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Administrative Staff 

Leonie Buchanan
Preschool Director

Leonie Buchanan is responsible for the nurture, safety, educational and developmental needs of the children in the preschool program. Ms. Buchanan supervise teachers and staffs, design program plans, oversee daily activities, and prepare financial budgets and projections for the preschool.  She is committed to support the Christian faith as well as the vision and mission of the United Methodist Church.  Ms. Buchanan has over 13 years’ experience as a director and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Studies from Union Institute and Technology University, A Master’s Degree in Early Education from Walden University and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University and currently pursuing her PhD.

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Maira I Gonzalez

Preschool Assistant Director/Aftercare Director

Maira Gonzalez is responsible to lead, plan and manage an educationally sound, enriching after school and camp experience for children, K – 6. Establish an appropriate curriculum and plan activities that are consistent with the mission of the program and help them with developing interpersonal skills to improve their academic performances.  This includes hiring and training aftercare counselors; tracking and reporting financial and student progress; maintaining relationships with parents, schools; the community; the church; and providing mentoring for both students and staff.  Ms.  Gonzalez has over 18 years’ experience in Early Childhood experience, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Studies from Florida Atlantic University, and is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree.

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