Education: BS Special Education
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.
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.
Positions: Assistant Director and keep Professional Educator
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.