Ms. Ashley has been educating at Children's Emporium since 2012. She holds her 45 hours of Florida Statewide Childcare training, CDA, Director's Credentials and is First Aid / CPR certified. Ms. Ashley is the lead teacher in this VPK class and you will also see her evenings in the office to help out and say goodnight! She has been working with children since 2000. Ms. Ashley is originally from New Jersey and moved to Florida in 2008. In 2012, she married her husband, Eric. The Turner family expanded in 2014, they welcomed their first child. Their daughter, Violet, also attends Children's Emporium! Ms. Ashley enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, baking, reading with Violet and a good cup of coffee.
Ms. Julie has been educating children since 2003! She has been part of the Children's Emporium family since 2007. She holds her 45 hours of Florida Statewide training, and she is First Aid / CPR certified. Ms. Julie is also a lead teacher in our Minions Aftercare Program for our school age children. Originally from Chicago, she moved to Florida 25 years ago! In 2009, Ms. Julie married her husband, Vincent. Together, they have two beautiful daughters, Ayva and Madilynn. Ms. Julie enjoys cooking, baking and shopping.
Ms. Jnel has been in the field of Early Childhood Education for 6 years. She has been part of the family here at Children's Emporium since 2010. Originally from West Palm Beach, Ms. Jnel moved to Port St. Lucie in 2007 and graduated from Port St. Lucie High School - GO JAGS! Ms. Jnel has her 45 hours of Florida Statewide training and is First Aid / CPR certified. Our talented Ms. Jnel also teaches dance to our summer campers each year! Ms. Jnel is a very adventurous, outdoors person and the most important thing about her is she LOVES food!
Ms. Angie has been educating children for 24 years. Ms. Angie has been a part of the Children's Emporium family since 2009. Ms. Angie holds her 45 hours of Florida Statewide training, CDA, Director's Credentials and is First Aid / CPR certified. Ms. Angie is a Florida native! Ms. Angie and her 5 daughters (Bridget, Melanie, Christa, Bonnie and Sierra) were blessed and very excited when she married her husband, Todd, in 2014! Ms. Angie enjoys going for rides with Todd on their motorcycle, roller blading, sewing and just a good time with her family!
Ms. Mory has been enriching children's lives internationally for 10 years! Ms. Mory has been part of our family at Children's Emporium for 1 year now and says she is, “so happy to be part of this excellent staff!” Ms. Mory holds her BA Degree in Elementary Education, her 45 hours of Florida Statewide training and is First Aid / CPR certified. Ms. Mory partners up with Ms. Ashley in the Brilliant Bookworms VPK class. Ms. Mory is originally from Mayaques, Puerto Rico. She then lived in Fort Lauderdale for 10 years before relocating to Port St. Lucie in 2015. Ms. Mory has a wonderful family at home, too! Her husband of 18 years, Omar, and their two daughters, Kiara and Kaylee. During Ms. Mory's days off, she likes to go shopping at the mall with her family, reading, riding her bike and going to the beach. She also enjoys trying other food from various cultures.
Ms. Jocelyn has been enlightening children's educational paths for 7 years. She joined the Children's Emporium family in 2013. Ms. Jocelyn is originally from Staten Island, New York, but came to sunny Florida when she was 5 years old. Ms. Jocelyn actually has a legacy here at Children's Emporium. Her grandmother worked here, then her mother and now her! Not to mention, she is a Children's Emporium Alumni! Ms. Jocelyn holds her 45 hours of Florida Statewide training, is First Aid / CPR certified and participates with the St. Lucie County S.T.E.M. Gems. Ms. Jocelyn enjoys drawing, art, baking and just hanging out with friends.
Ms. Robin has been educating children for 13 years! She joined the Children's Emporium family in December 2015! Ms. Robin is originally from Boston, Massachusetts and relocated to Florida when she was 7. Ms. Robin has two sons, Jordan and Ayden. In 2017, she welcomed baby Raelynn to her beautiful family! Ms. Robin holds her 45 hours of Florida Statewide training, currently completing her CDA and is First Aid / CPR trained. Fall of 2017, this is Ms. Robin’s first year in VPK and we are so excited!! In her spare time, Ms. Robin enjoys football, fishing, baking and spending time with her family.
