Meet our Team
Angela Loring, Professional Development Program Supervisor
Angela holds a M.Ed. in Early Childhood Curriculum and Instruction from USF, and has worked in the early childhood industry for almost 25 years. The birth of her son inspired her to enter the early childhood field. Angela strives to increase child outcomes by providing dynamic training opportunities for early childhood professionals.
Jaime Holevas, Training & Development Specialist
Jaime has a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood/Special Education along with an Infant Toddler Credential, and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction. For 20 plus years she has been in the early childhood field and was inspired by the endless opportunities teachers have to make a difference. She is committed to inspire, motivate, and support others.
Brett Engisch, Training & Development Specialist
Brett has taught children and teachers from Pre-Kindergarten to College over the past forty-five years. She has a Master’s in Education and had certifications for Kindergarten, Specific Learning Disabilities and Administration. Children inspire her to see the best in everyone. She commits to find the best ideas for them and their teachers to be successful learners in life.
Ken Buchanan, Training & Development Specialist
Ken found his passion for early childhood education at a young age. His passion carried him though the next sixteen years where he taught VPK, became a training and development specialist and received his M Ed. degree. Ken believes professional development provides early learning professionals the knowledge, and guidance to appropriately educate and care for children.
Suzanne Silkie, Infant/Toddler Specialist
Suzanne is an Infant / Toddler Specialist with a BA in Social & Behavioral Sciences and 25 years’ experience working in Early Childhood. Suzanne is a certified Pre-K & Toddler CLASS Observer and an Early Learning Florida Coach. She believes that teachers of young children need ongoing support & education to do this awesome work.
Amanda Houston, Professional Development Coordinator
Amanda has a degree in early childhood development and over 15 years of experience in various roles within the early childhood field. She believes that children deserve a solid foundation for learning and that it is the responsibility of those in the early childhood field to create an environment that supports intellectual, social, emotional and physical growth for all children.
Jennifer Bragdon, Professional Development TA-Coach
Jennifer holds a BA in Speech language pathology and a teacher certification through 2nd grade from USF. Her strong desire to improve the lives of children has led her to work in the ECE field since 1989. Jennifer believes she makes a difference for children by mentoring providers, and is committed to supporting professionals and helping children and families find the services they need.
Catrenia Wilson-Paul, Administrative Specialist II
Catrenia is originally from NE Pennsylvania, where she attended school at ESU. She is currently attending SPC studying Mass Communications. Catrenia has worked in the non-profit sector for over 15 years and is currently a member of SAC and PSTA at Northeast High School, where her son attends school. She is committed to providing support and excellent service to providers to ensure their success through PDI.