Mrs. Kristine – Owner.
Kristine and her husband own several reputable businesses in Pinellas County. Kristine has over 18 years working in the medical industry and decided to open Belcher Academy in an effort to provide the Clearwater area with quality and affordable childcare. Kristine has 2 children of her own, She loves working with children and has years of experience working with babies. She currently has her CPR and First aid for Adults and Children and is currently working on her requirements for an Associates in Child Development.
Mrs. Jessica - Director
Ms. Jessica comes to us with over 23 years working in childcare and 2.5 years as a director. She currently sits on the board of the Pinellas AEYC as the President Elect and Advisor for the Young Professional Advisory Council of the AEYC. She began working in preschool as a senior in High School and fell in love with teaching. Jessica has her 40 clock hours, CDA, Director's Credential and will be continuing her education this Fall to complete a degree in Early Childhood.
Mrs. Kelly - Center Consultant
Mrs. Kelly has worked in the childcare industry for 21 years. She was one of the founders of Belcher Academy, along with Mrs. Kristine and Mrs. Melody. Mrs. Kelly has served in the capacity of Teacher, Director and now Consultant for our school. She currently specializes in working with children who have special needs or developmental delays.She is currently helping ELC in providing trainings for childcare providers in Pinellas County Ms. Kelly works as a consultant aiding new centers, directors and teachers in providing quality care to children and families of all developmental needs.
Mrs. Cora – Nutrition Specialist
Mrs. Cora has over 7 years working as a lead teacher with Toddlers. She has spent the past 3 years as a cook for a childcare facility. Mrs. Cora has her 40 clock hours, CPR and First Aid, along with the Pinellas county food program course for healthy food in a childcare facility. Mrs. Cora also will step in as a substitute when ever she is needed and works wonderfully with the children, as well as, the staff.
Ms. Chelsea - Nutrition Specialist
Ms. Chelsea has been part of our team for over 2 years. She has worked as a teacher, assistant and a floater.She has proven to be a resourceful and wonderful addition to our team. She currently works with Mrs. Cora preparing healthy and nutritious meals to the children in our care. Ms. Chelsea has completed her 40 clock hour trainings and is licensed by the state of Florida to work with young children.