Amy Palacios Pena is a Speech Language Pathologist and Early Childhood Developmental Specialist with over 10 years of experience working in the field of pediatrics. Mrs. Pena obtained her master’s degree in 2010 from Texas Woman’s University. She opened the FIRST bilingual development center in the Rio Grande Valley, which caters to both the neurotypical & atypical population ages 0-6.
Dr. Cynthia Jackson Small offers educational seminars for teachers, parents, and school administrators. She is a master registered trainer for the Texas Early Childhood Professional Development System and is a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE). Dr. Small has previously served as the director of Early Childhood Programs with the ChildCareGroup in Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Magdalena Battles has a PhD in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Child Psychology. Her post graduate studies were completed at Harvard. She is a writer and conference speaker. Her specialties include parenting, child development, family relationships, domestic violence, and sexual assault.
Mrs. Kristin Miller, M. Ed. has over 18 professional years in the field of education and early childhood. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of South Carolina, and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University, Austin. She is a registered Master Trainer within the Texas Early Childhood Professional Development System.
Lakeshia Nnamani, M. Ed., has over a decade of experience as an early childhood educator. She also has 2 years of experience instructing CDA courses. As an early childhood educator, she served as a pre-kindergarten and kindergarten teacher, preschool owner, child development professor and early childhood trainer.
Charkeiro Parker has been teaching in Education for 10 years and have 7 years specifically in Early Childhood! She obtained her B.S. in Business Management and currently obtaining her Master’s in Education specializing in Curriculum & Instruction.