Get to know the dedicated individuals who make up our teaching staff.
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We at Alford & Ashe Academy have experienced teachers in our staff who are capable of guiding your kids into discovering their potential and growing into competent and independent lifelong learners. They dedicate their time and knowledge in ensuring each child in their class are taken care of and discover new things through every activity implemented in the class.

Assistant Director

My name is LaDonna Cromartie and I have been working in the early childhood field for 23 years. I have taught VPK for 17 years and have been a Director for 10 years.
I am originally from Vero Beach, Fl and I have just moved to Tampa from Tallahassee in January 2020. I have 4 children (3 girls and one boy) and 3 grandchildren (2 girls and one boy).
I look forward to being a part of the Alford And Ashe Academy family and meeting each and everyone of you.

Infant’s Teacher

My name is Ms. Ashley. I am a mom of 3, ages 15, 13 & 4 years old. I have worked in childcare for 15 years and have obtained my CDA as well as my Director’s Credential. I am furthering my education to receive my Associates in Childcare Management. I am also taking the steps and classes to be a foster mom. I love being a part of a messy amazing learning process for children. Happy to be at Alford and Ashe Academy.

Toddler’s Teacher

My name is Shecopi Williams, I have been in the childcare field since 2010. I have my CDA and 45hours for training. I’m currently working on my Directors Credential. I have tremendous love for children. During my free time I enjoy being with my family and attending church services at H.O.P.E. Ministries. Although I do not have children of my own yet, I do enjoy spending time with my brother and sister, as well as the children at Alford and Ashe Academy. I do plan advancing in the childcare field.

Two’s Teacher

My Name is Gerisha and I’m 25 years old. I have worked with children for about 4 years. My hobbies are attending my church (Bradenton Gospel) and also caring for my 4 year old son. I enjoy cooking and baking, also reading fictional stories. I’m excited to be a part of the Alford And Ashe family. I look forward to striving for greater things.

Three’s Teacher

My name is Maribel and I am 21 with 2kids. I’ve been working with children for 4years now. I have my 45hrs along with my CDA. I enjoy working for Alford and Ashe Academy.

Lead VPK Teacher

My name is Meagan. I am married and have 4 kids. I enjoy time with my family and baseball. I have worked in this field for 19 years.

VPK Assistant Teacher

My name is Barbara and I’m 26 years old. I have worked with children since I was in the 6th grade. I am a U.S. Marine Veteran. I also have two years of Criminology that I hope to finish some day, I’m very glad to be a part of the team here at Alford and Ashe Academy.

If you want to know more, you can contact us directly or set an appointment.