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Hello I am  Mercedes Valladares. I am the ESOL teacher for kindergarten. I am fluent in Spanish and was born in Havana, Cuba.  We emigrated to the United States in the 60's. I have lived in New Jersey and South Florida ( Miami Beach, Hialeah, Pembroke Pines ) before moving to Ocala.  I am married with one son. My hobby is travel and one of my favorite places was Horse Shoe Bend in Arizona. Its a must see. This is the background in my photograph.  My teaching career began in Broward County and have been a teacher for 21years. 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 look forward to working with your child and helping them achieve and conquer KINDERGARTEN!!!