Maitland Presbyterian Preschool is licensed with the state of Florida Department of Children and Families. Every staff member has completed the 45 hours of mandated training in Early Childhood Education, has a First Aid and CPR certification and many of our teachers have either a four year college degree or a C.D.A in early childhood education. Our well-trained staff uses knowledge of child development to plan and implement a quality program that is child centered and will support achievement of school readiness skills. Our staff is fingerprinted and has undergone local, state and federal background checks.
Our four year old classes participate in the state of Florida’s VPK program.
Susie Stull is the Director of the Maitland Presbyterian Preschool. She was born in Baltimore, Maryland and graduated from Roanoke College with a degree in Psychology in 1980. Susie worked at Winter Park Presbyterian preschool as the Manager of the Parent’s Day Out Program for five years. She joined the MPP preschool in 1998 as a VPK teacher and remained in that position for 15 years. Her continuing education includes classes at Seminole State College where she earned her CDA (child development associate) and her Director’s credentials.
Kristi Snelson is Associate Director of the Maitland Presbyterian Preschool. She graduated from the University of Florida with her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education in 2002. Kristi taught Kindergarten after college and has also been an office manager and property manager. She joined the MPP preschool in 2015 as a 3 year old teacher. She taught in that position for 2 years then became the VPK teacher before entering her new role as Associate Director.
4 year old class – Gina Rickard and Terri Rice
4 year old class – Lisa Brown and Beth Bromfield
3 year old class – Morgan Dixon and Heather Leader
3 year old class – Jackie Wilson and Katie Garlinger
2 year old class - Vanessa Hollingsworth and Melissa Carlson
Toddler class – Gayle Hill and Lisa Costa/Amanda Garner