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Meet Our Team

Growing Seeds Learning Academy is designed to be a home away from home for children where they can laugh, grow, learn, and have fun. This starts with our amazing teaching staff.

Our teachers are motivated, dedicated & friendly. Not to mention:

  • Each teacher has 5+ Years Teaching Experience
  • We Provide a Nurturing Environment
  • Quarterly Growth Assessments Are Part of the Curriculum
  • Enforce Problem Solving Skills

 

Everything about Growing Seeds Learning Academy is set up to promote your child’s success.

Scarlet Varela

Scarlet Varela is committed to student success inside of the classroom and in life. A 2016 graduate of Montclair State University, Scarlet has a BS in Psychology and Biology. Currently a Co-Director at Growing Seeds Learning Academy, She believes that student success is created through meaningful relationships. “Together with our amazing team and creative teachers, […]

Amy Iturburo, M.S.

Amy is the Co-Director of Growing Seeds Learning Academy. Amy received a BA from Montclair University in Psychology and Child Advocacy. She later received a MS from Capella University in Psychology with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis. For 7 years, she has directly worked with children of all ages and abilities. She is a […]

Daron Jones-Moore

Daron has 6 years of experience working with children of different ages.Most important is having an impact on the children on a day-to-day basis as a mentor and as a great teacher. Daron is majoring in early childhood education at Hudson County Community College and transferring to NJCU to continue the path to be an […]

Abryel Tremmel

Abryel has 4 years of experience working with children of different ages. Majoring in Family Science and Human Development at Montclair State University, she plans to pursue BA and MA degrees to become an efficient teacher and Early Childhood Education leader. “I love being able to be a part of each child’s learning and growing […]

Casey Watson

Casey has 4 years of experience with children of different ages. Casey brings with her the unique ability to learn and adapt quickly in different situations. She is majoring in family science and human development at Montclair State University with a career goal of becoming a preschool teacher for students with disabilities. “I love the […]

Kayla Ferreira

Kayla is majoring in family life and human development. She will graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree, and will have her masters degree in May 2021. Kayla is looking forward to being a certified P-3, K-6 teacher, and teaching students with disabilities. “I believe I impact children in positive ways. I am very patient […]