Our Staff

Ms. Iris - Executive Director

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Iris has been at Grace Jones for 18 years after being a teacher in Miami-Dade County. Under the direction of Iris the school has grown into the A.P.P.L.E accredited Gold Seal Quality Program it is today.  In her spare time, Iris likes to travel and shop.

Ms. Kelly - VPK Teacher

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Kelly has been working at Grace Jones for 8 years, she came to us directly out of Marathon High School. Her passion is helping young kids and helping them learn and achieve. In her spare time, Kelly likes to go on the boat with her family and friends. 

Ms. Maitee - Infant Teacher

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Maitee has been working at Grace Jones for 17 years, she has been in the Keys for 30 years. She loves watching the kids learn and how fast they grow. In her spare time, she likes to go the sandbar and go mudding. 

Ms. Delma - Infant Teacher

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Delma has been at Grace Jones for 13 years, with previous experience in at home day care. She loves working with the babies! In her spare time, she likes going to the beach and concerts.

Mrs. Dayme - Toddler Teacher

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Dayme has been at Grace Jones for 12 years and has been in the Keys for 26 years. She gets satisfaction working with the children and learns from the day by day. She likes spending time with her family, cooking and enjoys music. 

Mrs. Viviana - Chef

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Vivian has been at Grace Jones for 12 years and in the Keys for 24 years. She is proud to provide a welcoming environment and help the children learn to share and get along. She likes to organize outings with friends and relax.

Ms. Julissa - Toddler Teacher

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Julissa has been at Grace Jones for 3 years and lived in the Keys for 24 years. She is passionate about taking care of children and says her patience helps her care for them. She cares greatly for dogs and cats and the fight against cancer. 

Ms. Emily - After School Care

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Emily has been at Grace Jones for 2.5 years. She enjoys watching the children grow and develop skills. In her spare time, she likes to go to the sandbar. 

Ms. Lotti - 3 Year Old Teacher

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Lotti has been at Grace Jones for 2 years, she was raised in the Keys and has been here 24 years. She enjoys the children's comprehension of their ABC's, shapes and colors. She enjoys helping children in need.

Miss Bertha - 2 Year Old Teacher

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Bertha has been at Grace Jones for 9 months and in the Keys 5 years. She likes making a difference in the children's lives and watching them grow. In her spare time, she likes to shop. 

Ms. Lindsay - 3 Year Old Teacher

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Lindsay has been at Grace Jones for 9 months, but raised in the Keys. She says her favorite thing about teaching here is the staff, they work well together to care for the children. In her spare time, she likes to go to the beach and boating.

Board of Directors

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Kathy Hunt - President 

Melissa Grady - Vice President 

Karen Witte - Treasurer

Mallory Morton - Secretary 

John Hunt - Director, Natalie Ardis - Director, Sarah Simcic - Director