STAFF & FACULTY
2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR SBMCS FACULTY AND STAFF INFORMATION
Get to Know your Child's Teacher
Small acts of kindness - are forever remembered!
They are a valuable part in your child’s life, guiding them through lessons, new assignments, and virtual learning when needed.
Get to know them and say thank you
Now it’s time to say thank you to teachers who made all the difference!
Mrs. Olmary Rodriguez “Ms. Olmary” is a K/1 teacher in the Mangrove Room. She is passionate about the Montessori method and utilizing the best reading practices and resources to support the development of literacy skills in students. Ms. Olmary has been part of the South Broward Montessori Charter School community for 6 academic school years. She has an Associate AMS Credential in Early Childhood from the Montessori Teacher Training Institute, Florida. She is continuing her education in a bachelor’s and master’s program at Phoenix University. As a true Montessorian, she is always trying to find ways to help the community at large and guide students toward reaching their fullest potential.
Ms. Alexis Tye “Ms. Lexi” is a K/1 teacher in the Mangrove Room. She has a flare for teaching and spreading love and kindness. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education from the University of Kentucky. After moving from Kentucky to Florida, Ms. Lexi continued her education to earn her Florida Educator Certificate to teach children from Birth through 3rd grade. Ms. Lexi has 5 years of teaching experience and is looking forward to many more, especially in our Montessori community. She is very family-oriented, loves to craft, and spoil her adorable 5-year-old Shih Tzu, Arlie.
Ms. Natalia Lopez “Ms. Natalia” is a K/1 teacher in Cypress Room. She is very passionate about learning from, creating, and molding the future of children. Ms. Natalia has a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood from Union Institute University. She is ESOL-endorsed and has a Montessori diploma in Early Childhood from the North American Montessori Center. She has 8 years of Montessori teaching experience, and this is her 4th year with our school.
She is the proud mother of a beautiful 6-year-old daughter. Some of her hobbies are reading, swimming, dancing, and exercising. She enjoys traveling and learning about other cultures.
Mrs. Rachel Pulido “Ms. Rachel” is a K/1 teacher in the Cypress Room. She is fervent about enabling students to explore their own interests and take ownership for their own learning. She has an Associate MACTE Montessori certificate from Southwestern University, Texas. Ms. Rachel comes with a wealth of experience: she has served as a presenter at several Montessori conferences, was an instructor at a Montessori training institute, and helped to found, develop, and conduct the Lower Elementary program for one of the schools she worked at. She has taught for more than 20 years as a Montessori teacher, and this is her fourth year with our school. She enjoys photography, going to museums, and observing nature.
Ms. Delia A. Boboc “Ms. Delia” is a 2/3 teacher in the Oak Room. She has a AMS Credential in Early Childhood from the Montessori Teacher Training Institute. Ms. Delia has been teaching for 10 years with 7 of those years at South Broward Montessori Charter School. She has taught preschool to third grade as a Montessori teacher. A staunch believer in the Montessori motto: follow the child, Ms. Delia views herself as a life-long learner for the purpose of meeting each student’s needs. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Union Institute and University and is working on her Master of Science in Organizational Leadership. She considers herself fortunate to be a Montessori teacher because the method creates upstanding citizens of the world and future leaders in our community. In her free time, she loves spending quality time with her daughter.
Ms. Anna Pulido “Ms. Anna” is a 2/3 grade teacher in the Pine Room. She was raised in a Montessori environment and has come to view the method as a big part of her life. In Ms. Anna’s own words, “I strive for the infamous ‘Ah-ha!’ moment the children get when a problem is finally solved by them and them alone, that is what being a Montessori teacher truly is about for me.”
Ms. Pulido has two bachelor’s degrees: Psychology with a focus on Child Psychology and Sociology from Florida International University. She also has an associate degree in Education from Broward College. She has an AMS Montessori Credential in Lower Elementary from Summit Montessori Teacher Training Institute and a MACTE certification for Upper Elementary from Montessori Live. Ms. Anna is proficient in American Sign Language and has a good understanding of spoken and written Spanish. She is also well-versed in music theory and has played both the piano and flute. Ms. Pulido has been teaching for more than 8 years and this is her fourth-year teaching at our school.
