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A little about me.
Your teacher, Mercedes Valladares was born in Havana, Cuba. I arrived in this country with my family at the age of three. We lived in New Jersey and Miami Beach before moving to Ocala. I began my teaching career in Broward County and have been a teacher for over 15 years. I enjoy my job and love being your child's teacher and truly believe that teaching the next generation will have the biggest impact on society. We want our children to grow up and become caring, responsible, and respectful human beings. In order to achieve that, we must show compassion and understanding and model the behaviors we want them to learn. I am married to Juan Valladares and have a son named Alec. We have a pet chihuahua named Pepper and a cockatiel named Olivia. I look forward to working with your child and helping them achieve and conquer KINDERGARTEN!!!