Gardens Center Director
Greetings! My name is Natasha Smith and I am the Center Director at The King’s Academy Preschool - Gardens Campus.
I have worked in the field of Early Care and Education for over 20 years in various capacities and hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Care and Education. I am passionate about my work in providing young children a solid foundation on which they will build for the rest of their lives.
My husband and I have been married for 19 years and we have five beautiful children !
I am honored that you have chosen to partner with the King’s Academy Preschool in the growth and development of your precious child. I look forward to our journey together!
My name is Mrs. Belinda and I am blessed to be your child’s PS4 teacher. I love teaching and ministering to young children. I have been a part of The King’s Academy Preschool team for four years, with seven years of previous preschool teaching experience. I attended the University of Georgia where I graduated with a B.S. in Biology and I have earned my Staff Credential for preschool education. I am celebrating my twenty-year wedding anniversary this November. We have two daughters, 17 and 14, who attend The King’s Academy.
Hi, my name is Jessie Schramm! I teach the 3-year old class for The Kings Academy Preschool in Palm Beach Gardens. I have over 7 years of experience as an Early Childhood Professional. I have earned my Staff Credentials from Florida Department of Children and Families and an Early Childhood Professional Certificate with Palm Beach State College. Before I became involved with preschool-aged children, I worked in the Yachting industry. This is where I met my husband of 14 years. Together, we have two beautiful children; Zach 13 and Aubrey 11.
Hi! My name is Mrs. Tricia and I am so delighted to be your child’s PS2 teacher for the 2020-2021 school year. I love working with children and have been teaching at The King’s Academy Preschool for 6 years. I have my Child Development Associate (CDA) credentials and Director credentials. I have been married for 16 years and we have a 14-year-old son, who also attends The King’s Academy and is in 9th grade this year.
Hi my name is Erika Frazer, aka Mrs. Erika. I’m blessed to be part of your child’s early development and look forward to another successful school year. I’m currently working on furthering my early childhood development education and hope to finalize my teaching credentials by years’ end. Before I became involved with preschool-aged children, I was a Real Estate Paralegal and Real Estate Professional for 14 years. I’m a mother of two, Jackson (10) and Quinn (7) and married for 11 years. In our free time we love to go paddle-boarding and ride our bikes.
Hello, my name is Elizabeth Backherms. I am the PS3 Classroom Assistant at The King's Academy Preschool in Palm Beach Gardens and I have been a part of the preschool family for two years. I received my Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from FAU, and I have been married to my husband, Dennis for 15 years. We have three girls, Victoria 14, Julianne 12, and Charlotte 8. They all attend The Kings Academy and are amazingly awesome Christian young ladies. As a family we enjoy crafting, riding bikes, and swimming.