Welcome to the Child Enrichment Center

St. Peter's United Methodist Church

Meet the Staff

 

                                   Our Administration:

Lori Maxwell - Administrative Director

Miss Lori started working at CEC in 2008. She has served as a substitute, Spanish Enrichment teacher, Administrative Assistant  and Assistant Director. Lori graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Elementary Education and taught Kindergarten - 3rd Grade in Palm Beach County. She also holds a Florida Director's VPK Credential. Lori is a member

of and grew up attending St. Peter's United Methodist Church since the age of 4. She resides in Wellington with her husband Walt and their two children Regan and Giles.    

Email: lmaxwell@stpeters-umc.org

Traci Picknell -  Assistant Director

Miss Traci began working as a teacher at St. Peter's CEC in 1999 after her youngest child graduated from the Yellow Room. Traci graduated from the University of Toledo with a degree in Elementary Education. She taught in the public school system in Ohio before moving to Florida. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Chris, and has three children, Tarah, Anthony and Kelsey, son-in-law, Michael and two grandchildren, Camden and Peyton. She has been a member of St. Peter's United Methodist Church since 1997. Traci enjoys spending time with her family, reading and being out in the sunshine!

Email: tpicknell@stpeters-umc.org

 

Mandi Hill - Administrative Assistant / Curriculum Coordinator

Miss Mandi has worked at CEC since 2009. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education. She taught Kindergarten for the School District of Palm Beach County before becoming a Stay at Home Mom for 5 years. Mandi was our initial VPK teacher in the summer of 2009 and 2010 and has also worked as the Spanish Enrichment teacher. She is married to her husband Steve and they have 3 daughters, Avery, Kylah and Teagan, who are all CEC Alumni! 

Email: mhill@stpeters-umc.org


                                Our Classroom Teachers & Assistants:

Sara Valdivieso ORANGE ROOM (2 1/2's) Teacher

Sara teaches the 2 1/2 year old children in the Orange room. She grew up in an Air Force family and moved with her family all over the U.S. They finally settled in Osceola County, FL. She received both her Elementary Education degree and her Masters degree in Non Profit Management from FAU. She currently holds a Florida Teaching Certificate in Early Childhood Educaton.  She has taught in many different positions from Kindergarten to high school before becoming a Stay at Home Mom for 8 years.  She married her husband Roland in 2004 and they have two children, Roland Andres and Elena.

 

 

Damaris Batista ORANGE ROOM (2 1/2's) Assistant

Damaris has been working in the Orange Room since 2005.  She has three older children who are all CEC Alumni.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her grandaughter, gardening, going to the beach, shopping, reading and exercising.  

 

 

Samantha Mitchell - BLUE ROOM (3's) Teacher

Sam was born in Ft. Lauderdale and grew up and spent most of her llfe in Ohio. She is married to her husband, Mike and has two daughters, Sophia and Adalynn. Prior to joining St. Peter's Samantha worked in the hospitality industry and spent many years managing a local restaurant, Bonefish Mac's. In addition to teaching, she is also pursuing her degree in Elementary Childhood Education. 

 

 

Katie Hammack - BLUE ROOM (3's) Assistant

Katie was born and raised in the Wellington area. She attended St. Peter's CEC, Sunday church services and was active in the Youth Group while growing up.  Katie joined our CEC family in 2016 as a 3 year old assistant, but has worked with children for 13 years.  She has her Associates Degree from Palm Beach State College.  In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, relaxing, and playing pool and softball.





Jennifer Metz - RED ROOM (3's) Teacher

Jen has been part of the CEC family for over 7 years as a parent and most recently as part of our staff.   Prior to joining St. Peter's Jennifer worked in the corporate banking world where she held several licences and professional designations. Jennifer attended Palm Beach state college (Business Administration) and is actively pursuing a degree in Early Education. Jennifer is married with two children and enjoys painting, gardening and spending time at the pool where her children compete for the Wellington Wahoo swim team.

 

 

Jessica Allen - RED ROOM (3's) Assistant

Jessica has been working at the CEC since 2017.  She grew up in Indiana , Ohio, Wisconsin, and Michigan before moving to South Florida in 2006.  Jessica is married to her husband Jeff and they have two sons whom are both CEC alumni!  In her free time, Jessica enjoys taking her boys to the beach or the pool and taking family bike rides.  