Ms. Magda has been creating young minds for 10 years now! She happily joined the Children's Emporium family in December 2015. Originally from Manhattan, N.Y., Ms. Magda moved to Port St. Lucie 10 years ago. Ms. Magda holds her 45 hours of Florida Statewide training, her National CDA and is First Aid / CPR certified. Mom to three beautiful girls (age 7, 4 and 11 months), Ms. Magda enjoys drawing and spending time with her family! Fun fact, Ms. Magda's mom was also a teacher at Children's Emporium!
Ms. Gina has been educating and growing minds for 23 years! She has proudly spent 11 of those years at Children's Emporium! She has lead in Administration for 6 years now. Ms. Gina is proudly from Brooklyn, N.Y. In 1990, she moved to Florida! Ms. Gina holds her 45 hours of Florida Statewide training, CDA, Director's Credentials and is First Aid / CPR certified. Ms. Gina is also raising three growing boys! Danny who is 23, Hunter who is 11 and Ryan who is 10. Ms. Gina enjoys jewelry making, fairs, cooking, baking, fishing, boating and time with the family.
Ms. Mariel has been enlightening youth of all ages for 15 years. She has been mentoring staff and leading in administration for 4 years. Ms. Mariel holds her 45 hours of Florida Statewide training, CDA and is first aid/CPR certified and her Director’s Credentials. Ms. Mariel is a Florida native! In her spare time she enjoys to travel around the world and experiencing different cultures. If she’s not traveling, she’s spending quality time with her family and friends.
Ms. Janeth has been empowering children on their educational journey for 24 years!! Ms. Janeth started at Children's Emporium as a teacher's aide back in 1992. She then advanced and became the lead teacher! in 1994, Ms. Janeth achieved her dream of owning a Preschool. She became the owner and active Director of Children's Emporium Preschool!! Ms. Janeth holds her Associate Degree in Arts and an Associate Degree in Science/Child Development and Education, as well. She also obtained her CDA, Director's Credentials and is CPR/First Aid certified. Originally from Ecuador, South America, Ms. Janeth relocated to Port St. Lucie, FL in 1990. Mother to two terrific daughters of her own, M.J. (19) and Belen (15) Ms. Janeth has also been a very special woman to all the staff at Children's Emporium. She has influenced and encouraged so many great teachers to achieve their personal dreams! In her spare time, Ms. Janeth loves to learn about other cultures, travel, read, volunteer at her church and just spend quality time with her daughters!
Miss Kelsey has been molding little minds for 5 years! She joined Children’s Emporium in December of 2016. Originally from Statesboro, GA; Miss Kelsey moved to Port St. Lucie with her boyfriend in 2016! Although she has no children of her own, she has younger brothers who she enjoys spending time
with! Miss Kelsey plans on continuing with her education, she is a Exercise Science Major. Miss Kelsey is also working on completing her 45 Hours of Florida Statewide training and being CPR/First Aid trained, as well! In her spare time she enjoys being with her boyfriend and family!
Miss MJ is our newest addition to our family!! Miss MJ joined us in August 2016! She is our school chef, which is an important job because she makes sure that all these growing minds are enjoying nutritious meals and snacks each day! Miss MJ is working towards her 45 hours of Florida Statewide training. Born and raised in Florida, Miss MJ is currently a student at IRSC studying Physical Therapy. Miss MJ enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family and most of all cheerleading. In fact, Miss MJ is an accomplished award winning cheerleader. She has competed state, national and even world wide competitions…and won quite a few too!!
Ms. April has been enriching children’s minds for five years! She joined the Children’s Emporium family in December 2016! Born in West Palm Beach and raised in Port St. Lucie, Ms. April lives with her daughter, Jalissa. Ms. April has her 45 hours of Florida Statewide training and CPR/First Aid certification… not to mention she is also a licensed cosmetologist! In her spare time, she enjoys music, spending time with her family, cleaning and taking walks.
Ms. Alexa has been creating little thinkers since 2006. She is a beautiful new addition to our center. We are glad she joined us in July 2016! Ms. Alexa is working towards holding her 45 hours of Florida Statewide training, National CDA and is First Aid / CPR certified! Ms. Alexa a New Jersey native now lives in Port St. Lucie, Florida with her boyfriend Jose and two sons (Nathaniel, 19 and Christian, 11)! When she isn’t teaching, Ms. Alexa enjoys reading, walking, going to the beach and quality time with her family.