Pilar Tefel Director

Pilar Tefel


I would like to give you a warm welcome to KLA Schools of Doral! My name is Pilar Tefel. I have been working in the professional field of early childhood development/education for twenty-five years and I have been the Director at KLA Schools Doral since 2011 where I have the pleasure of serving many wonderful teachers, children, and families.

Our school provides a positive, nurturing, and child-centered environment in which children grow and thrive while developing curiosity and a love of learning. We are home to supportive families interested in their children's education, and a dedicated professional staff committed to providing them with the highest quality early childhood education. Together, we hope to make a difference in the lives of children and families in the community of Doral. We look forward to welcoming you!

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Patricia Hernandez Atelierista

Patricia Hernandez

Assistant Director

Patricia Hernandez has been part of the KLA family for the past 5 years as an Atelierista and now as Doral’s Assistant Director. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts from the Universidad de los Andes in Venezuela in 2016 and has been part of our school since 2017. Patricia has enjoyed working with the children in the atelier, loves to help the families and staff member’s and is very happy for the opportunity of building new relationships with our school community!

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Patty De Santis Admissions

Patty De Santis

Director of Admissions

Patricia De Santis has been with KLA for 10 years, both as a teacher and administrator and comes with twenty years of experience working with the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education. She is a member of the North American Reggio Emilia Alliance (NAREA) and had the opportunity to travel to Reggio Emilia, Italy to study and experience the Reggio Emilia philosophy first-hand.

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