UNF Preschool Staff

Office Staff 

     
 

 M

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

Director 

mahreen.mian@unf.edu 

     Ms. Mahreen Mian is the Director of the UNF Preschool, 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.  

     
    

Assistant Director  

 

   

  

     
   
   Luci

 Luci Tappin 

Office Manager 

l.tappin@unf.edu

Mrs. Luci Tappin is the Office Manager at the UNF Preschool. 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 UNF Preschool for many years to come.

 

 

 

     
   latoya2 Latoya Harris 

 Office Assistant 

l.harris@unf.edu

 

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

 
        
     
   

 Lead Teachers

 
 

    Sheila 2

 Sheila Mastriana, C.D.A. 

   Bears Lead Teacher 

 Mrs. Sheila Mastriana, has a child Development Associate (CDA), CPR and First Aid training and has worked with young children for over 28 years. She is proficient in all our curricula and assessment systems and has been through NAEYC accreditation. She is originally from Dunoon Scotland, UK but has lived in Florida for over 21 years with her husband. She has four daughters, 1 son and 14 grandchildren.

 

      
         

   Manatees Lead Teacher 

    

 

 

 

     
   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 the UNF Preschool. 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!
   
    Maria Maria Beattie, Bachelors in Elementary Education

Cardinals Lead Teacher

 

 
   
  

 Assistant Teachers




     
   

 Melissa 2018

  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.

 

 

 Kim Kimberly Turner

Manatees Assistant Teacher 

 

    

Bears Assistant Teacher  

 

 

 

  Louis 2018

Louis Ashley

Dolphins Assistant Teacher 

 I began my working life in the military, and various supervisory roles in management. Six years ago I began working in the childcare field in West Virginia. I held various positions in the county and school system and headstart, including Lead and Assistant teacher, long and short term aide for Pre-K-12th grade, and instructional support for all ages of special needs. I have an Associate of Arts degree from FSC of Jacksonvile, Austism 1 & 2 Certificates from Marshall University, and I am a former UNF student.
I am a married, father of two sons, who enjoys traveling, sports, and any family time activity. Raising a son with special needs has fostered a strong passion for working with children of all background and abilities.

 

 

Part- Time Teaching Assistants  

 
   

 


   

 

 Shanel Shanel Sims

 
 Farris Farris Sani
  
 Gillian Gillian Ternus
    
 Mary Mary Tappin
 Carrie 2018 Carrie Mosley  

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

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