Miramar United Methodist All Staff Members

Administrative/Academic Director

Marleni Brant-Pomare

I am Ms. Marleni, your director. I was born on the beautiful island of San Andres. I am bilingual. I speak Spanish and English.

I am married and the mother of two grown children (Narch and Narleesha).

I hold an advanced level Director’s Credential; A VPK and a Trauma Inform Care for center director endorsement. An AA degree in Early Childhood Education and a Professional Technician Certification in Bilingual Primary Education.

I am loving, caring and yet very firm. I am extremely passionate about what I do. “Preschoolers are my business”

I love “my children”; they are the drive of my life. It is my goal that they have the best early childhood experiences possible that will shape their lives spiritually, academically and socially.

I sincerely thank you for entrusting your precious little one to my care. I promise you that I will always do my very best.

God Bless.

Food Service Administrator

Cindy Chaparro


My name is Ms. Cindy

I am a wife and mother of two beautiful kids.

I have a degree in Professional Business Administration.

It's my first year working here at MUMPS as the Food Service Administrator.

I enjoy my job and being able to see each kid every day with a smile on their face and ready to tell me many stories of their own.

God Bless

Pre-K 2 Lead Teacher

Jannatul Ferduse


My name is Ms. Jannatul but everybody calls me Ms. Jan.

I am from Bangladesh.

I attended the National University of Bangladesh where I obtained a Bachelor’s Degree of Arts. I have completed my

DCF 45 hrs. training certificate requirement.  

I have worked for over a decade in the field of Early Childhood. 

A fun fact about me is that I love gardening and cooking.

My love for children only expands more and more each day. 

Playing and teaching kids is one of my favorite enjoyment in life.

God Bless

Pre-K 3 Teacher Assistant

Flor Newball


My name is Ms. Flor

I am married and the mother of two grown children.

I was born in the beautiful island of Providence (Colombian territory.)

I have been working here at MUMPS for over 6 years.

I have completed my DCF 45 hrs. in training certificate requirement and I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Dentistry.

I am a VPK assistant teacher.

I love and enjoy working with kids.

God Bless

Pre-K 3 Lead Teacher

Rachael James

I am vision oriented, and my work is focused on helping people find fulfillment in their various careers and also help them become better version of themselves. My research and professional experience are rooted in teaching. I hold a bachelor's degree in Education (Business) at the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria with upper class division.  I have 8 years' experience in teaching and won the Best Teacher award of the year 2018 at Federal Government College Billiri, Gombe State Nigeria. 

Pre-K 4 Teacher Assistant

Evelyn Ferreras-Peralta


My name is Mrs. Evelyn Ferreras.

I am married and a mother of two boys.

I am originally from the Dominican Republic where I was raised by my parents in the city of Santo Domingo.

I feel like I was born with the desire and gift of teaching and helping younger kids to become the best version of themselves.

After graduating from Universidad Católica Santo Domingo, as a lawyer, I started working in my mother's school as a professor of 4th grade.

There I spent more than 12 years as a classroom Lead Teacher.

I worked with children of different grade levels.

God has blessed me and now I am a Lead Teacher here at MUMPS.

I have a beautiful group of kids; where with love, patience and passion I dedicate my talents and devotion to make their educational journey a funny and interesting one.

God Bless

Pre-K 3 Lead Teacher

Renee Parry


My name is Ms. Renee.

I have completed my DCF 45hrs training requirement, other certifications and a degree in paralegal studies.

I am currently enrolled in school for my Bachelor’s in education.

I am passionate about working with children to ensure that they are properly trained and ready for each milestone.

God Bless.

Pre-K 4 Lead Teacher

Carmen Ortiz


My name is Mrs. Carmen. I have been around children all my life.

I have a Florida Child Care Professional Certificate Credential and over 18 years of experience here at Miramar United Methodist Preschool.

It is my goal to teach and care for your child to the best of my knowledge and ability.

God Bless.

Pre-K 3 Teacher Assistant

Janeth De La Cruz


My name is Ms. Janeth.

I am from Mexico.

I have completed my DCF 45 hours in training.

This is my first year working with children and I am enjoying it. I am excited to work with them..

Pre-K 4 Teacher Assistant

Doryan Sanchez


My name is Ms. Doryan:

I am a dedicated, caring and nurturing Early Childhood Educator. I have over 6 years working here at MUMPS.

I have completed my 45 hours in training and have an FCCPC certification.

This is the year I have embarked on a new journey teaching the School Age and helping them with their school homework.

I am very excited about this new chapter in my life.

I love to welcome new families to my class! I always look forward to the many things we will learn together.

I love being around children and watching them grow.

God Bless

Pre-K 4 Lead Teacher

Ayheza Revete


My name is Ayheza Revete, but everyone calls me Ms. Revete.

I have been teaching here at MUMPS for over 26 years.

I have my degree in Early Childhood Education and I’m working towards my bachelor’s degree in education.

I have worked with different age groups throughout the years. This year I am excited to work with the 4 and 5 year-olds. It is my goal to help them develop social skills as well as their cognitive abilities.

Thank you

God Bless

Pre-K 4 Lead Teacher/ Afterschool Instructor

Maria Hernandez


My name is Ms. Maria Hernandez.

I was born on the beautiful island of Cuba.

I am a family-oriented person, in my family, we stick together. I am a proud grandmother of 6 grandchildren.

I am happy to be a citizen of the United States of America.

I attended the Instituto Superior Pedagogico de Matanzas, where I obtained my Bachelor's Degree in Science in Teaching History. I have my DCF Staff Credential Verification known as FCCPC.

I have 13 years of experience in Early Childhood. I have been employed here at MUMPS for over two years.

I enjoy teaching young children. I am very crafty and creative. I use these skills in my classroom, bringing innovative ways of teaching enjoyed by my students.

I look forward to working with you and your little one.

God Bless You.

Mindfullness Coach/Enrichment Teacher

Yadira Hernandez Diaz

My name is Yadira Hernandez Diaz, born in Cuba, married, I have a 5-year-old son named Lucas.

I attended high school at the Vocational School of Art in Matanzas Cuba, in the specialty of Dance for 3 years, then I studied 4 Years at the National Circus School in Havana Cuba, where I graduated as a tightrope walker and travel to several countries to festivals and cultural meetings, in 2014 I worked here in the United States at the Ringling Brothers Circus as a tightrope walker.

It is a great pleasure to be part of this team of wonderful educators and to be able to share with the little ones everything I have learned; my mission is to make every child feel capable and happy every day.

Pre-K 2 Teacher Assistant

Juana Alburquerque

My name is Juana Alburquerque. I was born on the 28th of February in the Dominican Republic. I fulfilled y teaching studies throughout my career by exercising my passion in different schools. I am the mother of two children, Solidiany Vega and Leandro Jaquez. In 1999 I had the opportunity to obtain my residency in the United States, where I began to work taking care of children for different families. Additionally, I worked in a few childcare centers and institutions. In November 2020 I completed my studies through rigorous classes at Miami Dade College based on childcare under the regulations of the Department of Children and Families in Florida, obtaining the corresponding certificates. Since then, I have been asked to care for different children, helping families with learned cognizance and expertise.