Meet Our Staff

Our Apex Staff build strong bonds with each of the children in their care. They are always happy to listen and receive information about your child to ensure that they can give them the best possible care. Apex Staff members all pass an FBI fingerprint background check annually and are all CPR and First Aid certified. They also receive a 24 hours of continuing education training for each year they are employed with us.

Meet Our Teachers

  • May Kelly

    May Kelly

    Lead Infant Teacher

    May works with our babies in the Infant room. She was born July 15th and is originally from the outer banks of North Carolina. May attended Colorado Christian University and TCC and has been working with children since she was …

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    Laura Roberts

    Assistant Infant Teacher

    Ms. Laura has lived North Richland Hills since 1963.  She attended North Richland Junior High and Richland High School.  Ms. Laura has 13 years of experience in the childcare industry.  Ms. Laura enjoys the children’s innocence of wonder and having …

  • Linda McCracken

    Linda McCracken

    Assistant Infant Teacher

    Linda McCracken was born on January 14th. She is originally from Waterloo, Iowa. She graduated from West High School, in Waterloo, Iowa and Bryan Institute, in Arlington, Texas as a Medical Assistant. Linda has been working in child care for …

  • Emily Lebeau

    Emily Lebeau

    Assistant Infant Teacher

    Emily was born on November 21, 2014. She is from Fort Worth, TX. Emily graduated from Birdville High School and is currently attending Tarrant County College. She enjoys spending time with children and learning about their different personalities. Emily has …

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    Yanilka Guise-Calderon

    Lead Early Toddler Teacher

    Yanilka was born in Puerto Rico on April 23, 1977. She has been in the childcare industry for about four years. She loves teaching children as they also teach her. Ms. Yanilka enjoys the love and joy that children give …

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    Jiovanna Contreras

    Early Toddler Assistant Teacher

      Jio was born on May 4th, 1994 in Fort Worth, TX.  She enjoys working with children.  Her previous experience was with the BISD as an Aspire Teacher.  Jio’s favorite part about of working with children is communicating with them and …

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    Jennifer Perla

    Lead - Toddler Teacher

    Mrs. Jennifer was born on October 12th and is from Liverpool, United Kingdom. She attended Christian Fellowship School. Previous to Apex, Mrs. Jennifer has 8 years of childcare experience in Pre-school ages. She enjoys helping other children grow and develop …

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    Autumn Colson

    Assistant Toddler Teacher

    Mrs. Autumn was born on December 27th and is from Torrance, California. She attended Fossil Ridge High School in Keller ISD and attended TCC for college. Previous to Apex, Mrs. Autumn has 6 years of babysitting experience. She enjoys having …

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    Jasmine LaCour

    Lead Early Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Jasmine was born on August 28th. She is from Chicago, IL and attended Notre Dame High School & Dominican University.  Ms. Jasmine moved to Texas a little over a year ago with her sister, brother-in-law and nephew.  She is …

  • Rebecca McNamara

    Rebecca McNamara

    Assistant Early Preschool Teacher

    Rebecca was born on June 15, 1962 in South Texas. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in San Antonio. Rebecca has over 25 years of experience in the childcare industry. Rebecca’s favorite aspect in working with children is watching them …

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    Sylvia Castillo

    Lead Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Sylvia was born June 29th in Puerto Rico. She was raised in New Jersey and attended schools in New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and Florida.  Mrs. Sylvia has over 20 years of experience working with children of all ages as …

  • Wenddy Garrido

    Assistant Preschool Teacher

    Mrs. Garrido was born on July 9th and is from Chicago, Illinois. She attended Northwest High School. Previous to Apex, Mrs. Garrido has 5 years of nanny experience. She enjoys helping other children grow and develop while using fun and …

  • Kelly Bullard

    Kelly Bullard

    Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Kelly was born May 27th 1968 in Mesquite Texas. Kelly graduated from Mesquite ISD in 1986. She worked as a licensed insurance agent for twelve years, then in 2005 became a preschool teacher. Kelly loves teaching children, especially Science and …

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    Josely Fernandez

    Assistant - Pre K Teacher

    Mrs. Fernandez was born on November 28th and is from Puerto Rico. She attended Caribbean University College. Previous to Apex, Mrs. Fernandez has 3 years of pre-school experience in special education. She enjoys teaching and preparing each child for the …

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    Alma Navarro

    School Age Teacher

    Mrs. Navarro was born on November 2nd and is from Baltimore, Maryland. She attended Robert E. Lee High School and attended University of Texas of the Permian Basin, San Antonio College and Tarrant County College. Pervious to Apex, Mrs. Navarro …

  • What Parents say...

    • My boys loved their time at Apex! The teachers at this school love the students and it is evident in the way the children are cared for. We were kept up to date with our children’s activities daily and sometimes we were sent pictures. Our boys have learned numerous adorable songs and stories and both have learned to recognize letters and numbers. The other day, while we were eating lunch, my five year old said, “I know a lot of stuff, I know numbers, the fruit of the spirit, and lots of stuff about Jesus….I can write my name too.” Thank you Apex, for helping us to instill confidence, and values in my boys.

      Beverly Ann
    • Our son has really learned so much and has only been attending since September. We have been really impressed with Apex. The staff and teachers are also wonderful!

      Malaysone R.
    • I used to work as a teacher in a daycare before for a year so when I was choosing the day care for my kids I was very picky…this daycare is amazing!!! Clean ..,all teachers are super nice an very well educated…! I love this place

      Mary B.
    • As a new mom, I was worried about the care of my new baby once I went back to work.  However, once I met with the Apex Academy staff and teachers and took a tour of the facility, I knew that my baby would be in good hands!  The infant room teachers are beyond amazing!  They are loving to each and every baby and are so excited to see them each day.  They take the extra time to listen to your concerns and instructions, and work hard to make it the best experience for each baby.  Thank you Apex for all you do!

       

      Melissa T.
    • My daughter has attended Apex since she was 18 months old. She is now 4 and has learned more than I would have ever expected she would at a daycare. She knows all about Jesus and what he does for us and that just makes my heart happy! I know that the curriculum Apex teaches, along with Spanish and music classes, will have my daughter beyond prepared for kindergarten when that day comes. We are very blessed to have all of the teachers and directors that impact my daughter’s life with their passion for teaching. Apex is absolutely wonderful and I am so happy I chose to trust them with the most important person in my life.
      Kayla C.
    • The best childcare facility out there.  When it comes to hiring teachers that love babies, this is by far the best place to trust your little one.  All of the teachers in the infant room are incredible.  My 10 month-old was terrified of other people and it was hard when I first put her in day care.  Ms. Mae was so loving to her that she really gets excited to see her every day.  I have visited many day cares to find the right one and found that the people at Apex just make you feel good about leaving your baby there

      Deborah Y.
    • Apex is a fantastic facility in every way. We’ve had our son there since he was around six weeks old and have never had any cause for concern. He has always been happy, loved, and well educated throughout the entire day. They always let us know what’s going on and constantly have many enriching activities for him. I cannot recommend Apex enough!

      Nathan B.
    • We were fortunate to find such a great place to take our daughter to! I tell everyone I know with kids about our wonderful school family and how great it is!

      Wendy L.
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