After School Program Staff

Lead Teacher

Tina Dizzini
Tina divides her day at SCEIC between working in a VPK class in the morning and serving as lead teacher for the after school program from 2 to 6. She has been working with kids since she graduating high school. In addition to the standard 40 hour credentialing, she holds a CDA, Director’s Credential, and is VPK certified. Tina enjoys working with children because she says it provides an opportunity to make a difference in their lives.

“There is never one day that is like another.” Spending your day working with kids means lots of laughter! Tina enjoys the sense of pride that occurs when a child she has been working with accomplishes a task or moves up to a new stage of development.

Teaching Assistants

Rubin Jaramillo

Rubin, better known as Mr. J, has been teaching since 2001.  He holds a Bachelors of Music from University of FL and has a teacher certification from Florida Southern College.  Mr. J has plans to become a Professor of Music Theory, but for now, he is helping to teach SCEIC students how music can precipitate learning in children and enhance curriculum.

Mr. J says he decided to become a teacher when he realized his natural ability to teach kids. The best part of the job is seeing the academic, physiological and general progress the students make throughout the year.

Angela Iaffaldano
Angela began her career here at SCEIC working in the after school program. It was her first experience working in childcare, but it was obvious to all of us that she was well suited for working with children. After spending a year as a full-time assistant in one of the VPK classrooms, Angela has opted to return to the after school care program as an assistant.

Angela has a Bachelors degree in Psychology and hopes to one day become a social worker. Meanwhile, she loves coming to work every day knowing that she is making a difference in the lives of children