Staff

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Mary Kay Burleson
Preschool Director

Mary Kay has been with ACE for more than 8 years. Before coming to ACE she was an Assistant Controller at a Large Hotel & Resort. She is knowledgeable in accounting, technology, and management. She is the go to person at ACE for most all things. She has her National Child Development Associates with Directors Credentials and is currently attending Seminole State College earning her Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.


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Nicole Fowler
Preschool Teacher

Nicole has 25 years in the Early Education Field. Her credentials include an AA Degree from Seminole State College, a National CDA, Director’s Credentials and she is currently obtaining her Early Childhood Education degree at the University of Central Florida. She has always enjoyed being around young children and teaching them. It is her true passion in life. Her teaching philosophy is that all children are individuals and develop at different rates, have different personalities and come from different family backgrounds. She works with all students to create a learning environment that they can thrive in.


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Samantha Swift
Preschool Teacher

Samantha has been teaching for 17 years. She has her Child Development Associates. In her spare time she likes scrap booking, playing board games, swimming and spending time with her 5 children. What she loves most about ACE Preschool Academy is that every child that attends gets a gymnastics class and that the staff is very warm and welcoming.


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Kathryn Warren
Assistant Preschool Teacher

Kathryn has been teaching for 3 years. She is currently working on her Child Development Associate. She loves being with the children and being a part of their everyday learning and growing. Seeing the joy in their faces when they learn new things is the highlight of her day.