All our teachers go through an extensive vetting process, which includes finger prints and back ground check. 

In addition to active credential requirements, our staff is CPR certified, and receives on-going coaching to further develop teaching skills. 

Our VPK teachers have extensive experience with Early Learning Education, and have been at Fantasy Academy since the center was established.

Our Teachers

Mrs. Mimi Melcon

Mrs. Mimi is a Florida Certified Teacher, with a Bachelors’ in Early Childhood Education and Family Advancement. She has over 25 years of experience working with children from birth to 5 years old, including the last 14 years working in VPK classrooms with the School District of Hillsborough County, and Fantasy Academy. During her time off, Mrs. Mimi enjoys reading, music, going to the movies or the beach, and spending quality time with her family, especially with her grandchildren. 

Mrs. Gisela

Mrs. Gisela is CDA certified and our VPK Class Lead Teacher. She has over 20 years of experience working in child care centers, including the last 2 years as a VPK teacher. Mrs. Gisela also has a Nursing degree from the University of Habana; and she loves to cook, bake, and volunteer at her church during her free time.

Mrs. Vitia

Mrs. Vitia is a certified teacher, and the teacher’s Asistant for our VPK class. She has been working with Fantasy Academy for 3 years, and plans to continue her career in early childhood education.

Mrs. Patty

Mrs. Patty is a certified teacher with over 30 years of experience in child care and early childhood education. Mrs. Patty has been working with Fantasy Academy since the center was established. Currently she is our 3-Year-Old Class Lead Teacher, and our VPK substitute teacher. Mrs. Patty’s hobbies include traveling, going to the movies, and volunteer at her church.

Mrs. Ana

Mrs. Ana is a certified teacher who has been working in child care for the last 3 years. Prior to her career in early childhood education, Mrs. Ana studied accounting at University of Habana.

Mrs. Yahaira

 Mrs. Yahaira has an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Puerto Rico (P.R.), and over 6 years of experience in child care, including 5 years with the Boys and Girls Club, and 6 months as an elementary school teacher in P.R. Mrs. Yahaira has been with Fantasy Academy for over year, working with our 1 Year Old Class as the Lead Teacher, and as care giver for our Infant room. Her hobbies include dancing, going to the movies or the beach, and doing volunteer work for the homeless

Mrs. Lianec

Mrs. Lianec is a certified teacher, and she has been with Fantasy Academy for over 2 years working as the teacher’s assistant for our 1,2, and 3 years old classes, and care giver for our Infant room. Mrs. Lianec loves  music, spending quality time with family, and doing home décor. 


Mrs. Delfina

Mrs. Delfina has prepared and cooked meals for our center for over 2 years. She has taken the required meal prep courses, and makes sure that we meet all the requirements of the food program.