Our Educators

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Introducing some of the educators and staff that make our school so special

KLA Schools of Coral Gables faculty come from diverse backgrounds and experiences and all benefit from extensive professional development opportunities. One thing we all have in common? A passion for inspiring curiosity and a lifelong love of learning in the children of our community.

Antonella Carrizo

Antonella Carrizo

Pedagogical Coordinator

Antonella is a founding staff member of our school and has worked with children for over 13 years. She is our Pedagogical Coordinator and enjoys sharing the knowledge she has gained from the many Reggio Emilia conferences she has attended.

Karyner Bejas

Karyner Bejas

Atelierista

This is Karyner’s first year as an Atelierista in our school. She has an interest in dance, art, digital media, music, and languages and is always willing to share what she knows with the children and teachers.

Gigi Rodriguez

Gigi Rodriguez

Lead Teacher

Gigi joined our school in 2018 and has 7 years of experience working with children. Gigi is a passionate teacher who enjoys every meaningful moment the children bring into the classroom.

Shahadah El Gamil

Shahadah ElGamil

Lead Teacher

Shahadah has worked in our school for 6 years. In addition to her passion for working with young children, she has a special interest in community service. Shahadah has worked with the age groups of Nido, Class of the 2’s, and Class of the 3’s.

Jescia Cerrotta

Jesica Cerrota

Lead Teacher

Jesica joined KLA Schools of Coral Gables in 2017. She has a Master’s Degree in Psychology and has worked with children for over 11 years. Her daughter graduated from our school in 2021 and is currently attending KLA Academy.

Tamys Mora

Tamys Mora

Lead Teacher

Tamys joined our school in 2017. Her background includes teaching math and physics at a high school level. She fell in love with Early Childhood Education and has worked with Baby Nido for 5 years.

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