Meet My Teacher
I am originally from Hollywood, FL but I’ve lived all over the country. I received my bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Georgia. Go Dawgs! This is where I met Vincent, my husband of 28 years. We have four grown children and three grandchildren. I received my master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of North Florida. I taught second grade, 4-year-old pre-k, and ran a large center in Atlanta before becoming a stay-at-home mom. When I was ready to return to the workforce in 2010, the job at CAV seemed perfect. I was already attending and volunteering at CAV. I can see that it is the position God had been preparing me for. I am so excited to continue to have the opportunity to partner with you to teach your child both academically and about Jesus and His love for us. It is my goal to minister to your family throughout the year so please let me know of anything I can do for you. Looking forward to another great year!
Jeanette, VPK Lead Teacher
Hi, I’m Jeanette Anzaldi. I have been happily married for twenty-six years to my husband Dan and my passion is teaching! We have three awesome boys: Christopher, Zachary, and Nicholas. It has been a blessing to be a part of cav Kidz Preschool for the past 12 years. I have been involved with Christian education for over twenty-five years as a preschool teacher, VPK lead teacher, and director’s assistant along with volunteer positions. I look forward to providing a safe and enriching hands-on environment for your child to learn and grow.
Elizabeth, VPK Lead Teacher
I am Mrs. Elizabeth Moran and I am one of the lead VPK teachers for cavKIDZ Preschool. After moving from Long Island, New York in 2004, I began here at CAV in 2007 making this my thirteenth year here! Each year keeps getting better and it has been a blessing to watch our cavKidz Preschool families grow over time. I am married to my wonderful husband for over 20 years and we have 3 great kids aged 18, 16 & 14. I can’t wait to meet your family, and am very excited about getting started with all that our team has planned for this year!
Paige, Elizabeth's Assistant
I’m Paige West. I’m married to Brock West and we have two amazing children, Camryn (age 6) and Noah (age 2). We also have two dogs, Roman (an 8yo terrier mix) and Leonidas (an 8yo German Shepard). I love to read, sing and spend time with my family. I am so excited for my first year teaching as Ms. Elizabeth’s assistant!
Stephanie, VPK Lead Teacher
I am happy to be starting my 7th year at CAVKidz Preschool. After working hard for my CDA in 2014 I made the move from the 2yo classroom to our VPK team. I love teaching but when I am not at CAV I enjoy spending time with my family. I have been married to my husband, Sheldon for 14 years. We have a 10yo daughter, Maci who will be a rising 5th grader this year. In my spare time I enjoy boating with my family, crafting and reading.
Renee, Stephanie's Assistant
I am so excited to return to CAV this year as a VPK assistant! My family moved to the area 3 years ago from Georgia and we live in the Suntree community. I have two children, Scarlett (6) and Elijah (8), and my husband Tim works for Northrop Grumman. I have been a stay at home mom for seven years and before that, I was a high school Social Studies teacher. Two years ago, I was an assistant with 2s at CAV. I have served for several years in children’s ministry. Some of my favorite classroom activities are reading and crafting. I can’t wait to meet your kiddos and I know we are going to have a great year!
April, VPK Lead Teacher
I have lived most of my life in Florida. I have been married 16 years and have 2 kids (Stewart is 10 & Callie is 7). This is my 4th year teaching at cavKIDZ Preschool. I received my CDA in 2018. I love teaching but when I am not working, I love spending time with my family at Disney.
Alexis, April's Assistant
My name is Alexis Emerick and this will be my fifth year teaching at CAV. I have assisted in the two’s for one year and VPK for three. I have a four year old son who also attends CAVKidz preschool and is in VPK. I am looking forward to this year and getting to know all of our upcoming students.
Mykki, Lead Threes Teacher
My name is Mykki Cornelius and have been working at Church At Viera for 10 years. I love the special opportunity I have to teach about God and academics in one setting. I have a master’s degree in psychology and I enjoy incorporating those skills and knowledge in the classroom environment. I believe it is my responsibility to help build a foundation of learning in each child that crosses my path, and to make learning fun while teaching important life skills. As a mother and a teacher, I see firsthand the positive results of teamwork between parents and teachers. I have two teenage daughters. Working at CAV allows me a second chance to enjoy the early years of learning.
