Staff

Meet the Staff

Pineapple Cove Academy is a leader in Early Childhood Education in Brevard County. We have a professional and dedicated staff and we firmly believe that the continuing education of our staff is vital to ensure every child's future success.

Pineapple Cove Academy Founders

• John Moran
• Beth Moran

• Thomas Moran

Pineapple Cove Academy Bayside


• Nicole Silvestri, Director

   

• Lissette Galarza, Administrative Assistant
• Erica Villanueva, Administrative Assistant
• Lisa Snow, Administrative Assistant

Pineapple Cove Academy North Shore

  
• Becky Nagel, Director

  
• Bianca Bravo,
Administrative Assistant & Summer Camp Director
Waleska Colon, Administrative Assistant
• Michelle Miller, Administrative Assistant

Educational Coordinator

  
• Wendy Ginader


Employment

If you love children and and are experienced in the child care profession you could be a good candidate for a position at Pineapple Cove Academy. If interested we have an application form for you to review and download. Then contact us by phone or email for a possible interview. Any person hoping for consideration as a teacher at Pineapple Cove Academy must have either completed or is currently enrolled in course work through The Department of Children and Families 45 hours required training. Because of Pineapple Cove Academy’s status as an A.P.P.L.E. and Gold Seal accredited school, all lead teachers must hold a current FCCPC (formerly known as CDA). All teachers are First Aid/CPR certified within 30 days of employment. In addition, each year our teachers obtain 24 in-service training hours related to early childhood development. We take pride in our staff and make sure they are educated and kept abreast of the many changes in this field.




Teacher Qualifications

Teachers must have completed or be currently enrolled in course work through The Department of Children and Families 45 hours required training. Pineapple Cove Academy is an A.P.P.L.E. and Gold Seal accredited school. All lead teachers must hold a current FCCPC (formerly known as CDA). All teachers must complete First Aid and CPR training within the first 30 days of employment. Lead teachers at Pineapple Cove Academy in our VPK program must hold a minimum of an Associate Degree in Elementary or Early Childhood education. Continuing education is essential to the growth in early education. Teachers are required to have a minimum of 24 hours in-service yearly.

At Pineapple Cove Academy, we believe that children should have the opportunity to learn in a positive, loving and safe environment in order to become healthy, responsible and confident adults. Hands-on learning experiences and child-initiated activities encourage each child’s imagination, natural curiosity and self-esteem. In addition, we provide parents with peace of mind knowing that their child is safe while receiving a quality education at PCA.