And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children. - Isaiah 54:13 (KJV)
And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children. - Isaiah 54:13 (KJV)
 
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Kristen Valenti
Center Director

Hello! My name is Mrs. Kristen Valenti, I am delighted to be the Center Director at the TKA Greenacres location.

I enjoy working with children and feel blessed to be heading into my 10th year as a part of The King’s Academy Preschool. During my nine years, I have been fortunate to experience being a PS2's teacher, a PS3's teacher and a center director.

I have a Child Development Credential (CDA) and a Director Credential.

I have been married for 14 years and have an 11-year old son who attends The King’s Academy. We enjoy spending time with family, kayaking, and taking our 2 dogs to the park.



Leticia Overson
Center Assistant

I would like to take the time to introduce myself. My name is Leticia Overson, known to the children as Mrs. Leti. I am so pleased to be working with your children for the 2020-2021 school year. I love working with children and have been in the childcare industry for 11 years. I have my Child Development Associate (CDA) credentials and Director credentials. I have been married for 24 years and we have 3 beautiful daughters, who also attend the King’s Academy. I am bilingual and love to incorporate a bit of Spanish into the classroom.

Evelyn Paniagua
PS2 Teacher

Hello my name is Ms. Evelyn and I feel honored to be your child's PS2 teacher for the coming school year. I have had the privilege to work with children since 2002 in both a preschool setting and in children ministries. This is my first year with The King's Academy and I look forward investing lots of love into the education of these precious little ones. I am a mother of a 4 and 6-year-old. I prayed for my children to attend the best school in Palm Beach County and I am so proud they now attend TKA. I enjoy spending time with my family and portrait photography.

Beatrice Mercado
PS3 Teacher

Hello! My name is Beatrice Mercado, I have the privilege to be the PS3 teacher at the Greenacres TKA Preschool! I have worked with children from all ages, infancy through high school, but preschool is my favorite by far. This is my second year with the The Kings Academy Preschool family. I have my masters in Religious Education but also I am currently working on furthering my early childhood development education. In my free time I love spending time with family and friends, and kayaking out in nature.

Chandré Zimbrick
PS2 Teacher

Hello TKA Families ♥♥ My name is Chandré Zimbrick, but the kiddos know me as Mrs. Dré! I’m beyond excited and grateful to be your child's Teacher this year. I’m originally from South Africa (I’ve been here for 8.5 yrs), but I recently became a US Citizen. My husband Kevin, was born and raised in West Boca, FL. I met him in 2011, while we both worked at a Country Club in West Boca. We got married one year later and now we have 4 beautiful kids together. Our miracles from God! Joshua is 6, he is autistic and non-verbal. Caleb is 4, he is in the 4’s class here at TKAP Greenacres and so is his 2 yr old sister, Kaydence. She is in Ms. Evelyn’s class. And then baby Adalyn is 8months. She goes to Neighborhood Kids Preschool. Please know that I’m here to help your kiddos who are struggling to communicate. It was so new for me when Caleb starting talking at 4 months, and then he never stopped. Because Joshua stopped talking at 18 months. Having a child with Special Needs has taught me a lot, and I continue to learn. I’m also here to help your kiddos with any needs they have. Being 2 is so fun, but can also be so challenging as they learn how to become more independent and when they need to accept help!

Audra Locatelli
PS4 Teacher

Greetings! My name is Audra Locatelli. I am thrilled to be the Pre-K 4’s Teacher at The King’s Academy Preschool-Greenacres Campus. I have been so blessed to work as an early childhood educator in Christian Education for the past 4 years. I am most excited to teach your children how to grow and build a classroom community that centers around God’s love while learning the necessary skills and tools to be successful in kindergarten! I recently completed my Early Childhood Development Credential through Palm Beach State College. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Movement Science from Gordon College in Wenham, MA. Last year I was recognized by the Early Learning Coalition as Teacher of the Year. I have earned over 100 hours in early childhood training, concentrating in the Pre-K age group, through the Florida Department of Children and Families. While I grew up in Massachusetts, I have called Southern Florida home for 11 years now. I have three elementary school age children attending The King’s Academy, twin boys in the 5th grade and a sweet daughter in the 3rd grade. Growing and nurturing children in a loving and safe classroom environment is a true passion of mine. I look forward to partnering with you in creating a strong academic foundation for your children as they discover who they are in Christ and to continue the mission of The King’s Academy, keeping Christ as King in all that we learn and do.

Kallie Stuart
Center Assistant

Hello! My name is Kallie Stuart. I have the privilege of being the Center Assistant at the Greenacres campus. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Global Studies. I have completed short term ministry trips to Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Portugal. I have several years of experience working with children from preschool to high school age in educational and ministry settings. I have been married to my husband Dan for nine years. We are originally from Pennsylvania. We were happy to join the TKA family in 2017, when Dan became a faculty member at the Kings Academy's main campus. In our free time we enjoy reading, traveling, going to the beach, and spending time with our family and friends.