 

 

 

Carrie Mirabal - YELLOW ROOM (3's) Teacher / Lunch Bunch

Carrie joined St. Peter’s CEC in 2018 as our Lunch Bunch leader and a substitute teacher. She has a BS in graphic design and marketing. Carrie has worked as a graphic artist in the arts and craft industry and as a marketing professional in commercial real estate. Originally from Souther California, Carrie has lived in the Wellington area for 10 years with her husband, Frank and 3 children.



Mitchell Albright - YELLOW ROOM (3's) Assistant
  
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Lenna Moncelli  - YELLOW ROOM (VPK) Teacher

Lenna graduated with a degree in Education with a focus on Biology and Chemistry Sciences, as well as ESOL. She enjoys watching the magic of children when they learn something new! She is married to the love of her life, Frank and they have two beautiful girls together. They spend their free days at the beach, exercising and playing in the park. She feels so blessed to be doing what she loves and is excited to see what each year will bring!

 

Inez Feurich - YELLOW ROOM (VPK) Assistant
Inez is the Teacher's Assistant on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays.  .She joined our CEC family in 2010.  Inez was born in the Netherlands and moved to the United States in 1994.  She is married to her husband Alen and has 3 children.  She enjoys spending time with her children when they come home from college, bike rides, reading and watching HGTV.


Debbie DeLong - GREEN ROOM (VPK) Teacher

Debbie came to work at St. Peter's in 1986 working in various positions and enjoys teaching in the Green Room.  She is married to her husband, Bill, and just celebrated 40 years of marriage. She is the proud mom of two married daughters, Jennifer and Tara.  Debbie's outside interests include gardening and oil painting.


Jeanette Ingram - GREEN ROOM (VPK) Assistant

Jeanette has been at CEC since 2003.  Jeanette graduated from the Schoevers Institute in Rotterdam, Netherlands. She moved to the United States from Germany in 1996 to start her family while working as an international flight attendant.  She is married to her husband Bill and has two children, Fabiana and Jared.  Jeanette enjoys traveling, gardening and reading in her spare time.

 

Jennifer M'Sadoques - PINK ROOM (VPK) Teacher

Miss Jennifer joined our staff in 2018 as our Spanish Enrichment teacher.  She has 10 years of elementary level teaching experience and holds a Master's degree in Education.  She was born in Conneticut and relocated to Florida in 2015.  She resides in Wellington with her husband Mike and their two children, Olivia and Ryan,  Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, reading and being near the ocean.

 

Stella Thompson - PINK ROOM (VPK) Assistant

Stella joined the CEC family in 2015 as a substitute teacher before becoming the Teacher's Assistant in the Blue Room.  Stella volunteered at CEC in many different capactities including co-forming our PSF organization in 2008.  She is married and has two sons who are both CEC Alumni!  In her free time, she enjoys reading, going to the beach and traveling both locally and internationally to explore different cultures.


Jennifer Boursiquot - PURPLE ROOM (VPK) Teacher

Miss Jennifer joined CEC in July 2017 as one of our 3 year old teachers. Jennifer graduated from Palm Beach State College with an Associate in Science Degree in Interior Design Technology. Born and raised in West Palm Beach, she enjoys beach combing for sea glass, exploring parks and camping with her husband, Steve, and their two daughters, Madelyn and Abigail. With a passion for arts, crafting and educational adventures, she also leads a Girl Scout Troop.

Alex Garcia - PURPLE ROOM (VPK) Assistant

Alex was born in Bogota, Colombia and moved to the United Stated in 1997.  Alex graduated from a Colombia college with a degree in architectural drafting and interior design and then continued her education at Palm Beach State College once moving here.  She worked at Good Shepard preschool for 5 years before joining us at the CEC.  She is married and has two children, Lucas and Brianna.  Alex has a passion for the Arts and enjoys working with children!

                                Our Enrichment Teachers:

Jen Morgan - MUSIC & BIBLE / Lunch Bunch

Jen was raised in Michigan and moved to Florida in 2015 with her husband, Brent.  She has a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts and has extensive experience in the field of music, theater and dance,  Jen started attending St. Peter's UMC and loved it so much that she seized the opportunity to become the Coordinator of Children's Arts at the church and a member of the Praise Band.  She joined the CEC in 2018 as the Music teacher!

 

Margarita Bussey - SPANISH