Staff and Facility

Miss Ana

Positions: Professional Educator

Education:
High School Diploma
DCF 45 hours

Miss Ana Vivian has been working in early childhood education for over 9 years. She loves the preschool age group and looks forward to coming to work every day. Early childhood education is her passion! Miss Ana Vivian has two lovely daughters whom she loves very much. Her youngest daughter is currently enrolled in the after-school program at FantastiKids Academy.

Miss Ann-Marie

Positions: Professional Educator

Education:
High School Diploma
CDA
VPK Endorsement

Miss Ann-Marie has always had a passion for working with children and conversely, children are drawn to Miss Ann-Marie. She feels blessed to have the opportunity to be part of an early childhood education program that focuses on school readiness. Miss Ann-Marie began her career teaching in a kindergarten classroom in her home country of Kingston, Jamaica. She relocated to Florida in 1990. She has a daughter who attends college and is pursuing a Bachelor degree in theatre and fine arts. Miss Ann-Marie has been teaching in Florida for over 13 years and feels honored to work with such precious and lovely children!

Miss Anna

Positions: Professional Educator

Education: High School Diploma
AA degree
Staff Credential/DCF 45 hours (in process)

Miss Anna’s journey in early childhood education began when she was 18 years of age. Along with her mission group, she had the opportunity to travel to Ghana, Africa and help organize a summer camp for underprivileged children. A few years later, Miss Anna learned English and was employed as an Au Pair that lasted for 7 years. Interacting with children is Miss Anna’s passion! Her greatest satisfaction comes from watching children grow, learn and become more independent every day!

Miss Cathy

Positions: Director

Education:
National CDA
Director Credential
VPK Endorsement

Cathy Fortune feels honored to be the Director, team member and leader at FantastiKids Academy. Cathy has taught and worked with toddlers through school-age children for over 12 years expanding her role from Lead Teacher to Director. Cathy has tremendous experience in preschool practices, APPLE accreditation, DCF and Health Department rules and regulations as well as the preschool curriculum. She is committed to a creating a high quality preschool environment that exemplifies love, creativity, and inspiration. Cathy understands that a developmentally sound foundation is relevant for a lifetime of learning.

Miss Danielle

Positions:Professional Educator

Education:
High School Diploma
DCF 45 hours
Staff Credential (in process)

Miss Danielle loves working with the Amazing 3s! She has been in early childhood education for 4 years and has been with FantastiKids Academy since November, 2015. She is looking forward to the summer, when she will have completed her education to obtain her Staff Credential.

Miss Empris

Positions: Professional Educator

Education:
High School Diploma
DCF 45 hours

Miss Empris was born and raised in West Palm Beach and is the mother of two. She has always had a passion for working with children and feels blessed to work with children of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds. Miss Empris began her early childhood education career working with The Children’s Ministry. She looks forward to furthering her education to pursue her dream of owning her own preschool.

Miss Julie

Positions: Professional Educator

Education:
High School Diploma
Staff Credential

Miss Julie was born in New York and relocated to Florida in the early 1980s. Her career began working with children at her church which contributed to her passion and love for early childhood education. She has two teenage sons who bring much joy to her life. Miss Julie looks forward to making a difference in the lives of all children!

Miss Kelli

Positions: Professional Educator

Education:
BS Environmental Studies
DCF 45 hours
Staff Credential Director Credential (in process)

Kelli feels very fortunate to have found an amazing school and team at FantastiKids Academy! She has been working in childcare for over 10 years and is originally from Pennsylvania where she was born and raised. Kelli is an extremely enthusiastic teacher who loves being silly with her class. She makes it a priority to make everyone laugh! Miss Kelli lives with her dog, Polly, whom she rescued in 2014.

Miss Sissy

Positions: Professional Educator

Education:
High School Diploma
DCF 45 hours

Miss Sissy was born in Richmond, Kentucky and relocated to Florida in 2016. She began her early childhood education career working with children in her home in 1987. After 27 years, Miss Sissy decided to further pursue her early childhood education career in a preschool. She loves working with children! She has a daughter and raising her has been one of the best parts of Miss Sissy’s life.

Miss Stacey

Positions: Owner

Education: BS Special Education
Director Credential
Staff Credential
VPK Endorsement

FantastiKids Academy is a dream come true for owner/director, Stacey Shuster. Stacey has a degree in Special Education and has been a teacher in the public and private school sectors for over 15 years. Her passion is preschool! As a teacher, she is well aware of the school readiness expectations placed on today’s preschool children. Stacey is a mother of three with a son in college, a daughter who is active in theatre, and a son who is active with Surfers for Autism. Stacey’s husband, Adam, works for a bank in technology and also helps out at the school.