Early Childhood Enrichment Center and Pre-Kindergarten

Dr. Kelly Oglialoro

ECEC Director • Administration, ECEC and Pre-K

Dr. Kelly Oglialoro

ECEC Director • Administration, ECEC and Pre-K

Dr. Kelly Oglialoro

Institution(s) and Degree(s): Florida Southern College – Early Childhood Education, BS; University of South Florida – Reading Education, MA; Southeastern University – Curriculum and Instruction, EdD

Licensing: Florida Teaching Certificate with areas in Early Childhood Education, ESOL endorsed, Reading; DCF staff credential and director’s credential

Work History (highlights, so you can leave out the summer gig at Dairy Queen): 14 years in education serving students in first grade, PreK4, second grade, and kindergarten.  Currently I am the Early Childhood Director at St. Paul.

Years at SPLS: 6

Favorite Scripture:  “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.”  Hebrews 10:23

Why you are drawn to/continue in ministry at SPLS?:  As a Christian educator and mother, I am continually amazed at the amazing impact we have locally and globally.  It is humbling to know we are raising up disciples.   

What do you love about Lakeland/central Florida?:  I love so much about Lakeland!  Growing up in a one red light town, Lakeland is a big city with a small town feel. 

Family Info and/or Interesting Fact about You – My husband, Joey, and I have been married for 11 years.   Our family is growing: Karaline (9), Luke (6), Emma (4), and baby girl due in January 2021 who keep us incredibly busy and grounded.  Any free time is spent at the ballfields.  We enjoy traveling and exploring new places.

Martha Herbert

ECEC/PreK Administrative Assistant • Administration, ECEC and Pre-K

Martha Herbert

ECEC/PreK Administrative Assistant • Administration, ECEC and Pre-K

Rebecca Boyd

PreK4 Teacher • ECEC and Pre-K

Rebecca Boyd

PreK4 Teacher • ECEC and Pre-K

Maribel Klaber

PreK4 Assistant • ECEC and Pre-K

Maribel Klaber

PreK4 Assistant • ECEC and Pre-K

Daniela Sykora

PreK4 Teacher • ECEC and Pre-K

Daniela Sykora

PreK4 Teacher • ECEC and Pre-K

Susanne Thorn

PREK4 Assistant • ECEC and Pre-K

Susanne Thorn

PREK4 Assistant • ECEC and Pre-K

Benita Balingit

PreK3 Teacher • ECEC and Pre-K

Benita Balingit

PreK3 Teacher • ECEC and Pre-K

Barb Pennekamp

PreK3 Teacher • ECEC and Pre-K

Barb Pennekamp

PreK3 Teacher • ECEC and Pre-K

Pastor Ron Pennekamp and I will be celebrating our 41st anniversary this fall. I graduated from Western Michigan University. We have been blessed with 7 children and 10 grandchildren. Over my career I have had the opportunity to serve in educational ministry through teaching, coaching and children’s ministries throughout my married life. I count it a privilege to be a part of the ministry here at St. Paul Lutheran School.

Claudia Martino

2Y Teacher • ECEC and Pre-K

Claudia Martino

2Y Teacher • ECEC and Pre-K

Jennifer Stocker

2Y Teacher • ECEC and Pre-K

Jennifer Stocker

2Y Teacher • ECEC and Pre-K

Marye Salvaggio

2Y Assistant • ECEC and Pre-K

Marye Salvaggio

2Y Assistant • ECEC and Pre-K

Rhiannon Raschke

15M Assistant • ECEC and Pre-K

Rhiannon Raschke

15M Assistant • ECEC and Pre-K

Tracy Fortune

15M Teacher • ECEC and Pre-K

Tracy Fortune

15M Teacher • ECEC and Pre-K

Robin Fraker

ECEC Staff • ECEC and Pre-K

Robin Fraker

ECEC Staff • ECEC and Pre-K

Diane Thompson

ECEC Staff • ECEC and Pre-K

Diane Thompson

ECEC Staff • ECEC and Pre-K

Daniel Bates

Music & Band Teacher • ECEC and Pre-K, Elementary, Middle

Daniel Bates

Music & Band Teacher • ECEC and Pre-K, Elementary, Middle

Amanda Girau-Perez

Spanish Teacher • ECEC and Pre-K, Elementary, Middle

Amanda Girau-Perez

Spanish Teacher • ECEC and Pre-K, Elementary, Middle

Wendy Petterson

Media Specialist • ECEC and Pre-K, Elementary, Middle

Wendy Petterson

Media Specialist • ECEC and Pre-K, Elementary, Middle

Karyn Scarpa

Physical Education Teacher • ECEC and Pre-K, Elementary, Middle

Karyn Scarpa

Physical Education Teacher • ECEC and Pre-K, Elementary, Middle

Educational background

BA (English), Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Work History: 19 years, St. Paul Lutheran School, Lakeland, FL, 2 years, The Vanguard School, Lake Wales, FL, Water Ski Instructor, 15 years

Favorite Scripture: Phil 4:13

Why you are drawn to/continue in ministry at SPLS?: I am proud to work at St. Paul because I believe in the mission and I see the mission at work in my students.  Watching my students grow physically and spiritually and knowing I am part of their life makes my career very fulfilling. After raising my three girls at St. Paul and seeing how it impacted their character makes me always on a mission to recruit students to join us!

What do you love about Lakeland/central Florida?: I love Lakeland because of the climate and the lakes.  I am a water sport enthusiast. Waterskiing brought me here from Canada to pursue my competitive sport of barefoot waterskiing.

Family Info and/or Interesting Fact about You: My oldest daughter is starting her first job as a physician assistant in Spokane, Washington, my middle daughter is moving to Washington, D.C. to play with the Washington Spirit in professional soccer and my youngest is finishing her degree at San Francisco State University.

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