Mrs. Wendy Peralta “Ms. Wendy” is a 2/3 teacher in the Pine Room. She is passionate about the Montessori philosophy. Her goal is to have an environment where her students feel loved, safe, have their voices heard, and know that they are important. Ms. Wendy has a bachelor’s in Modern Languages with a major in English from Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo in Dominican Republic. She also has an AMS Montessori Credential in Early Childhood from Centro de Entrenamiento Maria Montessori, Dominican Republic. She is currently working on obtaining her K-12 Spanish Florida Teacher certification.
Ms. Wendy has taught children ages 3 to 6 for thirteen years, this year marks her fourth year working for our school. She is happily married and is the mother of 2 beautiful twin girls. She loves to spend time with her loved ones.
Mrs. Yolanda Cruz “Ms. Yolanda” is a 4/5 teacher in Palm Room. She is impassioned about reading and is a great believer of the idea that literacy is the key to success in all other academic subjects. Ms. Yolanda has a bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Turabo Univerity, Puerto Rico. She has more than 30 years of teaching experience with 10 of those years in a Montessori classroom. This is her third year at our school. She is from Puerto Rico and a proud mom of two grown-up children. Some of her hobbies are reading, crocheting, dancing, and watching sports. She enjoys long trips and loves to learn about other cultures, on her bucket list is a great desire to visit Australia.
Ms. Ingeborg de Weever “Ms. Inge” is a 4/5 teacher in the Palm Room. She is also the school’s 504 Liaison and Exceptional Student Education (ESE) specialist. She strongly believes that children exceed in learning when all their five senses are stimulated. She has more than 8 years of classroom teaching and tutoring experience, ranging from first to fifth-grade level, gifted, and students with disabilities in the ESE program.
Ms. Inge has a Bachelor of Science in Special Education (Grades K-12) with a minor in Middle Grade Mathematics (Grades 5-9) from Barry University. Also, she has a Master of Science in Montessori Elementary, along with an AMS Montessori Credential in Elementary I and II from Barry University. She also holds endorsements in Reading and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Ms. Inge was born and raised in St. Maarten, she speaks, reads, and writes Dutch fluently. Some of her hobbies are volunteering and working with students with disabilities (SWD), researching, dancing, crafting, poetry writing, and watching sports. She loves to travel and learn about other cultures.
Instructional Support Staff
Ms. Zueseline Cintron “Ms. Zue” is an assistant teacher. She also serves as a floater and works with teachers and students in all the grade levels. One thing that gives her great joy is to provide opportunities for creativity to thrive in students. Ms. Zue is eager to learn more about the Montessori philosophy and looks forward to many more years as a member of our school community.
Ms. Leigh Ann Carracio, "Ms. Leigh Ann" is a 4/5 teacher's assistant as well as a floater for all grade levels. She comes to SBMCS with extensive experience in the arts, specifically film making. Ms. Leigh Ann firmly believes that all children should have equal access to a quality education as well as enrichment programs. Her previous work at Miami City Ballet School's outreach department helped bring dance opportunities to underrepresented school-aged children throughout the city of Miami.
Ms. Leigh Ann is currently studying Communication Arts and Spanish at Florida International University. Additionally, she is inspired by the Montessori teaching method and is excited to be in such a rich and stimulating learning environment. In her free time, she enjoys spending time in nature and especially loves the beach. Ms. Leigh Ann is the mother of three adult children, Marcelo, Gabriel, and Isabella.
Mrs. Lisset Domenech “Ms. Lisset” is the art teacher at South Broward Montessori Charter School. The Montessori message of social justice resonates with her belief system; one of her main goals is to create awareness of the social justice issues in her community. She aspires to provide quality learning opportunities, especially, to impoverished, and at-risk students.
She has two bachelors’: Education Visual Art from Pedagogic Enrique Jose Varona and Elementary Teacher from Presidente Allende, both in Habana, Cuba. She has been with our school since 2017.
Mr. Jorico Brooks “Coach Rico” is the P.E. teacher at South Broward Montessori Charter. He is also the aftercare and after-school sports program planner, where he combines group and individual fitness exercises to help promote self-confidence and teamwork. He enjoys teaching students about health and wellness.
