I am an experienced, bilingual teacher from Cuba with a passion for working with children of all ages. I have strong leadership skills and I am well equipped to handle any situation I encounter. I have been teaching for over 10 years.
I've been teaching for about 2.5 years and I am excited to continue in this field. I hope to further my education in early childhood development through both formal schooling and hands-on experience. Guiding children through milestones and seeing them grow before your eyes in truly incredible. It makes me proud to be a teacher.
Hamida Gilani, VPK Teacher
I am a bilingual teacher that has been working with children for 22 years! I have a CDA and I am certified in pediatric CPR and first-aid. I love helping children reach their goals. I am creative and I make learning fun! I am also a wife and mother - I love spending time with my family and enjoying life!
As a VPK teacher, I find solace in helping little minds grow and get ready for kindergarten. Growing up, I worked on a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce but after moving to the United States I chose a more rewarding career in childcare. I have 8 years of experience as a teacher and director.
Alexandra Seifert, Assistant Director
Alexandra Rosado, 2's Teacher
My name is Alannah but I like to go by Ms. A! I recently moved back from Oahu, HI and started working here at Cornerstone. I have worked with children in the past at the YMCA and I am a big sister to 6 siblings. I love helping children grow and learn more about the world!
Sonal Kachhi, Owner/Director
Shireen Bashta, VPK Teacher
I have been working in childcare for many years and I enjoy my profession so much. The children always put a smile on my face and teaching them is a joy. I also have 2 children of my own and a wonderful husband.
As an accredited, Gold Seal preschool, all lead teachers must have a CDA (Child Development Associate) certificate or a college degree with
coursework in early childhood.
In addition, all staff must complete a minimum of 24 hours of annual in-service training, pass local, state, and FBI background checks (Level II Screening), and maintain current pediatric CPR and first aid certificates!
Kaylee Waits, 3's Teacher
Alannah Reliford, 3's Teacher
Maha Youssef, 2's Teacher
Amieris Borrego, VPK Teacher
Although I am new to Cornerstone, I am not new to teaching. I have taught children in Egypt and I also have 2 lovely children of my own. I love coming to school every day and seeing so many smiling faces eager to learn new things!
I am an experienced childcare provider who has been working in the field for 6 years. I am dedicated to helping children better understand the world around them through meaningful instruction. I believe learning enriches the lives of both children and parents.
I am the Assistant Director at Cornerstone Preschool. My first job was a summer camp counselor at the YMCA and I have been in love with teaching ever since! I have been in this field for about 7 years now and have worked with many different age groups. I pride myself on my knowledge of early childhood development and I find great joy in applying my skills to provide quality care to the children and families of Cornerstone!
Khaiser Virani, VPK Teacher
I am the Owner and Director of Cornerstone Preschool. I was born in India and moved to Florida in 2002. I am happily married with 2 beautiful children. I have worked in childcare for over 10 years and I have a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce. I love coming to work each morning to greet my wonderful staff, great parents, and amazing children!