Meet The Teachers

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Mary Lou

Owner

Children and education have been my life's work. In June of 2020, I retired as principal of Nelson Elementary School after 32 years with the Hillsborough County School District. In November of 2020, I became the proud owner of Walden Lake Early Learning Center. 

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Annisa

Director

Years at WLELC

27 years

Years in Childcare

27 years

What I love most about working with children is that every day I get to see the excitement on their little faces, I get the best hugs and I get to hear their funny little stories. I seriously have the best job in the world! 

In my spare time I like to spend time with my family and go to theme parks.

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Kim

Super Sailor VPK

Years at WLELC

15 years

Years in Childcare

35 years

What I love most about working with children is that it's fun and rewarding. I love seeing them learn new skills and gain confidence throughout the school year.

In my spare time I like going to the beach, boating, and spending time with family.

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Chelsea

Little Sluggers

Years at WLELC

5 years

Years in Childcare

8 year

What I love most about working with children is the excitement they have when they learn something new.

In my spare time I like to drink coffee and spend time with my family.

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Mary

Superheros

Years at WLELC

16 years

Years in Childcare

20 years

What I love most about working with children is seeing the smiles and excitement on their faces to come to school each day, and hearing all their silly stories they like to share.

In my spare time I like to spend time with family.

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Morgan

VPK PT

Years at WLELC

1st year

Years in Childcare

3 years

What I love most about working with children is the connection built teaching new things.

In my spare time I like to go to the zoo, target, spend time with Emmy.

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Sherry T

Forest Friends

Years at WLELC

13 years

Years in Childcare

20 years

What I love most about working with children is that I can give them a good start in life by helping them in developing social skills in a safe caring atmosphere. And the stories I hear at circle time that happens at home.

In my spare time I like to spend time with my family and watch the Rays play.

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Donna

Marvelous Monkeys

Years at WLELC

13 years

Years in Childcare

28 years

What I love most about working with children is that the love they show you is unconditional. To see them greet you in the morning with so much happiness melts your heart. They allow you to be silly and you can be a kid yourself.

In my spare time I like to spend time with family and friends.

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Lizzy

Marvelous Monkeys- Afterschool

Years at WLELC

1st year

Years in Childcare

3 Years

What I love most about working with children is making meaningful connections and relationships with the kids and playing a role in their growth and development.

In my spare time, I enjoy outdoor activities with friends and binge watching movies.

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Monica

Floater

Years at WLELC

6 years

Years in Childcare

6 years

What I love most about working with children is that you see so many smiles! You celebrate the little things every single day! And no single day at work is the same.

In my spare time I like to spend time with family.

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Alysa

Super Sailors VPK

Years at WLELC

1st year

Years in Childcare

1 year

What I love most about working with children is making relationships with the kids and watching them grow.

In my spare time I like to spend time with friends and family.

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Karina

Little Sluggers VPK

Years at WLELC

1st year

Years in Childcare

1st year

What I love most about working with children is that there is never a dull moment.

In my spare time I like to go camping and fishing with my husband and two kids.

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Catherine

Superheros

Years at WLELC

1st year

Years in Childcare

5 years

What I love most about working with children is

In my spare time I like to read and hangout with friends and family.

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Dylan

Website Manager + After-Schooler Substitute

Years at WLELC

9th Year-

Years in Childcare

8 years

What I love most about working with children is the constant energy that they bring on a daily basis and how no day is the same.

In my spare time I like to eat out with all my friends and watch sports.

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Sherry S

Forest Friends

Years at WLELC

3 years

Years in Childcare

3 years

What I love most about working with children is watching to see how much they learn and their different personalities.

In my spare time I like to shop and spend time with family.

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Jamie

Marvelous Monkeys

Years at WLELC

1st year

Years in Childcare

4 years

What I love most about working with children is bonding with each child and seeing how they progress throughout the year.

In my spare time I like to spend time with my husband and three kids Lilymay, Sammylee, Johnny, coach softball, and craft.

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Lyndsay

Super Suesses

Years at WLELC

1st year

Years in Childcare

3 years

What I love most about working with children is watching them learn and grow and another perk is at the same time they teach you stuff as well. I feel like I can make a positive difference in their little lives. And I know that every day is not the same and all their personalities make each day an exciting adventure.

In my spare time I love to be with my family and go on fun trips together making new memories.