Staff



karla Ms. Karla
A Baby's World and Palm Beach Preschool Owner


My Name is Ms. Karla and I am the owner of Palm Beach Preschool and A Baby’s World.  I have worked in the educational field for more than 17 years.  I am a licensed Speech Language Pathologist in the state of Florida, and I hold a Master’s Degree in Communication Disorders from California University of Pennsylvania, a small university town just southwest of Pittsburgh.   I began my educational career with the Palm Beach County School District where I primarily worked with children in grades K-5, however I have had the opportunity to work with children from Pre-K through High School during the 9 years I was employed with the district. My interest in Early Childhood Education began with my first class of Kindergarten students.  These students were the ones who inspired me to tackle the challenges that are presented in early childhood education.  

With being a working mother of 3 children, I saw the need of high quality childcare in our area.  Between my own personal need, the inspiration of my kindergarten students, and my personal enjoyment of early childhood education, I set forth to make my dream a reality.  In 2007 my husband and I purchased Palm Beach Preschool and A Baby’s World.  Since then I have been an active, on-site owner of both schools.


shannon Ms. Shannon
Palm Beach Preschool Director


My name is Ms. Shannon and I am the Director of Palm Beach Preschool.  I have worked in childcare for over sixteen years and I have been at PBPS since 2004. I have experience working as an assistant and lead teacher (all ages infants-school-age), curriculum and assistant director and my current position as director.  I have my 45 hour childcare certificate from the Department of Children and Families, over 500 training hours, Staff Credential, Advanced Director, a current CPR and First Aid, and my A.S. in Early Childhood Education from Palm Beach State College. I am currently attending Florida Atlantic University for my Bachelors in Early Care and Education.

I am a native Floridian born in Sanford.  I am the proud mother of four wonderful children (one girl and three boys) ages 21, 20, 19, and 12. I have three dogs, two cats, and five sugar gliders. I enjoy reading, scrapbooking, attending and volunteering at my church (HNJ). My most favorite thing to do is spend time with my family barbequing at the park and going to the beach.

The first teacher I worked under in an infant room is the one who inspired me to teach. She taught me that all children are precious and they deserve quality interactions and positive connections with the person entrusted to care for them. Teaching and providing quality care has been my passion ever since. Stepping into a classroom opens the door to a world full of exploration, innocence and perfection. I love to encourage children to explore and discover new things, while giving them the security of knowing that making mistakes is okay, because it is a part of learning. The enthusiasm a child shows when they have accomplished what they wanted to do is priceless.

As a director, I have been given the opportunity to ensure that the emotional and physical needs of every child in my school are being met throughout the day. My administrative team and I provide the teachers with the necessary tools they need to make sure that every child’s emotional, cognitive, and physical needs are known and developed though developmentally appropriate goals and objectives set by the Teaching Strategies Gold and the State of Florida Department of Education using techniques from the CLASS (Classroom Assessment Scoring System). Seeing the growth and development of children, infants through school-age, and knowing that I and the teachers in my school make a difference in a child’s life, no matter how small it may seem, actually makes a huge difference that can change a child’s life forever and gives me the greatest satisfaction and self-worth.


nancy Ms. Nancy
A Baby's World Director

My Name is Ms. Nancy and I am the Director of A Baby’s World. I have been in childcare for twelve years and I have been at PBPS and ABW since 2007. I have experience working as an assistant and lead teacher, assistant director and now director. I have my 45 hour childcare certificate from the Department of Children and Families, a current CPR and First Aid, a Staff Credential from the State of Florida, as well as an the Childcare Management Certificate from Palm Beach State which converted to an Advanced Director Credential from the State of Florida.



monica001 3 Ms. Monica
Palm Beach Preschool Curriculum Director


My name is Ms. Monica and I am the Curriculum Director and Teacher in the Caterpillars classroom (pre-kindergarten). I have been at PBPS since 2011. I have my 45 hour childcare certificate from the Department of Children and Families, my Staff Credential from the State of Florida, a current CPR and First Aid and I am seeking my A.S. in Early Childhood Education from Palm Beach State.


eilin001 3 Ms. Eilin
Administrator Assistant


nicole 3 Ms. Nicole
Palm Beach Preschool Lead Teacher


My name is Ms. Nicole and I am the Teacher in the Dragonfly classroom (three/four year olds).  I graduated from John I Leonard in 2011 and shortly after I began my teaching career. I also have my 45 hour childcare certificate from the Department of Children and Families and I hold a current CPR and First Aid.  I am the head teacher piloting our Conscious Discipline program at our school.

I am a fun, loving, and caring person who is always there when someone needs me. I enjoy spending time with my family. I was born in Trinidad and I am fluent in my native language as well as English. My next educational goal is to obtain my ECPC from Palm Beach State College and then pursue my A.S. in Early Childhood Education.

