Our Teachers

by Jennifer Dhaemers

“An extraordinary team of teachers that inspire, teach, develop, and nurture the young minds of children.”

“To Ms. Dhaemers,

Thank you for “showing me a love for learning.” I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here at Giant Steps…so much so, can I take Mrs. Guerra, Mrs. Rojas, and Mrs. Burns with me to Berlin? Thank you for the opportunities, the resources, the fun environment, the events, activities, and the superb teaching staff. I could not have grown without them. I will never forget my first school nor you. I will always be a Texan tiny turtle-dragonfly!” (Early Learner’s & Preschool student 2012)

Administration:

Owner/Director-Ms. Jennifer Dhaemers Assistant Director-Ms. Sandy Castillo

Owner/Director-Ms. Jennifer Dhaemers
Assistant Director-Ms. Sandy Castillo

Preschool & Transitional Kindergarten Program:

Mrs. Garcia, Mrs. DeLaCruz, Mrs. Martinez, Mrs. Rojas, Mrs. Salinas, Mrs. Guerra

Mrs. Garcia, Mrs. DeLaCruz, Mrs. Martinez,
Mrs. Rojas, Mrs. Salinas and Mrs. Guerra

Early Learner’s Program:

Mrs. Argumedo, Mrs. Brooke, Mrs. Cortez and Ms. Castillo

Mrs. Argumedo, Mrs. Brooke, Mrs. Cortez and Ms. Castillo

Exceeding the State Standard:

Giant Steps’ Ratios State Ratios
Early Learners
2:11 (One Lead Teacher/ One Part Time Asst.)
Ages 2 yrs. (1:11)
Preschool
1:10 (Certified Teacher/ Half-Day)
2:20 (Certified Teacher/ Full Time Asst.)
Ages 3-4 yrs. (1:15)
Transitional Kindergarten
1:15/ 2:20 (Certified Teacher/ Teaching Asst.)
Ages 4.5-5 yrs. (1:22)

 

Giant Steps Early Learning School takes great pride in providing an extraordinary team of teachers. We go to great lengths to ensure that all teachers meet the qualifications set by the state, in addition to completing annual training, first aid and CPR certification, as well as background and fingerprint checks.

Our highly qualified teachers are carefully selected based on their education, previous teaching experience, love of children, and ability to bond and effectively communicate with their students and their parents.

Our teaching staff remains consistent with teachers having varying levels of experience and education. All teachers in our preschool and transitional kindergarten classrooms are required to have a BA Degree in early childhood education or a closely related field, along with a State Teacher Certification. This high standard is one of many that sets Giant Steps Early Learning School apart.

Giant Steps Early Learning School realizes that we are only as good as our team of teachers, so we only hire the best and maintain the best!