Antonieta Llovera was born and raised in Venezuela and has a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies in Bilingual Education from the University of Texas. She is fluent in English and Spanish. During her teenager years, she participated in educational missions to teach low-income children who did not have any educational opportunities. At this point she realized the importance of good education as a fundamental part of global future.
After graduating from high school, she moved to Texas to obtain her Bachelor Degree. During college, she worked for the Ft Worth ISD and Arlington ISD in a Spanish-English program assisting the Hispanic Community grow in the United States. During those years, she gained extensive practical experience by dealing effectively with cultural differences. She also worked in a program at the University of Texas called Go Center, specializing in guiding and motivating high school students to attend college.
Joan Camerlingo has a BA degree in Management and a Masters degree in International Marketing. She feel privileged and delighted to be part of the Piccolino Spanish Immersion Preschool team. She believes in the benefits of children being cared for at home, but also appreciate the need for children to socialize and be engaged in a preschool environment.
As a mother of two bilingual teenagers, she has experienced first -hand the benefits of her two kids growing up learning to speak two languages. She strongly believes that bilingualism makes children, from an early age, more open-minded and sensitive to other people's point of view. She looks forward to getting to know you and your child, so that together we can best support your child’s journey into becoming a life-long learner, who feels secure, happy and confident in themselves.
Ana M Armstrong was born and raised in Puerto Rico. Her nickname is “Beba” because she is the youngest of her family. Very early in life Ana found her vocation: Preschool Teacher. “Working with children brings me so much joy that I can’t imagine myself doing anything else” She has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Puerto Rico. Ana moved to Keller 10 years ago, and has worked as a preschool teacher for 5 years. She has two bilingual teenagers and they are her greatest treasures.
In Puerto Rico, Ana worked as an elementary teacher and loved every minute of it. She loves to teach and watch children grow as they strengthen their emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills. Ana firmly believes that teaching is a powerful and essential means through which students and teachers alike can grow and strive to become the best representation of themselves that they can be, and ultimately inspire generations to come.
The decision to come to Piccolino was an easy one for Ana for many reasons: the philosophy of the pre-school, the enthusiasm with Antonieta approaches each and every day and the fact that not only did she feel as though Piccolino would be a great fit for her, but that she would be a great fit for Piccolino.
How a dream becomes a reality…
Piccolino Spanish Pre-school was conceived through the search for a pre-school for her children. During her research, Antonieta was not able to find a school that met her expectations. She wanted:
• Her children to continue learning and practicing Spanish on a daily basis.
• A pre-school docked to the learning skills of each of her kids, since most of the schools teaching methods are standardized.
• A pre-school that is very welcoming and nurturing environment with small groups in each classroom.
As a mother of two children herself, Antonieta is dedicated to providing the type of learning environment that always has an open door policy for parents, provides an encouraging and uplifting environment for children, and offers hands on learning experiences every day.
Please feel free to contact us to set up a time to tour our facility and meet our staff. We look forward to meeting your family.