Meet Our Staff!

Richard Bercini


We started The Glen Academy because our group saw a need for a quality preschool care facility in the community. At each step of the development process of The Glen Academy, we imagined creating a school our own children would be happy to attend. We look forward to being a good neighbor, for many years to come!

Elaine Mayor


Hello! My name is Elaine Mayor and I am the Director here, at The Glen Academy. I have over 20 years of teaching experience and have worked in VPK and Administration for over ten years. Before coming to The Glen Academy, I recieved my degree in Early Childhood Education from Broward Community College, and earned the rest of my degree online with UAF.

I was honored to receive the position of Director at The Glen Academy, and I’m excited for what’s to come.

My hobbies include traveling, camping, cooking, and spending time with my family.

Rosa Santos

Assistant Director

My name is Rosa Santos and I am the current Assistant Director at The Glen Academy. I have worked in the childcare profession for over 30 years. I even owned my own childcare facility in Fort Worth Beach, FL for seven years – which was licensed for 130 children. 

I earned both of my Associate’s Degrees in May of 2007 from Northwest Florida State College.

It had been a pleasure returning to the field after four years and being welcomed to The Glen Academy. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, trying new restaurants, spending time with my family, and swimming.

Mark Bercini

Administrative Assistant

I work here because it’s important to me that the youth today are steered in the right direction and here at The Glen Academy we make sure that’s the case. Every morning I’m met with the smiles of these bright young children, and it shows me that our work is paying off.

Melanie Clark

Administrative Assistant | Social Media Manager

I am an advertising student at the University of Florida. I came home looking for a job to practice what I’ve learned in school, and landed on The Glen Academy because I could see what a great establishment it is. I wanted others to see that, too. My time here has only confirmed what I initially saw in The Glen Academy, proving just how well the children here are cared for and how much of a community is built here. I share this through social media so that more parents can find great care for their kids at The Glen Academy.

Ms. Andrea

Infant Teacher

I am in childcare because I love what I do. I love children of all ages. They make my day and are a joy to be around. They say the darnest things, but being able to watch them grow, that really amazes me. I got my DCF 45 hours back in 2015, and have worked as an infant teacher for the past eight years. I also have certifications as a Med Tech and a Home Health Aid.

Ms. ashley

Younger Twos’ Teacher

Hi, my name is Ms. Ashley! I have been in childcare for 15 years now, and have worked with children of all ages. Being a preschool teacher is one of the most rewarding things I have done in my professional experience. If I can have a positive impact on a child’s future, I feel I’m doing my job well.

I have 4 children of my own, and they are the best things that have ever happened to me. I have learned so much from them. In my free time, I enjoy reading and arts and crafts.

ms. candace

Infant Teacher

Throughout my early teenage years of babysitting and taking care of my siblings, I fell absolutely in love with working with younger children. I knew I wanted to pursue it later on as a career path. I love that I can help support other parents by caring for their children while they work or study, and at the same time I’m able to nurture children and offer so many great learning experiences to them. Everyday you can come into work and make a difference with them. It’s amazing to see what life has to offer such bright kids, and I’m glad to be there, every step of the way.

Mr. David

VPK Assistant | After School Teacher

I work in childcare because my mother, Ms. Elaine, has been in childcare my whole life, so I grew up around the childcare field. All of my service hours in highschool were done at a daycare, and I’ve worked in the industry multiple times throughout my life.



My name is D’Nina, most call me Nina. I am the chef here at The Glen Academy, and here is a little bit about me. I come from a large family that I’m always looking out for. I have two years of kitchen experience already, and, although I haven’t been at The Glen long, I can say I already love it here.

ms. karoline

Older Ones’ Teacher

My name is Ms. Karoline, and I am from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In Brazil, I graduated in two medical professions and also studied pedagogy, but didn’t complete the course.

I have lived here, in Orlando, for four years now and have worked in childcare for three years. I have worked with babies and children up to three years old as a teacher, and I have also been an assistant in a VPK class, so I’m familiar in all classrooms. I really love everything I do!

Ms. Martha

Infant Teacher

I work in childcare because I love children, especially babies. I can communicate with them very well and taking care of my babies makes me feel closer to God!

Ms. pam

Older Twos’ Teacher

I have always wanted to be a teacher, but school wasn’t for me, so I was unsure how I was going to make my dream happen. Then, the owner of a daycare my children attended told me she admired how well mannered my kids were and asked me to work for her. After that, I got my DCF 45 hours, and I have been teaching ever since. Twenty years later, I’m still in childcare and I love every minute of it.

ms. raven

Younger Ones’ Teacher

Hi, I’m Ms. Raven! I have been a teacher for a year and a half now, and recently got my DCF 45 hours. I am also CPR and First Aid Certified. I love working with kids because they teach you a lot. Through working with children, I have learned to be more patient and to take things slowly.

Ms. sonia

Assistant in Training

Hi, I’m Ms. Sonia! I am from the Dominican Republic and I also lived in Spain for three years. I have been in the United States since 2000.

I am a single mother of a three year old girl, and I love to take care of children as if they were my own. I am currently an teaching assistant in training at The Glen Academy and I am very grateful to have the opportunity to teach here.

Ms. Tee

Preschool Teacher

I have always had a love and care for small children. I work to make sure that each child receives the correct teaching according to his or her learning pattern. As a child, I had dyslexia, so understanding my teacher was hard for me. Some teachers teach all kids the same, but not all children learn the same way. Realizing this led me to take a strong interest in childcare.

ms. tiffany

VPK Teacher

I am originally from South Carolina where I graduated with a class of 200 students. I moved to Florida in 2019 at the height of the pandemic and am still taking in the beautiful landscapes this state has to offer. I have a 16 year old son and happily married to a former active Marine and current architect at Disney.

I am currently attending Seminole State to complete my associates degree, then moving on to UCF to achieve a bachelors. Both degrees I am working towards are in Early Childhood Education. I currently hold a Directors credential with the state of Florida and have VPK endorsements.



Curriculum Guide

My name is Ms. Tonya, and this is my sixth year teaching young learners and my thirtieth year as an educator. I have found that early childhood education is my passion! I am really excited about teaching at Glen Academy. I am so privileged to join a group of educated professionals dedicated to providing the best care and education for your child. I know here at Glen Academy each member of staff is a caring and dedicated person devoted to your child’s growth and development. As early child care professionals, each member of the Glen Academy staff provides an opportunity for every child a foundation that will give them the tools and skills to be the best they can be in whatever they endeavor to achieve.