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Meet the Team Teachers

MEET THE TEAM TEACHERS

View More: http://corinneoconnellphotography.pass.us/grow-with-us-cdJenny Jicha
Team Teacher, Teacher Supporter, Parent Coach

Jenny began working as a paraprofessional in PRE-K ESE when she was 18 years old. She began her journey as a co-teacher in a Pre-K classroom. It is there where Jenny was first introduced to Conscious Discipline®. She then went on to work at PRIDE (Prekindergarten Instruction in a Diagnostic Environment) a demonstration classroom out of the PRE-E ESE district office. After having her son TJ, she decided to leave the classroom so she could stay home with him full time with all of the love and experiences she had been providing for so many children throughout the years. The time came for TJ to move on to Kindergarten. Jenny knew this was her time to give back to other children and instill in them all that she had done for her own child. Jenny began working alongside Mindy in 2009 at the first Grow With Us location where she helped grow the program into its first enrichment class. She has contributed to the growth of Grow With Us and has become an instrumental part of our Team. In addition to teaching in the classroom, she helps train new teachers, assists in curriculum development, and helps teach in the Parent Child Classes. She is thrilled to continue to be a part of Our School Family and looks forward to connecting and creating lasting memories with all of the families to last a lifetime.


Katie Alvarez
Team Teacher

Katie received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Delaware and first began her career in sales and marketing. After several years in the corporate world, she decided to go back to school to pursue her passion – working with children. She completed a rigorous Montessori Teacher Training Program and received her Early Childhood Teaching Credential from the American Montessori Society in 2010. Katie taught at a Montessori school in Miami Beach for 5 years, where she was first introduced to Conscious Discipline. She began by attending the Level 1 Conscious Discipline series, followed by Study Clubs, Expecting Family Workshop series, Parent & Child classes and Level 2 series. She believes Conscious Discipline is the missing piece she was looking for as a teacher and parent, by addressing the social/emotional skills necessary to be successful in all areas of life.   After spending the past couple of years at home raising her two sons, Katie is thrilled to be part the Grow With Us Family. She hopes to bring a unique perspective based on her knowledge and experience in the classroom, and work with the team to integrate some of the Montessori philosophy and lessons into the curriculum.


View More: http://corinneoconnellphotography.pass.us/grow-with-us-cdSasha Torrico
Team Teacher

Sasha graduated from Robert Morgan Educational Center where she received her credentials to be a pre-school teacher. She has prior experience as a Teacher’s Assistant at Alexander Montessori. Learning about Conscious Discipline was the deciding factor for her to switch schools. She will be attending Miami-Dade college to receive her bachelor’s degree in Education and a minor in Psychology. In her free time she loves to read, plant succulents, meditate, and spend time with loved ones.

 


Jessica Lara
Team Teacher

Jessica was born in Havana, Cuba and raised in Miami, FL.  She married her high school sweetheart and has one beautiful daughter.  She began teaching when she was 18 years old in a daycare near her home.  After graduating from Miami-Dade College, she moved on to teach at Beth Am Day School then La Piazza Academy.  She majored in Early Childhood Education and her Bachelors degree was focused in Special Education.  Teaching children has been her passion ever since she was a little girl.  She particularly enjoys the preschool age because it sets the foundation of their educational journey.  


 

You can submit your resume to info@growwithusmiami.com if you would like to Join our Team!