Director of The Learning Tree at Pines of Sarasota
Hailing originally from Tampa, Florida, Megan has been active in the Childcare field for over 22 years. After graduating high school, she received her National Child Development Associates Degree (CDA) in 2003. She moved to Las Vegas where she earned her Associates Degree from the College of Southern Nevada then returned to Florida where she obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood from St. Petersburg College, as well as receiving her Director’s Credential in 2016. She has been a Director for the last 6 years, working at a Homeless Shelter in Clearwater for four of those years.
In 2020, Megan moved to the Bradenton area and found her way to Pines of Sarasota where she played an instrumental part in helping design the new childcare facility which recently opened in September 2022. Megan has worked with children from very diverse backgrounds and ethnicities always committed to bringing joy to every child that crosses her path. Providing quality educational opportunities and a positive social environment for the children in her care has always been a passion of hers. She makes sure every child receives the emotional support necessary to achieve success in all areas of their lives.
When she’s not at work she loves going to concerts, crafting t-shirts and spending time with her family and friends.
Assistant Director of The Learning Tree at Pines of Sarasota
Born and raised in Florida, Heather has been in the Early Childhood field for 17 years. After graduating high school, she received her Early Childhood Certificate. She has continued to further her education in the childcare field since 2008. Heather recently achieved her Director’s Credential and is currently obtaining all VPK endorsements. Heather made her way to Pines of Sarasota in October 2021. Originally hired as a Lead Preschool Teacher, she then took Lead Infant Teacher position before assuming the role of Assistant Director in June 2022.
Heather has worked with all ages and strives to provide quality care for all. Heather loves working with children, bettering their future in any way possible, and giving the parents ease of knowing their child is in safe hands. In Heather’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and her three daughters.