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CREATIVE MINDS PRESCHOOL TEAM

ELIZABETH CUTAIA

Co-Owner/Teacher

Elizabeth Cutaia has a Bachelors of Arts degree in Liberal Arts from Long Island University and a Masters of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education.  She has over 20 years of experience with children which includes 15 years of teaching preschool aged children.  Elizabeth has strong classroom management skills and loves creating challenging yet fun activities that teach the whole child.  She believes in a child centered program rich in literature, art and most of all love.  Elizabeth has 3 children that range in ages from 11 to 2 which keep her busy when she is not in the classroom

CHRISTIE FINNEGAN

Co-Owner/Teacher

Christie Finnegan has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Arts Management and a minor in Studio Arts from the College of Charleston.  She is an experienced childcare professional, small business owner and mother of three daughters.  Christie has a passionate understanding for children and has been a preschool teacher for 20 years as well as a skilled art instructor who loves introducing young children to a variety of media.

AIMEE BRUNO

Co-Teacher/Nutritionist

Aimee Bruno is a certified health coach in the State of South Carolina and has over 20 years of experience  working with and teaching children.  Aimee brings both loves to the table to teach children to appreciate  wholesome foods, learn healthy habits, and participate in hands-on cooking.  She is a mother of 2 boys, ages 8 and 11.

 

OUR VISITING EDUCATORS

Our visiting educators play a huge role in teaching our children and helping them explore a wide variety of activities. All of them help teach them vital skills needed for school in a fun and loving way.  Each is unique and different and bring important elements that aid in teaching the whole child.

 

MEGAN NAYLOR

Yoga Teacher

Megan is a former beach lifeguard, graduate of Penn State University and taught peace education programs in Southern California for the non profit TKF. While lifeguarding in Ocean City, Maryland in 2001, Megan took her first ever yoga class that happened to be on the beach. With such an introduction, her love of yoga grew through the years. The many different yoga classes around the world (Costa Rica, Italy, England, California, Washington to name a few) enabled her to grow at her practice and also create a beautiful symphony of techniques that she shares in her classes today. In 2018, Megan became certified in Children’s yoga and created Mt pleasant kids yoga to serve her home community. This past winter her family moved to Ireland for a work assignment and while there Megan taught children’s yoga classes at the local Belfast community center to preschoolers. She is very excited to be joining the Creative Minds family where her son Avian will be attending too.

BARBARA SHELTON

Literacy Teacher

Barbara Shelton graduated from Long Island University in 1970 with a B.A. in Elementary Education and then immediately went on the receive her Masters in Education.  She is classroom certified Pre-k - 6th and reading certified K-12.  Barbara taught second grade for 5 years, Pre-k for 7, and was a reading specialist for 18 years.

DANIELLE TAMEZ

STEAM Teacher

 Danielle Tamez has  Bachelor's of Science in Special Education from Monmouth University.  She is a mom to 3 children, ages 12, 10 and 6.  She has worked with children in many different environments over the past 15 years.  After spending several years of teaching in the classroom, she took time off to be home with her daughter.  During this time she became passionate about early language acquisition and started teaching sign language classes for families.  Several years later, while homeschooling her three children, she found that her children thrived when given engaging, hands-on activities.  She looks forward to sharing STEAM activities with your children.