CDRC Staff

Office Staff 

     
 

 Mahreen Mian

Mahreen Mian, MHA, BBA, FTC (Pre-K - 3rd Grade) & CDA

Director 

mahreen.mian@unf.edu 

     Ms. Mahreen Mian is the Director at CDRC, she has a Master in Health Administration and a Bachelor in Business Administration from University of North Florida. She also has a second Bachelor in English Literature and Geography from Kinnaird College in Pakistan. Ms. Mian also has a Florida Teaching Certificate in Pre-k Primary through third grade and a National Child Development Associate (CDA). Ms. Mahreen has also completed her Director’s Credential with a VPK endorsement.     Along with a multitude of certificates and trainings in early childhood, Ms. Mahreen has also received formal training in "Conscious Discipline" which trains teachers to provide choices to children and to redirect children in a positive manner. Ms. Mian has assisted UNF faculty and staff in research related to curriculum and has also had the opportunity to present on various topics in Early childhood classes at UNF. In 2010 Ms. Mian received the Spot Award from UNF for her extraordinary leadership skills.  

     
   Jennifer Fuller

Jennifer Fuller   

Assistant Director  

jennifer.fuller@unf.edu

 

  Mrs. Jennifer Fuller is the Assistant Director at the CDRC. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Education specializing in Elementary Education, and is currently working on her Masters of Education in Literacy from the University of North Florida. She has spent her entire post college career working in the child care field, ranging from being a teacher in classrooms with children from infant age through VPK, where she has been a lead teacher. She has also held the position as Curriculum Coordinator/Director at other schools in the Jacksonville area. Her passion is to education and she is delighted when she sees them learn new concepts.     

 

     
   
   Luci Tappin

 Luci Tappin 

Office Manager 

Mrs. Luci Tappin is the Office Manager at CDRC. She has an Associates in Arts from Florida Community College of Jacksonville. She has worked the past 23 years as the Business Administrator for Palms Preschool & Chilc Care Center. She looks forward to working at CDRC for many years to come.

 

 

 

     
 

  

  Jackie Golden

 Jackie Golden 

Office Assistant 

     Ms. Jackie is working part time at CDRC, in the front office.  Prior to this she worked for 15 years at Mayo Clinic. She has also worked at UNF for 7 years back in the 90’s.  She loves the CDRC environment, and being around the children can just brighten your day.

     
   Latoya Harris Latoya Harris 

 Office Assistant 

    Ms. Latoya is a Senior at UNF, and majoring in Chemistry with a minor in American Sign Language. She has been working at CDRC for 4 years and she really being here and working with children! 

 
 

  

 
    

  

 

 
     
   

 Lead Teachers

 
     
 

  Brianna Pollock

 Brianna Pollock, C.D.A. 

   Bears Lead Teacher 

 Ms. Brianna is the Bears lead teacher. She was born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. She moved to Jacksonville in August 2013 to attend school. She is currently working on her bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been working at CDRC for two years, and loves it! She enjoys being outside and loves running at all the beautiful nature trails.

 

     
  Erica Bonner   Erica Bonner, C.D.A 

   Manatees Lead Teacher 

     Ms. Erica is the lead teacher of the Manatees class. She has obtained a Associates of Applied Science in Early Childhood Development from the College of Southern Maryland. She is also a Navy Veteran, serving seven years. Her goal is to provide a welcome and secure environment open to all. She looks forward to meeting you all and helping your children develop into his/herself.       

 

     
   Nancy Nancy Winckler-Zuniga, C.D.A 
 Dolphins Lead Teacher   
    Ms. Nancy has worked with young children and families for over 40 years, including ten yeas as a lead VPK teacher here at CDRC. Her international experience includes over 13 years establishing and running a primary school in the country of Belize. One of her passions is writing and telling stories of the people in our community who give back to others. Nancy has one grown son and is a grandmother of a almost-one-year-old!
   
 

Assistant Teachers

 
   
 Ashley Welson Ashley Nelson
Manatees Assistant Teacher

     
    Ms. Ashley has worked with young children for almost ten years now from coaching gymnastics and dance to working as an assistant teacher at CDRC. She is a psychology major and will graduate with her BA in Psychology in April 2016. She finds working with young children and watching them grow is such a wonderful thing. Working with children is a passion of hers and its something she will love to continue to do while furthering her career in Behavioral Therapy.
   

Melissa Leone

  Melissa Leone 

  Cardinals Assistant Teacher

 

    I began my career in childcare in 2011 by working with children ranging in age from six weeks old to sixth grade. My primary focus has been with preschool age children. I recently celebrated my first year at CDRC since being hired January 2015. Beyond holding a National CDA since 2012, I plan to continue my college education. On the weekends I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two sons.

 

 

   
  anila 2.0  Anila Aslam  

Bears Assistant Teacher 

    Mrs. Anila Aslam is an assistant teacher in the Bear class. She is a seasoned teacher with an experience of 22 years working with children of different age groups. She started working in U. N. F.  Child  Development Research Center  in the August of 2011 as a substitute teacher. Mrs. Anila Aslam has a staff credential, V PK certification  and 40 hour certification from DCF. She also has a Master’s in Education, Bachelors in Science, and Bachelors in Arts from the University of Punjab, Lahore Pakistan. She feels very privileged to be working at CDRC!

 

 

    
   
  

 

   
 

Part-Time Assistant Teachers

 
   
   
   
 Amanda Olsavsky Amanda Olsavsky 

Amanda is a freshman at UNF, majoring in Elementary Education with a minor in Music. Working with children has always been her passion and she loves coming to CDRC everyday to see all the children grow and learn!
   
 Carrie Carrie Mosley  

Ms. Carrie has worked with CDRC for 15 years and has loved the way the children at CDRC have grown and learn so much while they have been here. She's happy to be apart of such an amazing staff! 
   
  
 
   
 Kaitlyn Kaitlyn Lagunovich  

Ms. Kaitlyn is a federal work study assistant teacher at CDRC. She recently started and already loves it. She has had prior experience volunteering in preschools during High School. She is a junior at UNF and is studying nursing with a concentration on pediatrics on a minor in Child Psychology. Her goal is to make a positive impact on a many children's lives as she can, to help them grow, learn and make a difference for them. 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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Hours & Info

Classroom Hours:

Monday - Friday,

7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

 Office Hours:

Monday - Friday,

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

Address:

1 UNF Drive

Building 49

Jacksonville, FL 32224

 

Phone:

(904) 620-2372

 

E-mail:

cdrc@unf.edu

 

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