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Terrie Mazzarella

School Director

It is with sincere pleasure to welcome you to KLA Schools of Coconut Creek. My name is Terrie Mazzarella and I have over 30-years of Director experience and a bachelor’s degree in Education with some of my master’s credits in Psychology. My leadership style is one of being a caring and compassionate leader, taking my responsibilities seriously and leading my team so that they can provide high quality care and education while delivering on the mission of our KLA Schools. My focus and dedication for this school is directed towards meeting the needs of all our children, families, teachers, and staff.

I have been with KLA Schools since 2016, where I have the pleasure of providing and implementing the KLA mission of the Reggio Emilia approach. I help to create a team environment that encourages professionalism, growth, and diversity. Together with our team of amazing teachers, my administrative team and I work diligently each day to ensure the children in our school have a meaningful learning experience.

Our school provides each child the opportunity to be engaged in learning what is important to them. We provide a positive, nurturing, and child-centered environment in which children grow and thrive while developing curiosity and a love of learning. We supportive families with a full parent partnership so they are involved in their children's education. We look forward to you becoming part of our family.

Michelle Pernas

Michelle Pernas

Pedagogical Coordinator

My name is Michelle Pernas. I was born and raised in Puerto Rico. I have a Masters in preschool and elementary education. After many years working as a teacher, I moved to Miami and became part of the KLA Family. This is when I fell in love with a philosophy that would change my approach to education forever. At KLA schools, I was introduced and learned the Reggio Emilia Philosophy and became passionate about creating environments and opportunities that value and respect the image of the child. I have attended several trainings and conferences throughout the US and I also had the amazing opportunity to visit the city of Reggio Emilia and be part of a wonderful Study Group.

As a Pedagogical Coordinator, I enjoy supporting and guiding teachers in their everyday journey of finding ways to offer children endless opportunities to develop their abilities so they can become well rounded human beings. Children are our future and I feel blessed to be a part of their development. Through inspirations from Reggio Emilia and working with teachers, I strive to support children to develop into independent and passionate learners.

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Osiris Torrens

Pedagogical Coordinator

My name is Osiris Torrens. I was born in Venezuela, South America. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and an Associate of Arts Degree. I am also CPR first aid certified. My passion for teaching the Reggio Emilia approach inspired me to achieve my National CDA credential as well as other certifications, I have obtained through training workshops and seminars while working with the KLA Schools since 2015. As a Pedagogical Coordinator, I’m excited to give support to our teachers, and see the children reach their fullest potentials.

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