Sary, Mykki's Assistant
Hola! My name is Sary Kirk and I was born in Cali, Colombia. I grew up in a big family, so I have always had experience dealing with children! I received my teaching degree from the Universidad de Valle. I came to the US when I married my husband. We now have 3 children. When they were old enough to go to school, I began teaching preschool here at CAV and have been here ever since. My gifting is working with small children and for me, this is my calling and ministry. I am passionate about teaching early education, but even more so, teaching about Jesus. I also love to run each morning to start my day. Another interest that I have is natural medicine and healthy nutrition.
Laura, Lead Threes Teacher
Hello! My name is Laura Yarbrough and I am one of the 3’s teachers. My husband Craig and I have been married for 28 years, and we have 3 daughters who are ages 24, 22, and 17. In my free time, I enjoy going to the beach, family game nights, and spoiling my two pups, Luna and Ginny. This will be my eighth year at CAV and my third year leading the 3-year-old class. I am looking forward to this school year and I cannot wait to meet my students and their families. God Bless and stay safe!
Janet, Laura's Assistant
Hello, my name is Janet Tamborini. My background is in Interiors and Design. I have a wonderful and supportive husband of 35 years and 2 handsome sons. This will be my sixth year of working here at CAV and I have taught and assisted in the 2’s and 3’s classrooms. I am CPR certified for 5 years now. I am also a weekly volunteer in Surgical Services at Viera Hospital. My favorite part of working here at CAV Pre-school is getting to know the children and families I serve and hope to minister to throughout the year. I feel extremely blessed to have been led by Christ to join this teaching team.
Lauren, Lead Threes Teacher
Hello! My name is Lauren Hirsche, pronounced like the chocolate Hershey. My husband and I are high school sweethearts and together have three children ages 11,9 and 5. We are also Brevard natives and love to watch our hometown flourish. This is my third year teaching at CAV and I am so thrilled to be given the opportunity to teach your precious children. I can’t wait to meet you all and share my love of play and learning!
Emily, Lauren's Assistant
Hi, I’m Emily. I’m a wife and mother of two amazing girls Londyn (5), and Harper (2). I was a hairstylist for 12 years and absolutely loved it. After my daughter Harper was born, I made the hard decision to put the shears down and become a stay at home mom. I have always loved kids. I babysat from 12 years old, and even made my own babysitting cards. In high school, I was a camp counselor for kindergarten at a local church camp, and I just loved those kids like they were mine. I am so excited to be a teacher’s assistant this coming school year. And we are going to make this year a fun one to remember.
Evelyn, Lead Twos Teacher
Hello! My name is Evelyn Irvin, a.k.a Ms. Evelyn. I’d like to take this time to tell you a little about myself. I moved to Florida from Texas 5years ago with my husband, Danny, and my son, Evan, who is almost 14 years old. I graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in secondary education. Before moving to Florida, I taught the older 2s at Clear Creek Community Church PeeWee School for about 5 years. Although my degree is in secondary education, my heart is truly with the 2 year old kids. This year is my third year teaching at CAV.
Kimberly, Evelyn's Assistant
I am originally from Buffalo, NY but spent 12 years enjoying sunny Southern California until 4 years ago when I moved with my husband and children to the Sunshine State. Both of my children have attended CAV preschool. My oldest graduated from VPK this past May and my youngest will attend in the 3-year-old program this year. This will be my first year as an assistant at CAV and I am so excited to be a part such a wonderful nurturing environment. I look forward to a fun and exciting year.
Meredith, Lead Twos Teacher
Hi I’m Meredith Smith! I have a husband, Nate, a daughter, Kiley, and a son, Brody. Kiley is 8 years old and in third grade. Brody is 4 years old and in VPK this year. I was a lead teacher for a preschool special education classroom for 4 years in Renton, Washington and then became a stay at home mom once my daughter was born. I absolutely love being around children and helping them learn and am so excited to work with children again!
Maria, Meredith's Assistant
Hi, I’m Maria Miller. I came to Florida from Southern California with my husband as newlyweds 29 years ago. We have two daughters. One is an adult and the other a teenager. I’ve taught daycare, Headstart, and preschool for 23 years. This age is fun for me. In the past, I worked 5 years in the preschool at Church at Viera and enjoyed it very much. I’m looking forward to working here again and getting to know your children.