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Meet the WCA Team

The energy and skill of our teaching team have made the WCA vision into a reality. Our instructors are working hard every day to ensure the personal success of each one of our students.

Anna M. Oaks and Dana C. Oaks, Founders

Juan Carlos Valdez and Jessica Valdez, Owners

Our Teachers and Staff

Juan Carlos Valdez, School Director and Instructor

BFA and MFA - Computer Animation. AI Miami International University of Art and Design.

Jessica Valdez, Choral Conductor and Private Voice Instructor

Studied Vocal Performance at New World School of the Arts College. Participant in Aspen Music Festival. Performed with Florida Grand Opera.

Rosemary McDougal, Administrative Assistant

BS - Hotel and Restaurant Management, University of San Jose Recoletos, Cebu, Philippines.

Sherri Heinl, Instructor, Math & Science

BFA - Physical Geography with a minor in Geology, Boston University. Completed studies in marine biology and environmental sciences at Southampton College. 

Yaa McFarlane, Instructor, 5th Grade English & Math

BS - Analytical Chemistry, De Montford University, Leicester, England. 

Catalina Herron, Instructor, Spanish Language

BS - Teaching Spanish, French and English as a Second Language with a minor in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language. La Salle University, Bogotá, Colombia.

Erin Daley Philleo, Piano Instructor

BFA - in Music in Voice from Miami University of Ohio, MFA - Education in Piano Pedagogy from University of Wisconsin Stevens Point.

Jewelie Rhodes, Life Skills Teacher

Studied at Utah State University. Areas of focus are health/nutrition, computer skills, and generals education and skills. 

Therese Hair, English/ History Teacher

BFA - English and Creative Writing, Palm Beach Atlantic University

Leanne Weinbrot, Elementary Teacher/Yoga Instructor

BS - Elementary Education, University of Central Florida 

Sankalpa Huddedar, Science/Botany Teacher

BE - Engineering, University of Pune 

Wendy Jobin, Physical Education Teacher

BS - Accounting, Florida Atlantic University

Melody Sotelo, Teaching Assistant

BS - Speech Pathology, Palm Beach State College

Business Advisor: Dana C. Oaks, MBA and Master of Healthcare Administration, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill; Bachelor of Social Work, Brigham Young University

"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all."