallahassee since 2009. She is married and has two Pomeranian dogs, Princes and Buster.
Bria Smith, Classroom Aide
Ms. Bria has worked here for a little over a year. She moved to Tallahassee from Palm Beach Florida in 2014. Bria will have graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in August of 2018. She has worked with kids since May of 2014 and loves to watch them learn and grow. Bria was born in New orleans and her favorite color is purple. In her spare time she likes to relax and watch her favorite TV series.
Ella Moore, Classroom Aide
Bio Coming Soon!!
Diane Swatts, Cook
Ms. Diane grew up right here in Tallahassee. She has been cooking for children for over 10 years. Ms. Diane is passionate about serving home cooked nutritious meals and loves preparing veggie dishes that our kiddos truly enjoy.
Tameka German, Occupational Therapist
Rachel Quinn, Speech and Language Pathologist
Jessica Dekleva, Music Therapist