Our Educators

Get to know us

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

KLA Schools of Doral 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.

Marina Lavagetto Pedagogical Coordinator

Marina Lavagetto

Pedagogical Coordinator

Marina Lavagetto is our Pedagogical Coordinator with 18 years of experience in the early childhood education field working as a teacher and coordinator in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has an Associate Degree in early childhood education and a diploma in Inclusive Education for Children with Special Needs that supports her role in coordinating and supporting the teaching and learning processes.

Patricia Hernandez Atelierista

Patricia Hernandez

Atelierista

Patricia Hernandez is KLA Doral’s Atelierista with 6 years of experience. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts in 2016 and has been part of our school since 2017. Her knowledge and skills in different techniques and procedures of artistic expression such as engraving, painting, drawing, three-dimensional modeling, and photography, among others, enrich the learning experiences of the children, teachers, and families in our school.

Dani Amador Teacher

Daniela Amador

Teacher

Daniela Amador has been with the KLA family since 2019. She is graduate of the University of Richmond with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Political Science. Her previous experience working with a tutoring agency and involvement with volunteer organizations supports the student-driven and relationship-focused approach of the Reggio Emilia philosophy.

Shelby Cano Teacher

Shelby Cano

Teacher

Shelby Cano has been teaching for 6 years and has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Florida International University. Her experience in both early childhood and elementary classrooms supports her students in reaching their full potential.

Gloria Jimenez Teacher

Gloria Jimenez

Teacher

Gloria Jimenez has been in the early childhood field since 1988 and joined the KLA family in 2012. She attended Miami-Dade College and has an FCCPC accreditation. Her enthusiasm for teaching and implementing the Reggio Emilia philosophy drives her to make meaningful connections with her children and families.

Laura Ureta Teacher

Laura Ureta

Teacher

Laura Ureta is from Buenos Aires, Argentina and has been with KLA Doral for 9 years. She has a Florida Child Care Professional Credential and a certificate as an RBT Registered Behavior Technician. Her expertise in the Reggio Emilia philosophy gave her the opportunity to visit the City of Reggio Emilia, Italy in November 2019 to explore, learn and experience its origins.

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