Building Blocks Academy

Beth has worked in childcare for 9 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her classroom. Beth has worked with children as young as 6 weeks and as old as 12 years. She is a well-rounded teacher who enjoys engaging in hands on learning activities. She has her Florida Child Care Professional Credential.

Program Director - Tabitha Spiker

Tabitha has taught VPK for 3 years and holds her Bachelor's degree from Warner Southern University in Psychology. She is also a CNA and holds her director's credential in CDA.

Melissa has worked in childcare for thirteen years and has many years of experience with children. Eight of those years have been spent working with preschoolers. Melissa continues to grow as an educator  and is looking forward to an amazing school year.

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We employ a qualified staff who is certified in both First Aid and CPR to ensure your child is safe at all times. Each faculty member has many years of experience and knowledge.

Lead VPK Teacher - Melissa Heburn

Teacher, 4- Year Old- Beth Dunaway

Many of our staff members have years of experience and training to help provide your child with the best education.


Office Personnel - Amanda Knauer

Amanda is currently enrolled in the Associates of Early Childhood Education Program at Polk State College. She holds her CDA and has previously taught VPK for 2 years.

Assistant Director- Merissa Rivera

Merissa currently has a Masters in Mental Health Counseling and plans to pursue a doctorate degree in Psychology. Merissa has worked in childcare for two years and with all age groups.

Assistant VPK Teacher-Roxana Maceda

Roxana comes to us from Miami and is biligual. She has obtained her FCCPC and her Directors credential. She began here  carrier in childcare in 2007.

Teacher, 3-Year Old - Lyndsey Mitchell

Lyndsey is new to Early childhood, but is compassonate and ethusiastic about molding young minds. She is currently working towards a B.A. in Education. She brings both new and exciting things to her classroom, every day is a new adventure for the children.  

Teacher, 3-Year Old - Amanda Yokel

Amanda has over 5 years of experience in childcare. She has been a teacher at Building Blocks Academy for 3 years. She is enrolled at Polk State College and Florida Gateway College to obtain her B.A. in Early Childhood Education. She is great with all ages and we are fortunate to have her. Amanda has her Florida Child Care Professional Credential.

Teacher, 1-Year Old - Brenda Colon



Teacher, 2- Year Old- Susan Wyrosdick

Brenda is CPR certified and has over 8 years of experience. She is currently attending school to receive her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. Brenda has her Florida Child Care Professional Credential.



Susan is our 2 year old teacher and has been at Building Blocks Academy for 4 years. She has 11 years of experince in the filed of Education. Mrs. Susan is always looking for new ways to improve her classroom and teach her students. She has her Florida Child Care Professional Credential.




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