He is currently enrolled and working on his bachelor’s degree in Sports and Fitness from Florida International University (FIU). He has an associate degree in Health and Fitness from Bryan University. This is his third year at our school. One fun fact about Coach Rico is that he absolutely loves socks!
ADMIN STAFF BIOS
Mrs. Nancy Monroe “Ms. Nancy” is excited to continue her 3rd year at South Broward Montessori Charter. Her passion for education began 20 years ago at Harvard University where she worked as Project Assistant for the Academic and Professional Programs for Latin American students. She has a master’s degree in Marketing and Sales from Fundacion Universitaria INPAHU, Colombia, and a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts, from Excelsior College, New York. Ms. Nancy is a powerful force in the workplace and indefatigable in encouraging others to work hard and succeed. She seeks to always provide a welcoming, relaxing, and safe space where she can meet the needs of the school community. Ms. Nancy is inspired daily by her husband Tony and their son, Anthony. In her free time, she likes to hike, bike, cook, and read.
Administrative Services Coordinator
Dr. Caridad Ramos “Ms. Ramos” has always had a passion for education and was a biology teacher for more than 10 years before her current role in the administration. She heads the school lunch program (SLP), serves as the ESOL contact, Testing Coordinator, Information Management Technician, among many other administrative roles.
She has a doctorate degree in Education with a concentration in Instructional Technology and Distance Education, and a master’s degree in Science Education from Nova Southeastern University. She also has a master’s in Organizational Behavior Studies and a bachelor’s degree in Biology Education from Catholic Andres Bello University in Caracas, Venezuela. Ms. Ramos is in her 7th year with our school.
Academic Director/Parent Liaison
Ms. Livia del Mar Moreno “Ms. Livia” is our Academic Director and Parent Liaison.
Before her current role, she worked with the school as the science and math teacher for 5 years where she provided a Montessori-based environment for students to flourish and discover the world through research and experiments. With devotion and passion, she has served the school community and worked with parents to provide positive and quality experiences for our students.
She has a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Science with a specialization in Agricultural Education from the University of Puerto Rico, and a master's in Education: Curriculum and Instruction, from Ana G. Mendez University System, Miami, Florida. Her motto is that being kind, caring, empathetic, passionate, and funny can positively impact students. This is her third year as an administrative staff.
Ms. Livia is from Puerto Rico and the proud mom of a teenager.
Ms. Delia A. Boboc wears two hats at SBMCS. She serves as a second and third grade teacher and supports our teachers as the Curriculum Facilitator. Her many gifts, years of experience, and Montessori training makes her an asset to the school’s leadership team. Ms. Delia has always had a knack for serving as a teacher educator. She hopes to complete her master’s in organizational leadership by the end of the current school year. This is her first year in an administrative role with our school.
Ms. Elizabeth Kpenkaan “Ms. Elizabeth” serves as the school leader. Previously a small business owner in Nigeria, she could not resist the allure of the Montessori message of world peace, respect, empathy, and social justice. This allure led to her current path in Montessori education. She has more than 5 years of classroom teaching experience, ranging from preschool to fifth-grade level. She also worked as an adjunct, graduate assistant, and was the Interim Montessori Program Director at Barry University shortly before her current role as principal of our school.
Ms. Elizabeth has a specialist degree in Montessori Elementary along with an AMS Montessori Credential in Elementary I and II from Barry University. She obtained a Master of Art in Teaching in Early Childhood with a Georgia State Certification (P-5) from Armstrong State University in Savannah, Georgia. Also, she has an AMS Montessori Credential in Early Childhood from Fountainhead Montessori Adult Education/California State University. Her other degrees include a bachelor’s in Economics from Ahmadu Bello University and a master’s in Business Administration with a specialization in Banking and Finance from Benue State University, both located in Nigeria. Ms. Elizabeth is currently enrolled in the Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction program with a specialization in Reading, Literacy, and Cognition at Barry University. This is her third year as principal.
She enjoys the beach, reading suspense/mystery novels, journaling, and loves to spend quality time with her three sons.