Liz Craig

Director of Bardmoor Gingerbread School
Mrs. Craig has been with Gingerbread School for over 20 years. She holds a Directors Credential and Child Development Associate. She attended Maryville College in Tennessee and is currently attending St. Petersburg College working toward a degree in Early Childhood Education.
"I feel fortunate to work with people who also believe that helping to shape the children of today will help make a better tomorrow."

Jennifer Agar

Director of Azalea Gingerbread School
Mrs. Agar has been at Gingerbread School for over 20 years. Growing up, she was always around children, as her mother operated a daycare from their home. She holds of director's credential credit uncial and child development associate in early childhood.
" I love working with children. I enjoy teaching them new things they will use for the rest of their lives."

Assistant Director of Bardmoor Gingerbread School
Mrs. Compton has been with Gingerbread School for more than 13 years. Mrs. Compton holds her Associates degree in Early Childhood Education. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor degree in Educational Studies and Community Leadership at St. Petersburg College. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and watching her children play competitive baseball and softball.

“I believe in the power of connection. Building strong relationships with our students and families is key to a successful educational journey” 

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Michelle Espaillat

Director of Carillon Gingerbread School
Mrs. Espaillat has been in the field of Early Childhood for over twenty years. She began working at Gingerbread School more than 20 years ago after moving to Florida from New York. Mrs. Espaillat holds an Advanced Level Director Credential, a Child Development Associate Credential, an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education which I obtained at St. Petersburg College and a BA in Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey.
"I believe 0-5 are the most crucial years of a child's life and providing a safe quality learning environment is the key for helping children succeed! Working with children keeps me young at heart!"