I enjoy teaching because I am an influence on the lives of many young children and I am helping the children to expand upon their knowledge of the world. I was inspired by the first teacher I assisted,  Ms. Leslie (the Friendly Frog teacher)  to always motivate the children to live up to their fullest potential, whatever that might be!


patricia Ms. Patricia
Palm Beach Preschool Teacher

My name is Ms. Patricia and I am theTeacher in the Honey Bear Room (2 year olds).  I also drive the bus and assist with the school age campers. I have been at PBPS.  I have my 45 hour childcare certificate from the Department of Children and Families, my Staff Credential from the State of Florida, a current CPR and First Aid and I am seeking my A.S. in Early Childhood Education from Palm Beach State.



ruth irish 3 Ms. Ruth
A Baby's World and Palm Beach Preschool Hospitality Organizer

My name is Ms. Ruth and I was born in Mexico. I am fluent in both Spanish and English. I am responsible for prepping and serving the meals in Palm Beach Preschool and A Baby’s World. I keep the PBPS grounds clean, make sure the classrooms have their cleaning supplies, paper goods, and eating utensils and I replenish the classroom learning materials when needed. I have been at PBPS since the middle of 2013 and I have a current CPR and First Aid. I was in spired by Ms. Karla (PBPS and ABW Owner) to work in childcare. I have been married for 13 years and I have two children, Jackie and Diego. On my off time I like to spend time with my family and do Zumba.



elsa Ms. Elsa
A Baby's World Lead Teacher


My name is Ms Elsa, and I am the lead teacher in the toddler room at A Baby’s World.  I have worked at A Baby’s World since 2006.  I have my 45 hour childcare certificate from the Department of Children and Families, a current CPR and First Aid certificate, and a Staff Credential form the State of Florida.   On a yearly basis I complete numerous trainings related to childcare and child development. 

I was born and raised in Mexico.  My native language is Spanish, but I am able to speak both English and Spanish.  While in Mexico, I obtained my High School Diploma and I earned degrees in Accounting and Education.  I am married to Hector, who is an electronic technician for Palm Beach County.  We have two children, a daughter Ivonne, who has a degree in Education and lives in Spain, and a son Roberto, who is a Computer Systems Engineer and lives in Mexico along with the rest of my family.  In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband, reading, watching a movie, and investigating activities to use with my children.

I enjoy teaching because I am always learning something from the children.  Each day is different, and each child is an experience.   Maria Montessori is the person who inspired me.  She believes the teacher must guide the child in a respectful and loving manner, be a conscious observer, continue to learn, and walk with the child in learning.  She based her ideas on respect for children and their amazing ability to learn.


ruth irish 2 Ms. Irish
A Baby's World Assistant Teacher


My name is Ms Irish, and I am the assistant teacher in the infant room.  I have worked in childcare for more than 20 years, and I have worked at A Baby’s World for the past 12 years.  I have my 45 hour childcare certificate from the Department of Children and Families, a current CPR and First Aid certificate, and a Staff Credential form the State of Florida. 

I was born in Pahokee, Florida.  I have two daughters and one son.  All of my children are married.  I have seven wonderful grandchildren with who I spend most of my leisure time with.

My 5th grade teacher, Mrs Telma, was the person who has inspired me during my life.   I enjoy knowing that I have contributed to the growth and development of many children.  I want to continue to grow professionally, so that I’ll have a better understanding of how children lean.  


Christine and Melissa 3 Ms. Melissa
Palm Beach Preschool Lead Teacher

My name is Ms. Melissa and I am the Teacher of the Butterflies classroom (pre-kindergarten). I have worked in childcare since 2000 and I have been employed with PBPS since December 2013.  I began working as floater/assistant teacher and I quickly learned that teaching came naturally for me, I am now a lead teacher.  I have my 45 hour childcare certificate from the Department of Children and Families, a current CPR and First Aid certificate, and a Staff Credential form the State of Florida. I am currently seeking my A.S. in Early Childhood Education.

I am a native Floridian and I have two sons, a pit-bull named Malo, and a wonderful husband of seventeen years. I enjoy spending my off-time with my family and working out.  

I enjoy teaching because I love children. My third grade teacher Mrs. Norris inspired me to become a teacher and I hope to help the children in my class to enjoy learning and have fun while doing it!



Ms. Yaidaliz
Palm Beach Preschool and A Baby's World Teacher

My name is Ms. Yaidaliz and I work as an assistant teacher in both A Baby's World and Palm Beach Preschool.  I have worked in childcare for four years and I have had the experience of being both an assistant/floater, lead teacher, and assistant director.  I have been at PBPS since 2013. I graduated from Lake Worth High School in 2011 with my ECPC, which I later submitted to the state for my Staff Credential from the State of Florida. I have my 45 hour childcare certificate from the Department of Children and Families and I hold a current CPR and First Aid certificate.

I was born in Puerto Rico and I am fluent in both Spanish and English. I have a sister, half-brother, half-sister, my mom and my niece. I also have a dog named Snoopy and a cat named Luna.

I enjoy teaching because I like to help the children in my class be prepared for all of the years to come in school. I was inspired by Ms. Marcia Brixius from Lake Worth High School to become a teacher and I hope to help all of the children be as successful as they can become!


brandy001 2 Ms. Brandy
A Baby's World Assistant Teacher


miriam 2 Ms. Miriam
A Baby's World Assistant Teacher


haddey 2 Ms. Haydee
A Baby's World Lead Infant Teacher


Marisnely 2 Ms. Marisnely
A Baby's World Lead Toddler Teacher


Christine2 Ms. Christine
A Baby's World Assistant Teacher


yreisy 2 Ms. Yreisy
Palm Beach Preschool Assistant Teacher


caridad 3 Ms. Caridad
Palm Beach Preschool Assistant Teacher


omnar001 3 Ms. Omnarys
Palm Beach Preschool Lead Teacher


rebekah 3 Ms. Rebekah
Palm Beach Preschool Teacher


yeimy 3 Ms. Yeimy
Palm Beach Preschool Lead Teacher