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Sheila Pharis - Executive Director

Hola, soy Sheila. Soy una residente de Austin hace 23 años, originaria del sureste de Texas. He estado trabajando con niños durante los últimos 25 años. He hecho de todo, desde niñeras hasta ejecutar programas para después de la escuela y campamentos de verano. Mi educación incluye una licenciatura en inglés y 3 semestres en ECE de ACC.
Soy un observador de personas y a quienes amo más observar son alos niños. Tenemos mucho que aprender de ellos; pueden enseñarnos sobre nosotros mismos y sobre cómo amarlos y cuidarlos. Mi filosofía de la educación de la primera infancia se basa en la creencia de que cada niño merece un espacio seguro para ser ellos mismos y explorar; cuando tengan eso, prosperarán en todos los sentidos.

Hello, I’m Sheila - I’m a 23 year resident of Austin, originally from Southeast Texas. I’ve been working with and raising children for the last 25 years. I have done everything from babysitting and nannying to running afterschool programs and summer camps. My education includes an English BA and 3 semesters in ECE from ACC. 

I am a people watcher and the people I love to observe most are children. We have so much to learn from them; they can teach us about ourselves as well as about how to love and care for them. My philosophy of Early Childhood Education is based on the belief that every child deserves a safe space to be themselves and explore; when they have that, they will thrive in every way. 

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Rosa Nelson - Teacher Leader

Soy Rosa y soy de Venezuela. Amo pasar el tiempo con niños. He estado trabajando con niños desde 2010. Soy licenciada en diseñador gráfico, hace años decidí fusionar mi creatividad con la educación, así que ahora estoy enseñando a los niños a descubrir y conectar su mundo desde la curiosidad, la creatividad y la alegría según sus edades y etapas de desarrollo.

Decidí trabajar con niños para tener la oportunidad de ayudarle a tener experiencias memorables. La educación debe ser emocionante y divertida, creo en crear espacios extraordinarios donde los niños exploren, experimenten, desarrollen sus capacidades y aprendan habilidades para enfrentar la vida.



I’m Rosa and I'm from Venezuela. I love spending time with children. I have been working with children since 2010, I'm a graphic designer, years ago I decided to fusion my creativity with the education so now I'm teaching children to discover and connect their world from curiosity, creativity, and joy according to their ages and developmental stages. 

I decided to work with children to have the opportunity to create memorable experiences. Education must be exciting and fun, I believe in creating extraordinary spaces where children explore, experiment, develop their capacities, and learn skills to face life.

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Irene Garcia - Teacher

I believe children are the future of the world and I love having the pleasure of helping children grow and gain knowledge that can benefit everyone. Children are very important to me, therefore I take education very seriously. I am currently studying to become an elementary teacher and working with children has been a  fascinating ride. This is the career that I have set my mind to for as long as I can remember. I have been working with children for more than four years now, and I enjoy employing different strategies to help the children grow, learn, become confident and independent.

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Angie - Teacher

¡Hola! Mi nombre es Angelique Nací y crecí en Austin Tx. ¡He estado con niños toda mi vida! Una de las cosas que más me emociona es verlos aprender, cada niño es único, diferente y brillante. Creo que los niños necesitan explorar el mundo con sus propias manos acompañados por adultos que les permitan ser libres para explorar, crear, vivir a plenitud su infancia. Me esfuerzo por ser una maestra que brinde una experiencia de educación memorable, a través de actividades extraordinarias donde los niños aprenden de forma espontánea jugando, cantando, explorando, conociéndose a sí mismos y a otros. Me siento  muy afortunado de trabajar con el equipo de maestros increíbles y creativos que tenemos en Mariposa, juntos estamos trabajando para darle un mejor futuro a los niños del sur de Austin.

 

Hello! My name is Angelique I was born and raised in Austin TX. I have been around kids my whole life! One of the things that excited me most is to watch them learn, every child is different and bright. I believe that all children should explore the world with their own hands accompanied by adults that allow them to explore freely, be creative, and live their childhood to the fullest. I strive to be a teacher that provides a memorable educational experience, through extraordinary activities where the children can play, sing, explore spontaneously, getting to know themselves and others. I feel so lucky to be able to work with the amazing and creative teachers that we have here at Mariposa, together we’re working to give \children in South Austin a better future.

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Jeffrey Levin - Teacher

I believe children are the future of the world and I love having the pleasure of helping children grow and gain knowledge that can benefit everyone. Children are very important to me, therefore I take education very seriously. I am currently studying to become an elementary teacher and working with children has been a  fascinating ride. This is the career that I have set my mind to for as long as I can remember. I have been working with children for more than four years now, and I enjoy employing different strategies to help the children grow, learn, become confident and independent.