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learning center staff


Wendy Turpin

Early Learning Center Director

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Currently serving as our Early Learning Center Director, Wendy has 24 years of teaching experience, 21 of those years here at Gloria Dei Lutheran Academy.

Favorite hobbies are being outside, bike riding, and zip lining.

Married to Roger for 15 years with 4 children and 4 grandchildren.


Pat Codner

Infants

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38 years teaching, 12 years at Gloria Dei.

Favorite hobbies are cooking and gardening.

What I enjoy most about being at Gloria Dei is interacting with the children.

Happily married with 3 adult daughters.


Jannatul Ferduse

Child Development Center - 1 year olds

4 years teaching at Gloria Dei.

Favorite hobby gardening.

I love to work with the babies!!!


Amanda Collins

Child Development Center - 1 year olds

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9 years teaching at Gloria Dei.

Favorite hobbies are shopping and soccer.

What I enjoy most about working at Gloria Dei is being with the children.


Valeria Jozwiak

Child Development Center -2 year olds

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12 years teaching at Gloria Dei.

Favorite hobbies are cake decorating, any sports my children are involved in, and NASCAR.

I love that “ah-ha” moment in teaching when you see the lights go on.

Married to Richard for 15 years with two children, Danielle & Dylan.


Marie Harbar

Learning Center - 3 year old preschool

954-475-8584 EXT: 143

31years teaching at Gloria Dei.

Favorite hobbies are listening and dancing to my husband’s music- big band and Polka music!

I love seeing the smiles on their faces- how much they can learn in a year- and of course all the hugs and kisses.

Married to Alex for 43 years with 2 sons, Alex Jr. & Steven.


Beatriz Zapata

Learning Center - 3 year old preschool

954-475-8584 EXT: 144

23 years teaching at Gloria Dei.

Favorite hobby is sewing.

I love to spend time with children and see how they learn & grow.

Married 37 years with 2 children.


Carla Rossano

Learning Center - 4 year old preschool - VPK

954-475-8584 EXT: 139

28 years teaching at Gloria Dei.

Favorite hobbies are music, reading, and swimming.

I love all the learning that takes place at this young age. It is very exciting!!!

Married 41 years with 2 daughters and 2 granddaughters.


Lynn Macha

Learning Center - 4 year old preschool - VPK

954-475-8584 EXT: 149

12 years teaching at Gloria Dei.

Favorite hobbies are bike riding, beach, and spending time with my boys.

Has two teenage sons, Bryan and Mark.


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