Staff

Miss Stacey

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.

Miss Cathy

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 Kelli

Miss Kelli

Positions: Assistant Director and keep Professional Educator

Education:
BS Environmental Studies
DCF 45 hours
Staff Credential Director

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.

Infants/Wonderful 1s

Miss Empris, CDA
Miss Anna, DCF 45 Hours

Terrific 2s

Miss Adriana, CDA
Miss Taimara, DCF 45 Hours

Amazing 3s

Miss Monica, BA, DCF 45 Hours
Miss Rachel, DCF 45 Hours

Fantastic 4s/Incredible VPK

Miss Ann-Marie, CDA, VPK
Miss Ana V., DCF 45 Hours
Miss Elizabeth, CDA, VPK
Miss Zoe, DCF 45 Hours