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."