Staff & Teachers


Teaching children in the ways of the Lord

Our Staff

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Kathy Stear, Director

Kathy Stear has been married to her wonderful husband for over forty years. They are blessed with three precious daughters and eleven grandchildren. Kathy joined the school in 2011 as Assistant Director. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and an Associate’s degree in Child Development. She also holds a Director’s Credential with VPK Endorsement. She has worked with homeschooled children and created The Homeschool Resource Center. She loves mentoring other teachers and has over 20 years of experience teaching preschool, Kindergarten, First and Second grade. Her favorite scripture is Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.”

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Arlene Cardona, Admin Asst. & Bookkeeper

Arlene Cardona is the administrative assistant and bookkeeper at Longwood Christian Academy & Preschool. She has been working with the school since 2007. She graduated from Valencia College with an Associates Degree in Science and is presently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.

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Alta Ferguson, Office Asst.

Alta has been married to her highschool sweetheart for 12 years. Together they worked with the youth ministry at LCAP for 11 years. She was a bodybuilder for three and a half years and has qualified for state every year. Alta has worked at LCAP for over five years. She works as our administrative assistant, Computer and PE teacher. Her favorite part of the Bible is the Book of Job.


Our Teachers

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Kimberly Antrim

Ms. Kim was born in Vietnam and raised in Indonesia as the daughter of missionaries. Kim graduated from Toccoa Falls College in Georgia with a degree in Elementary Education. She has taught elementary and preschool for many years. In her free time she has tutored students as well. She has been blessed with three beautiful daughters. She is thrilled to be teaching kindergarten at LCAP this year. Her favorite scriptures include Proverbs 3:5-6 and Psalms 37:4.

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Krista Armogan

Miss Krista is our Nursery Teacher and joined LCAP this year. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida. She has five years of experience working in childcare with children in nursery through fifth grade. One of her favorite Bible verses is Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

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Wanda Burgos

Wanda is one of our Nursery Teachers and is new to the school this year. She is married to Luis and they have two children who are both in college. Wanda and her husband have been cleaning our school and church for two years and we have come to love them. They are strong believers in the Lord. Together they were directors of their own nursing home in Puerto Rico, which they ran for 12 years. Wanda has worked with the elderly for 18 years and is excited about her new career change of loving our babies. Her favorite scripture is Psalm 23.

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Daniella Contreras

Daniella has been happily married for eight years to her husband, Leo. Daniella and Leo have three beautiful children: Gabriella, Isaiah, and Abigail. After being a stay-at-home mom for the past 7 years, Daniella looked to put her mothering talents to use. With all of her children now in school, Daniella has ventured back into the workforce. She is very thankful for the opportunity to be a part of LCAP. Her favorite verse is Jeremiah 29:11: "For I know the plans I have for you,says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for evil, plans to give you hope and a future."

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Ayzha Cureton

Mrs. Cureton was born on the beautiful island of Bermuda and raised in Florida. She is a recent graduate from Seminole State College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. She is teaching Second Grade this year. Her favorite scripture is Psalm 127:3. She believes children are truly a gift from God and that they are our future. It takes a family to raise a child, and here at Longwood Christian Academy we are one Christian family working together to care for our children as the Holy Spirit would direct us.

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Kimberly Davis

Kim has always loved working with children. She was a Cheerleading Coach at Lyman High School for two years. She worked as a Dental Assistant for 26 years in general and pediatric dentistry. She has worked teaching in children's ministry for several years at her church. Kim is teaching in our First Grade this year. Her favorite scripture is 1 Thess. 5:18.

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Francie Eichelberger

Francie is married to Bob and has three sons and one daughter. She has worked at the Academy since 2007. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts and Music and a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. She teaches third grade and is also our music teacher. Her favorite scripture is Romans 1:16.

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Monica Flores

Monica joined our school in 2013 as a twos teacher and then moved to teach the threes. She began working with children in 1995 and was a coordinator of the preschool ministry of her church. She also is an ordained minister. She is married to her husband Frank and they have three children. Her favorite scripture is Romans 15:13.

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Tiffany Flowers

Tiffany joined the school in 2014 as the twos teacher. She has worked as a nanny, school substitute, and Director of Children’s ministry and Sunday School Teacher. Tiffany studied music at Seminole State College and has a beautiful singing voice. Her favorite scripture is Psalms 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.”

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Maria Lull

Maria has been working as a teacher’s assistant caring for infants and toddlers since 2015. She is married and her favorite scripture is Rev. 12:1.

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Ivonne Portalatin

Ivonne is our Before-Care Coordinator and is a teacher's assistant in VPK Only. This is her first year at LCAP. Her family is in ministry and her father is a Pastor. Her favorite scripture is Jeremiah 29:11.

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Zuleika Rivera

Zuleika is married and has two girls. She is from Puerto Rico. She joined our school in 2014 and worked in Infants. She is currently working as the lead teacher in the Toddler program. Her favorite scripture is Psalm 91.

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Jennifer Rodriguez

Jennifer is married and has four children. She is working as a teacher’s assistant in the kindergarten classroom. She went to school for social work, and has been a stay-at-home mom for 18 years.

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Jennifer Toor

Jen is married to Preston and they have been blessed with two beautiful daughters. She is currently homeschooling the girls and teaches Art and Spanish at LCAP. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a minor in Spanish from the University of Central Florida. She also has experience teaching at the Academy of Autism and was Director of children’s ministry at her church. Her favorite scripture is Romans 8:28.

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Marianna Varga

Marianna is married to a wonderful Hungarian chef and they have two beautiful daughters. She has her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education as well as her Child Development Associate. She has been teaching at the preschool for 21 years and is our VPK Enrichment teacher. Her favorite scripture is Psalm 23.

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Flossie Wadsworth

Flossie has been working with our school since 2013 and she is our after-care Coordinator. Flossie has worked as an assistant teacher and owned her own licensed daycare for 14 years. She has two daughters and 6 grandchildren. Her favorite scripture is Phil. 4:13.

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Julie Young

Julie has been teaching for over 20 years in early childhood development. She is our VPK Only teacher and enjoys helping children view learning as “fun”. Her goal is to inspire parents to set a Godly example for their children. She has been married for 26 years and has two children. Her favorite scripture is Hebrews 11:1 “Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, but certain of that which is not yet seen.”

Contact Information


891 State Road 434 East
Longwood, Fl 32750

P 407-767-8823
F 407-767-9725

lcalongwood@fbclongwood.org


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